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Film screenings don’t get much creepier than ‘The Fog’ in an old church

Posted at 1:30 pm, June 4, 2013 in Arts & Entertainment


Cigarette Burns Cinema has grown from a small film club into a major operation, hosting screenings in cinemas across London, often involving rare original prints of classic horror movies. Their upcoming screening of John Carpenter’s ‘The Fog’ at The Nave on St Paul’s Rd is another step up: a creepy location, a classic film, and all to celebrate a unique musical release. Cigarette Burns’s head honcho Josh Saco tells us more…

‘Nowadays, anyone can rock up with a digital projector and a Blu-ray player, but where’s the fun in that? Cigarette Burns always strives to bring you a unique cinematic experience, no matter where it may be – in this case, an ancient, deconsecrated church. Together with Death Waltz Recording Company, we’re celebrating the triumph of analogue over digital as Death Waltz release a double LP of the eerie, creeping synths of John Carpenter’s ‘The Fog’ soundtrack complete with a specially commissioned cover by Dinos Chapman.

We’ll also be screening a 16mm print of ‘The Fog’. Carpenter’s follow-up to his groundbreaking ‘Halloween’ is a subtle, atmospheric ghost story, but it’s also the great director’s tribute to the history of the genre, riddled with horror fan tips and winks. After the screening, amid general merriment, we’ll host the unveiling of Chapman’s unique artwork and fans will the chance to purchase the limited edition record before it goes on sale officially a couple of days later.’

‘The Fog’ screens at The Nave at 7pm on June 7. For more details see cigaretteburnscinema.com, and remember to keep checking timeout.com/film for more film clubs, festivals, one-off screenings and more.

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