Halloween movie screenings in London

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There are some seriously scary movie screenings in the capital this Halloween

Fancy scaring the living wits out of yourself with a film this Halloween? There are plenty of special Halloween movie events going on all over London at the end of this month, from ‘The Blair Witch Project’ at the Union Chapel to a ‘Final Destination’ all-nighter at the BFI IMAX. Alice Cooper is even getting in on the action by introducing ‘Halloween’ on the South Bank. Maybe he’ll bring a snake.

  • BFI IMAX's All-Nighter

    Fri October 28, 11.45pm. £29.50/£18 concs, 1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, SE1 8XR

    The biggest screen in the land is staying open all night long for a marathon of all five death-related ‘Final Destination’ (pictured) films. Thankfully there’ll be a few short breaks in between (and coffee served), lest you fall asleep and never wake up again.
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  • BFI Southbank

    Fri October 28, 6.30pm. £13, Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XT

    Who better to introduce a tranche of macabre cine fare than the original pantomime rocker Alice Cooper (pictured)? Prior to a screening of ‘Halloween’ (at 8.45pm), Cooper will be sharing his thoughts on films that have inspired him with the aid of a few B-movie clips. Better act quickly because we see this event selling out fast.
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  • Chills in the Chapel

    October 29-30, 7pm. Free, Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, N1 2XD

    The Jameson Cult Film Club returns to the fold with a great pair of Halloween horrors. On Saturday they’re screening ‘The Blair Witch Project’ and on Sunday, Philip Kaufman’s lurid extraterrestrial sci-fi chiller, ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ (pictured).
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  • Duke Mitchell Film Club

    Wed October 26, 7pm. Free, King’s Cross Social Club, 2 Britannia St, WC1X 9JE

    We think the Duke rocks, so there’s every chance he’ll pull off another doozy with this evening’s celebration of the hallowed pumpkin. Expect a casket of scary shorts and trailers, some creepy music, even a quiz. And all for freeeeee!
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  • Halloween Screamings

    October 28 - 31, 7.30pm. £11.50 , The Round Chapel, Powerscroft Rd, E5 0PU

    What could be creepier than a movie in a church, where the spirits of the dead are probably still hanging out? The beautifully restored Round Chapel plays host to a quartet of screamers over the Halloween weekend, with screenings of antichrist offerings ‘The Exorcist’ and ‘The Omen' (pictured), plus Halloween mainstay, er, ‘Halloween’ and, on Sunday afternoon, that good old forest frightener, ‘The Blair Witch Project’.
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  • Nightmares & Deadites

    Mon October 31, 7pm. £6, 128-132 Borough High St, SE1 1LB

    As a tribute to British horror poster artist Graham Humphrey, the Roxy is laying on a double whammy of frights with Sam Raimi’s schlocking ‘splat stick’ flesh eater, ‘Evil Dead 2' (pictured) and old pizza-faced dreamweaver Freddie Krueger in Wes Craven’s ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’.
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  • Prince Charles

    Mon October 31, 6.45pm. £6.50, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY

    A double-bill screening of two unequivocal spine tinglers, John Carpenter’s Steady-Cam chiller ‘Halloween’ and William Friedkin’s head-spinnin’ chunder-fest, ‘The Exorcist’ (pictured).
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  • Pumpkino

    Fri October 28, 6pm. £45, 2 Dugard Way (off Renfrew Rd), SE11 4TH

    A full-on Halloween evening with ‘mystery movie’, film clips, a two-course dinner, a free ‘demonic’ drink and free entry to the museum. Weird dress sense encouraged.
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  • UK Film Club

    Mon October 31, 7.30pm. £11.95-£13.95, Secret venue

    Ah, nothing beats the perennial camped-up musical, ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ (pictured), for a bit of Halloween razzmatazz. The venue is a complete secret but dress to the nines for the after-show party at Soho’s Shadow Lounge and you might just win a prize.
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  • The Vanishing Point – Bates Motel Pop-up

    Sat October 29, 7.30pm, £12/£14, Bates Motel, 19 Lee Rd, SE3 9RQ

    They don’t come much more creepier than Hitchcock’s schizophrenic shocker, ‘Psycho’ (pictured). And where better to watch it than in a spooky old hotel? Bring mother along (preferably alive) and you can both get in for half price.
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The charity MediCinema who put cinemas in hospitals, are showing a never before seen cut of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining at the special Warner Bros screening room. Theres also an exhibition of items from the Stanley Kubrick archive and a drinks reception. All money to charity (£25, not £20) and exclusive film. check the email for details: 6.30pm, Monday 31 October, Warner Bros. Preview Theatre, London WC1X 8WB http://sn0wfl4k3.createsend1.com/t/ViewEmail/j/AB2B6C1F5A223845