SCREEM October Weekend Late Night 14 Oct 2011 – 16 Oct 2011
Of the array of human emotions, fear is probably one of those we experience the least often. Sinema hopes to inspire yet another visual experience for audiences to celebrate interesting and untold horror stories through SCREEM October weekend, a special horror film series just for you during the month of October. With prices going as low as a SHOCKING $4.50 a ticket, and on top of that, a buy-2-get-1-free promotion, this is a must-attend event!
SCREEM October presents award-winning films such as Eden Lake, Karak, and the 2010 Cannes grand prize winner Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, that promises to not only scare you but even redefine the way you think.
SCREEM October offers audiences the chance to celebrate and experience the art of horror filmmaking, where although heavily influenced by culture and language, still retains a universal characteristic that people all over the world is able to identify with – fear.
1. Eden Lake
UK | James Watkins | 2008 | 87 minutes | English | M18
Nursery teacher Jenny and her boyfriend Steve, escape for a romantic weekend away. Steve, planning to propose, has found an idyllic setting: a remote lake enclosed by woodlands and seemingly deserted. The couple’s peace is shattered when a gang of obnoxious kids encircles their campsite.
Reveling in provoking the adults, the gang steals the couple’s belongings and vandalizes their car leaving them completely stranded. When Steve confronts them, tempers flare and he suffers a shocking and violent attack. Fleeing for help, Jenny is subject to a brutal and relentless game of cat-and-mouse as she desperately tries to evade her young pursuers and find her way out of the woods.
Malaysia | Yusry Abdul Halim | 2011 | 90 minutes | Malay | NC16
Based on urban legends and other chilling sightings along the Karak highway, ‘KARAK’ is KRU Studios’ maiden foray into the realm of horror films and is helmed by acclaimed director, Yusry Abdul Halim. Four college students are heading back to Kuantan after a night out in KL, when they are caught-up in a massive jam along the Karak Highway. So as to make it back for their classes the next morning, they decide to exit the highway and continue their journey along the old trunk-road…. not knowing that this decision will change their lives forever…
3. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Thailand | Apichatpong Weerasethakul | 2010 | 114 minutes | Thai | PG
Suffering from acute kidney failure, Uncle Boonmee has chosen to spend his final days surrounded by his loved ones in the countryside. Surprisingly, the ghost of his deceased wife appears to care for him, and his long lost son returns home in a non-human form. Contemplating the reasons for his illness, Boonmee treks through the jungle with his family to a mysterious hilltop cave – the birthplace of his first life..