Halloween at Hyde Park Picture House
Spooky screenings & more
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Saturday 28 October • 11:00 (with crafts) & Sunday 29 October • 11:00 (relaxed screening)
To begin the spooky season, we're showing a classic suitable for all ages.
A hilariously British parody of classic monster films, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit stars Helena Bonham Carter and Ralph Fiennes in a scary (and silly!) race against time as Wallace and Gromit must save a village from a gigantic, vegetable-destroying rabbit who only comes out at night.
If you'd like to join us for a free creepy-crawly craft session, we'll be making walking spiders from 10:30am on Saturday morning.
The Blair Witch Project on 35mm
Saturday 28 October • 22:30
Our Halloween special Creatures of the Night screening is a 35mm presentation of The Blair Witch Project.
Is it scariest film ever? Perhaps. It's certainly one of the creepiest, right up to its terrifying final shot.
Prepare to get scared witless by the found footage phenomenon of the late '90s. There are many legends about the woods around the Black Hills in Burkittsville, Maryland: the ghost of Elly Kedward, a woman banished for witchcraft in 1785, Rustin Parr, a hermit who lived in the forest and abducted and murdered seven children in the 1940s and ritualistic slaughter at Coffin Rock in the 1900s.
But these are just stories, right? Maybe so, but in 1994, three student filmmakers - Heather, Michael and Joshua hike into the Black Hills to film a documentary about a local myth known as the Blair Witch. The three disappear, but their equipment and footage are discovered a year later.
Spooktacular Cinema workshop for 8–11-year-olds
Tuesday 31 October • 10:00-15:00
Dive into the world of supernatural stories and eerie movie magic as we explore the newly reopened cinema. Plus, enjoy a thrilling screening of a family-friendly Halloween classic that will leave you with goosebumps. Don't miss out on this ghastly good time. Reserve your spot now and prepare for a Halloween workshop that's more treat than trick!
Wrinkles the Clown
Tuesday 31 October • 18:30
Our Tuesday Wonders strand dedicated to documentaries is taking a scary turn on Halloween as we're showing the terrifying Wrinkles the Clown.
In late 2014, a low-res video of a person in a clown mask emerging from underneath a sleeping child's bed appears on YouTube. The description below the video claims that the clown is named "Wrinkles," that he lives in southwest Florida, and that he's been hired by the child's parents to frighten her for misbehaving. The video goes viral.
Soon, more mysterious videos of Wrinkles scaring children appear online, along with a phone number to hire him for "behavioral services." Wrinkles becomes internet lore - a whole genre of YouTube videos of kids filming themselves calling him appears online, and over a million messages are left at the number.
But who is Wrinkles, and why is he doing this? With incredible access to the mastermind behind the mask, Wrinkles the Clown is a cryptic and playful exploration of these questions, as well as an inside look at myth-building and the unpredictable spread of imagination in the Internet age.
Sat 4 November • 11:00
The much-loved Roald Dahl story and 90's film classic returns for a special family Halloween treat.
While vacationing at a seaside hotel, Luke comes across a convention of witches that wants to rid the world of children. When he gets turned into a mouse, Luke must try to stop the sorceresses.
Starring the majestic Angelica Houston as the Head Witch, The Witches is lots of fun, with great special effects and some scary scenes.
If you'd like to join us for a craft session before the screening, come along at 10:30am. We will be making witch hats like the one below!