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  • Meisha Garvey

Village Screen’s Halloween Cave Cinema Experience

Halloween is fast approaching and if you’re still looking for something to do, why not join Village Screen for their annual Halloween pop-up at Peak Cavern?

From Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th October, Village Screen are transforming the spectacular Peak Cavern (aka The Devil’s Arse) in Castleton for your viewing pleasure. Classic Halloween films will be screened, creepy characters will be waiting to scare attendees and plenty of food from local vendors will be available.

Grab food from burger slinger’s As Tha Got Beef, pizza maker’s Breyt Dough and the UK’s 5th most Instagrammable Vegan/Veggie food vendors Icarus and Apollo each evening, while listening to tunes from dynamic duo La Fox and singer-songwriter Charlotte Branson.

Thursday 26th October

Village Screen’s Halloween weekend kickstarts early on Thursday 26th October with psychological thriller Silence of The Lambs. Say hello to Clarice Starling, an FBI agent, desperately trying to apprehend a serial killer who’s been skinning their victims. Clarice seeks the help of the former manipulative psychologist and notorious cannibal, Hannibal Lecter, as he’s the only one with a hope of getting on the elusive killer’s wavelength.

Friday 27th October

Things get decidedly spooky on Friday 27th October with paranormal horror The Conjuring, based on a true story. In 1971, 3 years after a possession case, paranormal investigators, or “demonologists,” Ed and Lorraine Warren are called to help the Perron family. After moving into their Rhode Island farmhouse, increasingly disturbing events have been happening at the property, when a spirit targets the Perron’s daughter, Ed and Lorraine have to step in.

Saturday 28th October

Saturday 28th October is a day for witches and all magic lovers. The afternoon screening is family fantasy-comedy Hocus Pocus. The story follows a trio of evil Salem witches, the Sanderson Sisters, who stole the souls of the village’s children and hung for their crimes. When Salem newcomer Max inadvertently resurrects the sisters centuries later by lighting the cursed Candle of Black Flame, he must stop their reign of terror with the help of his crush Allison and younger sister Dani.

The Saturday evening showing takes a slightly darker magical turn with cult classic, The Craft. New Catholic high school student, Sarah Bailey, befriends a trio of outcasts who practice witchcraft. After realising she has an affinity for magic like her late mother, Sarah joins their coven where they cast spells to achieve their heart’s desires. Things go well at first…but absolute power corrupts absolutely and Sarah soon finds out spells for personal gain have consequences.

Sunday 29th October

Village Screen’s final day - Sunday 29th October also has two screenings; the afternoon showing is suitable for the whole family and its our favourite eccentric macabre household - The Addams Family. Not to be confused with the new animation, this is the 1991 classic, where the Addams are reunited with long-lost relative, Uncle Fester the brother of Gomez Addams. Hijinks ensue as the family reconnects, whilst simultaneously battling against a mother-son duo intent on stealing their riches.

They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, want to see a snippet? You better get your ticket — for The Addams Family.

Finally ending the Halloween weekend is Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice. When couple Adam and Barbara tragically pass just after buying their new house, they find themselves stuck haunting it unable to move on. After unsuccessfully scaring the new occupants, they seek the help of the malicious spirit and “bio-exorcist” Beetlejuice to scare them away for good. Beware calling his name, they say if you repeat it three times you’ll summon him.

Don’t forget to add on any extras when you get your tickets, the add-on options are listed with each movie ticket. Although it’s BYOB-the final B meaning blankets not booze, Village Screen also provides blankets and even hot water bottles for a fee. Another add-on not to miss is Sorrel Cocoa Bakery’s Bake Box.

For £16.95 you can preorder a box of x2 Double Chocolate Mummy Brownies, x2 Red Velvet Kinder Bueno Cream Stuffed Cookies and x1 Biscoff Caramel Rocky Road with Chocolate Pumpkins.

So order your tickets and add-ons, wrap up well and enter The Devil’s Arse this Halloween weekend… if you dare.


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