Halloween film events at University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 20:27 28 October 2011 | UPDATED: 11:07 29 October 2011




THERE’S a series of films being shown at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield this weekend for Halloween, including Corpse Bride.

UHArts bring the spirit of Halloween to the Hatfield-based university from Sunday with a number of themed film events.

On Sunday, the Family Film Club screening at 11am will be Tim Burton’s acclaimed animated tale Corpse Bride (PG).

This is accompanied by a children’s animation workshop at 1pm by the British Film Institute (BFI).

Children will have the opportunity to create their own animated stories and bring them to life on film, supported by professional animators.

Tickets to see the film in The Weston Auditorium cost £3, and to attend the workshop as well £8.

Later that evening, at 7pm, there will be a special big screen presentation of the silent horror masterpiece Nosferatu (PG), accompanied by a contemporary live score by acclaimed soundtrackers Minima.

Cinema-goers will see this classic film on one of the biggest screens in the south-east, while the band perform their new soundtrack on stage.

Dr Sam George, a senior lecturer in English and convenor of ‘Reading the Vampire’ MA module, will introduce the screening and talk about vampires on film.

Tickets cost £8 full, £6 concessions.

Continuing the theme on Tuesday will be a screening of the cult vampire classic Near Dark (18).

This debut film by Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow, of The Hurt Locker fame, is a must-see for all horror or vampire film fans.

All events take place at The Weston Auditorium on the de Havilland Campus in Hatfield.

Tickets are available from UHArts on 01707 281127 (Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm) or online from www.herts.ac.uk/artsandgalleries

Tickets for film screenings will also be available on the door.

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