A talk and film screening with CULTure Babylon is being held at The Globe Hotel, Lynn, on Sunday, February 1.
CULTure Babylon is a series of movie screenings and other events for lovers of all things cult, noir and offbeat in the ‘A10 corridor’ of Cambridge, Ely, Downham and Lynn.
In an age when even a modest film fan’s home can have an HD plasma screen and a DVD player capable of providing pin-sharp films in surroundsound, the group aims to put meaning back into going out to see a film.
They do this by combining rare and unusual movies with talks giving further insight into the film and its subject.
The Satanic Cinema – the Devil and his followers in film 1922-1973, will be the subject of a talk and film screening at The Globe conference room.
The talk will explore the recurring themes of Satan and devil worship in cinema through such films as FW Murnau’s Faust, Rosemary’s Baby, The Devil Rides Out and the genre-changing The Exorcist.
The talk will be followed by a screening of Val Lewton’s stylish and dark 1943 occult thriller, The Seventh Victim: When her sister Jacqueline goes missing, orphan Mary Gibson leaves school and heads for New York.
Her search takes her down an increasingly dark and disturbing path until she discovers Jacqueline has joined a sinister devil-worshipping cult.
Can Mary save her from becoming the seventh victim?
Because of the nature of the subject matter, this talk is unsuitable for children.
Doors open 3pm for a 3.30pm start; tickets are £6 (£5 in advance) and can be purchased from: www.culturebabylon.wordpress.com