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intu Merry Hill Brings Fright Night with Spooky Cinema Experience

A horror film screening at intu Merry Hill will be showing Zack Snyder's 'Dawn of the Dead' in a zombie-infested shopping environment

A horror film screening at intu Merry Hill will be showing Zack Snyder's cult classic Dawn of the Dead in a zombie-infested shopping environment.

The screening will be held after-hours on Sunday 27th October with the centre themed to look like a post-apocalyptic shopping mall, complete with live zombies and spooky props to surprise and horrify the audience. Featuring a horror short film showcase and contributions from guest collaborators such as musician, Adam Lamb (Domesday Outfit), who has composed an exclusive, atmospheric original soundtrack for the space.

The exclusive event has been organised in partnership with Friendly Neighbourhood Cinema, a Stourbridge-grown film project that strives to bring exciting community cinema events to the Black Country.

The screening is held as part of the Midlands’ new Horror & Fantasy film Festival, Into The Darkness 2019, as part of which cult horror classics will be shown in various locations across the Midlands from 6th October to 17th November. Friendly Neighbourhood Cinema will be contributing two other local screenings including a Devil’s night screening of The Exorcist at the haunted Bonded Warehouse (Oct 30th) before returning to its regular monthly venue, Green Duck Brewery for The Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween Party (Oct 31st).

Sarah Dodds, assistant marketing manager at intu Merry Hill, said: “Halloween at intu Merry Hill just keeps getting bigger, better and scarier! We’re building on the success of shopper’s favourite The Halloween House pop-up shop with a horror film screening with local business Friendly Neighbourhood Cinema. We love finding new ways to surprise and delight our shoppers by adding new and exciting propositions and Marmalade will also be out on some spooky parades around the centre, which young families should keep their eyes peeled for.”

Daniel Kearns, owner of Friendly Neighbourhood Cinema, said “We’re delighted to be able to host a screening at intu Merry Hill as it’s such a big part of life in the Black Country and it’s always fun to host screenings in unique, repurposed places.

“Horror is one of our favourite film genres, which is why we were honoured to take part in this year’s Into The Darkness Festival - and of course we’re thrilled to be able to screen Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead, which has been cited as one of the best re-envisionings of a horror classic in memory.”

Tickets for ages 18 and over are now on sale for £12.50 at www.FriendlyNeighbourhoodCinema.co.uk and more information can be found via the projects Facebook and Instagram pages.

Friendly Neighbourhood Cinema has been made possible with support from Black Country Touring and Film Hub Midlands through funds from the National Lottery. Film Hub Midlands support people to watch, show, and make films in the Midlands."