This year we pre-empt the official festival at Manchester’s Dancehouse Theatre with a special preview night at the Plaza Super Cinema, in Stockport. Were very proud to be hosting this great double bill. The Northern Premiere of nail biting haunted house shocker SINISTER starring Ethan Hawke and the Northern premiere of brilliant new indie AMERICAN MARY, the much anticipated new film from the Soska twins.
If you haven’t been to the Plaza before, this is something special! With state of the art projection facilities, over 1000 seats and a huge screen, a trip to this art deco gem is what cinema was always meant to be! Sure to be a brilliant start to this long weekend of horror, we’ll have a few surprises in store for you and the odd special celeb guest! We’re excited already!
For full information on the Plaza, Click here.
SINISTER (click here for more info)
USA; Director: Scott Derrickson; Starring: Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Juliet Rylance
Running Time: 110 mins
Status: Northern Premiere
Screening: 7.00pm, 3rd October
‘A True Crime author, researching a new book, moves his family into a house in which several murders were committed. A box of Super 8 film reels discovered in the attic reveals that there is something a whole lot darker at work than he anticipated…’
The new film from EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE Director Scott Derrickson and PARANORMAL ACTIVITIES producer Jason Blum, this rings some neat changes on old-school haunted house movies, combining expert use of an eerie location, with an unnerving use of “found footage” to create a subtly creepy atmosphere of sustained and escalating terror, that grounds its supernatural elements with naturalistic performances and deft, credible characterisation from its strong cast. Prepare to feel your flesh creeping.
Thanks to Momentum Pictures for allowing us to screen SINISTER!
AMERICAN MARY (click here for more info)
USA / Canada; Directors: Jen & Sylvia Soska; Starring: Katherine Isabelle, Julia Maxwell, Antonio Cupo
Running Time: 102 mins
Status: Northern Premiere
Screening: 9.20pm, 3rd October
‘Impoverished medical student Mary Mason gets pulled into the shadowy underworld of illegal body modification surgery after she performs a few questionable procedures for a local mobster. Here she finds the respect and creative fulfilment the conventional medical world had denied her, as well as the opportunity for gruesome revenge on her tormentors…’
Canada’s “Twisted Twins” are back! Jen and Sylvia Soska’s debut feature, the blackly comic underground grind house gem DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK had its UK premiere at Grimm Up North back in 2010, where it wowed audiences with its badass punk rock attitude and ad-hoc outrageousness. So we’ve been chasing the follow-up, AMERICAN MARY, since it was in the pre-production stage. And it’s been worth the effort. The Twins attain a whole new level of twistedness with this darkly funny and at times deeply disturbing dissection of the cult of beauty, cosmetic surgery addiction, body image and body modification. Combining the visceral body horror and powerful emotional impact of early Cronenberg with a cold-eyed, cruel sense of camp, it features a standout lead performance from horror icon Katherine Isabelle, and puts the Soskas squarely at the forefront of contemporary horror filmmaking.
A big thank you to NBC Universal for allowing us to show AMERICAN MARY.
AMERICAN MARY will be screening with short film DYSMORPHIA directed by Andy Stewart.
Tickets & Booking
Wednesday 3rd October. Start time, prompt 7.00pm.
Tickets £8 plus booking fee (or £4 for weekend pass holders)
Available from the Stockport Plaza from mid September.
Mersey Square , Stockport, SK1 1SP
0161 477 7779