Scream & Scream Again

Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery

10 October – 2 December 2017

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Revel in the mummies, vampires and ghouls which once loomed from movie posters in a vibrant age of British horror.

The Mummy's Shroud, 1967

The 1950s to 1970s saw a dramatic change in British horror. Referred to as horror’s golden age, the period saw actors such as Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing become household names, while the British horror film studio became a major influence worldwide.

From the early gothic style to the infiltration of pop culture in the 1970s, this exhibition takes a look at films from this period and how they were marketed abroad through a collection of rare original lobby cards and posters from around the world. A selection of the museum’s own unusual and macabre objects can also be discovered on display.

Venue information

Opening times

1 Apr – 31 Oct
Mon – Sat, 10am – 5pm
Sun and Bank Holidays, 12noon – 4pm

1 Nov – 30 Apr
Mon – Sat, 10am – 5pm

Closed 24 – 26 Dec, 31 Dec, 1 Jan

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