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Filmography details linked to in the film titles on these pages are all courtesy of The Internet Movie Database.

 

 

 

Season 48 October 2013-March 2014

 

is now over.  Thanks for joining us; we hope you have enjoyed what you have seen. We’ll be back for Season 49 in October. So have a great summer, and we’ll see you again when the nights draw in and the creatures start to stir…

 

 

 

 

 

Season 49 October 2014-March 2015

 

 

It takes quite a while for Robin to put together a year’s programme of films so the next season is more or less finalised now.  It is not done the night before the programme is printed, honest.

 

For the new season expect the same kind of mix of mainly British and American, horror, crime and other drama films.  This website will be updated with the new season’s details as soon as the programme is finalised, probably in September.

 

To be confirmed but probably the Season 49 dates will be:

17th October 2014

21st November 2014

19th December 2014

16th January 2015

13th February 2015

6th March 2015

20th March 2015

 

The cost of membership last season was £17.50 (£7.00 for guest tickets for a single show). 

 

 

 

 

 

Season 50 onwards

 

 

For future screenings, if anyone has any suggestions they would be most welcome.  Whether suggestions for screenings will match Robin’s view of what is suitable for Gothique is another matter.

 

 

Please email me, Simon Davies or Dave Simpson. 

j_s_davies@hotmail.com

david.simpson399@btinternet.com

(Or write to Robin, he doesn’t do email). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dave Simpson has comprehensively updated the sections which end this website “A History of The Gothique Film Society” and “Gothique programmes 1966-2014”.  Please note his appeal to any long standing society members who may be able to supply information to help complete his records.

 

 

 

 

A History of The Gothique Film Society

 

by Dave Simpson

 

 

The Gothique Film Society is a specialised club for horror and fantasy enthusiasts, quite possibly the longest running specialist film society in the UK. It evolved out of genre fanzine Gothique, created in 1965 by an editorial collective comprising Stan Nicholls, Jean Dempsey, David Griffiths, Ernest Harris and David Stokes (and which continued for 10 issues until March 1970, with a 20th anniversary special being published in July 1985). One of the contributing writers and artists was Robin James, who, in 1966, founded the Gothique Film Society with Jim Kearley. Apart from allowing use of the name “Gothique”, and contributing artwork and programme notes for some of the early shows, Gothique magazine had little involvement with the film society.

 

Robin and Jim were a true ‘dream team’, able to utilise Robin’s extensive knowledge of the horror and fantasy genres and contacts in the world of 16mm film, and Jim’s long experience in organising and running film societies.

 

The society’s first meeting was held in September 1966 in the basement cinema at the London School of Film Technique (now the London Film School) in Shelton Street, Covent Garden. A modest audience of about 20 enthusiasts watched Son of Kong.

 

By sheer optimism, a lot of perseverance and positive word of mouth, membership steadily increased. It was very soon evident that a larger auditorium was required, and one was found in the hall on the top floor of Holborn Library, Theobalds Road, WC1. This is where the Gothique came into its own and presented some of its finest double bills of horror classics. Two of the first honorary Presidents were actor Christopher Lee and legendary Hammer director Terence Fisher, who both made regular visits, as did many other stars and personalities.

 

The Gothique’ seasons were hugely enhanced from January 1970, when Yeovil born, but New York based film writer, scholar and collector William K. Everson presented a show during his seasonal visit to London. He continued presenting his Christmas shows right up until shortly before his death in 1996. Especially in the pre-video days his shows, in which he introduced films from his extensive collection or rare prints borrowed from other US collectors, were the highlight of each season.

 

The other outstanding Gothique supporter and President was entertainer and comedian Bob Monkhouse, who first attended in March 1968 when he heard, from screenwriter Robert Muller (Billie Whitelaw’s husband) that The Raven (1935) was being shown. In spite of Fridays being the busiest time on the after dinner circuit, where Bob was in high demand, he managed to fit in further personal visits and his introductory talks showed his incredible knowledge of, and love of, the cinema. He was also a very accomplished artist and he drew many of the covers for the society’s programme brochures. A renowned collector, he was also instrumental in helping to track down some of the obscure and rare films that have been shown over the years.

 

Over the years many people connected with the 'Gothique' genre have popped in. An early visitor, at the October 1972 show, was DJ Mike Raven, who, in a brief acting career, made a name for himself as a sinister presence in Lust for a Vampire, I, Monster, Crucible of Terror (all 1971) and Disciple of Death (1972).

 

After the first few seasons the society fell into something very similar to its current pattern, with, at that time, shows running from October to April. A rare foray away from the Library Hall was a social evening, held on Saturday 17 March 1973 at the Barley Mow, Horseferry Road, SW1. My principal memory of that evening is being part of a quiz team, comprising young newcomers (I was then just 20), that was annihilated by a team of film enthusiasts of, shall we say, rather longer standing!

 

Due to work commitments, Christopher Lee resigned as a president in 1975. He was replaced by horror director and legendary cameraman Freddie Francis.

 

The society’s tenth anniversary was celebrated in appropriate fashion, if not a little early, on Friday 27 February 1976 at Holborn Library Hall. This was a separate occasion, not part of that season’s programme; the only film entertainment was the compilation Monsters We’ve Known and Loved. The many guests included Gothique Presidents Terence Fisher and Freddie Francis, actors Susan Hampshire, Nicky Henson, Jenny Runacre, Ingrid Pitt, Derek Francis and Dave Prowse, film historian John Huntley and genre historian, and Gothique regular, Denis Gifford. A highlight of the evening was a quiz between mixed teams of celebrities and members – and this time I was on the winning side!

 

During Season 13, on 27 April 1979, a new initiative, “Members’ Choice” was tested. Clive Bennett and I were given the opportunity to select the films and prepare the programme notes. In those pre-video days we were anxious to show something we hadn’t seen, so we presented “Two Corman Classics”: Dementia 13 and The Beast With a Million Eyes. Unfortunately, these are (of course) anything but classics – and after a rather more sensible “Members’ Choice” (Lewton’s Curse of the Cat People and The Leopard Man, chosen by author Stephen Jones) the following season Robin has never been brave enough to repeat this experiment!

 

Mention should also be made of Kim Newman, who joined the Gothique as a university student and was the one amongst us young fans who achieved his dream of forging a career in the movie business. He is now, of course, a renowned critic, author and media personality, but still pops in from time to time.

 

Freddie Francis resigned as a President after Season 13 (1978-79) and we sadly lost Terence Fisher a short while later, when he died on 18 June 1980. Season 15 (1980-81) was dedicated to him, with a special tribute screening on 5 December 1980 of Dracula and Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell.    

 

As Season 19 (1984-85) approached the Gothique reached another of its periodic ‘make or break’ moments, with declining attendances quite a concern. In response, and with attendances especially poor for the April shows, the decision was made to reduce the number of shows from nine to (usually) seven, with future seasons running from October to March. As it was, that season kicked off in fine style with an evening with special effects maestro Ray Harryhausen.

 

For the Gothique’s 20th anniversary season (1985-86), Bob Monkhouse penned a personal note for the programme booklet explaining his life-long fascination with the macabre and how, influenced in equal measure by Boris Karloff and the Marx Brothers, he fell into comedy, rather than horror, since telling jokes came easiest to him!

 

In 1986 Robin was pleased to announce the Gothique had won two awards, gold and silver, from the British Federation of Film Societies, for its contribution to the film society movement. The awards were handed out at a ceremony at the National Film Theatre.

 

During Season 27 (1992-93) a potentially fatal blow was struck when, in March 1993, it was announced that the Library Hall was to close, to be transformed into office space. The hunt was on for alternative premises, ideally in the same central area and, even more importantly, at a reasonable rate. Fortunately, with the assistance of the Holborn Film Society, a new home was found just around the corner, in the Brockway Room at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, WC1. The Hall opened in 1929 and is owned by humanist organisation South Place Ethical Society.

 

Unlike at the Library Hall there is no separate projection box. Siting the projectors in the body of the room allowed another of the Gothique’s stalwarts, Roger Townsend, to take a more visible role. Roger was our trusty projectionist pretty much from the beginning (Jim projected the very early shows) but, hidden away in the projection box at the Library Hall he was well nigh invisible. At last he could be a part of the crowd!

 

The move to Conway Hall also saw David Smith join the team to organise the interval refreshments. For some years at the Library Hall my late wife Diane had undertaken this most important of duties, but David stepped in as part of the move and he has supplied members with coffee and biscuits ever since.

 

Despite settling in reasonably well at Conway Hall, Robin has always hoped that another venue, especially one better designed for cinema use, might be found. And, for Season 30 (1995-96) he found it in the Crown Preview Theatre, 86 Wardour Street, W1. This splendid mini-cinema had 16mm, 35mm and large screen video facilities and appeared to be ideal. At last, as Robin put it at the time, the Gothique was moving upmarket!

