Classic horror films to be shown at Lissan House

Classic horror film, The House on Haunted Hill, will be screened at Lissan House Cookstown on November 30

Classic horror film, The House on Haunted Hill, will be screened at Lissan House Cookstown on November 30

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THE historic surroundings of Lissan House outside Cookstown have been chosen as one of a number of locations for a celebration of film, dedicated to all things horrific, heinous and downright hellish!

The 17th Century property, set in 250 acres of woodland, will be the venue for a special showing of classic horror film, The House on Haunted Hill, on November 30, while The Innocents will be shown there on January 29.

The Innocents will be shown at Lissan House in January as part of Gothic NI

The Innocents will be shown at Lissan House in January as part of Gothic NI

The events are being hosted by Gothic NI, as part of the nationwide BFI blockbuster project GOTHIC – The Dark Heart of Film.

Other venues include creepy castles, and screenings will feature horror classics old and new, as well as a few sideways shockers sure to delight the audiences.

Susan Picken of QFT said: “As a life-long horror fan, Gothic NI is a diabolically delightful box of treats which includes some of cinema’s most chilling classics. Our programme is full of surprises, shocks and thrills, giving a unique local twist to the Gothic theme. We’ve had fun programming the films – we hope everyone has fun watching them.”

For more information on the screenings at Lissan House, log on to www.bfi.org.uk/gothic/