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A very spooky Halloween on the big screen

When we say this will be a Halloween like no other, we really mean it. Not just because you might not be able to go trick or treating and your parties might be virtual ones, but because we're going to get you thoroughly spooked at Vue with a huge array of classic horror films.

Psychological chillers, laugh out loud thrillers - we’re bringing them all back to the big screen for a spooktacular Halloween treat. Remember: there’s nothing to fear but fear itself (and dream-invading demons and serial killers and ghosts...etc.)

For the slasher fans:

Scream: you’ll never trust your friends again after seeing the iconic Wes Craven classic on the big screen.
Everyday object it will ruin for you: you’ll be looking at your cat flap in terror from now on.

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A Nightmare on Elm Street: the dream-invading Freddy Kreuger rips and stabs his way through a load of unlucky teens
Everyday object it will ruin for you: Breton stripes, leather gloves and your bed, unfortunately.

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Creature features for monster fans:

Alien: your screams might not be heard in space but they will definitely be heard at Vue as a chestburster comes bursting towards you from the big screen.
Everyday object it will ruin for you: Eggs. All kinds of eggs.

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Predator: Arnie’s on the trail of a vicious alien killer that is taking out his elite army force one by one - it seems invincible, invisible and omnipotent. Until he tries taking a mud bath, that is.
Everyday object it will ruin for you: anything that provides warmth.

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Psychological thrillers that will mess with your mind:

The Silence of the Lambs: Jodie Foster’s break out role navigating mind games with the terrifying Hannibal Lecter.
Everyday object it will ruin for you: you’ll never drink Chianti again.

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The Shining: yes, love to be trapped in a remote hotel with an increasingly insane Jack Nicholson, rivers of blood, scary twin ghosts and a little boy with the shining in his finger. All very cool and normal and not terrifying at all.
Everyday object it will ruin for you: can’t say you’ll be crazy about typewriters or tricycles after this.

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Psycho: Norman Bates seems like a nice lad doesn’t he, real mummy’s boy.
Everyday object it will ruin for you: showers! Baths only from now on please.

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Ghosts, ghouls and paranormal activity for the truly brave:

Carrie: The ultimate high school horror where the poor, bullied Carrie gets her own back with supernatural brain power. Leave the pigs’ blood at home please.
Everyday object it will ruin for you: you’ll be fairly wary of everything in your kitchen when you get home.

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The Evil Dead: The quintessential 'cabin in the woods' movie. A group of teenagers foolishly resurrect a demonic entity and, let’s just say, it doesn’t end well.
Everyday object it will ruin for you: audiobooks. You never know what ancient incantations they contain.

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Poltergeist: There's nothing creepier than a little kid in a horror film, particularly one that a malevolent spirit takes a liking to. Not even an exorcist can deal with the powers terrorising this family in their new home.
Everyday object it will ruin for you: televisions.

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The Exorcist: See above re. creepy kids and append “ones that have been possessed by the devil” - the raw horror of Linda Blair’s levitating body will haunt you for weeks.
Everyday object it will ruin for you: we doubt you’ll be craving mushy peas any time soon.

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Cuddly horrors for anyone who wants to sleep anytime soon:

Hocus Pocus: You’d think you’d be careful about what incantations you read out in Salem on Halloween night lest you accidentally raise three youth-hungry witches from the dead. Equal amounts of scares and shenanigans will have you trembling with fear and laughter.
Everyday object it will ruin for you: candles - and not for health and safety reasons.

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show: We challenge you to have more fun than a big screen showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show; bringing forth unnatural life, and body swapping all in one hilarious package.
Everyday object it will ruin for you: You probably won’t turn up unannounced at any spooky local castles for a while - or maybe you will...

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