 

But it was not to be. Following a preview screening on 26 May 1995, Season 30 started as planned – and then it was announced that the Crown would be closing on 15 December! Fortunately Conway Hall was still available so, from January 1996 the society moved back into the Brockway Room, where it has remained ever since.

 

1996 also brought forth a double dose of sad news, with the death of Bill Everson on 14 April and Jim Kearley’s increasing incapacity, due to illness, preventing him from continuing with the society. Season 31 (1996-97) was dedicated to Bill; the situation was especially poignant as it was Jim who had introduced Bill to the Gothique.        

 

Season 33 (1998-99) heralded a technological revolution, with the introduction of large-screen video. This had been inevitable; the sources for 16mm prints were becoming scarcer, and so much rare material was available on the digital format. Not everyone was pleased, of course, but Robin was keen to reassure members that 16mm would still be the first choice, and video would be used sparingly. Happily, that has remained the case and, to this day, with much effort by Robin, many presentations are still on 16mm.

 

Following his long illness, Jim Kearley died in early 2000. Season 35 (2000-01) was dedicated to him. We also lost genre historian, and Gothique regular, Denis Gifford the same year.

 

On a brighter note that year, actress Janina Faye was interviewed by archivist and film historian John Huntley in connection with a screening of Never Take Sweets from a Stranger. Also on that bill was Green Fingers, a short film directed by Gothique member Paul Cotgrove. Other guest appearances in recent years have included actress Valerie Leon, interviewed by John Huntley when Blood From the Mummy’s Tomb was screened during Season 34 (1999-2000), screenwriter David MacGillivray (Frightmare, screened during Season 36 [2001-02]) and actresses Vera Day, for a screening of Woman Eater during Season 38 (2003-04) and Muriel Pavlow for The Shop at Sly Corner, shown during Season 43 (2008-09). 

 

Back in 2003, we sadly lost John Huntley in the August, followed by Bob Monkhouse in the December. Both men were fervent supporters of the Gothique, but it is impossible, in particular, to over-state Bob’s contribution; we can only hope he is looking down as the society he supported, pretty much from the beginning, marches on towards its fifth decade.   

 

Yet another stalwart member, Richard Batten, decided to call it a day during 2007. He had answered a call, way back in 1972, for someone to write the programme notes. His first were for Count Dracula in November 1972, during Season 7, and he continued until the end of Season 41 in March 2007!  Roger Townsend who, due to increasing ill health, was doing less and less of the projection work, took over the notes for Season 42, after which I was pleased to offer my services. I only hope I can follow Richard in compiling them for 35 seasons!

 

Sadly in April 2012 Roger's increasing frailty finally took its toll and he passed away. Fittingly, for someone who devoted a large amount of his life to the Gothique, he had at least managed to attend many of the shows in the season that had only just ended.  He will be sorely missed; the following season was dedicated to him.

 

Season 47 (2012-2013) might well have marked the end of 16mm shows.  Only one was scheduled, in December, but that had to be cancelled (it was replaced by an all-DVD show).  However, Conway Hall had acquired new (portable) sound equipment and front and rear wall-mounted speakers had been permanently installed in the Brockway Room.  This has substantially enhanced the projection of DVDs and, indeed, provides the best visual and sound quality we have had for many years.  So the move to wholly DVD, while unfortunate from a film purist point of view, has actually enhanced the viewing experience.

 

Still one of the few specialised film clubs in Great Britain, the Gothique Film Society is thriving, with no plans to slow down. New members are always welcome, thereby keeping the cinema of fantasy, mystery and horror alive. The philosophy of the Gothique has always been that every film should be judged on its own merits. People should make up their own minds. So please do join us!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gothique programmes 1966-2014

 

Compiled by Dave Simpson

 

 

The society has not maintained an ‘official’ record of everything that has been shown over the years. However, from the programme booklets, Robin’s recollections, information from long-standing member Alan Kibble and my own notes (I’ve been a member since Season 6 [1971-72]) I’ve been able to reconstruct most of the programmes. However, there are still a few gaps. These are shown in red I would be very grateful to hear from anyone who can help with any of them.

 

I can be contacted at david.simpson399@btinternet.com or see me on the front row at the meetings!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remember: ‘OTHERS CREATE, WE IMITATE’

 

 

 

Season 48 2013 - 2014

 

Friday 18 October

 

 

SKULL (1965)

 

PSYCHOPATH (1966)  

 

Friday 22 November

 

 

LODGER (1944). 

 

FACE AT THE WINDOW (1939) 

 

Friday 20 December

 

 

7 MURDERS FOR SCOTLAND YARD (1971)

 

WHO CAN KILL A CHILD? (1976) 

 

Friday 17 January

 

 

BUSY BODIES (1933)

 

MOST DANGEROUS GAME (1932)

 

KONGO (1932) 

 

Friday 14 February

 

 

SHOCK WAVES (1977)   

 

JACK THE RIPPER (1976) [Replaced OASIS OF THE ZOMBIES (1976)]

 

Friday 07 March

 

 

PROWLER (1951) 

 

M (1951) 

 

Friday 21 March

 

 

BURNING (1981) 

 

PIT (1981) 

 

 

 

Season 47 2012 - 2013

 

Friday 19 October

 

 

DIARY OF A MADMAN (1963)

 

NIGHT MONSTER (1941)

 

Friday 23 November

 

 

NAKED ALIBI (1954)

 

BLACK TUESDAY (1954)

 

Friday 21 December

 

 

BLACK DOLL (1938) 

 

THE CAT AND THE CANARY (1939) 

 

[Replaced advertised 16mm screenings of GUEST IN THE HOUSE (1944) and THE BOOGIE MAN WILL GET YOU (1941)]

 

Friday 18 January

 

 

VENGEANCE (1962)

 

VOODOO WOMAN (1957)

 

Friday 15 February

 

 

DOCTOR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE (1932) 

 

MAD LOVE (1935)

 

Friday 08 March

 

 

NIGHTMARE (1956)

 

REVENGE OF THE ZOMBIES (1943) [Replaced ALIAS JOHN PRESTON (1956)]

 

Friday 22 March

 

 

DIAL 999 (1955) 

 

THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT (1938) 

 

 

 

The season was dedicated to the memory of Roger Townsend.

 

 

 

Season 46 2011 - 2012

 

Friday 14 October

 

 

THE VAMPIRE LOVERS (1970) 

 

BLONDES FOR DANGER (1938)

 

Friday 18 November

 

 

BLACK LIMELIGHT (1938)

 

THE GOLEM (THE LEGEND OF PRAGUE) (1935)

 

Friday 16 December

 

 

DANCING WITH CRIME  (1947) 

 

LOVE FROM A STRANGER (1937) 

 

Friday 20 January

 

 

THE BLACK PIT OF DOCTOR M (1959).

 

CURSE OF THE DEVIL (1973) 

 

Friday 17 February

 

 

LADY IN A CAGE (1964). 

 

THE INDESTRUCTIBLE MAN (1956) 

 

Friday 09 March

 

 

THE WARE CASE (1938) 

 

THE WIND (1987) 

 

Friday 23 March

 

 

IN THE LINE OF DUTY: THE FBI MURDERS (1988) [Replaced SANTA SANGRE (1989)]

 

CONDEMNED TO LIVE (1935)

 

 

 

Season 45 2010 - 2011

 

Friday 22 October 2010

 

 

THE EARTH DIES SCREAMING (1964)

 

THE LAST PAGE (1952)

 

Friday 19 November 2010

 

 

BLACK MAGIC (1949)

 

THE HORROR OF IT ALL (1963)

 

Friday 17 December 2010

 

 

APPOINTMENT WITH CRIME (1946) 

 

MURDER IN SOHO (1938)

 

Friday 21 January 2011

 

 

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (1956).

 

DEAD MEN ARE DANGEROUS (1939) 

 

Friday 18 February 2011

 

 

THE CABINET OF CALIGARI (1962). 

 

CURSE OF THE UNDEAD (1959) 

 

Friday 11 March 2011

 

 

FEAR IN THE NIGHT (1972) 

 

VIKING WOMEN (1957) 

 

Friday 25 March 2011

 

 

NIGHT MUST FALL (1937) 

 

THE PRICE OF VANITY (1955/Episode from “The Vise”) 

 

 

 

Season 44 2009 - 2010

 

Friday 23 October 2009

 

 

FACE THE MUSIC (1954) 

 

MEET SEXTON BLAKE (1944) 

 

Friday 20 November 2009

 

 

MAN WHO LAUGHS (1928).

