Nervous Nellies need not apply.
If you’d like to spend an evening frightening the actual bejesus out of yourself, the Spike Island Cinema Club has just the thing.
The club will be screening The Conjuring on Saturday, April 7th… in the auditorium of the abandoned prison once called “Ireland’s hell”.
The fun starts with a ferry journey across Cork Harbour as you follow in the footsteps of thousands of convicts who were sent to the spooky prison island.
On arrival, a guide will lead you past abandoned homes and villages to the Fortress that was built to defend an empire.
After you walk through the imposing entrance tunnel that was the last sight of freedom for many a prisoner, you’ll have a chance to grab snacks in the gift shop before the movie.
Based on a true story, The Conjuring tells the horrifying tale of how world renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were called upon to help a family terrorised by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse in 1971.
Here’s the trailer if you missed it the first time around…
As if that wasn’t terrifying enough, the horror will be screened in the Prison Auditorium, a room that once held up to 100 child prisoners at a time. Afterwards a guide will take the group on a torchlight tour of the abandoned prison and Punishment block, where you can feel the damp and smell the claustrophobic air that drove many prisoners insane.
Then it’s back to the ferry and a nighttime sailing to Cobh.
The experience begins at 6pm, with the group arriving back to Cobh by 10pm. Tickets (€19 each here) are limited so book early… if you dare.