Unfortunately due to illness tonight’s screening of Symptoms at Ghouls on Film has been cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. All tickets will be refunded.
This event will be unreserved cabaret seating. All ticket holders will be required to complete a COVID Status Check on arrival at the venue.
Ticketholders will need to provide ONE of the following;-
Proof of full vaccination – both doses received (A full 14 days must have passed since the final dose of COVID-19 vaccine was received)
Proof of a negative NHS Lateral Flow Test taken no more than 24 hours prior to attending the event
Proof of natural immunity antibodies based on a positive NHS PCR test result for COVID-19, lasting for 180 days after the date of the positive test and following completion of the self-isolation period
Covid Status Check conditions of entry full details- https://www.blackboxbelfast.com/covid-19/
‘I know everything that happens in these woods…’
This month’s Ghouls on Film event will be showing ‘Symptoms’!
Directed by José Ramón Larraz in 1974, and set in the not-so-idyllic English countryside, ‘Symptoms’ is a psychological horror that explores the connection between delusion and repressed sexuality. The film is hauntingly stylised with an autumnal aesthetic, which will leave you balanced between eerie familiarity and a jarring dreamscape.
Although the film premiered at Cannes in 1974, the original print was lost to time and other than an occasional showing on British television in the 1980’s alongside bootlegged VHS copies, it was thought to be gone forever. BFI added the film to its Most Wanted list and luckily for us, in 2014 the negative resurfaced, and was restored by the Belgian Cinematek.
A burning building of dread and mental degradation reveals a film steeped in isolation, instability, and desperation.
There’s a body in the lake…
Ghouls on Film is a monthly feminist horror film club, showing films that challenge the representations of women within the genre. Expect classics, independent releases and rare lesser-known films that explore how women can find agency in the world of horror.
Doors are at 7:30pm and the showing will begin at 8pm.
This event is open to all genders and strives to be inclusive in its film screenings.
After the film showing, please stick around for a pint and a chat about the film!