The Jackdaw Film Series is back – and right on the cusp of Halloween to present two young game changers of the horror film genre back to back, spanning forty years of cinema with Bloody Terrified!
Once again we transform the Gallery into an amazing pop-up cinema, screening the 40th anniversary restored cut of Tobe Hooper’s 1974 classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and newcomer David Robert Mitchell’s 2014 indie breakout creeper It Follows.
Enjoy a spine-chilling night out with your friends in our lounge-style cinémathèque – featuring massive Dolby digital surround sound for the full big screen experience, with bar service and refreshments available.
Screenings commence with Tobe Hooper’s controversial 1974 classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, a cautionary tale about a bunch of friends on a road trip running afoul of a local family of cannibals who terrorise and murder them one-by-one. It remains a punishing, unrelenting nightmare and masterpiece of the genre, that never allows viewers even a moment of sanity or security.
Then stay up late with David Robert Mitchell’s 2014 sophomore effort It Follows, a throwback to classic horror films of the 70s and 80s that evokes the style of John Carpenter. This acclaimed independent breakout gem merges paranoia and teen sexuality into an exercise in delicious dread which critics have called “the creepiest film in years”.
The Jackdaw Film Series is especially curated by and for lovers of independent, experimental and cult genre cinema, celebrating directors who are still willing to take risks and push the boundaries of the film genre in an age of endless remakes, sequels and polished blockbusters. Our ‘double features’ pair timeless classics with the contemporary cutting edge, letting audiences revisit films from their youth (perhaps for the first time on a big screen) alongside newer gems of limited theatrical release.
Please note as both films incur an R rating, no one under the age of 18 will be admitted