“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
8:00 pm – 9:45 pm
Directed by John Landis (UK/USA, 1981, 97 min.). 35mm.
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Directed by Ben Wheatley (UK, 2013, 91 min.). Digital.
1:00 pm – 2:35 pm
Directed by José Ramón Larraz (UK, 1974, 92 min.). Digital.
3:00 pm – 4:55 pm
Directed by Nicolas Roeg (UK, 1974, 110 min.). Digital.
12:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Directed by Michael Powell (UK, 1960, 101 min.). Digital.
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
This event is over.
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Directed by Richard Donner (UK/USA, 1976, 111 min.). Digital.
5:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Directed by Robin Hardy (UK, 1973, 100 min.). Digital.
8:00 pm – 9:40 pm
Directed by Clive Barker (UK, 1987, 94 min.). 35mm.