Ordsall Hall, 13th December The Innocents (1961) + The Others (2001) Doors – 18.30, First Film 19.00 Tickets Available from www.GrimmFest.com
Location: Incongruously situated in the centre of Salford, Ordsall Hall, a Grade 1 haunted tudor manor is the perfect venue for a double-bill screening of ghost films. It is also home to the mysterious, ghostly White Lady, who walks the hall by night. Is she the spirit of Margaret Radclyffe, Maid of Honour to Elizabeth I, or Viviana Radclyffe, beloved of Guy Fawkes? This could be your chance to ask her in person.
The Innocents: Arguably the greatest haunted house film of them all, THE INNOCENTS, Jack Clayton’s eerie and beautiful realisation of Henry James’ “The Turn of The Screw”; itself often regarded as the finest ghost story ever written. James’ story has been adapted many times over the years, for stage, screen, and television.
The Others: Paired with it with a more recent, but equally unsettling take on the classic ghost story; Alejandro Amenabar’s smart and spooky THE OTHERS. Inspired, as the director freely admitted, by James’ story, and conceived in part as an homage to Clayton’s film, with Nicole Kidman’s performance clearly and consciously modelled on Kerr’s, the film nevertheless offers some effective and affecting chills of its own.
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