The Devil's Donkey

Haunted Cinema at the Nerve Centre

17 Oct 2019

Get your shriek on with a weekend of spooky treats at the Nerve Centre.

Halloween is fast approaching and what better way to get into the spirit of all things spooky than with a weekend of themed screen screams, comedy roasts and a very special live theatrical experience by way of ‘The Devil’s Donkey!’

‘The Haunted Cinema weekend’ at the Nerve Centre is running from Friday 25 th October to Sunday the 27 th October. Across the weekend they will be presenting a very special curated programme of movies under the theme of ‘REVAMP – The Evolution of Vampires on Screen.’

All the best vampire movies ever made from across the decades… From Nosferatu to The Lost Boys, from Salem’s Lot to From Dusk Til Dawn and featuring an exclusive comedy roast of the infamous tween vampire romp Twilight by the folks behind Laughs @ The Loft comedy club at Brickworks.

The line-up of movies has been specially selected by the ‘Ones To Watch Young Programmers’ group and is supported by Film Hub NI. Events kick off on Friday 25 th October at 6pm with a very special scene setting talk on The History of Vampires on Screen by John Francis Kavanagh, PhD Horror Studies Ulster University. The talk will be followed by a showcase of fantastic original horror shorts from Ulster University Cinematic Arts students.

In addition to all this, the Nerve Centre has got a real Halloween exclusive, thanks to support from Derry City and Strabane District Council - The Devil’s Donkey Haunted Cinema Experience!

The Devil’s Donkey is an interactive fun and scare filled interactive event… where brave patrons will be invited into the Nerve Centre’s very own haunted cinema by our very own ghoulish ushers… for a chance to see the last remaining copy of the infamously cursed 1948 film ‘The Devils Donkey.’

Featuring a host of top local actors, comedians and zombies… this ‘tongue in cheek’ event is perfect for all looking for a little laugh and a scare in the run up to Halloween. It’s a fun live event which should have people shaking as much with mirth as with horror.

Haunted Cinema Experience has been written by comedian Peter E Davidson and will feature live performers alongside the exclusive screening of this “long lost” horror classic and is suitable for age 10+ and is guaranteed to be one of the big talks of the Halloween festival.

You can find details about the weekend’s events and book tickets at www.nervecentre.org. The Ulster University showcase is free to attend, all film screenings are £2.50 plus booking fee and The Devils Donkey Haunted Cinema Experience is £4 per person with a special family of four ticket available at £12.