The amazing Filmbar70 is proud to fly the flag as they celebrate the British Thriller of the Seventies! They’ll be screening the original And Soon the Darkness (’70), and guiding you through this long neglected aspect of our cinematic heritage with their very own Top Ten Brit Thrills of the ‘70s. Also on hand will be Mr Eldiabolik himself – bringing his World of Psychotronic Soundtracks to bear on the best of British film grooves from the decade.
When two young female nurses (Filmbar fave Pamela Franklin and Michele – “oh Frank” – Dotrice) embark on a cycling holiday around southern France, nothing had prepared them for the sheer monotony of their trip. As tempers are tried and bickering flares, the couple decide to split – an action that leaves them more vulnerable than they could have ever imagined. For this alien, expansive landscape has a dark history, a history involving the unsolved abductions of a number of young women…
An excursion into the very, very eerie, And Soon the Darkness wrings incredible suspense from its minimal resources. Dearly departed arch stylist Robert Fuest imbues the wide, sunny spaces of the French countryside with palatable dread and cloying claustrophobia, tightening the screws of tension to breaking point.
So come and join in this celebration of ’70s British Thrillers at The Roxy Bar & Screen from 7pm on Thursday May 17th!