Waking Nightmares: 1970s the Birth of Modern Horror

The 1970s was the decade of global crisis, trauma, resistance, and rebellion. This explosive social and political culture fuelled our collective nightmares and inspired a new generation of filmmakers to channel their spirit of rage and revolution into a new era of modern horror. This autumn Pálás unleashes a programme of Halloween horror films from the 1970s that changed the genre as we know it. 

  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (4K)

    Set against a backdrop of economic crisis and fuel shortages, Tobe Hooper’s most iconic film follows a group of privileged youths as they come face to face with a family of out-of-work slaughterhouse workers, leading to a violent night of…

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    Director: Tobe Hooper

    Genre: Horror

    Release Date: 18-Sep-2023

    Thu 20 Jun
  • Spider-Man (2002)

    After being bitten by a genetically-modified spider, shy teenager Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) gains spider-like abilities that he uses to fight injustice as a masked superhero and face the vengeful Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe). This summer, we’re presenting Sam Raimi’s…

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    Director: Sam Rami

    Genre: Action,Sci-Fi

    Release Date: 23-May-2024

    Fri 02 Aug
    Sat 03 Aug
  • Spider-Man 2 (2004)

    This summer, we’re presenting Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, back on the big screen! Peter Parker is going through a major identity crisis. Burned out from being Spider-Man, he decides to shelve his superhero alter ego, which leaves the city suffering…

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    Director: Sam Raimi

    Genre: Action,Sci-Fi

    Release Date: 16-Jul-2004

    Fri 09 Aug
    Sat 10 Aug
  • Spider-Man 3

    This summer, we’re presenting Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, back on the big screen! In this concluding chapter, the seemingly invincible Spider-Man goes up against an all-new crop of villains—including the shape-shifting Sandman. While Spider-Man’s superpowers are altered by an alien…

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    Director: Sam Raimi

    Genre: Action,Sci-Fi

    Release Date: 04-May-2007

    Fri 16 Aug
    Sat 17 Aug

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