 

BLACK MOON (1934)

 

Friday 18 December 2009

 

 

BRIDES OF DRACULA (1960) 

 

DEATH IN HIGH HEELS (1947) 

 

Friday 22 January 2010

 

 

MINE OWN EXECUTIONER (1947) 

 

DEAD MEN WALK (1943) 

 

Friday 19 February 2010

 

 

THE HANDS OF ORLAC (1960) 

 

OUT OF THE FOG (1962) 

 

Friday 12 March 2010

 

 

THE SNORKEL (1958) 

 

BLACK MEMORY (1947) 

 

Friday 26 March 2010

 

 

TOURIST TRAP (1979) 

 

SUSPECTED PERSON (1942)

 

 

 

Season 43 2008 - 2009

 

Friday 17 October 2008

 

 

CRESCENDO (1969)

 

BOSTON BLACKIE’S RENDEZVOUS (1946)

 

Friday 21 November 2008

 

 

THE SHOP AT SLY CORNER (1946)

Actress Muriel Pavlow was interviewed by film archivist John Huntley

 

COSH BOY (1952)

 

Friday 19 December 2008

 

 

Special surprise show:

 

MURDER AT THE GRANGE (1952/31mins)

 

THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER (1949) (“Lights Out” TV series/30mins)

 

THE DARK LAKE (“Douglas Fairbanks Jr Presents”/1955)

 

MONICA (“Thirty Minute Theatre”/1965)

 

THE TRIUMPH OF DEATH (“Late Night Horror”/1968)

 

Friday 16 January 2009

 

 

UNEARTHLY STRANGER (1963)

 

FIRE MAIDENS FROM OUTER SPACE (1956)

 

Friday 6 February 2009

 

 

COMMUNION (1977)

 

THE BLACK ROOM (1935)

 

Friday 6 March 2009

 

 

CAPTAIN KRONOS VAMPIRE HUNTER (1974)

 

THE DARK LIGHT (1951).

 

Friday 27 March 2009

 

 

FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE SPACE MONSTER (1965)

 

THE HANGMAN WAITS (1947) 

 

 

 

Season 42 2007 - 2008

 

Friday 12 October 2007

 

 

TERROR OF THE TONGS (1961)

 

CAT GIRL (1957)

 

Friday 16 November 2007

 

MADONNA OF THE SEVEN MOONS (1944)

 

MUMMY’S BOYS (1936)

 

Friday 14 December 2007

 

GOTHIC (1986)

 

ANOTHER FACE (1935)

 

Friday 11 January 2008

 

MAN WITHOUT A BODY (1957)

 

THE RETURN OF PETER GRIMM (1935)

 

Friday 8 February 2008

 

THE WITCHES (1966)

 

THE PROJECTED MAN (1967)

 

Friday 7 March 2008

 

THE DEVIL COMMANDS (1941).

 

PAUL TEMPLE RETURNS (1952)

 

Friday 28 March 2008

 

THE FLANAGAN BOY (1953)

 

VOODOO MAN (1944).

 

 

 

Season 41 2006 - 2007

 

Friday 13 October 2006

 

 

THE CAMP ON BLOOD ISLAND (1958) [replaced FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER (1949)]

 

THE ECHO MURDERS (1945)

 

Friday 17 November 2006

 

IT! THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE (1958)

 

THE PHANTOM OF CRESTWOOD (1932)

 

Friday 15 December 2006

 

A STOLEN FACE (1952)

 

THE CRIMES OF STEPHEN HAWKE (1936)

 

Friday 12 January 2007

 

SO EVIL MY LOVE (1948)

 

SEVEN KEYS TO BALDPATE (1930)

 

Friday 9 February 2007

 

GHOST SHIP (1943)

 

GHOST SHIP (1952)

 

Friday 2 March 2007

 

THE UNINVITED (1944)

 

THE CASE OF CHARLES PEACE (1948)

 

Friday 23 March 2007

 

CLOUDBURST (1951)

 

THE LOST SQUADRON (1932)

 

 

 

Season 40 2005 - 2006

 

Friday 21 October 2005

 

 

A PLACE OF ONE’S OWN (1945)

 

EXCESS BAGGAGE (1933)

 

Friday 17 November 2005

 

THE DARK MAN (1950)

 

THE BLACK ABBOTT (1933)

 

Friday 9 December 2005

 

SO LONG AT THE FAIR (1950)

 

FORBIDDEN (1948)

 

Friday 13 January 2006

 

THE AMAZING MR X (1948)

 

SHOCK (1946)

 

Friday 10 February 2006

 

MURDER IN REVERSE (1945)

 

THE SQUEAKER (1937)

 

Friday 3 March 2006

 

DOCTOR SYN (1937)

 

DARK SECRET (1949)

 

Friday 17 March 2006

 

DUAL ALIBI (1947)

 

CRIME OVER LONDON (1936)

 

 

 

Season 39 2004 - 2005

 

Friday 22 October 2004

 

 

HANGOVER SQUARE (1945)

 

THE TOWER OF TERROR (1941)

 

Friday 19 November 2004

 

THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY (1945)

 

THE MAN FROM YESTERDAY (1949)

 

Friday 10 December 2004

 

THINGS TO COME (1936)

 

THE SPHINX (1933)

 

Friday 14 January 2005

 

POISON PEN (1939)

 

DEAD EYES OF LONDON (1961)

 

Friday 11 February 2005

 

GOLIATH AND THE VAMPIRES (1961)

 

CORRUPTION (1968)

 

Friday 4 March 2005

 

COUNTERBLAST (1948)

 

BLACULA (1972)

 

Friday 18 March 2005

 

HATTER’S CASTLE (1941)

 

MIDNIGHT AT MADAME TUSSAUD’S (1936)

 

 

 

Season 38 2003 - 2004

 

Friday 17 October 2003

 

 

THE FACE OF FIRE (1959)

 

THE THIRTEENTH CHAIR (1937)

 

Friday 14 November 2003

 

 

LATIN QUARTER (1945)

 

LADIES IN RETIREMENT (1941)

 

Friday 12 December 2003

 

 

THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD (1935)

 

SCROOGE (1935)

 

 

Friday 16 January 2004

 

THE GAUNT STRANGER (1938)

 

FOUR SIDED TRIANGLE (1952)

 

 

Friday 13 February 2004

 

CLAYDEN TREASURE MYSTERY (1938)

 

DEATHTRAP (1976)

 

 

Friday 5 March 2004

 

THE QUEEN OF SPADES (1949)

 

TANGLED EVIDENCE (1934)

 

 

Friday 19 March 2004

 

THE GHOST OF ST MICHAELS (1941)

 

WOMAN EATER (1957)

 

 

 

Season 37  2002 – 2003

 

Friday 18 October 2002

 

 

THE FOUR SKULLS OF JONATHAN DRAKE (1959)

 

A GAME OF DEATH (1946

 

Friday 15 November 2002

 

 

MAN WHO CHANGED HIS MIND (1936)

 

THARK – THE HAUNTED HOUSE (1932)

 

Friday 13 December 2002

 

 

DERANGED (1974)

 

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1943)

 

Friday 17 January 2003

 

THE PHARAOH’S CURSE (1957)

 

CURSE OF THE FACELESS MAN (1958)

 

Friday 14 February 2003

 

LOVE FROM A STRANGER (1947)

 

THE WALLS CAME TUMBLING DOWN (1946)

 

Friday 7 March 2003

 

TWICE TOLD TALES (1963)

 

CHARLIE CHAN AT THE CIRCUS (1936)

 

Friday 21 March 2003

 

MASTER MINDS (1949)

 

DEAD MAN (1996)

 

 

 

Season 36  2001 – 2002

 

Friday 19 October 2001

 

 

FRIGHTMARE (1974)

Actress Sheila Keith had been invited, but was unable to attend so a videotaped interview was shown. Scriptwriter David McGillivray attended instead.

