Wes Craven essentially re-invented and revitalised the slasher-horror genre with this modern horror classic, which manages to be simultaneously funny, clever, and scary.
The film follows the character of Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) who becomes the target of a mysterious fright-masked knife-wielding maniac, with a past time for stalking high school students in the fictional suburban town of Woodsboro, California.
Deftly combining black comedy and ‘whodunit’ mystery with the violence of the slasher genre, Scream satirises the clichés of the horror movie genre popularised in films such as Halloween, Friday 13th, and A Nightmare on Elm Street.
The film was considered unique at the time, and it remains the highest grossing slasher film ever made. The soundtrack, composed by Marco Beltrami, was also acclaimed as one of the most intriguing horror scores composed in years, and the film as a whole has attained cult like status and is widely credited with revitalising the horror genre as a whole.
The fright fest is due to begin at 8pm sharp, but we advise guests to arrive at around 7:30pm so they have more than enough time to settle in and collect any food or drink from our bar.
Food & Drink tickets are available below for £10 a head, and include any meal from Empress Market’s eclectic menu plus a beer or wine of your choice. Drink-only tickets are £5, whilst standard entry (minus food & drink) to all our screenings is absolutely free when you sign up to our film club below.