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Peeping Tom

Underground Cinema

Sunday 11th March | Doors: 11:00 | Film Start: 11:15 | Approx. end: 13:00

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.

Please make sure that you have read the guidelines contained in the Important Information tab above before booking your tickets.

Peeping Tom

1960 | 15 | 99 mins

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.”

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Our stewards reserve the right to refuse entry to those who they believe to be under the appropriate age for each film’s BBFC certification who cannot produce photographic ID. Refunds will not be issued if somebody who fails to produce ID is subsequently refused entry to the venue. Please bear in mind that the Caves are an intense environment and may not be suitable for younger children, even if the film is PG rated – parental discretion is advised.
  • Due to the cave’s status as a protected environment, no food is permitted into the venue. Drinks will only be permitted into the venue in plastic containers. Personal alcohol supplies may not be brought into the Caves; the onsite bar will be selling several ales from the Wickwar Wessex range. Please bring ID as our stewards will operate a Challenge 25 policy.
  • Please be aware that drunken or abusive behaviour will not be tolerated in the caves. If an individual appears to be under the influence of alcohol, or is acting in a manner deemed inappropriate by our staff, they may be removed from the venue.
  • It is advisable to wear warm, weather-appropriate clothing in the caves as well as sturdy, appropriate footwear. The caves can be cold, particularly at night, and are uneven underfoot in places. Seating is provided, but guests are welcome to bring additional cushions and blankets if they wish, although it is worth noting that they may get dusty!
  • Please follow the instructions of onsite stewards at all times, and remain on the clearly designated paths. Failure to do so may result in your removal from the premises. In the case of an emergency, the event stewards are fully briefed and will instruct you on the necessary actions to take.