9 days of 90’s Horror Films @ Light House, October 23rd- 31st (1 Viewer)

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9 Days of 90’s Horror Films

23– 31st October




Light House presents 9 days of 90’s Horror Films from October 23rd- 31st.

The nineties was a time of change for the horror genre, the decade that popularised both the so-called "ironic slasher" and the found footage horror which, for better or worse, turned the genre on its head. This Halloween, we've decided to bring you some of our favourites from that decade.

We are kicking off On the October Bank Holiday with a weekend of 90’s Vampire films in association with the Bram Stoker Festival to bring you a programme of events aimed at capturing the many ways in which the enduring character of Dracula has affected recent pop culture. Our focus is on the 1990's, a time when pop culture was particular steeped in irony and self-reference. Interpretations of the Dracula character have endured in Hollywood for decades in various different forms and in the 1990s vampires took a form more pleasing to the overall cultural zeitgeist at a time when the horror genre was having fun with its own tropes and conventions.

Perhaps the most nineties of all the nineties films on this list, Scream was a phenomenon and though it spawned a stream of inferior imitators, parodies and sequels, let us not forget how clever, inventive and scary the first film is. Written by Kevin Williamson and directed by master genre reinventor Wes Craven, we will be hosting a very special 90’s themed Halloween costume party with a Double Bill screening of the genre classic Scream 1 & 2!


FROM DUSK ‘TILL DAWN

Fri, 23rd October, 10:30pm

The postmodern vibe permeating cinema in the 1990s is owed in at least some part to the cinema of Quentin Tarantino. As part of the festival, we are presenting a new digital restoration of Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's bloody collaboration, From Dusk Til Dawn; a grimy, violent, B-movie about a seedy Mexican bar that happens to be crawling with vampires. Featuring all the iconic beats of a classic Tarantino screenplay with the chaotic carnage of a Rodriguez film, this is a tremendously fun late-night classic. Starring George Clooney, Harvey Keitel, Quentin Tarantino, Juliette Lewis and a star-making turn from Salma Hayek, don't miss your chance to see From Dusk ‘Til Dawn on the big screen.



BLADE I & II DOUBLE BILL

Saturday, 24th October, 9:00pm

Blade exploded onto the silver screen in an orgy of blood, fire and violence and from the opening scene of the first movie you just know you’re in a dark and dangerous world, where the only hope for humanity is the one known to those who fear him as ‘Daywalker’. The stakes rose considerably for the sequel as mutated vampires called ‘Reapers’ threaten to infect and/or consume the population of the world. Humans and Vampires must form an uneasy alliance to defeat this new threat and who better than Guillermo Del Toro to bring this bloody sequel to life. Accompanied on-screen by Kris Kristofferson, Stephen Dorff, Ron Perlman and Norman Reedus to name but a few, Wesley Snipes took the role of Blade and made it his own. Don’t dare miss this!



BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER

Sunday, 25th October, 10:30pm

It all started here. Joss Whedon has oft been reported as having tired of seeing blonde teenagers running and screaming away from attackers and thus created a bubbly, blonde "valley girl" who possesses the power (and responsibility) to slay vampires. This 1992 teen comedy is lots of fun but is more notable for having inspired Whedon's seminal Buffy The Vampire Slayer television series, which would go on to become one of the most beloved and influential series of all time. Though, certainly lighter in tone than the television version, there’s a sharp wit to this film that foreshadows the sparky dialogue that Whedon has since become known for.


BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA

Monday, 26th October, 3:30pm

Though this film bears Stoker's name, it is perhaps more apt to remember that this is very much Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula. While very often sticking quite literally to the text of Stoker's source novel, this is inarguably a postmodern text, and Coppola's vision of Dracula is seductive, monstrous and hugely cinematic. Featuring Gary Oldman in a marvellous shape-shifting performance, this brand new restored digital print highlights the luscious cinematography and beautiful imagery of this truly fascinating interpretation.



