Six years after the death of her husband, mother Amelia and her young child Samuel struggle to come to terms with their loss. When a disturbing storybook turns up at their house, a series of sinister events lead Samuel to believe that creepy creature from the book is real and out to harm them. Jennifer Kent’s 21st-century horror classic is a genuinely frightening look at parenthood, grief, and the dangers of burying ones trauma.
‘One of the strongest, most effective horror films of recent years — with awards-quality lead work from Essie Davis, and a brilliantly designed new monster who could well become the break-out spook archetype of the decade.’
Kim Newman, Empire Magazine
‘On purely formal grounds (the ones on which the genre lives or dies), Kent is a natural. She favors crisp compositions and unfussy editing, transforming the banal house itself into a subtle, shadowy threat.’
Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out
What else is on?
Today (Wednesday 30th November)
Tomorrow (Thursday 1st December)
Plan your visit
Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!