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Sat 18 Aug 2018

Total Recall + A Nightmare On Elm Street - Double Bill

Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House

Sat 18 Aug 2018
Doors 18.30
£23.75 (includes £2.75 booking fee)

DJ from 18.45 First film starts approximately 21.00. Total Recall will be shown first. 

For telephone bookings call 0333 320 2836.

The Edmond J. Safra
Fountain Court

The dark side of dreams is explored in this double-bill of dystopian science-fiction and vivid nightmares. More simply put, it's Arnold Schwarzenegger versus Freddy Krueger - the movie match-up that nobody expected.

Certificate 18
Duration 113 + 91 mins
First film starts approximately 21.00. Total Recall shown first
DJ from 18.45: RAW SILK

Adapted from the short story We Can Remember It For You Wholesale by legendary sci-fi author Philip K. Dick, 1990's Total Recall finds our hero Arnie having disturbing dreams about Mars. It doesn't take long before he learns that these dreams aren't everything they seem to be, sending him on a rampage through a future world full of double agents, robot taxi drivers and all manner of mutants in search of the truth.

Director Paul Verhoeven, the man behind RoboCop and Starship Troopers, creates more mayhem with this colourful, violent, blackly comic and relentlessly enjoyable romp that doesn't pause for breath from first scene to last.

You'll need to stay wide awake as we approach midnight because, "one, two, Freddy's coming for you!" This subconscious slasher hit from director Wes Craven (who went on to create Scream) was a landmark of horror upon its release in 1984, leading to a wave of teenage insomnia just as Jaws stopped a generation of cinema goers from swimming in the sea. It's lost none of its power to haunt us today as killer Freddy Krueger, with his iconic razor-fingered glove, enters the minds of sleeping teens and finds increasingly inventive and surreal ways to murder them in their dreams.

Featuring a very early performance from a fresh faced Johnny Depp, this is one film that demands you stay up late, stick together and spend your night with friends at Somerset House. 

One of the most perfect team-ups in blockbuster history...slick, sly and subversive.

Time Out
Total Recall, Official Trailer

An enduring horror icon...Freddy has taken his rightful place in cinema's celebrated chamber of horrors

A Nightmare On Elm Street, Official Trailer
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