Silver Scream: This Halloween at Pálás
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Silver Scream: This Halloween at Pálás

This Halloween, from October 7th – 31st, there’s a reign of terror taking over Pálás as some of cinema’s most iconic Movie Monsters return to the big screen. The Silver Scream season will feature horror classics from Hollywood’s golden era including Dracula, The Mummy, The Bride of Frankenstein, Creature from the Black Lagoon, and more.

Check out the full Halloween season line-up here.

“To a new world of gods and monsters!”

On planning the season, new cinema programmer at Pálás, William Fitzgerald commented: “These are the originals, or at least the quintessential versions of these characters – the movies that inspired so many others and had such a lasting impact on popular culture. These iconic portrayals by Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney and Elsa Lanchester, are the ones still immortalised every Halloween in costumes, in imagery, and in our imaginations. It’s also interesting to revisit the film era’s preoccupation with monsters that come from foreign lands at a time when it feels like xenophobia is on the rise again. But most importantly, these early monster movies can be enjoyed by horror fans and more faint-hearted cinephiles, alike.”

Pálás Halloween

The films that will feature in this season between October 8th – 31st are: Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), The Mummy (1932), The Invisible Man (1933), The Bride of Frankenstein (1935), The Wolf Man (1941), Cat People (1942), Abbot & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948), Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954).

For the hard-core horror aficionado, this Halloween season also comes with 4K restorations of more modern classics, including 40th anniversary re-releases of Tobe Hooper’s Poltergeist (from a script by Steven Spielberg), and John Carpenter’s seminal sci-fi horror The Thing. The season kicks off on October 7th with the 30th anniversary re-release of the Francis Ford Coppola directed Bram Stoker's Dracula, starring Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves as Mina and Jonathan Harker, Anthony Hopkins as Van Helsing, and Gary Oldman as the eponymous Count.

Regular seasons ‘I Can’t Believe You Haven’t Seen’ and ‘Cinephile Paradiso’ will have Halloween themed editions with Night of the Living Dead (1968) on October 26th and Whatever happened to Baby Jane? (1962) on October 27th.

The Silver Scream season will culminate with a ‘Monster Mash’ party on Saturday October 29th in Pálás bar. Fancy Dress is obviously encouraged!

Silver Scream specially commissioned artwork brought to life through designer Conor Merriman. Tickets available to purchase now on www.palas.ie.

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