Celebrating the spookiest night of the year - Halloween - Cinema Akil's new permanent screening space is showing horror classic 'The Evil Dead' for one night only.
Cinema Akil, Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue , Dubai
31 October 2018, 07:30 PM
31 October 2018, 12:00 AM
After launching in 2014 and hosting pop up film screenings in Dubai, Cinema Akil opened its door to a 133 seater cinema space in Al Serkal Avenue on September 28. This is a good cinema addition in Dubai, and after all the stand alone cinemas have been demolished, it’s nice to have a new independently run cinema in the city.
Cinema Akil’s opening line up of films between September 28 and October 31 has been announced and it includes a selection of international films and documentaries, plus a handful of classic films. Marketed as “Independent Film. Every Night.”, there will be 2-3 films screening every night, depending on the day of the week. Tickets can be bought at the venue.
Evil dead - the genre-creating flick, which has been terrifying global audiences since 1981 will be screened on this Halloween at cinema akil. Centered on a young man named Ashley, his girlfriend Linda and their group of friends, The Evil Dead follows the generic mold of vacationing twenty-something’s in a remote location where all hell breaks loose – literally. In a rundown cabin deep in the forests of a mountain the group intended to get away for a couple days and enjoy nature, but upon finding an eerie book bound in human flesh and a recorded message describing its evil history they unknowingly unleash an ancient evil. The friends find themselves helpless to stop the evil as it takes them one by one, with only one survivor left, desperately trying to fight to live until morning.
When The Evil Dead was first released in 1981, it was a breath of fresh air for horror fans. The genre had been stuck in a mad-slasher rut, and here was an original horror flick that wonderfully showcased the low-budget ingenuity of director Sam Raimi. No less than Stephen King called it “the most ferociously original horror film of the year,” and with that anointment, a new classic of terror was born.