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Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London W.C.1
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Gothique Film Society
FILMS FOR THE CONNOISSEUR OF THE MACABRE

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The 39th. Season of the Gothique Film Society is dedicated to the memory of Bob Monkhouse. Departed in life, but not in spirit. And as long as the club is in existence, his name will always remain in our brochure, as President.

The old British movies that we showed last season seemed to be a popular choice, so we have some more of the same, dusted off, long forgotten, and hopefully watchable! This is an area of the cinema that has been sadly neglected, and virtually dead and buried. Although it must be said that many of them were so bad that perhaps th9is is a good thing. However, reappraisals are in order, and if we have a chance to see them before they vanish for good, why not? After all, we do show old films, and hope they fall into the style of our programmes and maintain a little of the "Gothick" feel. But if you feel that we are moving in a different direction, let us know. But after 37 years, we have gone through most of the old classics and B horror movies, and a great d3eal of other monstrosities that are probably best forgotten; so hopefully this new season has a good mix of the known, not so well known, and the unknown!....Robin

FRIDAY 22 OCTOBER 19:00
Laird Cregar * George Sanders
HANGOVER SQUARE (GB 1945) 77mins.
Dir: John Brahm.
A demented composer is driven to murder whenever he hears discordant noises.Gothic melodrama with superb Victorian London atmosphere.

Wilfred Lawson * Michael Rennie
THE TOWER OF TERROR (GB 1941) 78mins.
Dir: Lawrence Huntingdon.
A mad lighthouse keeper believes his female captive to be his dead wife. Bizarre wartime thriller.

FRIDAY 19 NOVEMBER 18:45
Hurd Hatfield * Angela Lansbury * George Sanders
THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY (GB 1945) 110mins.
Dir: Albert Lewin.
Oscar Wilde story of the man whose portrait ages, depicting all the horrors and debauchery of his life, while he himself retains youth. One of the all-time cinema greats.

Henry Oscar * John Stuart * Laurence Harvey
THE MAN FROM YESTERDAY (GB 1949) 68mins.
Dir: Oswald Mitchell.
A dead man's brother seeks revenge by posing as a family friend. Rare little British pic, with a supernatural twist.

FRIDAY 10 DECEMBER 19:00
Raymond Massey * Ralph Richardson
THINGS TO COME (GB 1936) 100mins.
Dir. William Cameron Menzies.
H.G. Wells' incredible vision of the future is brought to life in this classic British film, which has remained unseen for many years.

Lionel Atwill * Shelia Terry
THE SPHINX (US 1933) 62mins.
Dir. Phil Rosen.
A man is accused of murder - but could the real killer be his demented deaf-mute twin brother? Neat little 30's thriller. Remade as AMONG THE LIVING.

FRIDAY 14 JANUARY 18:45
Flora Robson * Robert Newton * Ann Todd
POISON PEN (GB 1939) 79mins.
Dir. Paul Stein.
A peaceful rural village is torn apart by a series of poison pen letters. Grim and sordid, but striking dark drama.

Joachim Furchtsberger * Klaus Kinski
DEAD EYES OF LONDON (Germany 1961) 100mins.
Dir. Alfred Vohrer.
German remake of the old Lugosi shocker THE HUMAN MONSTER. This is a little more involving than the original, but it does have its fair share of horror and creepy atmosphere.

FRIDAY 11 FEBRUARY 18:45
Gordon Scott * Jacques Sernas
GOLIATH AND THE VAMPIRES (Italy 1961) 90mins.
Dir. Giacomo Gentilomo.
There is more horror than sword and sandal in this fantasy epic, as the legendary hero battlesw vampires and zombies. Probably the best of the series.

Peter Cushing * Sue Lloyd
CORRUPTION (GB 1968) 92mins.
Dir. Rupert Hartford-Davis.
A surgeon resorts to grisly murder in his attempt to restore his lover's disfigured face. Peter Cushing playing right against type in this "eyes without a face" shocker. (Full uncut version)

FRIDAY 4 MARCH 18:30
Mervyn Johns * Nova Pilbeam * Robert Beatty
COUNTERBLAST (GB 1948) 99mins.
Dir. Paul Stein.
An escaped Nazi poses as a British scientist in order to continue his experiments in germ warfare. Excellent wartime thriller.

William Marshall * Elisha Cook
BLACULA
(US 1972) 92mins.
Dir. William Crain.
Despite its silly title and blaxploitation roots, this tale of a vampire who is brought back to life to begin a reign of terror in modern day LA is seriously intelligent and genuinely scary.

FRIDAY 18 MARCH 19:00
Robert Newton * Deborah Kerr * James Mason
HATTER'S CASTLE (GB 1941) 100mins.
Dir. Lance Comfort.
Robert Newton brings a whole new meaning to the saying "mad as a hatter"! A tyrannical hat merchant slowly descends into insanity as his world falls apart. Grim and downbeat drama.

James Carew * William Hartnell
MIDNIGHT AT MADAME TUSSAUDS
(GB 1936) 65mins.
Dir. George Pearson.
A night spent in the Chamber of Horrors turns to murder in this enjoyable, but hoary old museum piece.

Gothique Film Society
FILMS FOR THE CONNOISSEUR OF THE MACABRE

All shows are held at:
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London W.C.1
Nearest Underground: Holburn and Chancery Lane

Shows start promptly at 7:00pm. (unless otherwise stated)
Refreshments available during the interval.

All correspondence should be addressed to:
Robin James, 75 Burns Ave., Feltham, Middlesex, TW14 9LX

President: Bob Monkhouse
Committee: Robin James, Roger Townsend, David Smith

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