Magazine article Screen International

Anyone for a Round of Blood?

Magazine article Screen International

Anyone for a Round of Blood?

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Halloween, Netflix style.

So, I'm drinking a shot of blood with a skeleton while watching 'Thriller' danced in front of me. Just a standard Tuesday night, then.

But fear not, this isn't the result of an AFM-induced breakdown; rather it's the Netflix Fright Night which, as though it was appealing solely to myself, promised "blood, gore and B-movie horror" at the Exposure Gallery in London.

With the aforementioned skeleton - in reality, Katie, a dancer replete with skeleton onesie finished off with a Joker flourish [pictured] - ensuring that everyone who enters doesn't do so without popping on some fancy dress and striking a pose, the mood is set even before attendees can take in the graveyard-themed bar (with added spiderwebs that literally get everywhere if you touch them even for a second).

Perfectly timed for Halloween, Netflix released a survey saying that "those educated to advanced degree level are more than twice as likely (7%) as people without degrees to be a fan of blood and gore in scary movies" - therefore giving me a ready-made excuse for psychology sessions later in life - so the night is supplemented with fittingly appropriate horror clips, including the beautifully bloody Poe-inspired opening to Saw V, as well as some dancing zombies seeing as "supernatural scares" are one of the three most popular elements of scary movies. …

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