Wed, 26 Oct|
Treadwell’s Horror Movie Night - Night of the Living Dead
Night of the Living Dead will be introduced by Voodoo Priestess Lilith Dorsey M.A. digitally from New Orleans.
Time & Location
26 Oct 2022, 19:00 – 21:30
London, 33 Store St, London WC1E 7BS, UK
About The Event
Treadwell’s is delighted to announce the Treadwell’s Horror Season!
We are screening an occult horror film every Wednesday in October, with an expert speaker to introduce each film. Free drink on arrival, laughter, scares, socialising and fun are all promised.
Night of the Living Dead
Director: George A. Romero
Runtime: 96 minutes
Cast: Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea, Karl Hardman
Few films begin a genre, and fewer still manage to stand up to the modern eye as genuinely scary and horribly relevant. George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead is a story of corpses rising from their graves, possessed by a taste for human flesh. Following Ben (Ganja & Hess’s Duane Jones) and Barbra (Judith O’Dea) as they hole up to hide from the undead, this is a tale of survival and chaos, where your fellow man might be a greater risk than a ravenous cadaver.
One of the most accomplished and influential film debuts, it anointed George A. Romero as a horror master, and unleashed the zombie as an avatar of contemporary concerns, showing what was on our minds (as well as eating our brains!). Although the film – and its shambling menaces – speak to many times, it’s easy to map Civil Rights anxieties, the Vietnam War, government mistrust and violent protest onto the corpse of Night of the Living Dead.
This 4K restoration of a print from New York’s Museum of Modern Art shows a truly independent piece of American filmmaking in its full glory.
The film will be introduced by Lilith Dorsey digitally from New Orleans. Lilith Dorsey M.A., hails from many magickal traditions, including Afro-Caribbean, Celtic, and Indigenous American spirituality. Their traditional education focused on Plant Science, Anthropology, and Film at the University of R.I, New York University, and the University of London, and their magickal training includes numerous initiations in Santeria also known as Lucumi, Haitian Vodoun, and New Orleans Voodoo. Lilith Dorsey is also a Voodoo Priestess and in that capacity has been doing successful magick since 1991 for patrons, is editor/publisher of Oshun-African Magickal Quarterly, filmmaker of the experimental documentary Bodies of Water: Voodoo Identity and Tranceformation,’ and choreographer/performer for jazz legend Dr. John’s “Night Tripper” Voodoo Show.
They have long been committed to providing accurate and respectful information about the African Traditional Religions and are proud to be a published Black author of such titles as 55 Ways to Connect to Goddess, The African-American Ritual Cookbook, Love Magic, Orishas, Goddesses and Voodoo Queens, Water Magic and the newly re-released Voodoo and African Traditional Religion.
Other Treadwell’s Horror Movie Nights:
The Blood on Satan's Claw - Wednesday 5th October
Haxan - Wednesday 12th October
The Bloodettes - Wednesday 19th October
Movie Night Ticket
Your ticket includes a free drink upon arrival