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Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street + short film

Presented by Electric Palace Cinema

Includes short film ‘London After Dark’, with live introduction from David Tibet of Current 93. Part One of our Cult Cinema Weekend, curated and presented by David Tibet, of British hallucinatory supergroup Current 93, and his partner, visual artist Ania Goszczyńska.

The film features the terrifying talents of Newcastle’s Norman Carter—otherwise known as ‘Tod’—Slaughter – the first true icon of British horror cinema. Unlike his contemporaries, such as Boris Karloff and Charles Laughton, Tod Slaughter never left his native shores. Instead, he chose to make his mark in Britain by transferring his most sensational theatrical performances to the screen.

Portraying every kind of cruel and cunning criminal – from petty thief to mass murderer – Slaughter became the first great villain of British horror, at a time before the Grand Guignol of Hammer Films began to take hold, without once donning monster make-up.

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Date

Sat
25th May

Time

2.30pm

Venue

Electric Palace

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Director

George King

Production Year

1936

Certificate

PG

Runtime

86 minutes

Cost

£10/£9/£5