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Britgeek Has Details Regarding This Wednesday's AICN Exclusive SINISTER Screening In UK!!



Britgeek here.


Ain't It Cool Presents SINISTER takes place this Wednesday, October 3 at the rather plush five-star Charlotte Street Hotel in London. For the benefit of those who have perhaps been living under a rock for the last few days, this is the very first exclusive AICN event in the UK, and it will feature a screening of Scott Derrickson's SINISTER, co-written by none other than AICN's own Massawyrm, a film which, in my eyes, is the most genuinely frightening horror to come along in years. You can see the original post for the screening announcement HERE. 





All available tickets were snatched up in no time at all, which isn't a bad start for our inaugural UK event. They were free, too, so while I can't technically say that the screening is a sell-out, I guess I can say it's a free-out. In other words, it's full, although in the event of cancellations (if you suddenly can't make it, please visit the SHOWFILMFIRST website and cancel your ticket(s) so they can be reallocated) you may wish to revisit our SHOWFILMFIRST page just in case any become available.


For those attending, all must be seated by 7pm sharp. You can find the Charlotte Street Hotel just north of Soho and Oxford Street. The address is 15-17 Charlotte Street, London W1T 1RJ. It's located a minute's walk from leafy Soho Square and the theatre district, within easy reach of the financial centre and is surrounded by some of London's best bars, restaurants and cafés if you're looking for something to do before or after the screening. It's also a short easterly walk away from Tottenham Court Road. The nearest tube station is Goodge Street.





I look forward to seeing you all there for this exclusive AICN event. It's an honour to be able to introduce readers to such a truly excellent film, and it couldn't be a more apt occasion on the run up to Halloween. A luxury screening room at a five-star hotel doesn't go amiss, either.


I couldn't wipe the goofy smile from my face when I saw SINISTER last month. It reminded me exactly why I love horror movies and of the power they can harbour. I can't wait to hear what you guys think of it. To whet your appetites further, here are a few clips:






SINISTER opens across cinemas in the UK on October 5. Discuss the film and Wednesday's screening on Twitter using the hashtag #SurviveSINISTER and be in with a chance of winning a private screening of the movie for you and your friends.





If you're a ticket holder and have any questions about Wednesday, please don't hesitate to drop me an email.


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  • Oct. 1, 2012, 10:52 a.m. CST


    by Mennen

  • Oct. 1, 2012, 11:20 a.m. CST


    by AshokForgiven

  • Oct. 1, 2012, 11:47 a.m. CST

    My "SINISTER" second day of FANTASTIC FEST 2012...

    by fathergeek

    The second day of "FANTASTIC FEST" saw me viewing five feature length motion pictures... the heady pier pressure middle school Korean animated drama "King of the Pigs," then the time trippy japanese weird phantasy "The Warped Forest," and also caught the tense canadian crime thriller "Cold Blooded." My two faves of the day started with Marcus Dunstan's very intense sequel to "The Collector" of a couple of years ago "THE COLLECTION." A no holds barred slasher flick un-like "Saw," "Halloween," "Friday the 13th," or "Nightmare on Elm Street," buuut every bit as edge of your seat, scarry stuff. This badass bad guy reminded me alot of the hulking knife wielding masked evil doer in "8mm," or that ultimate masked baddie played by David Cronenberg several years ago. Very solid thriller, paranoid inducing film from those "Feast" guys. Also crawled out of Scott Derrickson & C. Robert Cargill's cross genre paranormal crime/mystery "SINISTER" starring a red hot riveting Ethan Hawk. I found this excellant, entertaining motion picture much more "MYSTERY" than "horror" although it certainly touches on "Audrey Rose," "Beyond the Door," and "Blair Witch." That's not a bad thing at all... I love dark, smart mysteries, of which this is one. Afterwards I found myself almost wishing the paranormal had been left out all together. Buuut its not, and ol fathergeek loves it anyway. The supernatural elements are handled well. You can see a little bit of "The Last Exorcism" in there, even "Suspiria, as well as elements of "Zodiac" to boot.

  • Oct. 1, 2012, 11:51 a.m. CST


    by AotD

    First off, grateful that UK screenings are being arranged, big thanks on that. Saw Sinister at FrightFest and really liked it, nothing exceptional but succeeds at what it attempts to be. My one gripe is Showfilmfirst, I hate it. Is there any other way of making these screenings a bit "fairer"? I've had a major problem with this method of releasing tickets since its inception, with codes popping up online way before they're supposed to be released and more often than not, going to people who just want a free film as opposed to a genuine interest in the flick. Moan aside, keep up the good work in getting our funny accent heard.

  • Oct. 1, 2012, 12:03 p.m. CST


    by Adam Stephen Kelly

    SHOWFILMFIRST is just being used for this screening. The link for tickets was and is available here on AICN and only here, so there were no tickets available to anyone else before my post went up on Wednesday. No emails about tickets flitted around, etc, this one's just for AICN.

  • Oct. 1, 2012, 12:31 p.m. CST


    by AotD

    That's fair enough in this instance, hopefully you don't stick with them for too long though. Always thought the "first come first served" approach is abused far too often. Total Film being the prime victim/culprit.

  • Oct. 1, 2012, 1:58 p.m. CST

    i've been waiting 8 fricking yeas for a uk aicn event

    by Rakesh Patel

    and missed out. bugger

  • Oct. 1, 2012, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Spare ticket alert!

    by Adam Stephen Kelly

    First one to drop me an email with their name and location gets it.

  • Oct. 1, 2012, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Cancelled :-(

    by Benn

    I just had to cancel my tickets as I couldn't get the time off work! I hope someone applies for my tickets and enjoys the show. I'll keep my eye out for future AICN events. Cheers for including us UK fans.

  • Oct. 2, 2012, 5:33 a.m. CST

    A couple of tix have been made available at this link:

    by Adam Stephen Kelly

  • Oct. 2, 2012, 5:58 a.m. CST

    All gone!

    by Adam Stephen Kelly

  • Oct. 2, 2012, 10:46 a.m. CST

    TWO tickets have just become available, expand for link!

    by Adam Stephen Kelly HURRY!