 

Friday 16 November 2001

 

 

COBRA WOMAN (1944)

 

CULT OF THE COBRA (1955)

 

Friday 14 December 2001

 

 

NIGHT STRANGLER (1973)

 

THE MONKEY’S PAW (1948)

 

Friday 18 January 2002

 

THE LOST CITY (1935)

 

THINGS HAPPEN AT NIGHT (1947)

 

Friday 15 February 2002

 

THE MAD MAGICIAN (1954/in 3D)

 

CHARLIE CHAN IN EGYPT (1935)

 

Friday 8 March 2002

 

THE TELL TALE HEART (1960)

 

THE MAGNETIC MONSTER (1953)

 

Friday 22 March 2002

 

SO DARK THE NIGHT (1946)

 

FLESH AND FANTASY (1943)

 

 

 

Season 35  2000 – 2001

 

Friday 20 October 2000

 

 

THE BAT (1959)

 

THE QUEEN OF BLOOD (1966)

 

Friday 17 November 2000

 

 

NEVER TAKE SWEETS FROM A STRANGER (1960)

Actress Janina Faye was interviewed by film archivist John Huntley

 

GREEN FINGERS (1999/short)

 

Friday 15 December 2000

 

 

UNKNOWN ISLAND (1948)

 

DANTE’S INFERNO (1935)

 

Friday 12 January 2001

 

 

THE WOMAN IN WHITE (1948)

 

THE DELUGE (1933)

 

Friday 9 February 2001

 

 

EXPERIMENT IN EVIL/THE TESTAMENT OF DR. CORDELIER (1959)

 

THE NORLISS TAPES (1973)

 

Friday 2 March 2001

 

 

DR JEKYLL AND THE WEREWOLF (1972)

 

CATMAN OF PARIS (1946)

 

Friday 24 March 2001

 

 

SOMETHING CREEPING IN THE DARK (1971)

 

WHISPERING GHOSTS (1942)

 

 

 

Season 34 October 1999-March 2000

 

Friday 22 October 1999

 

 

BLOOD FROM THE MUMMY’S TOMB (1972)

Actress Valerie Leon was interviewed by film archivist John Huntley

 

Friday 12 November 1999

 

I, MONSTER (1970)

 

BRIDE OF THE GORILLA (1951)

 

Friday 17 December 1999

 

DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY (1934)

 

BRIDE OF THE MONSTER (1955)

 

Friday 7 January 2000

 

WEREWOLVES ON WHEELS (1971)

 

THE WEREWOLF (1956)

 

Friday 4 February 2000

 

THE VAMPIRE’S COFFIN (1958)

 

THE VAMPIRE (1957)

 

Friday 3 March 2000

 

THE OLD DARK HOUSE (1963)

 

THE GREEN SLIME (1968) [QUEEN OF BLOOD (1966) was unavailable]

 

Friday 24 March 2000

 

THE CORPSE (1970)

 

DEATH IS A NUMBER (1951)

 

 

 

Season 33  1998 – 1999

 

Friday 23 October 1998

 

 

THE BLACK SLEEP (1956)

 

THE BRAINIAC (1961)

 

Friday 13 November 1998

 

 

TOMBS OF THE BLIND DEAD (1971)

 

THE MYSTERIOUS DOCTOR (1945)

 

Friday 18 December 1998

 

 

FIEND WHO WALKED THE WEST (1958)

 

VALLEY OF THE ZOMBIES (1946)

 

Friday 8 January 1999

 

 

BLOOD AND ROSES (1960)

 

TERROR IS A MAN (1959)

 

Friday 5 February 1999

 

 

NIGHT TIDE (1961)

 

BARON BLOOD (1972)

 

Friday 5 March 1999

 

 

THE MASK (1961/in 3D)

 

FACE OF MARBLE (1944)

 

Friday 26 March 1999

 

 

I BURY THE LIVING (1958)

 

THE MANSTER (1959)

 

 

 

Season 32  1997 – 1998

 

Friday 17 October 1997

 

 

DONOVAN’S BRAIN (1953)

 

TARGET EARTH (1964)

 

Friday 7 November 1997

 

 

CAULDRON OF BLOOD (1967)

 

HOUSE OF HORRORS (1946)

 

Friday 9 January 1998

 

 

TRACK OF THE VAMPIRE (1966)

 

DEAD MEN WALK (1943)

 

Friday 6 February 1998

 

 

PHANTOM OF THE RUE MORGUE (1954)

 

MARS NEEDS WOMEN (1968)

 

Friday 6 March 1998

 

 

THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN’T DIE (1963)

 

THE LONDON BLACKOUT MURDERS (1942)

 

Friday 3 April 1998

 

 

HANNAH – QUEEN OF THE VAMPIRES (1972)

 

SOUL OF A MONSTER (1944)

 

 

 

 

Season 31  1996 – 1997

 

Friday 18 October 1996

 

 

MURDER MANSION (1946)

 

CAT WOMEN OF THE MOON (1953)

 

Friday 15 November 1996

 

 

JUST IMAGINE (1930)

 

THE MAN WITH NINE LIVES (1940)

 

Friday 6 December 1996

 

 

ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (1932)

 

INVISIBLE RAY (1936)

 

Friday 3 January 1997

 

 

THE MAZE (1953) [DONOVAN’S BRAIN (1953) was unavailable]

 

INNER SANCTUM (1948)

 

Friday 31 January 1997

 

 

THE WEREWOLF OF LONDON (1935)

 

TOWER OF LONDON (1939)

 

Friday 14 February 1997

 

 

DAY THE EARTH CAUGHT FIRE (1961)

 

THE APE (1940)

 

Friday 14 March 1997

 

 

THE OLD DARK HOUSE (1932)

 

MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE (1932)

 

Friday 11 April 1997

 

 

THE VAMPIRE LOVERS (1970)

 

THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN ALIVE (1961)

 

 

 

The season was dedicated to the memory of William K. Everson.

 

 

 

Season 30 October 1995-April 1996

 

Friday 6 October 1995

 

 

Billed as William K. Everson’s show, but he was too ill to attend

 

HOUSE OF MYSTERY (1961)

 

NIGHT WATCH (details/year?)

 

Friday 3 November 1995

 

 

FRANKENSTEIN 1970 (1958)

 

THE INVISIBLE GHOST (1941)

 

Friday 15 December 1995

 

 

UNNATURAL (1952)

 

QUEEN OF OUTER SPACE (1958)

 

 

 

 

The following shows were cancelled when the Crown Preview Theatre closed:

 

Friday 12 January 1996

 

DEATHTRAP (1976)

 

PROJECT MOONBASE (1953)

 

Friday 9 February 1996

 

CULT OF THE COBRA (1955)

 

ZOMBIES OF MORA TAU (1957)

 

Friday 8 March 1996

 

DOCTOR BLOOD’S COFFIN (1960)

 

THE MANSTER (1959)

 

Friday 29 March 1996

 

NIGHT TIDE (1961)

 

TERROR IS A MAN (1959)

 

Friday 12 April 1996

 

30th anniversary celebration

 

 

 

The following rearranged shows were held at Conway Hall:

 

 

 

Friday 12 January 1996

 

 

CAT PEOPLE (1982)

 

PROJECT MOONBASE (1953)

 

Friday 9 February 1996

 

 

NOSFERATU THE VAMPYRE (1979)

 

ZOMBIES OF MORA TAU (1957)

 

Friday 8 March 1996

 

 

CAPTAIN KRONOS VAMPIRE HUNTER (1974)

 

CAPTAIN CLEGG (1962)

 

Friday 22 March 1996

 

 

DOCTOR BLOOD’S COFFIN (1960)

 

HOMICIDAL

 

Friday 12 April 1996

30th anniversary celebration:

 

 

THE LOST CONTINENT (1951)

 

 

 

This season saw the Gothique move to the Crown Preview Theatre but that closed in December 1995 and the society returned to Conway Hall.

 

 

 

Before the main season there had been an introductory show at the Crown Preview Theatre:

 

Friday 26 May 1995

 

 

THE HITCH-HIKER (1953)

 

THE MYSTERIOUS MR. WONG (1935)

 

 

 

Season 29  1994 – 1995

 

Friday 21 October 1994

 

 

CRY OF THE WEREWOLF (1944)

 

DEAD MEN TELL (1941) [replaced CREATURE WITH THE ATOM BRAIN (1955)]

 

INSOMNIE (short)

 

Friday 18 November 1994

 

 

THE MYSTERY OF THE MARIE CELESTE/PHANTOM SHIP (1935)

 

MADHOUSE (1974)

 

Friday 23 December 1994

 

 

BACK FROM THE DEAD (1957)

 

THE GAMMA PEOPLE (1956)

 

Friday 6 January 1995

William K. Everson presents:

 

 

THREE WEIRD SISTERS (1948)

 

THE MAD MONSTER (1942)

 

Friday 10 February 1995

 

 

THE ANGRY RED PLANET (1959)

 

THE DISEMBODIED (1957)

 

Friday 10 March 1995

 

 

THE CAT O’NINE TAILS (1970)

 

ONE BODY TOO MANY (1944)

 

Friday 7 April 1995

 

 

Members’ Choice, from a selection of titles provided on the night:

 

THE CREATURE WITH THE ATOM BRAIN (1955)

 

THE BLACK RAVEN (1943)

 

 

 

Season 28 October 1993-April 1994

 

Friday 15 October 1993

 

 

THE STRANGE DOOR (1951)

 

THE MONSTER MAKER (1944)

 

Friday 26 November 1993

 

RIDERS TO THE STARS (1954)

 

THE GIANT CLAW (1957)

 

Thursday 9 December 1993

 

 

ATTACK OF THE MAYAN MUMMY (1963)

 

THIRTEEN GHOSTS (1960)

 

 

Friday 7 January 1994

William K Everson presents:

 

JUNGLE WOMAN (1944)

 

THE UNKNOWN (1946)

 

Friday 11 February 1994

 

 

HORROR CASTLE (1963)

 

THE CASE OF THE FRIGHTENED LADY (1944)

 

Friday 11 March 1994

 

 

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1983)

 

THE PHANTOM CREEPS (1939)

 

Friday 15 April 1994

 

 

HORRORS OF THE BLACK MUSEUM (1959)

 

 

 

This was the Gothique’s first season in its new home, just around the corner at Conway Hall in Red Lion Square.

