MIDNIGHT EXCESS is a film programme from SUPAKINO that brings back the thrill of weird and wonderful late-night movies to London’s historic Rio Cinema.
Join us for 2 nights of Oliver Reed horror this October with Joseph Losey’s THE DAMNED (1962) and David Cronenberg’s THE BROOD (1979). Film writer MILLICENT THOMAS will be chatting with RANJIT S. RUPRAI before each film: expect creepy kids, bodily mutations and scientific experiments gone awry!
Doors 23:00 / Intro + Film 23:30
£10.00 / £9.00 via Rio Cinema
THE DAMNED (1962) Dir. Joseph Losey
This sci-fi, teen-rebel, Hammer-horror is a delightfully odd and ultimately spine-chilling film by Joseph Losey starring a young Oliver Reed as King, the leader of a coastal biker gang. He’s not happy at his sister going off with an American tourist and the chase ends up in a nearby army base where a highly secretive and disturbing scientific project is taking place.
Film writer Millicent Thomas and Ranjit S. Ruprai of SUPAKINO will be chatting on stage about the film beforehand. Get there early for some Oliver Reed extras.
Millicent Thomas is a proud Mancunian writer on film and pop culture. She has been an editor and podcast host at Screen Queens for over two years, working to raise female and LGBTQ+ voices in film criticism. Her work can be seen in the likes of Little White Lies, Dazed, and SciFiNow and she can be found spreading the good word about 2018's Tomb Raider on Twitter @MillicentOnFilm