As is only fitting given that this is our ninth
edition, we are proud to present a special screening of Inside No. 9 – one of
modern television’s true gems.
Created by Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton (the
minds behind Psychoville and 2 quarters of The League of Gentlemen) Inside No.
9 is an anthology series in the classic tradition of Tales of the Unexpected,
Hammer House of Horror and Beasts.
Part of the show’s success lies in its absolute
mastery of genre tradition and form. Whether it’s the folk horror of The Trial
of Elizabeth Gadge with its talk of witchery, imps and familiars, the
giallo-esque Private View or the chilling psychological drama of episodes such
as Tom & Gerri and The Understudy, Shearsmith and Pemberton clearly draw
upon an innate and encyclopedic knowledge of genre film and television history.
This knowledge and authenticity is perhaps most present in The Devil of Christmas,
a chilly alpine-set tale filmed through a 1970s lens (quite literally, as the
episode was filmed using vintage television equipment.) Their love of horror is
clear to see throughout their careers, in the grotesque townspeople of Royston
Vasey and the former patients of Ravenhill Hospital, through to many of the
characters that reside inside the various No. 9’s.
Our screening will consist of three episodes,
handpicked by the show’s creators. (We’re keeping the exact details of which
episodes you’ll see under wraps…)We
are delighted to welcome Inside No. 9’s writers and creators, Reece Shearsmith
and Steve Pemberton to Celluloid Screams to introduce this special screening
and to take part in a Q&A afterwards