 

 

 

Season 27  1992 – 1993

 

Friday 30 October 1992

 

 

THE MAN FROM PLANET X (1951)

 

GOG (1954)

 

Friday 20 November 1992

 

 

HELL NIGHT (1981)

 

MR WONG DETECTIVE (1938)

 

Friday 4 December 1992

 

 

THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (1964)

 

FLIGHT TO MARS (1951)

 

Friday 15 January 1993

William K. Everson presents:

 

 

DEAD MEN WALK

 

THE MAN ON THE TRAIN (c20mins/dir: Robert Florey)

 

THE PREDICTION (“Thriller”)

 

Friday 12 February 1993

 

 

GORILLA AT LARGE (1954)

 

GORILLA MAN (1943)

 

Friday 12 March 1993

 

 

THIRST (1979)

 

THE MAGIC SWORD (1962)

 

Friday 2 April 1993

27th anniversary celebration:

 

 

THE EVILS OF CHINATOWN (1962)

 

FLASH GORDON (US TV episode)

 

 

 

This was the Gothique’s final season at Holborn Library Hall, following the announcement in March 1993 that the hall was to be converted into office space.

 

 

 

Season 26  1991 – 1992

 

Friday 18 October 1991

 

THE SHOUT (1978)

 

SHE WOLF OF LONDON (1946)

 

Friday 15 November 1991

 

THE BEES (1978) [replaced NIGHT OF THE EAGLE, shown on 17 January]

 

THE STRANGE MR. GREGORY (1945) [replaced HOUSE ON MARSH ROAD, shown on 27 December]

 

Friday 6 December 1991

 

THE DAY THE SKY EXPLODED (1958)

 

SVENGALI (1954)

 

Friday 27 December 1991

William K. Everson presents:

 

BEWITCHED (1945)

 

THE HOUSE ON MARSH ROAD (1960)

 

Friday 17 January 1992

 

NIGHT OF THE EAGLE (1962) [replaced THE BEES, shown on 15 November]

 

SON OF DOCTOR JEKYLL (1951)

 

Friday 14 February 1992

 

THE SENTINEL (1977)

 

DOOMED TO DIE (1940)

 

Friday 13 March 1992

Members only 26th anniversary celebration:

 

THE ELECTRONIC MONSTER (1958)

 

 

 

Season 25  1990 – 1991

 

Friday 19 October 1990

 

THE MONSTER WALKS (1932)

 

THE MAN WHO TURNED TO STONE (1957)

 

DARK SHADOWS (“Crime Does Not Pay” short)

 

Friday 16 November 1990

 

20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA (1916)

 

THE GIRL FROM SCOTLAND YARD (1937)

 

Friday 7 December 1990

 

DICK TRACY’S G MEN (1939)

 

THEATRE OF DEATH (1966) [replaced HOUSE OF FEAR (1945)]

 

Friday 28 December 1990

William K. Everson presents:

 

THE LONDON BLACKOUT MURDERS (1943)

 

THE BLACK CAMEL (1931)

 

SWEET SPIRITS OF NIGHTER (1941/only the second of two reels shown)

 

Friday 18 January 1991

 

SUDDENLY (1954) [replaced EVILS OF CHINATOWN (1962)]

 

THE LIVING DEAD (1934)

 

Friday 15 February 1991

Members only 25th anniversary celebration:

 

STRANGE ILLUSION (1945)

 

Friday 15 March 1991

 

WITCHFINDER GENERAL (1968)

 

SHE DEMONS (1958)

 

 

 

Season 24  1989 – 1990

 

Friday 20 October 1989

 

TARANTULA (1955)

 

THE DEATH KISS (1932)

 

Friday 17 November 1989

 

ISLAND OF DOOMED MEN (1940)

 

THE STRANGE CASE OF DR RX (1942)

 

Friday 8 December 1989

 

NEANDERTHAL MAN (1953)

 

GIANT FROM THE UNKNOWN (1958)

 

Friday 29 December 1989

William K. Everson presents:

 

CATMAN OF PARIS (1946)

 

THE GLASS KEY (“Alfred Hitchcock Presents”)

 

THE PREMATURE BURIAL (“Thriller”)

 

Friday 19 January 1990

 

A STUDY IN SCARLET (1933) [replaced SHE (1935) *]

 

THE THING THAT COULDN’T DIE (1958)

 

Friday 16 February 1990

Members only 24th anniversary celebration:

 

VOODOO MAN (1944)

 

CROONER’S HOLIDAY (1932/19mins)

 

THE CASE OF THE STUTTERING PIG (Warner Bros. cartoon)

 

Friday 16 March 1990

 

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1925/Tinted red, finest print the society had seen)

 

ATOMIC SUBMARINE (1959)

 

 

 

* SHE was shown on TV around this time, so members were asked whether they wished a change of film. Evidently they did!

 

 

 

Season 23  1988 – 1989

 

Friday 21 October 1988

 

FLESH AND THE FIENDS (1960)

 

VAMPIRE’S GHOST (1945)

 

Friday 18 November 1988

 

THE BAT WHISPERS (1930)

 

INVASION OF THE HELL CREATURES (1957)

 

Friday 9 December 1988

 

SILENT SCREAM (1980)

 

THE SHE CREATURE (1956)

 

Friday 30 December 1988

William K. Everson presents:

 

FAHRMANN MARIA (1936)

 

THE MYSTERY OF MARIE ROGET (1942)

 

Friday 27 January 1989

 

MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE (1971) [replaced HORRORS OF THE BLACK MUSEUM (1959)]

 

BLACK ZOO (1963)

 

Friday 17 February 1989

Members only 23rd anniversary celebration

 

CAT GIRL (1957)

 

Friday 17 March 1989

 

BLUE SUNSHINE (1976)

 

DAUGHTER OF DOCTOR JEKYLL (1957)

 

 

 

Season 22  1987 – 1988

 

Friday 30 October 1987

 

SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES (1983)

 

THE FLYING SERPENT (1946)

 

Friday 20 November 1987

 

DUNWICH HORROR (1970)

 

FACES IN THE DARK (1960)

 

Friday 11 December 1987

 

NIGHT OF THE DEMON (1957)

 

MONSTER FROM GREEN HELL (1958)

 

Friday 30 December 1987

William K. Everson presents:

 

THE CLIMAX (1944)

 

JUNGLE CAPTIVE (1945)

 

Friday 29 January 1988

 

THE FUNHOUSE (1981)

 

THE BRIGHTON STRANGLER (1945)

 

Friday 19 February 1988

Members only 22nd anniversary celebration

 

[Rondo Hatton feature]

 

Friday 18 March 1988

 

THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES (1940)

 

DEVIL DOLL (1964)

 

 

 

Season 21  1986 – 1987

 

Friday 31 October 1986

 

THE KEEP (1983) [replaced SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES – shown October 1987]

 

MURDER BY TELEVISION (1935)

 

Friday 21 November 1986

 

KINGDOM OF THE SPIDERS (1977)

 

TERROR IN THE WAX MUSEUM (1973)

 

Friday 12 December 1986

 

BLUEBEARD (1944)

 

TERROR TRAIN (1980)

 

Friday 2 January 1987

William K. Everson presents:

 

THE NINTH GUEST (1934)

 

THE VAMPIRE’S COFFIN (1957)

 

Friday 16 January 1987

 

DARK INTRUDER (1965) [replaced THE VAMPIRE’S GHOST (1945)]

 

SWAMP OF THE LOST MONSTER (1957)

 

Friday 20 February 1987

Members only 21st anniversary celebration

 

THE DEVIL BAT (1941)

 

Friday 20 March 1987

 

THE RED HOUSE (1947)

 

REVENGE OF THE ZOMBIES (1943)

 

 

 