Cinema Book Club: Silence of the Lambs

Tuesday, 27th Oct, 8.00pm

This year, our special Halloween edition of Cinema Book Club is Jonathan Demme's adaptation of Thomas Harris' classic Oscar-winner The Silence of the Lambs. Thomas Harris' world has been adapted on numerous occasions in film and most recently in the acclaimed television series Hannibal, but none has been more celebrated than The Silence of the Lambs, an elegantly adapted thriller featuring unforgettable performances by Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster and Ted Levine as Buffalo Bill.



The Blair Witch Project

Wednesday, 28th Oct, 8.30pm

Upon release, the origins of the Blair Witch Project footage was mistakenly thought to be real, leading to many pale faces and faintings at screenings. Now that the film has been given some time to escape some of the initial controversy, what we're left with is an absolutely pitch-perfect exercise in horror filmmaking. As incidental as it all feels, there is not a moment that feels forced or false in this sickeningly realistic jaunt into the woods in Burkettsville, Maryland.



Wes Craven’s New Nightmare

Thursday, 29th, 8.30pm

Wes Craven wrote and directed this ingenious meta-sequel to his hugely successful Freddy Kreuger franchise. The film stars Heather Langenkamp, the actress who played Nancy in the original Nightmare on Elm Street film, playing herself as she is plagued by dreams of a Freddy Kreuger who is far darker than the one portrayed by her friend Robert Englund in the films. Featuring cameos from several key cast and crew form the original films, New Nightmare is a cleverly written postmodern musing on what happens when the fictions you create affect the artists who create them.



Candyman

Friday, 30th Oct, 8.30pm

Bernard Rose's cult classic adaptation of Clive Barkers The Forbidden, follows a thesis student who is researching urban legends and in doing so discovers the terrifying world of the "Candyman", the ghost of a murdered artist who is summoned by saying his name in a mirror five times. Masterfully made and still absolutely terrifying, this is well overdue the big-screen treatment, not least for the brilliant sound design and gorgeous Philip Glass score.


Hocus Pocus,

Saturday 31st Oct, 3.00pm

Kick off the trick or treating early with Hocus Pocus. Bring the kids along to our afternoon screening of the essential kids’ Halloween film and let Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy put a spell on you on the spookiest day of the year.


Scream Party

Saturday, 31st Oct, Party from 8pm, film 9.30pm.

Our season of 90's horror culminates in a Scream-themed Halloween party on Oct 31st. Come dressed as your favourite 90's horror icon and we'll be dripping with ironically-named cocktails and general fun and games in relation to Wes Craven's classic genre-bending slasher. We'll be screening both Scream and Scream 2 on our big screen on the night, and our bar will be pumping a soundtrack of your favourite 90's tunes.


TICKETS FOR OUR 90'S VAMPIRE FILMS : Light House Cinema - News & Events: 90s Vampires with Bram Stoker Festival



TICKETS FOR OUR 90'S HORROR FILMS: http://www.lighthousecinema.ie/newsarticle.php?sec=NEWS&_aid=8455


ABOUT LIGHT HOUSE CINEMA

Light House Cinema is a specialist independent cinema committed to programming the best Irish and International films. Our eclectic schedule includes feature films, shorts, classics, foreign language and animated films, feature length documentaries, Event Cinema, inventive special events, seasons and festivals. In addition to our core specialist programming, we show films that might be considered more ‘commercial art house’ and films that crossover into mainstream cinema when we believe that the film or its talent (writer, director, cast) are of particular interest to our audience.

The films we select serve to challenge our audience and encourage engagement with current aesthetic, political, social and cultural issues and trends. For more info on the exciting things going on at Light House Cinema check outwww.lighthousecinema.ie.
 

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At first I was excited..then I remembered ..the 90s.
Bad decade for Horror movies.

I recently bought Bram Stoker's Dracula as I count remember much about it except that it looks fantastic.

It's pretty awful. Looks nice though.
 

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At first I was excited..then I remembered ..the 90s.
Bad decade for Horror movies.

I recently bought Bram Stoker's Dracula as I count remember much about it except that it looks fantastic.

It's pretty awful. Looks nice though.
yeah, i watched it recently enough. pretty pants. but...winona.
 

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