The Jackdaw Film Series: Cabins & Curses

Saturday 27 October, 7pm - 11.30pm | The Jackdaw pop-up cinema, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery

The Jackdaw Film Series Presents…Cabins & Curses

When: Saturday 27 October, 2018
Time: 7pm - 11.30pm
Where: The Jackdaw pop-up cinema, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
Cost: Free event - limited seats, bookings essential

The Jackdaw Film Series is back – and right on the cusp of Halloween to present two game changers of the horror film genre back to back, spanning thirty years of cinema with Cabins & Curses !

Once again, we’ll transform the Gallery into an amazing lounge-style ‘Cinémathèque’, screening the restored and re-mastered cut of Sam Raimi’s 1981 classic benchmark of modern horror, The Evil Dead, and newcomer Drew Goddard’s genre twisting directorial debut, The Cabin in the Woods 2012 – featuring massive Dolby digital surround sound for an authentic big screen experience, with full bar service and refreshments available.

Screenings commence with The Evil Dead 1981 from Director Sam Raimi who burst onto the horror scene with this crude cult favourite that's short on story but long on excessive gore and innovative camerawork. An evil force tries to destroy five friends on vacation in a backwoods cabin when they discover an ancient Sumerian Book of the Dead. Cue all manner of vicious zombies, giggling ghouls and hideous demons going overboard in a relentless blood-splattering, pus-spurting attack. The only way to kill them is to hack them to pieces, so sit back and watch the body parts and viscera fly in this essential 1980s horror.

Then stay up late for The Cabin in the Woods 2012. Five teenagers head off for a weekend at a secluded cabin in the woods. They arrive to find they are quite isolated with no means of communicating with the outside world. When the cellar door flings itself open, they of course go down to investigate. They find an odd assortment of relics and curios, but when one of the women, Dana, reads from a book, she awakens a family of deadly zombie killers, so If you think you know this story ?, think again. Drew Goddard’s feature debut is a mind-bending horror film that turns the genre inside out.

The Jackdaw Film Series is especially curated by and for lovers of independent, experimental and cult genre cinema, celebrating directors who are still willing to take risks and push the boundaries of the film genre in an age of endless remakes, sequels and polished blockbusters. Our ‘double features’ pair timeless classics with the contemporary cutting edge, letting audiences revisit films from their youth (perhaps for the first time on a big screen) alongside newer gems of limited theatrical release.

Please note: As The Evil Dead incurs an R rating, nobody under the age of 18 years will be permitted

Official sponsor: Thirsty Crow Brewing Co.