Strange and Unusual: A Tim Burton Half Term Double-Bill

Tim Burton is a maestro of weird and wonderful horror. Behind cult-classics such as Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood and Mars Attacks!, and creator of The Nightmare Before Christmas, Burton’s career has spanned nearly 40 years. His films share an iconic visual style which make them instantly recognisable, often referencing classic horror from Universal Studios or Hammer. As a child, he was interested in gothic stories and drawings, continuing this fascination when he later trained as an animator.

Join us this half term break for a spooky double-bill of Tim Burton films in the run up to Halloween. We’re celebrating Burton’s work as an animator with the delightful family-friendly Frankenweenie, a 3D stop motion film about a young boy’s attempts to bring his pet dog back to life. For teens and adults alike we are also screening Beetlejuice, Burton’s cult film from 1988 about a ghostly couple who are horrified when an awful family move into their home. A dark horror-comedy with some challenging themes, Beetlejuice would be the film to establish Burton’s zany, gothic style.

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