Bristol Film Festival returns to Redcliffe Caves this Halloween with 13 classic and contemporary horror movies to sink your teeth into. Pass through our military clearance and venture deep into the caves – there have been recent unconfirmed reports of inexplicable, possibly paranormal activity within the site’s many passages and chambers, and we’d like you to go first and check for us…
We’ll be selling a selection of ales onsite from our festival beer partner Wickwar Brewing, so whether you’re a horror aficionado, a thrill-seeker, or looking for something out of the ordinary, it’s the perfect setting… if you’re brave enough to stomach the venue!
The weekend begins with a Guillermo Del Toro double bill of Pan’s Labyrinth and The Devil’s Backbone.
2006 | 15 | 119 mins
In the midst of a fascist regime in 1944 Spain, Ofelia and her mother arrive at the post of her mother’s new husband, who is trying to quell a guerrilla uprising in the Spanish Countryside. Exploring her new home, Ofelia meets a strange faun creature, Pan, who tells her that in order to claim immortality, she must complete three tasks.
Starring: Sergi López | Maribel Verdú | Ivana Baquero
Director: Guillermo Del Toro
Screenplay: Guillermo Del Toro
Producer: Guillermo Del Toro | Alfonso Cuaron | Frida Torresblanco
THEY SAY: “Pan’s Labyrinth is one of the cinema’s great fantasies, rich with darkness and wonder. It’s a fairy tale of such potency and awesome beauty that it reconnects the adult imagination to the primal thrill and horror of the stories that held us spellbound as children.” – Jim Emerson, Chicago Sun-Times, 2006
WE SAY: Released to universal critical acclaim, this film remains the pinnacle of Del Toro’s varied and dazzling career, and its brilliance has not diminished in the decade since its release. The subterranean setting of Redcliffe Caves couldn’t be more perfect for this dark fantasy, so come and discover, or rediscover, this modern cinematic gem.