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Scream Queens - London LGBT Horror Film Group is a meet up group to see horror films in London. Especially for fans of old, new and cult horror films. Also a place to meet for a drink or meal before or after the film. Straight allies welcome.
Just be aware if you RSVP and don't show up you or let us know you are not coming then you will be deleted from the group. Sorry, not sorry.

Upcoming events (5+)

"ALIEN" (1979 4K Restoration) + DRINKS

Prince Charles Cinema

In Soho no one can hear you scream. We will start at Ku Bar, 30 Lisle Street for drinks at 2.45pm and then head off 3.20ish to the Prince Charles Cinema. THE FILM: In a remote region of the galaxy, the United States space tug, Nostromo, carrying a cargo of mineral ore, makes its return journey to Earth. The ship’s crew - five men, two women and a cat - are awakened from their hypersleep chambers when Mother, the on-board computer, monitors a strange transmission. According to Company law, the crew must investigate any signal indicating possible intelligent life. What begins as a routine search mission quickly escalates into a nightmare of unimaginable terror when the crew discovers and brings aboard an extraterrestrial life form. Directed by Ridley Scott, with alien design by renowned artist H.R. Giger, the horror classic ALIEN pits man and all of his technology against a single fearsome creature with violent and deadly survival instincts. As each of Nostromo’s crewmembers are killed off one by one, the dwindling survivors uncover a sinister conspiracy that doomed them before they ever left Earth. Starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, and Yaphet Kotto, ALIEN’s taut suspense and heart-pounding horror may be as lethal as the alien itself. SCHEDULE BREAKDOWN: 2.45pm - Meet and greet (Ku Bar) 3.45pm - Film: (Prince Charles Cinema) CINEMA TICKET PRICES Advanced purchase recommended - Non PCC members (£12.50 each) - PCC member (£10.00 each) Website to the film: https://princecharlescinema.com/PrinceCharlesCinema.dll/Booking?Booking=TSelectItems.waSelectItemsPrompt.TcsWebMenuItem_0.TcsWebTab_0.TcsPerformance_10533498.TcsSection_1559

"MULTIPLE MANIACS" (1970) + DRINKS

Prince Charles Cinema

Details Who feels like lobster? We will start at Ku Bar, 30 Lisle Street for drinks at 7.15pm and then head off 8.20ish to the Prince Charles Cinema. THE FILM: Lady Divine becomes enraged when her boyfriend cheats on her, and descends into a life of murder and mayhem. FUN FACT ABOUT THE MOVIE: The original ending was supposed to link Divine to the Charles Manson murders, but when it was discovered that the Manson family was responsible, the ending was changed to what it is in the final film. The original ending would have fed the publicity gag that Divine was responsible for Sharon Tate's murder. SCHEDULE BREAKDOWN: 7.15pm - Meet and greet (Ku Bar) 8.45pm - Film: (Prince Charles Cinema) CINEMA TICKET PRICES Advanced purchase recommended - Non PCC members (£10.00 each) - PCC member (£7.50 each) Website to the film: https://princecharlescinema.com/PrinceCharlesCinema.dll/WhatsOn?q=multiple (closest station Leicester Square)

"ALIENS" (1986) + DRINKS

BFI Southbank

Get away from her, you bitch! We will start at BFI bar River front for drinks at 7.30pm and then head off to the film. ** TICKETS FOR FILM ARE NOT RELEASED TILL 05/02/19 FOR BFI MEMBERS AND 12/02/19 FOR NON MEMBERS. I HAVE JUST BOOKED AND IN J19 THE FILM: James Cameron brought ultimate sci-fi heroine Ripley back, rescued by a deep salvage team, with what feels like a tall tale about an aggressive alien who didn’t warm to her colleagues. Despite suffering nightmares following her ordeal, Ripley is persuaded to travel to an isolated colony with a marine unit and – luckily for them – plenty of firepower. SCHEDULE BREAKDOWN: 7.30pm - Meet and greet (BFI bar River front ) 8.25pm - Film: (BFI) CINEMA TICKET PRICES Advanced purchase recommended. - Non BFI members (£13.75 each) - BFI member (£11.55 each) Website to the film: https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=D2AF3C92-C0BD-4BF4-BE7C-40900E36BB5E&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=58D5409A-80C8-49C7-A786-687AA1C489DF

"THE SHINING" (1980 - EXTENDEND VERSION) + DRINKS

BFI Southbank

Who will join me in room 237? We will start at BFI bar River front for drinks at 5.00pm and then head off to the film. ** TICKETS FOR FILM ARE NOT RELEASED TILL 05/03/19 FOR BFI MEMBERS AND 12/03/19 FOR NON MEMBERS. I WILL LET YOU KNOW WHEN I HAVE BOOKED AND MY SEAT NUMBER. THE FILM: Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer's block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack's writing goes nowhere and Danny's visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel's dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family. Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is a classic horror film. Its impression on pop culture is so influential that even those who haven’t seen it can recognise its iconography. With its visceral imagery, haunting score and hypnotic tracking shots it is consistently ranked amongst the greatest horror films. It seems strange then, despite its now legendary status, to think that it received a mixed reception when it opened in the US. This resulted in Kubrick re-cutting the film for its subsequent ‘international’ release, removing 24 minutes and creating the version we are now so familiar with here in the UK. Kubrick himself never specified a preference so we can only assume he approved both versions. Overall, the US cut is quite interesting in that it allows you to view the film from a different perspective. Regarding the scenes omitted from the International version, some work and frankly, some don’t but it allows for a longer look into the hotel and the terrifying horror of its secrets. For the more hardcore fans looking for a consistent meaning, you won’t find it, so it might be best to listen to the director himself: “A story of the supernatural cannot be taken apart and analysed too closely…If you submit it to a completely logical and detailed analysis it will eventually appear absurd.” SCHEDULE BREAKDOWN: 5.00pm - Meet and greet (BFI bar River front ) 6.00pm - Film: (BFI) CINEMA TICKET PRICES Advanced purchase recommended. - Non BFI members (£13.75 each) - BFI member (£11.55 each) Website to the film: TBA

Past events (3)

"HOUSE" (1985) + DRINKS

Prince Charles Cinema

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