Location: The Old Operating Theatre
February 14, 2019 - February 14, 2019
The annual Valentine’s Day horror screening returns to the Old Operating Theatre.
“Completely horrible” – Time Magazine.
The British Board of Film Classification originally intended to ban ‘Mad Love’ (1935); a deranged inspection of Grand Guignol villainy. An accomplished but lustful surgeon (Peter Lorre in arguably his greatest performance) is driven to psychotic behaviour over his perverse obsession with an actress.
A hugely successful example of 1930’s horror at its most unhinged and portentously Germanic, this tale of madness, murder, dismemberment and forced love is also a wicked, penetrative chunk of psychological study.
The film will be preceded by an introduction by Gareth Miles.
Doors will open at 6:30 PM.