BBFC Horror on Film at Hackney Picturehouse: Can You Survive Certification? 29th Oct

BBFC HORROR ON FILM:Can You Survive Certification?Tuesday 29 October 6.30-8.30pmHackney PicturehouseCourse Leader: Lucy BrettOver 18s only!Tickets £10.20 / £9.20 concessions / £8.20 Members Book online here.Do BBFC Examiners scream while they watch slashers? How do they judge what makes audiences scared? How does the BBFC decide what is too frightening disturbing or harmful for audiences of varying ages but still understand the pleasures on offer to fans of horror movies?Horror has been a popular film genre since the invention of cinema but attitudes about how it should be certificated have changed greatly since the BBFC was established 100 years ago.In this illustrated presentation with clips debate and discussion BBFC Head of Education Lucy Brett (who has seen it all and lived to tell the tale) shows what was a concern in 1912 and how the BBFC work today to rate horror scenes. The session also covers the treatment of horror films for kids the difference between supernatural threat and gore and what happens when horror scenes turn up in films of other genres.”