Thursday 15th November 2018 6.30pm to 11.00pm
The Green Room Theatre, rear of Dorking Halls, Reigate Road, Dorking RH4 1SG
See two early horror films which influenced the genre forever at a double bill of thrill in Dorking Green Rooms on 15th November.
Curse of the Werewolf (1961) Starring Oliver Reed, Dir. Terence Fisher
The full moon has a disturbing effect on a young 18th-century Spaniard whose mother was attacked by a lunatic…
Legendary Dorking area resident Oliver Reed in his first starring role in Hammer’s interpretation of the classic Universal monster film. Fisher’s interpretation is perhaps the bookend of a period of romantic, theatrical and colour-saturated horror that led to the ‘modern horror’ genre.
Dawn of the Dead (1978) Dir. George A. Romero
Set three weeks after the events of Night of the Living Dead, society has collapsed, and four survivors seek refuge in a Pittsburgh shopping mall…
A radical blend of social commentary, satire and Grand-Guignol from the father of the modern Zombie genre, George A. Romero and Tom Savini. Independently made, and no longer in print, this is the sequel to the first ‘modern’ zombie film, Night of the Living Dead. Dawn of the Dead is a thinly veiled commentary on modern consumerism and racial tensions – and a prescient premonition of the age of consumerism that America was heading into.
Admission: £9, Concessions £6
Watch the trailer for The Curse of the Werewolf
Watch the trailer for Dawn of the Dead