“Fear is our deepest and strongest emotion, and the one which best lends itself to the creation of nature-defying illusions.”—H. P. Lovecraft 

With an age-old legacy of supernatural literature, the British are famously skilled at weaving a chilling tale. This fall, MFA Film presents a survey of British horror films spanning over half a century, each probing the darkest corners of the human mind to reveal unspeakable terrors. Don’t miss Peeping Tom (1960), Michael Powell’s scandalous slasher about a photographer turned serial killer in swinging 60s London; and Clive Barker’s imaginative fantasy Hellraiser (1987), about a puzzle box that unlocks the door to a dark dimension (screening on Halloween night in a double feature with Robin Hardy’s The Wicker Man).


In This Series

Film

An American Werewolf in London
October 3, 2018
8:00 pm9:45 pm

Directed by John Landis (UK/USA, 1981, 97 min.). 35mm.

Film

A Field in England
October 10, 2018
8:00 pm9:30 pm

Directed by Ben Wheatley (UK, 2013, 91 min.). Digital.

Film

Symptoms
October 13, 2018
1:00 pm2:35 pm

Directed by José Ramón Larraz (UK, 1974, 92 min.). Digital.

Film

Don't Look Now
October 13, 2018
3:00 pm4:55 pm

Directed by Nicolas Roeg (UK, 1974, 110 min.). Digital.

Film

Peeping Tom
October 14, 2018
12:30 pm2:15 pm

Directed by Michael Powell (UK, 1960, 101 min.). Digital.

Film

The Innocents
October 14, 2018
3:00 pm5:00 pm

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Film

The Omen
October 17, 2018
5:30 pm7:30 pm

Directed by Richard Donner (UK/USA, 1976, 111 min.). Digital.

still from the wicker man

Film

The Wicker Man (1973)
October 31, 2018
5:30 pm7:15 pm

Directed by Robin Hardy (UK, 1973, 100 min.). Digital.

Film

Hellraiser
October 31, 2018
8:00 pm9:40 pm

Directed by Clive Barker (UK, 1987, 94 min.). 35mm.