Join us for another season of cult cinema classics, screened deep within the Redcliffe Caves – it’s an unforgettable way to discover, or rediscover, some of the silver screen’s hidden gems, sleeper hits and genre favourites. Venture underground into one of the most unique locations in Bristol, themed like a military bunker specially for the occasion. Treat yourself to a beer onsite from our festival partners, Wickwar Wessex Brewing, and forget the outside world for a couple of hours…
Our 2018 Underground Cinema season includes two matinee screenings at special discount price – Sunday’s showing is the infamous Peeping Tom, one of the forefathers of the serial killer/slasher genre.
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By day, Mark Lewis (Carl Boehm) works on a film set, and by night he is a photographer with a penchant for risqué shoots. But his two jobs mask a much darker obsession – he murders women and films their terror as he kills them, compiling the footage into a grisly documentary of death.
Starring: Carl Boehm | Moira Shearer | Anna Massey
Director: Michael Powell
Screenplay: Leo Marks
Producer: Michael Powell
THEY SAY: “If anything deserves the “dark masterpiece” tag, this does: a brilliant satirical insight into the neurotic, pornographic element in the act of filming, more relevant than ever in the age of reality television and CCTV” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 2010
WE SAY: Contemporary audiences weren’t ready for it and critics panned it upon its release. However, Michael Powell’s career-sinking flop has been reconciled in more recent years and rightfully recognised as one of the greatest horror films ever made, thanks in part to its championing by Martin Scorsese, who remarked that it said “everything that can be said about filmmaking […] the aggression of it, how the camera violates.”