Shot in 1968 and released in 1969, The Dark, re-titled The Haunted House Of Horror (UK) and Horror House (US), went on to huge box offices grosses internationally, pre-empted the teenage slasher films by ten years and pushed the censorship boundaries further than any horror film before. Despite having been badly mutilated by front office interference, it is still rated as one of the most significant horror films of the 60’s. At the 1997 Quentin Tarantino Film Festival in Austin, Texas, Tarantino screened it from his personal collection as being one of the horror classics that had influenced him and his work.
The Haunted House Of Horror stars US pop idol Frankie Avalon, and a batch of British acting talent including Dennis Price, George Sewell and Richard O’Sullivan.
Writer/director Michael Armstrong makes a personal appearance at 8pm (separate ticket required, details here).
Doors open at 16.30, for a 17.00 start.
Refreshments will be available in our licenced cafe/bar.