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Hallowed Histories: ‘The Shuttered Room’

27th November 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


As part of the Hallowed Histories festival, there will be a screening of the 1967 film The Shuttered Room, an adaptation of a story by H. P. Lovecraft starring Carol Lynley, Oliver Reed and Gig Young. The film was partly filmed on location in Norfolk and involved the controversial burning of the historic Hardingham Mill. Archive footage of the stars on location in Hardingham and in Norwich which is unseen for 50 years will also be screened. 

This screening will be followed by a panel of three UEA academics: Tim Snelson will discuss the psychology of the film; Melanie Williams will discus the film in the context of 1960s British Cinema; and Keith Johnston will discuss the film’s use of colour in the context of horror cinema trends and aesthetics. 

This is a free screening and drinks reception.