Season 20  1985 – 1986

 

Friday 11 October 1985

 

THE FLY (1958)

 

NIGHT OF TERROR (1933)

 

Friday 15 November 1985

20th anniversary celebration:

 

MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM (1933)

 

Friday 13 December 1985

 

RETURN OF THE FLY (1959)

 

I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE (1958)

 

Friday 30 December 1985

William K. Everson presents:

 

DOUBLE DOOR (1934)

 

TORMENTED (1960)

 

Friday 17 January 1986

 

EYES WITHOUT A FACE (1960)

 

SHADOWS IN THE NIGHT (1944)

 

Friday 14 February 1986

 

CURSE OF THE FLY (1965)

 

THE SPIDER WOMAN STRIKES BACK (1946)

 

Friday 14 March 1986

 

MAN WHO WOULDN’T DIE (1942)

 

THE DARK (1982)

 

 

 

Season 19  1984 – 1985

 

Friday 19 October 1984

An evening with Ray Harryhausen:

 

20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH (1957)

 

Friday 9 November 1984

 

THE MAD MAGICIAN (1954)

 

FROZEN GHOST (1945)

 

Friday 7 December 1984

 

SHOCK/BEYOND THE DOOR II (1977)

 

THE SOUL OF A MONSTER (1944)

 

Friday 28 December 1984

William K. Everson evening:*

 

SHE (1935)

 

THE STRANGE CASE OF DR RX (1942)

 

Friday 25 January 1985

 

PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES (1965)

 

BLACK SUNDAY (1977)

 

Friday 15 February 1985

 

THE DARK (1979)

 

PASSING CLOUDS (1940)

 

Friday 15 March 1985

 

CHANDU THE MAGICIAN (1932)

 

MIRACLES FOR SALE (1939)

 

 

 

*Unfortunately Bill was too ill to present this show

 

 

 

Season 18  1983 – 1984

 

Friday 14 October 1983

 

PIT AND THE PENDULUM (1961)

 

MASK OF DIIJON (1946)

 

Friday 11 November 1983

 

THE UNSEEN (1945)

 

HANDS OF ORLAC (1935)

 

Friday 9 December 1983

 

TOMB OF LIGEIA (1964)

 

DEAD MAN’S EYES (1944)

 

Friday 30 December 1983

William K. Everson presents:

 

MURDER IN THE BLUE ROOM (1944)

 

THE SILENT WITNESS (1932 version?)

 

Friday 27 January 1984

 

TALES OF TERROR (1962)

 

FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER (1948)

 

Friday 17 February 1984

 

THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE (1945)

 

THE BOSTON STRANGLER (1968) [replaced PREMATURE BURIAL (1962)]

 

Friday 16 March 1984

 

TOWER OF LONDON (1933)

 

TALES OF EDGAR ALLEN POE (1962)

 

Friday 6 April 1984

 

MAN WITH A CLOAK (1951)

 

BEFORE DAWN (1933)

 

Friday 27 April 1984

 

VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN (1977)

 

SPACEWAYS (1953)

 

 

 

Season 17  1982 – 1983

 

Friday 8 October 1982

 

FORBIDDEN PLANET (1956)

 

MONOLITH MONSTERS (1957)

 

Friday 12 November 1982

 

MAD LOVE (1935)

 

FACE BEHIND THE MASK (1941)

 

Friday 10 December 1982

William K. Everson introduced the INVISIBLE MAN season and presented:

 

THE INVISIBLE MAN (1933)

 

SON OF DRACULA (1943)

 

Friday 7 January 1983

 

INVISIBLE MAN RETURNS (1940)

 

BEHIND THE DOOR (1940)

 

Friday 28 January 1983

 

ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAU (1977)

 

INVISIBLE AGENT (1942)

 

Friday 18 February 1983

 

REVENGE OF THE CREATURE (1955/in 3D)

 

THE INVISIBLE MAN’S REVENGE (1944)

 

Friday 11 March 1983

 

CRYPT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1973)

 

THE INVISIBLE WOMAN (1940)

 

Friday 8 April 1983

 

ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET THE INVISIBLE MAN (1951)

 

THE NIGHT KEY (1937)

 

Friday 22 April 1983

 

REAR WINDOW (1954)

presented by John Huntley, including Hitchcock archive material

 

 

 

Season 16  1981 – 1982

 

Friday 9 October 1981

 

DARK PLACES (1973)

 

SECRETS OF THE FRENCH POLICE (1932)

 

Friday 13 November 1981

 

PATRICK (1978)

 

GHOST SHIP (1943)

 

Friday 11 December 1981

 

THE UNINVITED (1944)

 

MAD DOCTOR OF MARKET STREET (1942)

 

Friday 8 January 1982

William K. Everson presents:

 

THE DEVIL’S PARTNER (1961)

 

MYSTERIOUS ISLAND (1929)

 

Friday 29 January 1982

 

BLACK CASTLE (1952)

 

RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE (1944)

 

Friday 19 February 1982

 

THE SCARLET CLAW (1944)

 

THE VULTURE (1967)

 

Friday 12 March 1982

 

FINGERS AT THE WINDOW (1942)

 

DEAD OF NIGHT (1945)

 

Friday 26 March 1982

 

THE DEVIL’S RAIN (1975)

 

THE DEVIL’S HAND (1943)

 

Friday 16 April 1982

 

VERTIGO (1958) [replaced THE UNCANNY (1977) and LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1960)]

 

 

 

Season 15  1980 – 1981

 

Friday 10 October 1980

 

BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974)

 

SCARED TO DEATH (1947)

 

Friday 7 November 1980

 

THE BLACK CAT (1934)

 

YOU’LL FIND OUT (1940)

 

Friday 5 December 1980

Tribute to the late Terence Fisher, former Gothique President

 

DRACULA (1958)

 

FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL (1974)

 

Friday 2 January 1981

William K. Everson presents:

 

THE WOMAN WHO CAME BACK (1945)

 

THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD (1935)

 

Friday 23 January 1981

 

HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (1923) with musical accompaniment

 

Friday 13 February 1981

 

SARDONICUS (1961)

 

THE NIGHT WALKER (1964)

 

Friday 27 February 1981

 

THE BLACK ROOM (1935)

 

THE CORPSE VANISHES (1942)

 

Friday 13 March 1981

 

SQUIRM (1976)

 

THE GREAT IMPERSONATION (1935)

 

Friday 3 April 1981

 

HOLD THAT GHOST (1941)

 

DRACULA (1931)

 

 

 

Season 14  1979 – 1980

 

Friday 12 October 1979

 

THE ASPHYX (1973)

 

THE INVISIBLE MENACE (1938)

 

Friday 9 November 1979

 

THE MUMMY’S GHOST (1944)

 

GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN (1942)

 

Friday 30 November 1979

 

MAN IN HALF MOON STREET (1945)

 

THE VAMPIRE BAT (1933)

 

Friday 28 December 1979

William K. Everson presents:

 

THE MAD DOCTOR (1940)

 

THE GHOUL (1933)

 

Friday 11 January 1980

 

INVISIBLE RAY (1936)

 

REMEMBER LAST NIGHT (1935)

 

Friday 8 February 1980

 

SSSSNAKE (1973)

 

BOWERY AT MIDNIGHT (1942)

 

Friday 29 February 1980

 

WEIRD WOMAN (1944)

 

ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948)

 

Friday 21 March 1980

 

LIVING DEAD AT THE MANCHESTER MORGUE (1972)

 

MIDNIGHT MYSTERY (1930)

 

Friday 11 April 1980

 

DOOMWATCH (1972)

 

CHARLIE CHAN AT THE OPERA (1936)

 

Friday 25 April 1980

“Members’ Choice”:

Selected by Stephen Jones

 

CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE (1944)

 

LEOPARD MAN (1943)

 

 

 

Season 13  1978 – 1979

 

Friday 13 October 1978

 

THE UNHOLY THREE (1930)

 

MARK OF THE VAMPIRE (1935)

 

Friday 10 November 1978

 

DAY THE WORLD ENDED (1955)

 

THE MAN WHO RECLAIMED HIS HEAD (1934)

 

Friday 24 November 1978

 

INVISIBLE MAN’S REVENGE (1944)

 

THE BELLS (1926)

 

Friday 29 December 1978

William K. Everson presents:

 

THIRTEEN WOMEN (1932)

 

THE LADY AND THE MONSTER (1944)

 

Friday 12 January 1979

 

THE SEVENTH VICTIM (1943)

 

THREE CASES OF MURDER (1955)

 

Friday 9 February 1979 [show cancelled due to NUPE dispute]

 

FRIGHTMARE (1974)

 

INVISIBLE MENACE (1938)

 

Friday 23 March 1979

 

