Bristol Film Festival: Cape Fear at Redcliffe Caves in Bristol on Saturday 10th March 2018Posted on: 09 Mar 2018
Experience the original 1962 version of Cape Fear like you've never experienced it before - deep within the underground, labyrinthine environs of Bristol's Redcliffe Caves, on Saturday 10th March 2018.
Running as part of Bristol Film Festival's Underground Cinema season showing a whole host of other cult classics and genre favourites, it stars Robert Mitchum as Max Cady, recently released from prison and out for revenge on the lawyer, played by Gregory Peck, who helped put him behind bars.
Remade in a startling, violent, terrifying version by legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese in 1992 with Robert DeNiro, the original - directed by J. Lee Thompson - still very much holds up today and remains a tough, dark psychological thriller.
And in terms of re-watching and re-discovering cult and classic movies in this most unique and intriguing of venues, you have to admit Bristol Film Festival offers an experience that's unique and pretty hard to beat.
The film will run from 11am to 1pm. You can find out more about this and other film screenings taking place as part of the festival - and book tickets for Cape Fear, which cost £10 - here.
Redcliffe Caves is located at Phoenix Wharf, Bristol, BS1 6SR. Tel. 01179 466 833
Jamie is a writer, blogger, journalist, critic, film fan, soundtrack nerd and all-round Bristolian good egg. He loves the music of Philip Glass, the art of Salvador Dali, the writings of Charles Bukowksi and Hunter S Thompson, the irreverence of Harry Hill, and the timeless, straw-chomping exuberance of The Wurzels. You can sometimes find him railing against a surging tide of passing cyclists, or gorging himself senseless on the Oriental delights of a Cosmos all-you-can-eat buffet.