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Night of the Living Dead (1968) and Demons (1985) double-bill film screening, with Reel Steel


August 29
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
On Bank Holiday Sunday August 29th, Reel Steel presents a double-bill of classic horror at Sheffield’s historic Abbeydale Picture House – Night of the Living Dead (1968), back-to-back with Demons (1985).
The film which started it all, Night of the Living Dead from horror master George A. Romero is the midnight hit that became one of the most influential films of all time.
A tale of a group of strangers trapped in a farmhouse who find themselves having to defend against a horde of zombies, this vision of 1960s America literally tearing itself apart re-wrote the rules of the horror genre, and quietly broke new ground by casting a black actor (Duane Jones) in its lead role.
The film which set the template for the zombie genre, and with a social narrative still relevant to this day, see this iconic film back on the big screen…
We then follow unsuspecting members of an audience to the cinema, in one of the best horror films of the 1980s – Demons.
While attending a midnight screening of a mystery film, the horror onscreen begins to mirror reality when a demonic curse turns members of the audience into undead monsters.
Trapped in the cinema, they must find a way to escape the building, as they quickly realise the doors are locked from the outside, and they must now fight for survival against a growing horde of monsters.
Co-written and produced by horror master Dario Argento (Suspiria), Demons takes the trademarks of Giallo horror and combines it with over-the-top 80s excess and a kick ass soundtrack – the result is delirious and demented fun, and arguably one of the best horror films of the decade… in other words, we can’t recommend this film enough.
Tales of survival in society, and a cinema, taking place at Sheffield’s historic Abbeydale Picture House – a Grade II listed 1920s Picture Palace Cinema – bringing the sense of occasion to match bringing these classic titles back to the big screen.
Bank Holiday Sunday August 29th
Doors open 6pm
7pm – Night of the Living Dead
8:30pm – interval
9pm – Demons
Night of the Living Dead trailer:
See the trailer for Demons here:
This screening has an 18 certificate – entry will not be permitted to those (including ticket holders) below this age.