PEEPING TOM (1960)

 

BLOOD DEMON (1967)

 

Friday 6 April 1979

 

SPY SMASHER (1942)

 

DICK TRACY VS. GRUESOME (1947)

 

Friday 27 April 1979

“Members’ Choice”:

Selected by Clive Bennett and Dave Simpson

 

DEMENTIA 13 (1963)

 

THE BEAST WITH A MILLION EYES (1955)

 

 

 

Season 12  1977 – 1978

 

Friday 14 October 1977

 

DEATH LINE (1972)

 

I LOVE A MYSTERY (1945)

 

Friday 11 November 1977

 

BLACK FRIDAY (1940)

 

IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE (1953)

 

Friday 9 December 1977

 

MYSTERY OF THE MARIE CELESTE (1935)

 

WHITE ZOMBIE (1932)

 

Friday 30 December 1977

William K. Everson presents:

 

THE MONSTER (1925)

 

THE MAN THEY COULD NOT HANG (1939)

 

NEVER GIVE A SUCKER AN EVEN BREAK (1941/excerpt)

 

Friday 13 January 1978

 

I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE (1943)

 

IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA (1955)

 

Friday 11 February 1978

 

CAPTIVE WILD WOMAN (1943)

 

BLOOD OF THE VAMPIRE (1958)

 

Friday 11 March 1978

 

MUTATIONS (1974)

 

FREAKS (1932)

 

Friday 14 April 1978

"Surprise Show":

 

Presented by John Huntley, who interviewed guests Jack Gold (director), Dave Prowse (actor), Denis Gifford (author), Dick Vosbrugh (scriptwriter) and an actress from the "then latest James Bond film" (presumably THE SPY WHO LOVED ME [1977]), and introduced the film programme:

 

THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1953/in 3D)

 

CHARLIE CHAN'S MURDER CRUISE (1940)

 

THE MAD DOCTOR (1933/Mickey Mouse cartoon)

 

STAR WARS (trailer)

 

Friday 28 April 1978

 

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968)

 

THE DEADLY MANTIS (1957)

 

 

 

Season 11  1976 – 1977

 

Friday 15 October 1976

 

LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE (1973)

 

THE LEGEND OF DRACULA (1975)

 

Friday 12 November 1976

 

NEITHER THE SEA NOR THE SAND (1972)

 

Friday 10 December 1976

 

DOCTOR X (1932)

 

RETURN OF DOCTOR X (1939)

 

Friday 30 December 1976

William K. Everson presents:

 

THE BAT WHISPERS (1930)

 

BEFORE I HANG (1940)

 

Friday 21 January 1977

 

THE NIGHT HAS EYES (1942)

 

THE VAMPIRE BAT (1933)

 

Friday 11 February 1977

 

MAN MADE MONSTER (1941)

 

THE MAD GHOUL (1943)

 

Friday 11 March 1977

 

PEARL OF DEATH (1944)

 

BRUTE MAN (1946)

 

Thursday 31 March 1977

 

CREEPING FLESH (1973)

 

DEVIL’S MASK (1946)

 

Friday 15 April 1977

“Surprise Show”

 

HORROR ISLAND (1941)

 

THE THIRTEENTH GUEST (1932)

 

THE OLD DARK HOUSE (1932)

 

Friday 29 April 1977 [Show moved to 31 March]

 

 

 

This season the final shows were affected by an overtime ban instigated, from 1 April, by NALGO. The show on 15 April had to finish by 9.00pm, so had an early start time of 6.30pm, with no interval (coffee was available from 6pm) and the show scheduled for 29 April was moved to 31 March.

 

 

 

Season 10  1975 – 1976

 

Friday 17 October 1975

 

FROGS (1973)

 

SON OF KONG (1933)

 

Friday 14 November 1975

 

RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE (1944)

 

DR RENAULT’S SECRET(1942)

 

Friday 12 December 1975

 

MURDERS IN THE ZOO (1932)

 

THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (1939)

 

Friday 2 January 1976

William K. Everson presents:

 

THE GHOST SHIP (1943)

 

THE MAN WITH NINE LIVES (1940)

 

Friday 16 January 1976

 

HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (1923)

 

Friday 30 January 1976

 

THE MONSTER AND THE GIRL (1941) [replaced BLACK FRIDAY (1940)]

 

THE MUMMY’S HAND (1940)

 

Friday 12 March 1976

 

SVENGALI (1931)

 

BEAST WITH FIVE FINGERS (1946)

 

Friday 26 March 1976

 

CALLING DR. DEATH (1943)

 

MAD LOVE (1935)

 

Friday 30 April 1976

 

THE RESURRECTION OF ZACHARAY WHEELER (1971) [replaced TOMBS OF THE BLIND DEAD (1971), not available on 16mm]

 

DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE (1920)

 

 

 

Season 9  1974 – 1975

 

Friday 18 October 1974

 

THE THIEF OF BAGHDAD (1940)

 

Friday 15 November 1974

 

MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE (1932) [replaced RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE (1944)]

 

GAME OF DEATH (1945)

 

Friday 6 December 1974

 

BEHIND THE MASK (1932)

 

THE FACE BEHIND THE MASK (1941)

 

Friday 3 January 1975

William K. Everson presents:

 

THE DEVIL COMMANDS (1941)

 

SHE (1935)

 

Friday 17 January 1975

 

THE TUNNEL (1935)

 

BLOOD OF FRANKENSTEIN (1971)

 

Friday 31 January 1975

 

THEATRE OF DEATH (1967)

 

NOTHING BUT THE NIGHT (1973)

 

Friday 14 March 1975

THE ROAD TO MANDALAY (1926) presented by Basil Copper and Andrew Gledhill.  Supporting programme included THE MYSTERY OF THE LONE CASTLE (1926)

 

Friday 4 April 1975

 

THE BLACK ROOM (1935)

 

THE BISHOP MURDER CASE (1930)

 

Friday 25 April 1975

 

RETURN FROM THE PAST (1967)

 

INCENSE FOR THE DAMNED (1972)

 

 

 

Season 8  1973 – 1974

 

Friday 12 October 1973

 

QUATERMASS AND THE PIT (1967)

 

VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED (1960)

 

Friday 2 November 1973

 

THE DARK INTRUDER (1965)

 

GRIP OF THE STRANGLER (1958)

 

Friday 23 November 1973

 

THE OLD DARK HOUSE (1932)

 

MARK OF THE VAMPIRE (1935)

 

Friday 28 December 1973

William K. Everson presents:

 

THE GORILLA (1939)

 

THE MAGICIAN (1926)

 

Friday 11 January 1974

 

THE WOLFMAN (1966)

 

WEREWOLF OF LONDON (1935)

 

Friday 25 January 1974

 

BLACK SUNDAY (1960)

 

BLACK SABBATH (1963)

 

Friday 8 February 1974

 

BELPHEGOR – PHANTOM OF THE LOUVRE (1927)

presented by Basil Copper (author of ‘The Vampire’) and David Edwards

with piano accompaniment by Alan Ramsey

 

Friday 15 March 1974

 

THE MUMMY’S CURSE (1944)

 

THE RETURN OF DOCTOR X (1939)

 

Friday 5 April 1974

 

MURDER CLINIC (1966)

 

FLASH GORDON’S TRIP TO MARS (1938) [replaced TOPPER RETURNS (1941)]

 

 

 

Season 7  1972 – 1973

 

Friday 13 October 1972

BREWSTER MCCLOUD (1970)

 

plus presentation by Barrie Pattison “Horror Movie Favourites” which included:

 

An excerpt from a Flash Gordon serial

 

Two episodes from SHADOWS OF CHINATOWN (1936, also released in 1942 as THE YELLOW PHANTOM) 11: 'Thundering Doom' and 12: 'Invisible Gas'.

 

Friday 17 November 1972

 

COUNT DRACULA (1970)

 

ONE FATAL HOUR (1936)

 

Friday 8 December 1972

 

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968)

 

THE WINDOW (1949)

 

Friday 29 December 1972

William K. Everson evening:

 

THE DEVIL DOLL (1936)

 

THE INVISIBLE RAY (1936)

 

Friday 12 January 1973

 

MASK OF FU MANCHU (1932)

 

WHITE ZOMBIE (1932)

 

Friday 26 January 1973

 

DR G AND THE BIKINI MACHINE (1965)

 

ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (1932)

 

Friday 9 February 1973

 

BEDLAM (1946)

 

STRANGER ON THE THIRD FLOOR (1940)

 

Friday 30 March 1973

 

THE UNKNOWN (1927)

 

FAUST (1926)

 

THE MYSTERY OF THE LONE CASTLE (1926) Extract only; the full film was shown on 14 March 1975.

