28/10/2017
films screening

All Souls Day. Hooper, Romero, Craven

Night of the Living Dead
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
A Nightmare on Elm Street

  • This year, two of the three horror musketeers passed away; George Romero and Tobe Hooper joined Wes Craven (died 2015) in their death. The death of all three is the end of an era which they created in the history of cinema. They saw how it was dying out, only to, like Wes Craven, resurrect it. During the All Souls Day marathon, we will pay tribute to these extraordinary artists in order to recall their most famous and iconic films.
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  • Night of the Living Dead
  • ​directed by George A. Romero, USA 1968, 96'
    • Now that the zombies have taken over the collective cultural imagination, pushing a handful of vampires to Africa, it's even easier to see how important and groundbreaking Romeros film was. It was from the low-cost, unpolished film Night of the Dead from which the slow zombie apocalypse began. Previously associated with voodoo, only here are the zombies taking the form of a mindless horde of the dead, whose only goal is to eat the brains of those still alive. In addition to the aesthetic breakthrough, Romero breaks with the fairy-tale character of horror; his film is almost a paradocumentary, not to mention cold and brutal. An even more serious change occurs in it this is the first time that social and political issues in a horror film are so significant.

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  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • ​directed by Tobe Hooper, USA 1974, 83'
    • This pioneering slasher is one of the most influential films in the history of cinema. With Hooper, as with Romero, we are dealing with a horror revolution monsters are not the source of fear, but people, who are possessed by ruthless, brutal violence. The film is based on real events, which at the time of the release additionally strengthened the threat.

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  • A Nightmare on Elm Street

  • directed by Wes Craven, USA 1984, 91'

    • Wes Craven shot his film already in other era the structure of horror has existed for ages. He, however, revived it and encroached on new boundaries with it. After A Nightmare on Elm Street, no place was safe, not even ones dreams. 

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  • Tickets
    • 30 zł
    • may be purchased in the main hall of the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art 30 minutes prior to screening