It’s tipped as a “fearsome festival of fiendishly spooky celluloid”.
And if you’re knocking about town this weekend, keep an eye out for a Hollywood film star or two – there’s a host of actors, directors and movie types in the city for screenings and panel discussions as part of Spookscreen 2019.
Kicking off today, Friday 13th (natch) the festival opens with a fantasy screening of the 1991 film Robin Hood, starring Patrick Bergin and Uma Thurman.
Great event on Friday 13th at 5pm at triskel arts centre a screening of 1991 film Robin Hood starring Patrick Bergin and Uma Thurman, prior to the screening Patrick will be on hand for a talk and to take a few questions.
— Spook Screen (@SpookscreenCork) September 9, 2019
Patrick Bergin will be in attendance at the Triskel Arts Centre for the screening tonight at 5pm and will chat to the audience beforehand. Tickets are a bargain €6 here.
Former Bond girl Caroline Munro, star of the Hammer horror films will be talking about her career at a Q&A session before introducing her film, Captain Cronos at 8pm.
On Saturday, Caroline will also introduce a special screening of the 1980 William Liustig psychological slasher film Maniac.
We’re screening Maniac this Friday 13th, as part of our @SpookscreenCork day of horror! Presented by @TwistedCell, and with an intro by Caroline Munro, this notorious slasher thriller plays at 10.15 https://t.co/8urPnJlru5 pic.twitter.com/NjNh8oiame
— Triskel Arts Centre (@TriskelCork) September 11, 2019
If your appetite for horror is truly insatiable, on Sunday, September 15th, you can hit The Gate cinema for a 35th Anniversary screening of Stephen King’s classic, Children of the Corn, followed by a Q&A with Courtney Gains, who played Malachai in the film opposite Linda Hamilton.
Tickets for the 6.30pm show are available here.
Hollywood veteran Chris Roe will also visit Cork this weekend, showcasing a documentary for his dear friend and horror legend George Romero, which will be shown as part of a thematic programme dedicated to Romero’s indelible legacy. More here.