Inside-no-9Director: Various | United Kingdom | Various | 90 mins

As is only fitting given that this is our ninth edition, we are proud to present a special screening of Inside No. 9 – one of modern television’s true gems.

Created by Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton (the minds behind Psychoville and 2 quarters of The League of Gentlemen) Inside No. 9 is an anthology series in the classic tradition of Tales of the Unexpected, Hammer House of Horror and Beasts.

Part of the show’s success lies in its absolute mastery of genre tradition and form. Whether it’s the folk horror of The Trial of Elizabeth Gadge with its talk of witchery, imps and familiars, the giallo-esque Private View or the chilling psychological drama of episodes such as Tom & Gerri and The Understudy, Shearsmith and Pemberton clearly draw upon an innate and encyclopedic knowledge of genre film and television history. This knowledge and authenticity is perhaps most present in The Devil of Christmas, a chilly alpine-set tale filmed through a 1970s lens (quite literally, as the episode was filmed using vintage television equipment.) Their love of horror is clear to see throughout their careers, in the grotesque townspeople of Royston Vasey and the former patients of Ravenhill Hospital, through to many of the characters that reside inside the various No. 9’s.

Our screening will consist of three episodes, handpicked by the show’s creators. (We’re keeping the exact details of which episodes you’ll see under wraps…)

We are delighted to welcome Inside No. 9’s writers and creators, Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton to Celluloid Screams to introduce this special screening and to take part in a Q&A afterwards.