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BFI Southbank Guide Sep-Oct 2017

STEPHEN KING’S PICKS The Stepfather USA-UK-Canada 1987. Dir Joseph Ruben. With Terry O’Quinn, Jill Schoelen, Shelley Hack. 89min. Digital. 18 While we’re talking about terrifying men who come from nowhere, there’s Terry O’Quinn as the murderous (but charming) psycho looking for a family to love him. There’s that classic moment when he goes blank and says, ‘Saaay, who am I this time?’ before bludgeoning his wife with a telephone. @BFI 27 MON 25 SEP SUN 1 OCT 18:40 NFT2 19:50 NFT2 Village of the Damned UK 1960. Dir Wolf Rilla. With George Sanders, Barbara Shelley, Michael Gwynn, Laurence Naismith. 77min. 35mm. 12A On the subject of British horror (wrapped in a sci-fi bow), you can’t do much better that Village of the Damned, shot – like Night of the Demon – in beautiful black and white. SUN 10 SEP WED 13 SEP 15:50 NFT3 20:40 NFT3 Adapted from The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham, the film stars George Sanders, who does a stellar job as the schoolmaster tasked with teaching some very strange pupils. The Hitcher USA 1986. Dir Robert Harmon. With Rutger Hauer, C Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh. 97min. Digital. 18 A terrifying road movie stripped to its very basics. What sets this apart, other than some spectacular stunts, is the amazing performance by Rutger Hauer as the mysterious and homicidal John Ryder. ‘Where did you come from?’ asks the terrified kid Ryder is chasing. ‘Disneyland,’ Ryder whispers back... SAT 30 SEP SUN 1 OCT 20:45 NFT3 18:00 NFT3


BFI Southbank Guide Sep-Oct 2017
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