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John Carpenter's - The thing - Halloween Special

Halloween falls on a Tuesday this year, so for most of us all-night fancy dress debauchery is out the window - “its a school night!”. But we can’t sit at home answering the door to Trick or Treaters, so instead why not come down to The Birds Pub and enjoy one of the greatest horror/ suspense/ Sci-Fi/ Monster Movies of all time? (OK, we’ll add ‘Cold War paranoia allegory’ for the intellectual crowd). Free film. Free popcorn!

Film starts at 7:30pm, running time 149 mins



“A peerless masterpiece of relentless suspense, retina-wrecking visual excess and outright, nihilistic terror. 5 out of 5”
- Adam Smith, Empire Magazine


“"An all-time favourite... often cited as a sci-fi horror masterclass. 10 out of 10”
- Andrew Pollard, Starburst Magazine


"a terrifying atmosphere of claustrophobia, suspense and paranoia. And Kurt Russell is as good as he's ever been, wearing one of the best beards in movie history”
- Total Film


"Horror movies don't get much better than this”.
- Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com


"I'll say it: the single greatest horror movie ever made”.
- Rob Vaux, Mania.com