Maidstone Museum’s Screaming Poster Celebration

by | Oct 10, 2017

Wanna see something really scary?

Commonly referred to as British horror’s golden age, the 1950’s through to the 1970’s was a smagusambord of buxom vampire victims, rubber bats and satanic cults. Spurred on by Hammer Horror and Amicus Productions, the horror genre saw a huge rise in popularity, as fans of vampires, werewolves and mummies flocked to see dark things that shocked and thrilled.

Scream and Scream Again: The Golden Age of British Horror

Curated by Wales’ horror film festival ‘Abertoir’, the Scream and Scream Again: The Golden Age of British Horror exhibition continues its tour at the Maidstone Museum of Art. Exploring some of the most bloodthirsty and horrifying british films from the period, the exhibition reveals how they were marketed through a collection of rare, original lobby cards and posters from around the world. Any fan of art and film will be thrilled by this great opportunity to explore cinema history, and see some original international posters from films such as Twins of Evil (1971), Witchfinder General (1968) and The Mummy’s Shroud (1967).

Museum director Victoria Barlow was thrilled to have the exhibition under his roof.

“We’re excited to have secured this ghoul-tastic exhibition, especially in time for Halloween and we’re looking forward to having a lot of fun with it.”

 

A great way to get in the Halloween spirits, the Show starts tonight and runs until Dec 2nd.

Entry costs £4, £3 for children, and £12 for a family of up to four.

You can learn more HERE.

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