As part of its Japan season (which runs until the end of November), the BFI has programmed a series of classic J-Horror films over the Halloween weekend by some of the pioneering directors of the genre. Prepare to be terrified by the likes of Takashi Miike’s ‘Audition’, Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s ‘Pulse’ and, of course, Hideo Nakata’s mighty ‘Ring’. If you really want to bathe yourself in fear, sign up for a bargainous double bill.
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.
Recommended: our guide to Halloween in London.