Long-established UK horror site LoveHorror.com has revealed that it will be working in association with an independent cinema in East Sussex to promote two hair-raising horror screenings this Halloween.
The Picture House Uckfield, established in 1916, recently announced that it will continue to screen films for as long as it possibly can in the face of the adversity brought on by the pandemic. This has allowed them to schedule COVID-safe screenings of the National Theatre’s production of Frankenstein and John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978) on the 30th and 31st of October respectively. This is reassuring news for horror film buffs and general cinema goers alike.
In a recent statement on Facebook, Picture House owner Kevin Markwick explained: “We are not going anywhere, we are going to make it through. This place is too special and too important to too many people.
“Our hearts go out to all our friends and colleagues at Cineworld and all the other major chains facing this.”
Love Horror has worked hard this year to support horror film festivals such as the Arrow Video FrightFest as they turned to online-only events due to the restrictions that are in place.
Alex Humphrey, Editor-in-chief at Love Horror said: “The impact of COVID-19 on the cinema industry has been devastating and it has hit us very hard. You can’t beat the experience of seeing a horror film on the big screen and we’re doing all we can to help ensure we will all be able to do that again safely, as soon as we can.
“We have a strong emotional connection with the Picture House, Uckfield and it is a cinema with a rich heritage. We jumped at the chance of being able to work with them to host a double-bill of horror – and at the spookiest time of year too!”
Those wanting to secure a seat at the cinema over the Halloween weekend can now make their booking online.
Danny Boyle’s critically acclaimed Frankenstein starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller will show on Friday 30th at 8pm.
On Saturday 31st at 8.15pm, the cinema will show a special screening of seminal slasher Halloween, starring Jamie Lee-Curtis, which includes an exclusive interview with John Carpenter. Space is limited, so book soon to avoid disappointment.