What the Fest?! Screening: GHOST STORIES

Date/Time
Date(s) - Sat. Mar. 31, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location
IFC Center

Instructor
Sukhdev Sandhu

Admission
$15 / $11 student senior / $10 members Tickets HERE

Expected to Attend: Directors Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman
This screening is co-presented by IFC Midnight and The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies, which will kick off the screening with an expert speaker! Sukhdev Sandhu will lead us to a world where ghosts are a prominent part of reality. Sukhdev Sandhu is Director of the Colloquium for Unpopular Culture, and of the Center for Experimental Humanities at New York University. He is the editor of The Twilight Language of Nigel Kneale.

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NYC PREMIERE Already lauded as one of the best British horror films ever, writer-directors Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson’s spooky, entertaining GHOST STORIES was adapted from a major stage hit into a seriously cinematic creep-out.

Professor Phillip Goodman (Nyman) is a lecturer, TV celebrity and paranormal debunker, an atheist and a rationalist who’s ready to expose hoaxes and frauds at any time of the day.  His skepticism is partially due to his mentor, a famous TV host from the 70s, who stuns Philip when he turns up to tell him that the supernatural might be real after all. He urges Philip to reopen three of his cases that were never resolved by a rational explanation: a night watchman (Paul Whitehouse) who experienced a horrible vision; a schoolboy (Alex Lawther) terrified on his drive home; and a retired trader (Martin Freeman) who encountered a poltergeist. Philip seeks all of them out, but as he buries himself in the cases of these three strangers, he begins to sense that they may have some terrible, collective significance for him personally.

GHOST STORIES’ eerie atmosphere and strange happenings crawl under your skin without asking permission–one of the traits of a truly fine horror movie. Add in the hair-raising moments that make you anxiously search for the exit sign so you won’t have to run into any of Goodman’s discoveries, and you have a truly terrifying delight of a film!

– Maria Reinup

Co-presented by The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies, the Official Educational Partner of What The Fest!? 

What The Fest!? is a four day event taking place March 29 – April 1, 2018 at the IFC Center, bringing cerebral genre films to the big screen in the heart of Manhattan. Showcasing a small range of carefully selected films from the wild side of cinema with guests and special events to highlight the films in a new way, it is the weekend not to miss for cinema lovers who are looking for the next cool thing.

GENRES: DRAMA | HORROR

Official Site: http://www.ifcfilms.com/films/ghost-stories
On Twitter: @IFCMidnight
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Director: Jeremy Dyson, Andy Nyman
Producer: Peter Balm, Will Clarke, Graham Begg, Hugo Heppell, Andy Mayson, Mike Runagall, Barry Ryan, Niall Shamma, Charlotte Walls, Claire Jones, Robin Gutch
Cinematographer: Ole Bratt Birkeland
Editor: Billy Sneddon
Music: Haim Frank Ilfman
Running Time: 98 min.
Language: English
Country: U.K.
Year: 2018

 

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