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Top 10 Halloween film Events In London

Top 10 Halloween film Events In London

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Let's admit it, dressing up as a sexy vampire and getting pissed on Halloween is getting old. Here are top ten alternative ways to spend Saturday night in London: great horrors, booze and fancy dress involved. Words: Alina Kay, Subeditor: Lauren Burgess 1. THE BEST most hilarious horror 'documentary' you’ll ever see: What We Do in the Shadows at the Deptford Cinema. 2. If churches horrify you, this Halloween Union Chapel event is for you. 3. Watch a weird hamster horror in Camden as a part of the London Horror Festival. 4. GHOST BUSTERS at Rio Cinema. 5. The Exorcist at the BFI. 6. Halloween all-nighter at the iconic Regent Street Cinema. 7. Singalong Rocky Horror at Prince Charles Cinema. 8. Watch Psycho at Hyde Park. 9. Weird sexy
The Nightmare Before Christmas; Halloween Or Christmas?

The Nightmare Before Christmas; Halloween Or Christmas?

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Halloween tomorrow - so is it time to watch ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ or not? This dilemma has been long debated – over 20 years - with people baring teeth and taking sides, turning the question into a full on battle- Halloween vs Christmas. Words: Tiasha Simon, Subeditor: Yasmin Harding The cinematic controversy spurs twice a year, with fans of Tim Burton's 1993 stop motion animated musical arguing over the most appropriate time to watch the movie, as it features conventions of both holidays. There are Halloween costumes surrounding it, yet there are also Christmas decorations. So where does it stand? Let's review the evidence: Firstly, the title- The Nightmare before Christmas The word 'Christmas' is directly in the title, while Halloween makes no appearance. Therefo
International Bandana Day 2015: Nine Films About Cancer

International Bandana Day 2015: Nine Films About Cancer

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International Bandana Day falls on the last Friday of October each year. Rather than just celebrating the accessory of choice for burly Harley Davidson riders (that might need a day in itself), this day was put together by the Australian youth organisation CanTeen to raise awareness for young people diagnosed with cancer. Words: Lauren Burgess, Subeditor: Yasmin Harding Bandanas often become symbolic of the disease because in many cases chemotherapy results in hair loss. To honour the day, we've decided to put together a list of some of the most heart-wrenching, tragic and darkly funny films about cancer. 1. The Fault In Our Stars (2014) Two teenagers, Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and Augustus (Ansel Elgort), meet in a cancer support group and fall in love. Their relationship is test
Wes Anderson to take on Horror

Wes Anderson to take on Horror

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Wes Anderson taking on Horror? Bizarre, and quite the step away from his carefully crafted, quirky and picturesque movies. Imagine The Grand Budapest Hotel intertwined with horror…creepy. Words: Yasmin Harding, Subeditor: Jason John In conversation with novelist Donna Tartt at the Rome Film Festival, Anderson spoke about his plans to branch out towards the horror genre, and how it intrigues him.   “I have thought of doing a horror movie, and I have thought of doing a Christmas movie. Horror is an area where if a filmmaker really wants to use all the tricks, the techniques to affect your emotions…. "With the kind of movies I do, you’re supposed to say is this part supposed to be funny, or is this part supposed to be sad? Well, you say, I don’t know. I’m not sure. This is the w
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