Sworn to defend humanity, although not entirely human. Born with the cunning and superhuman power of a vampire, but able to stalk by day as well as night, Wesley Snipes stars in this action-packed thriller as the immortal vampire hunter Blade.
Awakened to consciousness – and pain – before birth by the bite of the undead vampire that kills his mother, a young boy grows into a mythical warrior bearing a blood-curse: an almost insatiable desire for blood that he must fight every moment of every day. Blade uses his awesome power to battle the vampires led by his mortal enemy, the omnipotent vampire overlord Deacon Frost (Stephen Dorff). The undead have infiltrated the corridors of power intent on conquering all mankind; now, against an army of immortals, one warrior must draw first blood.
Blade will open with a special preview premiere screening at London’s Genesis Cinema, in partnership with award-winning film exhibition company, We are Parable, before screening at cinemas across the UK from 29 October 2021, supported by refreshed marketing materials.
Park Circus is also offering several other films and seasons to cinemas and audiences this Halloween.
A new curated season, Fatal Femmes, celebrates the most bloodthirsty women horror has to offer. Horror has had a renaissance. Embracing women as villains, the genre can be at its most psychologically intense in its treatment of female power. Audiences can trace what makes women uniquely scary, from stone-cold classics Carrie and The Craft, celebrating their 45th and 25th anniversaries in 2021, through to more recent, chilling stand-outs Under the Skin, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, and Raw from this year’s Palme d’Or winning director Julia Ducournau.
Also on offer to support exhibition is everything from the occult to the uncanny; Oscar-winning chillers to cult classic crowd-pleasers and family favourites – from A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Exorcist (Director’s Cut), to the anniversaries of The Silence of the Lambs (30th) and The Evil Dead (40th), as well as doing the Time Warp (again) with The Rocky Horror Picture Show. There are also spooky family favourites for the October half-term, with highlights including The Witches, ParaNorman and crowd-pleaser Hocus Pocus – before its sequel is released in 2022.
Mark Hirzberger-Taylor, CEO Of Park Circus, said: “Halloween is always a brilliant time for audiences to enjoy classic film, and so we want to offer cinemas as many options as we can to feed that appetite. We’re delighted to be bringing everything from Blade to Hocus Pocus back to the big screen, standing proudly alongside our studio partners to support cinema exhibition and inspire audiences after such a challenging period.”