The Jackdaw Film Series presents: Destroy All Vampires
1987 – two vampire film classics are released back to back - Joel Schumacher's The Lost Boys and Kathryn Bigelow's Near Dark. Both have endured as icons of their genre, and to celebrate their 30th anniversary the Jackdaw Film Series will pit them head to head in the ultimate 80s showdown – Destroy All Vampires!
On the cusp of Halloween, dress to impress for an 80s themed ‘vampire chic’ night out with your friends in our lounge-style cinémathèque, featuring massive Dolby digital surround sound for the authentic big screen experience, with bar service, refreshments and prizes for the best dressed!
Screenings commence with Joel Schumacher’s The Lost Boys aimed squarely at the first generation of MTV kids – pure 80s distilled into one rock-fuelled film experience. Schumacher's teen vampire thriller blends horror, humour, and loads of visual style with standout performances from a cast full of young 1980s breakout stars including Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Patric and Corey Haim. For fans of the 80s, The Lost Boys will send a shock of adrenalized nostalgia through your veins.
Then stay up late for Oscar winner Kathryn Bigelow’s astonishing sophomore film, Near Dark. A genre mashup of two classic cinema formulas – the Western and the vampire movie – Near Dark offers a romantic and contradictory fable for the midnight movie crowd. Featuring Lance Henriksen as patriarch to a rogue band of vampires including a spurs-adorned late great Bill Paxton, and toss in a first rate soundtrack by Tangerine Dream – the result is a heady mix of extravagance, poetics, violence, and unrequited love. For all its flaws and imperfections, Near Dark still maintains a near perfect serrated edge of dark artistry.
Seats are limited for this free exclusive event – Book now!
Please note: As Near Dark incurs an R rating, nobody under the age of 18 years will be permitted
Trailer for The Lost Boys
Trailer for Near Dark