‘Ghost Stories: Spirits, Hauntings and Worlds Beyond’ explores the vibrant legacy of cinematic spectres, bringing more than a century of supernatural tales to GOMA Cinema until November 28, 2021.
Among the richest and most dynamic screen symbols, ghosts and spirits have played many different roles throughout cinema history. They can be allegories for inescapable memories, overwhelming grief, and love so powerful that it transcends earthly bounds
They can lurk in the shadows of gothic mansions, join their living families for dinner, and even train Shaolin monks to fight. ‘Ghost Stories’ presents a selection of films that showcase the many fascinating interpretations of spirits and hauntings from across the decades and around the world.
The program includes classics such as The Shining, Poltergeist, The Others, Candyman and The Changeling, together with cult favourites like Beetle Juice and retro films such as The Ghost and Mrs Muir (1947), The Haunting (1963) and The Uninvited (1944).
A highlight is Tsai-Ming Liang’s much acclaimed Goodbye Dragon Inn (2003), set in an old movie theatre, now a new 4K digital restoration. The program also features the wild Hong Kong gross-out double Seeding of a Ghost (1983) and The Boxer’s Omen (1983) and GOMA's final screenings of Japanese horror favourites Pulse (2001) and Ring (1998).
Need to know - Seating is general admission and GOMA's ushers will ensure all patrons in the cinema follow COVID-safe seating arrangements. As seating is still limited, it is recommended to arrive early to avoid disappointment.
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Image Credits Top to Bottom:
Production still from Beetlejuice 1988 / Director: Tim Burton / Image courtesy: Roadshow Films
Production still from Poltergeist 1980 / Director: Tobe Hooper / Image courtesy: Roadshow Films
Production still from The Shining 1980 / Director: Stanley Kubrick / Image courtesy: Roadshow Films
Production still from The Others 2001 / Director: Alejandro Amenábar / Image courtesy: StudioCanal Australia
Production still from Yokai Monsters: 100 Monsters 1968 / Director: Kimiyoshi Yasuda / Image courtesy: Kadokawa
Until Nov 28, 2021