The Cinema Museum, London

The Gothique Film Society presents The Body Snatcher (1945) and Burke and Hare (1971)

Fri 22 Oct 2021 @ 18:45 · Events

The Body Snatcher The Gothique Film Society begins its 55th season with two films based around the legend of the Edinburgh body snatchers Burke and Hare – The Body Snatcher and Burke and Hare.

The Body Snatcher (USA/1945/78mins), directed by Robert Wise and starring Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi.

Classic version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s short story, in which our horror ‘heroes’ find a ready supply of corpses for an anatomist in need of bodies for dissection.

Burke and Hare (UK/1971/90mins), directed by Vernon Sewell and starring Derren Nesbitt and Glynn Edwards.

By the time this version came along, the emphasis was more on the brothel than the lecture theatre, making this little-seen version a classic ‘guilty pleasure’!

E-mail enquiries to Dave Simpson or Simon Davies

Doors open at 18.00, for a 18.45 start.

Refreshments will be available in our licenced cafe/bar.


Membership subscription for all six shows: £30.00. Individual tickets: £8.00. Membership subscriptions and individual tickets can be purchased on the door.
Individual tickets for each show can also be purchased via Ticketlab.

Burke and Hare