One legendary cult favourite and one future classic...Join CIGARETTE BURNS CINEMA for RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD and THE INNKEEPERS in May
Salutations from Cigarette Burns!
May promises to be one of the most exciting months in Cigarette Burns cinema history, with not one but two incredible screenings that any fan of the fearful and fantastic would be foolish to forgo.
RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD - Saturday 19th May, 23.30pm
First up, on Saturday 19th May, we're bringing a spanking new print of Dan O'Bannon's (Alien, Dark Star, Dead and Buried) erstwhile zombie classic RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD to the Rio Cinema, Dalston.
When a couple of bumbling hicks accidentally release toxic gas from an unsuccessful army experiment into the atmosphere, the unthinkable happens and an army of malevolent dead begin to rise...you know, like in that movie NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD?
But these zombies turn out to be even more obstinate than Romero's flesh-chompers - removing the head and destroying the bran won't cut it this time. If they're to survive, the two men, their boss, and a group of spiky teenagers will have to put aside their differences and put their brains together...before they get eaten.
Watch the trailer here.
One of the most best and most enduring cult horror films ever made, RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD is presented in a brand new, hi-def transfer, along with the original classic 80s punk soundtrack.
What's more, original poster artist Graham Humpherys has been kind enough to rework his original poster art for a brand new Cigarette Burns quad specifically for this screening!
Also Psychotronic will be on hand with loads of DVDs and related goodies for your perusal and purchase, and we'll have DJ's spinning tunes before and after the movie in the Rio bar.
A bar stock full of £2.50 Tenafly Viper made with Kraken Rum will remain open throughout the film and after. Tickets are £8.
The film starts around 23.30pm, with the bar staying open throughout the film until 2.30AM. The Rio Cinema has great transport links and is easy to get to:
67, 76/N76, 149 (24-hr), 243 (24-hr), & 488 stop right outside the Rio
The Rio is 5 minutes from both Dalston Junction and Dalston Kingsland stations (both London Overground)
AND THAT'S NOT ALL...
THE INNKEEPERS - Thursday 24th May, 8.45pm
On the 24th May, we'll be heading over to out friends at the Prince Charles Cinema for an exclusive screening of Ti West's (THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL) THE INNKEEPERS, one of the most buzzed-about new horror films in years.
After over one hundred years of service, The Yankee Pedlar Inn is shutting its doors for good. The last remaining employees - Claire (Sara Paxton) and Luke (Pat Healy)- are determined to uncover proof of what many believe to be one of New England's most haunted hotels.
As the Inn's final days draw near, odd guests check in as the pair of minimum wage "ghost hunters" begin to experience strange and alarming events that may ultimately cause them to be mere footnotes in the hotel's long unexplained history.
Watch the trailer here.
Ti West proved himself a master of the slow-burn in the fantastic HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, and he's on fine form again with THE INNKEEPERS, a heady blend of humour and shocks that will chill you to your very core.
THE INNKEEPERS won't see a full UK release until the 8th June, but you can catch it before anyone else by joining us at the Prince Charles Cinema on Thursday 24th May, 8.45pm.
Tickets are £7.50 for members and £10 for non-members.
Buy your tickets here.
Over the past year Cigarette Burns has enjoyed highly successful screenings of Pieces, Lizard in A Woman's Skin, Gothic, Profondo Rosso, Robocop, Street Trash, Daughters of Darkness, MS. 45, Who can Kill a Child?, the Female Convict Scorpion trilogy, Videodrome, The Beyond, House by the Cemetery, Dead and Buried, My Bloody Valentine, The Prowler, and many more. Look for more announcements from us very soon...
Graham Humphery's 2012 edition of Return of the Living Dead is our headline image. Here's a comparison with his original: