The third edition of Dubai International Film Festival's monthly film screenings at The Pavilion has a horror theme to get you in the mood for Halloween, with three films screening between 29th-31st October.
Monday, 29th October - Stake Land (2010)
In a fierce, alternative vision of America’s bleak future, a young boy is about to learn how cruel the world can be. Martin was a normal teenage boy before the country collapsed in an empty pit of economic and political disaster.
And from the ashes rose a new breed of terror. A vampire epidemic has swept across what is left of the nation’s abandoned towns and cities, and it’s up to Mister, a death dealing, rogue vampire hunter, to get Martin safely north to Canada, the continent’s New Eden. (via ifcfilms.com/films/stakeland)
Tuesday, 30th October - The Changeling (1980)
A modern classic, The Changeling relies on chilling sound design and subtle mind games to send shivers up even the most jaded horror fan's back. George C. Scott (Dr. Strangelove) plays Dr. John Russell, a composer who moves to a secluded mansion to grieve his wife and daughter in solitude. Only he is not alone—there is something else living in the house, and it will stop at nothing to get his attention.
Wednesday, 31st October - Shaun of the Dead (2004)
The first and only 'romzomcom' (zombie romantic comedy) follows the eponymous character--co-writer Simon Pegg (Hot Fuzz, Mission: Impossible III)--as he is thrust into heroism during a sudden zombie outbreak. Already dealing with a breakup, a dead-end job and a couch-surfing best friend, Shaun is stretched to the limit. Does an unfit slacker whose only major physical activity is warming up a bar stool have what it takes to save his loved ones from the undead?
Dates: 29th-31st October at 7.30pm
Venue: The Pavilion Downtown, Dubai Emaar Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (location map)
Phone: +971 4 4477025
Free entry and seating is on a first come, first sit basis.
[image via drafthouse.com]