 

Friday 13 April 1973

 

NIGHT MONSTER (1942)

 

THE UNDYING MONSTER (1942)

 

Friday 27 April 1973

 

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1925)

 

THE LOST WORLD (1925)

 

 

 

Season 6  1971 – 1972

 

Friday 8 October 1971

 

THE LOVED ONE (1965)

 

Friday 12 November 1971

 

DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE (1932) [replaced DARK EYES OF LONDON – shown on 14 April]

 

THE RAVEN (1935)

 

Friday 30 December 1971

William K. Everson evening:

 

THE PENALTY (1920)

 

MAD LOVE (1935)

 

Friday 14 January 1972

 

THE BAD SEED (1956)

 

Friday 11 February 1972

 

CORRIDORS OF BLOOD (1958)

 

CITY OF THE DEAD (1960)

 

Friday 10 March 1972

9.5mm presentation by Basil Copper:

THE UNHOLY THREE (1925)

 

SUBMARINE COMMAND (1951)

 

THE HAUNTED HONEYMOON (1925/short)

 

THREE CUCKOO CLOCKS (Cartoon?)

 

SKELETON DANCE (1929/Disney cartoon)

 

“THE HAUNTED HOUSE/LA MAISON HAUTE (HAROLD LLOYD)” [According to my notes, but I cannot trace this film]

 

Tuesday 28 March 1972

 

DANIEL AND THE DEVIL (1941)

 

INVISIBLE AGENT (1942)

 

Friday 14 April 1972

 

DARK EYES OF LONDON (1939)

 

THE MUMMY’S HAND (1940)

 

Thursday 27 April 1972

 

TARGETS (1968)

 

THE COMEDY OF TERRORS (1963)

 

 

 

In addition to the main programme, four additional shows were planned, 9.5mm screenings to be held in a small downstairs room at Holborn Library. In the event, the show which would have included Chaney’s PHANTOM OF THE OPERA did not go ahead (the film was eventually screened on 27 April 1973) but the three that did go ahead were:

 

Friday 30 December 1971

 

JUGGERNAUT (1936)

 

Friday 28 January 1972

 

THE BLACK ROOM (1935)

 

THE STOLEN CRIME (1956/”Colonel March of Scotland Yard”)

 

Plus Castle Films cut-downs:

 

FRANKENSTEIN (1931)

 

BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935)

 

SON OF FRANKENSTEIN (1939)

 

Friday 24 March 1972 (originally scheduled for Friday 25 February)

 

THE INVISIBLE MAN (1933)

 

plus “a compilation film about Universal monsters” (Could this have been MONSTERS WE’VE KNOWN AND LOVED?)

 

 

 

Season 5  1970 – 1971

 

Friday 2 October 1970

 

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1943)

 

HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (1959)

 

Friday 6 November 1970

 

WALKING DEAD (1936)

 

BEAST WITH FIVE FINGERS (1946)

 

Friday 4 December 1970

 

LA BELLE ET LA BETE (1946) plus supporting programme of (unknown) short films

 

Friday 1 January 1970

William K. Everson presents :

 

Films not known

 

Friday 29 January 1971

 

TOPPER (1937)

 

CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE (1944)

 

Friday 26 February 1971

 

SUPERNATURAL (1933)

 

MURDER BY THE CLOCK (1931)

 

Friday 5 March 1971

 

THE UNSEEN (1945)

 

AMONG THE LIVING (1941)

 

Friday 2 April 1971

“An Evening of Horror”

 

Film(s) not known

 

Friday 30 April 1971

 

PYRO/THE WHEEL OF FIRE (1964)

 

SHADOWS (1922)

 

 

 

Season 4  1969 – 1970

 

Friday 3 October 1969

 

THE MUMMY (1932)

 

THE WOLFMAN (1943)

 

Friday 7 November 1969

 

MAN OF A THOUSAND FACES (1957)

 

Friday 5 December 1969

 

Lecture by Philip Jenkinson

 

Thursday 1 January 1970

The first of many great shows by the famous American based British film historian - William K Everson presents:

 

THE GHOUL (1933/First UK screening for many years)

 

DOCTOR X (1931)

 

Friday 30 January 1970

 

DRACULA’S DAUGHTER (1936)

 

ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (1932)

 

Friday 27 February 1970

 

INVISIBLE MAN RETURNS (1940)

 

THE BRIGHTON STRANGLER (1945)

 

Friday 6 March 1970

 

NOSFERATU (1922)

 

Friday 24 April 1970

 

“Thrills and Fantasy”: Lecture by film collector (and editor/director) Ray Selfe

 

Friday 5 June 1970

 

THE BOOGIE MAN WILL GET YOU (1942)

 

FORBIDDEN PLANET (1956)

 

Friday 19 June 1970

 

THE BLACK CAT (1934)

 

OLD MOTHER RILEY MEETS THE VAMPIRE (1952)

 

 

 

Season 3  1968 – 1969

 

Friday 11 October 1968

 

THE MUMMY’S TOMB (1942)

 

MARK OF THE VAMPIRE (1935)

 

Friday 8 November 1968

 

DESTINATION INNER SPACE (1966)

 

A BUCKET OF BLOOD (1959)

 

Friday 13 December 1968

Lecture: Philip Jenkinson on Horror/Fantasy

 

Friday 24 January 1969

 

THE MAGIC SWORD (1962)

 

BABES IN TOYLAND (1934)

 

Friday 21 February 1969

Illustrated lecture by Leslie Halliwell plus

 

THE INVISIBLE MAN (1933)

 

Friday 21 March 1969

 

Lecture: John Ramsey Campbell on ‘The Uses of Horror’

 

SANG DE BETES (1949) to upset people!

 

Friday 28 March 1969

 

THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER (1960)

 

WHITE ZOMBIE (1932)

 

Friday 25 April 1969

 

“An Evening of Horror: Two surprise features”

 

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SECRET WEAPON (1943)

 

Second feature not known

 

Friday 6 June 1969

 

ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (1932)

 

MARKHEIM (1959)

 

Friday 27 June 1969

 

ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948)

 

THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME (1932)

 

 

 

Season 2  1967 – 1968

 

Friday 13 October 1967

 

CAT PEOPLE (1942)

 

STRANGLER OF THE SWAMP (1946)

 

Friday 10 November 1967

 

GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN (1942)

 

THE LIVING DEAD (1934)

 

Friday 8 December 1967

 

SEVEN FACES OF DR LAO (1964)

 

THE TELL TALE HEART (1960)

 

Friday 12 January 1968

 

FIRST MAN INTO SPACE (1959)

 

THE TWO MRS CARROLLS (1947)

 

Friday 9 February 1968

 

THE CRIME OF DR CRESPI (1935)

 

THE APE (1940)

 

THE TELL-TALE HEART (1953/short)

 

Friday 8 March 1968

 

THE RAVEN (1935)

 

TORTURE SHIP (1939)

 

Friday 19 April 1968

 

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (1939)

 

THE NIGHT COMES TOO SOON (1947)

 

Friday 31 May 1968

 

MAN IN THE ATTIC (1953)

 

THE CREEPER (1948)

 

Friday 21 June 1968

 

"Programme to be announced" Film(s) not known

 

 

 

Season 1  1966 – 1967

 

Saturday 17 September 1966

 

SON OF KONG (1933)

 

Friday 14 October 1966

 

THEM (1954)

 

BEDLAM/CHAMBER OF HORRORS (1946)

 

BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935/extract)

 

Friday 18 November 1966

 

M (1931)

 

STRANGER ON THE THIRD FLOOR (1940)

 

Friday 30 December 1966

 

FREAKS (1932)

 

DR CYCLOPS (1940)

 

Friday 17 February 1967

 

DR JEKYLL & MR HYDE (1941)

 

UN CHIEN ANDALOU (1929)

 

LABYRINTH (1959)

 

Tuesday 28 February 1967

 

BLUEBEARD (1944)

 

THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN (1957)

 

Friday 10 March 1967

 

LADY IN THE LAKE (1947)

 

WHITE ZOMBIE (1932)

 

Friday 7 April 1967

 

DEAD OF NIGHT (1945)

 

THE MAD GHOUL (1943)

 

Friday 5 May 1967 [Show cancelled]

 

NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (1955)

 

THE APE (1940) [Shown on 9 February 1968]

 

Friday 9 June 1967 [Show cancelled]

 

WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE (1951)

 

CRIME OF DR CRESPI (1935) [Shown on 9 February 1968]

 

 

 

The initial meetings were held at the London School of Film Technique (now the London Film School). After, it is thought, four shows there, the Gothique moved, possibly from the February 1967 show, to the larger hall at Holborn Library.