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Halloween movie screenings in London 2022

Where to watch scary films in spooky settings for the ultimate frightfest this Halloween

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Sarah Cohen
Joe Mackertich
Phil de Semlyen
Ellie Muir

Some people like to watch scary movies from the safety of their sofa with a cushion in front of their eyes. We prefer the communal experience: sitting in a huge, dark space with loads of fellow thrillseekers, all reacting to every collective gasp and shriek. If you’re with us, then you need to get your brave self to one of these Halloween film screenings.

And when we say scary movies, we sometimes mean genuine horrors like ‘The Shining’ and ‘The Omen’, but many now-classic Halloween films are actually camp as Christmas: think ‘Hocus Pocus’ or ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’. Whether you like to be chilled to the bone or raucously entertained, London has a Halloween movie screening for you.


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Halloween film screenings in London

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  • Portobello Road

’The Nightmare Before Christmas’ is, of course, the perfect gateway from Halloween to Christmas. The evergreen animation is getting a welcome Kids Club screening at Portobello’s magical Electric Cinema at 9am on Saturday October 29, while for the grown-ups, there’s a double bill of ‘A Nightmare On Elm Street’ and ‘Scream’ that night. If Sunday afternoon spooks are more your vibe, head to the Bela Lugosi ‘Dracula’ at 2pm.

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  • Horror

After 14 movies and about 7000 gory stabbings, stranglings and assorted other violent murders, the ‘Halloween’ franchise finally breathes its last with this solid and occasionally surprising final outing. It’s not groundbreaking and proper horror hounds will find it pretty unscary, but it’s a fun enough Friday night at the flicks.

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