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  • Dunkirk

    Fri 21st July to Thu 3rd Aug

    'What has happened is a colossal military disaster...' Christopher Nolan animates history with an epic retelling of the rescue of 400,000 Allied troops, showing the operation on land, sea and air. Read more

  • The Beguiled

    Until Thu 27th July

    Nicole Kidman and Kirsten Dunst star in director Sofia Coppola's atmospheric melodrama about a Southern boarding school thrown into chaos by the arrival of an injured soldier. Read more

  • War For The Planet Of The Apes

    Until Thu 27th July

    It's all out war as Caesar and his apes face off against Woody Harrelson's ruthless colonel in a fight to determine the future of both their species. Read more

Next 7 Days

  • Dunkirk

    Fri 21st July to Thu 3rd Aug

    'What has happened is a colossal military disaster...' Christopher Nolan animates history with an epic retelling of the rescue of 400,000 Allied troops, showing the operation on land, sea and air. Read more

  • The Beguiled

    Until Thu 27th July

    Nicole Kidman and Kirsten Dunst star in director Sofia Coppola's atmospheric melodrama about a Southern boarding school thrown into chaos by the arrival of an injured soldier. Read more

  • War For The Planet Of The Apes

    Until Thu 27th July

    It's all out war as Caesar and his apes face off against Woody Harrelson's ruthless colonel in a fight to determine the future of both their species. Read more

  • NT Live: Angels In America Part 2 - Perestroika

    Thu 27th July

    Denise Gough stars in part two of the National Theatre's new adaptation of the multi award winning Tony Kushner play set in the mid 1980s during Reagan's presidency and the AIDS crisis. Read more

  • The Ghoul + director Q&A

    Fri 28th July

    Director Gareth Tunley joins us for a preview screening of his Ben Wheatley produced 'psycho-magical thriller' about a homicide detective who starts to question his own identity. Read more

  • Quatermass & The Pit

    Fri 28th July, Sat 29th July & Wed 2nd Aug

    One of the smartest science fiction films ever written, Nigel Kneale's 1967 feature stars Andrew Keir as a professor investigating a collection of mysterious skeletons. Read more

  • Shock & Gore Party: Dawn Of The Dead (1978)

    Fri 28th July

    A late night screening of George A. Romero's 1978 horror satire Dawn Of The Dead, preceded by shorts, music, cocktails and bi screen videogaming. Read more

  • Shock & Gore Party: Shaun Of The Dead

    Fri 28th July

    A late night screening of Edgar Wright's cult rom-zom-com Shaun Of The Dead, preceded by shorts, music, cocktails and big screen videogaming. Read more

  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer: 20th Anniversary Shindig

    Fri 28th & Sat 29th July - SOLD OUT!

    Shock & Gore marks twenty years of Buffy and the Scooby Gang with a special night of slaying, smart quips and sushi pyjamas. Read more

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  • The Ghoul + director Q&A

    Fri 28th July

    Director Gareth Tunley joins us for a preview screening of his Ben Wheatley produced 'psycho-magical thriller' about a homicide detective who starts to question his own identity. Read more

  • Quatermass & The Pit

    Fri 28th July, Sat 29th July & Wed 2nd Aug

    One of the smartest science fiction films ever written, Nigel Kneale's 1967 feature stars Andrew Keir as a professor investigating a collection of mysterious skeletons. Read more

  • Shock & Gore Party: Dawn Of The Dead (1978)

    Fri 28th July

    A late night screening of George A. Romero's 1978 horror satire Dawn Of The Dead, preceded by shorts, music, cocktails and bi screen videogaming. Read more

  • Shock & Gore Party: Shaun Of The Dead

    Fri 28th July

    A late night screening of Edgar Wright's cult rom-zom-com Shaun Of The Dead, preceded by shorts, music, cocktails and big screen videogaming. Read more

  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer: 20th Anniversary Shindig

    Fri 28th & Sat 29th July - SOLD OUT!

