WIN: Tickets to double bill of folk horror films on Halloween night

PUBLISHED: 18:00 23 October 2019

The Wicker Man will be shown at the Curzon cinema. Picture: British Lion Films

The Wicker Man will be shown at the Curzon cinema. Picture: British Lion Films

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This Halloween, Clevedon's cinema will explore the sub-genre of folk horror.

A double bill screening of The Wicker Man and Whistle And I'll Come To You will take place at the Curzon cinema, in Old Church Road, on October 31 at 7.30pm.

Released in 1973, The Wicker Man has become the definitive folk horror masterpiece, telling the story of Sergeant Howie (Edward Woodward) when he arrives on the small Scottish island of Summerisle to investigate the report of a missing child.

A conservative Christian, the policeman observes the islanders' strange pagan rituals, particularly the temptations of Willow (Britt Ekland), daughter of the island magistrate, Lord Summerisle, played by Sir Christopher Lee.

The more Sgt Howie learns about the islanders' strange practices, the closer he gets to tracking down the missing child.

It will be followed by an exclusive screening of the M R James' ghost tale Whistle And I'll Come To You from 1968.

Michael Horden stars in the 40-minute film, which was originally broadcast on the BBC.

While investigating a Templar ruin for a colleague, he finds a whistle with unknown inscriptions and takes it for himself.

Dismissive of local folktales which tell of lingering spirits, he joyfully returns to his hotel, but the cost of taking what is not his may prove to be a higher price than he can pay.

Tickets, priced £7.50-10, is available at www.curzon.org.uk or on box office on 01275 871000.

The Times has teamed up with the Curzon to offer one lucky reader a pair of tickets.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the question below before the competition deadline of 10am on Monday.

Alternatively, send your answer along with your name, address, email address and phone number to Curzon competition, North Somerset Times, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS23 1LW.

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