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STEPHEN KING’S PICKS 26 STEPHEN KING’S PICKS The author himself curates the films that he loves The Changeling USA 1980. Dir Peter Medak. With George C Scott, Trish Van Devere, Melvyn Douglas. 107min. 35mm. 15 One of the best supernatural thrillers ever made stars George C Scott, in perhaps his last great screen role, as a widowed man attempting to deal with his grief in a secluded house. TUE 5 SEP MON 11 SEP 20:45 NFT2 20:30 NFT3 There are no monsters bursting from chests; just a child’s ball bouncing down a flight of stairs was enough to scare the daylights out of me. Night of the Demon UK 1957. Dir Jacques Tourneur. With Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins, Niall MacGinnis. 95min. Digital. PG An American professor in London becomes embroiled with devil worshippers when he tries to uncover the mysterious death of his colleague. Although it’s old school, Jacques Tourneur’s film is a pretty wonderful SUN 3 SEP THU 7 SEP 16:30 NFT1 18:30 NFT2 adaptation of M R James’s story Casting the Runes. Tourneur was a disciple of Val Lewton, which means the horror here is pretty understated, until the very end. book online at bfi.org.uk


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