Celebrating the late godfather of the huge pop culture phenomenon that is the zombie genre, in a double-bill of horror.
18:00 SEASON OF THE WITCH (1972) // First up is a rare treat for fans - Romero's foray into the world of witchcraft, newly restored in high definition.
Unseen for over 30 years. After a forever changing horror history with NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, George A. Romero next directed a pair of rarely seen movies that have been considered 'lost' by critics and fans worldwide. Filmed as JACK'S WIFE and briefly released under the title HUNGRY WIVES, Romero's third feature is the disturbing story of a suburban housewife's descent into the occult.http://thepoly.org/whats-on/event/480/season-of-the-witch-1972
20:00 NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) // Upon release in 1968, this low budget zombie movie heralded a new dawn in horror filmmaking – one that planted an enduring image of terror in the public consciousness.
Romero’s legendary tale of a zombie attack on an isolated farmhouse may have subsequently been out-stripped in the blood and gore stakes, but it remains one of the most chilling and claustrophobic offerings of the genre, and myriad imitations have done little to deaden it’s impact.http://thepoly.org/whats-on/event/481/night-of-the-living-dead-1968
Tickets: £7.50 standard / £6 concession / £13 double-feature (inc. Poly Fund)
Book at the Poly box office (10:00-19:00, Tuesday to Saturday), by calling 01326 319461 or online at www.thepoly.org.