Our very good friends CLASSIC HORROR CAMPAIGN bring you a double-bill of Banned British Features tomorrow for Scala Beyond in London, UK!

Sunday 2 September | 4.00pm | £6  
Classic Horror Campaign presents ISLAND OF LOST SOULS/CORRUPTION
Roxy Bar & Screen | 128-132 Borough High Street, London | SE1 1LB

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The Classic Horror Campaign, Cyberschizoid, Scare Sarah and Filmbar70 return to The Roxy Bar & Screen. Once again we join forces with the Scala Beyond season to present our homage to the much loved cinema. Recapture those halcyon days of the old BBC2 Saturday night horror double bills in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere at one of London’s premiere boutique cinema venues.

An obsessed scientist conducts profane experiments in evolution, eventually establishing himself as the self-styled demigod to a race of mutated, half-human abominations.
A respected surgeon disfigures his beautiful model wife in an accident and resolves to restore her beauty. He develops a technique which involves the use of fluid from the pituitary gland and embarks on a killing spree to obtain more of the fluid. As events spin more and more out of control, carnage ensues and the dead bodies start piling up…

Plus look out for some superb horror giveaways and prizes.

The Classic Horror Campaign was set up to persuade the BBC to bring back their iconic Saturday night classic horror double bills which were so popular in the 1970′s and early 1980′s. The campaign has grown from an online petition and now includes this website, a Facebook Page, Twitter account and a regular series of classic horror double bill screenings around the UK.

A couple more this week in London, UK…

…Starting with Filmbar 70’s A Very British Apocalypse…

Tuesday 28 August | 7.00pm | £5  
Filmbar70 presents A Very British Apocalypse: NO BLADE OF GRASS/THREADS
Roxy Bar & Screen | 128-132 Borough High Street, London | SE1 1LB

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Societies are sundered and man becomes animal in a double bill that celebrates Britain’s despairing take on the art of collapse. From the colonial crises of H. G. Wells to the transformed landscapes of J. G. Ballard, our parables have been saturated by the impending doom of imminent catastrophe. Filmbar70 presents two visions infused by the sensibility of the kitchen sink – the ‘70s eco plight of NO BLADE OF GRASS and the ‘80s nuked nightmare of THREADS, the most horrific vision of radioactive desolation put to screen.

So, make yourself comfy and welcome to a world where the remnants of civilisation have been swept aside and man competes in the savage wasteland of his own making. Just keep telling yourself “this could never really happen…”

And the following day, VTSS has an Ozploitation double-header!

Wednesday 29 August | 7.00pm | £6  
Roxy Bar and Screen | 128-132 Borough High Street, London | SE1 1LB

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VTSS. present the psychotic sounds of Australian Genre Film – a double bill of noisy innovation in Terry Bourke’s NIGHT OF FEAR (1972) & Rolf de Heer’s notorious BAD BOY BUBBY.
The re-appraisal of alternative Australian cinema does more than celebrate the home spun, handmade aesthetic of the exploitation film – it tells us something about the way staple genres are appropriated and re-interpreted by filmmakers at the mercy of their environment. But Australian genre movies aren’t exclusively concerned with the visual depiction of their unique landscapes. The sound of Australia, natural and man made, helps us map out the cinematic terrain too.
Syd Butterworth’s experiments in soundscapes subsume the spoken word in NIGHT OF FEAR and in BAD BOY BUBBY, binaural trickery is used to depict Nicholas Hope’s unforgettable introduction to the “real” world for the first time…
Oz cinema is so much more than hi-octane stuntmen and girls in white petticoats… Join us at The Roxy Bar and Screen on Wednesday 29th August for the first of two events that encourage you to open your ears and experience the terrifying noise, and eerie silence, of life Down Under…
You can visit http://scalabeyond.com/ for more info and the full summer/fall schedule.

Next up in London, UK’s “Scala Beyond” season…

Actually, Scala Beyond kicked off a couple of days ago in London. This year, our fantastic friends from across the water — Filmbar 70-, VTSS, and the Classic Double Horror Campaign — are all involved in the city-wide programming celebrating the legacy of the infamous Scala Cinema.

VTSS is next up at bat…

Saturday 25 August | 4.00pm | £3  
VTSS. presents Everything is Terrible’s DOGGIEWOGGIEZ! POOCHIEWOOCHIEZ! UK Premiere!
The Big Red | 30 Deptford Church Street, London | SE8 4RZ

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As part of this years Scala Beyond, VTSS. is proud to present the UK Premiere of EiT’s insane remake of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s THE HOLY MOUNTAIN, a found footage mash up, made ENTIRELY with Dogs!

In support, we’ll be screening Mark Lewis’ excellent 2006 documentary:

…and we’ll be doing this all in a customised 40ft Cinema Truck.

Come early (seating is limited) and enjoy delicious pizzas on the double decker bus – that’s right, an old Routemaster that’s been transformed into London’s hippest pizzeria, or enjoy a cold beer in the garden as we spin suitably cat and dog-tastic tunes to kick start the Bank Holiday Weekend in (doggy) style!

VTSS. (aka videotapeswapshop) is our pleasantly unhinged tribute to the peculiar world of genre film. We’re equally interested in both the ridiculous and the sublime efforts that have emerged from the depths of the genre pool. Click here to see their Declaration.