Dorking Radical Film Festival Double Bill - Curse of the Werewolf & Dawn of the Dead

Screened in The Green Room Theatre, behind Dorking Halls

Curse of the Werewolf (1961) Starring Oliver Reed, Dir. Terence Fisher
The full moon has a disturbing effect on a young 18th-century Spaniard whose mother was raped by a lunatic…

Legendary Dorking area resident Oliver Reed in his first starring role in Hammer’s interpretation of the classic Universal monster film. Fisher’s interpretation is perhaps the bookend of a period of romantic, theatrical and colour-saturated horror that led to the ‘modern horror’ genre.

Dawn of the Dead (1978) Dir. George A. Romero
Set three weeks after the events of Night of the Living Dead, society has collapsed, and four survivors seek refuge in a Pittsburgh shopping mall…

A radical blend of social commentary, satire and Grand-Guignol from the father of the modern Zombie genre, George A. Romero and Tom Savini. Independently made, and no longer in print, this is the sequel to the first ‘modern’ zombie film, Night of the Living Dead. Dawn of the Dead is a thinly veiled commentary on modern consumerism and racial tensions – and a prescient premonition of the age of consumerism that America was heading into.

Tickets: £9, Seniors/Students £6