Monday, 16 January 2012

Chill your bones with a double-bill of science fiction horror on the big screen at special Cult House event

Light House is pleased to announce, as part of the Cult House season, a double-bill screening of the recently released ‘The Thing’ (2011), followed by John Carpenter’s original chilling cult classic, ‘The Thing’ (1982). The screenings will take place on Thursday 23 February 2012 at 6.30pm. Double-bill tickets are available, costing £12 and entitle the ticket holder to a horror themed complimentary cocktail during the 20 minute interval. Due to the nature of the screening, this is an over 18s event. To book tickets contact Light House Box Office on 01902 716055 or visit

A gut-wrenching, double dose of suspense and paranoia begins with ‘The Thing’ (2011), directed by Matthjis van Heijningen Junior, produced by Marc Abraham and Eric Newman (Dawn of the Dead), starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Die Hard 4.0) & Joel Edgerton (Warrior). At an Antarctic research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson. The Thing is a prequel not to be missed.

Double-bill ticket holders are offered the opportunity to recompose themselves in preparation for an equally nerve-jangling second screening with a complimentary, themed cocktail during the 20 minute interval.

The second screening of the night will see Cult House revisit MacReady and the rest of the team at U.S Outpost Station #31, for guaranteed subzero thrills. Members of an American scientific research outpost in Antarctica find themselves battling a parasitic alien organism capable of perfectly imitating its victims. They soon discover that this task will be harder than they could possibly imagine. As they find themselves unsure of which members of the team have already been assimilated, their paranoia threatens to tear them apart.

Directed by John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape From L.A), starring Kurt Russell (Death Proof, Tombstone), scored by the brilliant Ennio Morricone and with unforgettable special effects by the pioneering Rob Bottin; this cult gem is certain to send a frisson or two down the spines of even the most imperturbable.

Kimberly Forlini-Softley, Administrator & Film Studies Lecturer, says; “Premiering the same night as ‘E.T: The Extra Terrestrial’ and released the same day as ‘Blade Runner’, one might argue that Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’ was critically and commercially overlooked. However, following the film’s home release, its popularity has snowballed; spawning the release of a computer game, comic books and a prequel. The Thing is a must see for all horror movie aficionados and those who are simply after a guaranteed fright!”

Cult House is offering you the unique opportunity to relive this cherished, sci-fi horror in the inimitable surroundings of Light House cinema.

The screenings will take place at Light House on Thursday 23 February 2012 at 6.30pm. Tickets Cost: £12 for the double-bill with a complementary cocktail. To book tickets contact Light House Box office on 01902 716055 or visit

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