Where to Watch Classic Halloween Movies in DublinTown
There are SO many classic Halloween movies (which is why it’s one of our favourite holidays)! If you are a bit of a movie buff like us, looking for your horror fix, here is where you can catch classic Halloween movies in DublinTown!
The IFI Horrorthon is celebrating the anniversary of two 1986 classic Halloween films. There will be a double bill showing of The Fly, and Critters on the 28th of October (can we take a moment to reflect on the fact that it’s been 30 YEARS since these classic movies came out!)
The infamous Halloween classic The Fly directed by Dave Cronenberg, follows eccentric scientist Seth, played by the highly acclaimed Jeff Goldblum, who invents a pair of ‘Telepods’, which allows instant teleportation. Science experiment gone wrong, leaves Seth slowly transforming into a fly, with ultimately horrifying results. Expect the hight of 80’s special effects, with amazing performances all round!
Critters directed by Stephen Herek, follows the sci-fi story of an invasion of fuzzy carnivore aliens on a small farm in America, the Brown Family are left to fend for themselves against the mean killing machines! This film is full of 80’s kitsch style art direction with fantastic performances by Horror movie favourite Dee Wallace-Stone, M Emmet. Walsh, and a young Scott Grimes.
These a just two of the films from the amazing line up for the IFI Horrorthon. Click here for more information!
Light House Cinema
The Light House Cinema will be holding their Monster Season for the Halloween weekend, as part of the Bram Stoker Festival starting from the 28th of October to the 1st of November.
Choose from their Universal Monsters selection of 1930’s – 1950’s Horror old school classics such as Frankenstein, and it’s sequel Bride of Frankenstein that will be shown in succession on the Sunday 30th of October. The 1931 Frankenstein has to be the most famous Halloween classic film, the plot following Dr. Frankenstein playing god by creating his monster, accidentally giving it a murderers brain, which leads to a whole pile of trouble. Frankenstein’s sequel Bride of Frankenstein, sees Dr. Frankenstein pushed into creating a mate for his monster, played by Hollywood legend Elsa Lanchester.
The Light House Cinema will be showing a whole host of fantastic films throughout Halloween weekend. Along with the Universal Monsters Selection, there is the Monsters Mash selection of classic films from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s, The Shinning and Bram Stokers Dracula on the big screen! For more information click here.
Remember the cult classic The Blair Witch Project? Well the film got a 2016 revamp and is out in cinemas now so get your scare fix at Cineworld this Halloween.
The Blair Witch Project first came to cinemas in 1999 and was a directorial debut by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez. The film came to cult classic status immediately through the genius adverting campaign that led to public belief that it was a factual documentary, with fake news paper clippings, news reals and staged interviews to back up the spooky factor!
The 2016 newly released Blair Witch acts as a sequel to the original, and follows James embarking on a doomed journey to find his sister Heather in the infamous Burkittsville. While this revamp is second in the series, expect loads of nostalgia to the 1999 original!
Check out cineworld.ie for more info on this spooky revamp!
If you have seen all the classics and want to see something completely new, pop into Wigwam on the 31st for a screening of films made especially for the Dublin Filmmakers Collective 3 week challenge, where Dublin film creatives are asked to make a film in just 20 days, you will honestly be amazed at what they can make!
The screening will start at 7pm and will end at 10pm, dress up is also encouraged! Check out wigwamdublin.com for more information.
We are so excited to check out these films over the Halloween weekend! We would love to hear what your favourite Halloween movie is, just tag #DublinTown on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and let us know!