    Shock & Gore marks twenty years of Buffy and the Scooby Gang with a special night of slaying, smart quips and sushi pyjamas. Read more

  • Hounds Of Love

    Sat 29th July

    Debut Australian director Ben Young delivers a brutal three way drama about the power plays between a murderous couple and their latest victim. Read more

  • Multiple Maniacs

    Sat 29th July

    Robbery, murder, blasphemy and lobster rape. John Waters' shocking 1970 feature Multiple Maniacs has it all. Read more

  • The Witches

    Sun 30th July

    Anjelica Houston eats up the screen in Nicolas Roeg's marvellous adaptation of the wickedly weird Roald Dahl novel. Read more

  • Raising Cain: Director's Cut

    Sun 30th July

    A rare theatrical screening of the director's cut of Brian De Palma's gloriously over-the-top split personality thriller. Read more

  • Conjurer's Kitchen presents The Wicker Man: Final Cut

    Sun 30th July

    Food artist Annabel de Vetten delivers another unique culinary screening, this time featuring food and drink inspired by Robin Hardy's British folk horror classic. Read more

  • Taxi Driver

    Sun 30th July to Thu 3rd Aug

    Robert De Niro washes the scum off the streets in Martin Scorsese's nihilistic 1970s masterpiece. Read more

  • The Living Dead At Manchester Morgue

    Sun 30th July

    Jorge Grau's Spanish Italian co-production is one of the hidden gems of the zombie genre, a Euro horror with style to spare. Read more

  • Godzilla (1954)

    Mon 31st July

    Made in 1954 and a fierce indictment of the atomic age, the original Godzilla is still the monster movie to beat. Read more

  • King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)

    Mon 31st July

    The King Of Monsters takes on The Eighth Wonder Of The World in this super monster smackdown from original Godzilla director Ishiro Honda. Read more

  • Shock & Gore 2017 Short Film Showcase

    Tue 1st Aug

    Join us for our annual Shock & Gore short film showcase, featuring perverse imagery from the UK, USA, Belgium and the Netherlands. Read more

  • Martyrs + intro

    Tue 1st Aug

    Author Alex Davis introduces a screening of Pascal Laugier's acclaimed 2008 horror, a key title in the New French Extremity movement. Read more

  • Synthetic Flesh/Rotten Blood: The Turn to Gruesomeness in American Horror Films (1931-1936)

    Wed 2nd Aug

    Mad scientists. Sadistic torture. Maniac killers. Join author and film critic Jon Towlson on a graphic journey through 'pre-Code' 1930s horror cinema. Read more

  • Very Bad Things

    Wed 2nd Aug

    Reprehensible. Mean-spirited. Tasteless. Peter Berg’s 1998 blacker-than-black comedy is an amoral delight, featuring Christian Slater on deliciously charismatic form. Read more

  • Jacob Epstein: Rebel Angel + intro

    Thu 3rd Aug

    A screening of the 1987 documentary Jacob Epstein: Rebel Angel to mark 70 years since Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery added Epstein's Lucifer statue to their collection. Read more

  • From Dusk Till Dawn whisky tasting with Woodford Reserve

    Thu 3rd Aug

    Join The Birmingham Whisky Club and Woodford Reserve for a whisky infused screening of Robert Rodriguez’s demented 1996 vampire horror From Dusk Till Dawn. Read more

  • Genocidal Organ

    Thu 3rd Aug

    A brutal dystopian sci-fi thriller set in a world of endless genocide, Genocidal Organ is Japanese anime at its most thought-provoking. Read more

  • It Comes At Night

    Fri 4th to Sun 6th Aug

    Imagine the end of the world. Now imagine something worse. A paranoid family faces mounting terror in Trey Edward Shults' critically acclaimed psychological horror. Read more

  • The Thing

    Sun 6th Aug

    John Carpenter's paranoid monster movie delivers thrills, chills and a whole lot of splatter. Read more

  • Shock & Gore presents Shin Godzilla

    Thu 10th Aug

    Japanese studio Toho reinvent their most famous movie monster for this critically acclaimed kaiju adventure. Read more

Coming Soon

  • Atomic Blonde

    From Fri 11th Aug

    Charlize Theron embodies a new action icon in David Leitch's stylish action thriller set during the Cold War. Read more

  • A Ghost Story

    From Fri 18th Aug

    Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck star in director David Lowery's affecting exploration of legacy, loss and the human longing for meaning and connection. Read more

  • God's Own Country

    From early Sep

    Captivating and broodingly beautiful, God's Own Country is the award winning debut from British writer-director Francis Lee about the intense relationship between two farm workers in Yorkshire. Read more

  • It

    It

    From Fri 8th Sep

    A group of small town kids face off against pure evil in director Andrés Muschietti's terrifying new adaptation of the classic Stephen King novel. Read more

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