Friday, 22 August 2014

The House of Walker

Great news for fans of 1970s British horror cinema: London's Barbican is screening a season of Pete Walker's movies this November in an event curated by Cigarette Burns Cinema. Here's a chance to see classics like Frightmare, House of Mortal Sin and House of Whipchord on the big screen with introductions from the likes of Kim Newman, David McGillivray, Jonathan Rigby and Matthew Sweet, and Walker himself is in conversation with Jonathan Rigby on 22nd November. As an added bonus the films are screened in 35mm where possible.

Here's the line up:-

Sat 1st Nov
The Comeback + intro by Kim Newman

Sat 8th Nov
House of Mortal Sin + intro by David McGillivray and Kim Newman

Sat 15th Nov
Cool It Carol + intro by Matthew Sweet

Sat 22nd Nov
House of Whipchord + Screentalk with Pete Walker and Jonathan Rigby

Sat 29th Nov
Frightmare + intro by Jonathan Rigby

For tickets, visit the Barbican.

For more on Walker I highly recommend Steve Chibnall's definitive Making Mischief. There's also a chapter on Pete Walker in my own book Subversive Horror Cinema.

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