Film 4’s Triple Bill at Sommerset House

Oh, pipe down. Regardless if this post is written late, you’re still reading it. Plus, films don’t have an expire date, and I bet you a slice of this chocolate cake I’m eating, you haven’t heard of one of the films I’ll be mentioning.

Last summer, (Saturday 10th August to be exact) I went to the Film 4 Summer Screen at Sommerset House. My friend, Tania, bought us the tickets for the triple bill: Mean Girls, Carrie and The Loved Ones.(She’s such a great friend!)

As it was our first time we were pretty excited to be going. Having went Asda before hand, we bought a whole heap of junk food to last us through the movie marathon and a few pillows and blankets. Oh if only we knew the blankets weren’t enough! Had to fork out another, £14 I think for an extra blanket to keep us warm all night! Oh, and another thing, if only we were smart enough to buy the wine in cardboard boxes instead of juice cartons hence the ‘no glass rule’. I know a cheeky bottle or two would’ve kept us warm!

Waiting for it all to happen!

Waiting for it all to happen!

w/ Tania

w/ Tania

Film Snacks

Film Snacks

We found a nice place to sit near the back, taking up enough room with our blankets to sit down and lie down. (ohh cheeky!) After a bit of music from the DJ, the films began..

Film 4's signature red

Film 4’s signature red

Get ready, its starting!

“Raise your hand if you have ever been personally victimised by Regina George” and everyone at Sommerset House raises there hand, CLASSIC! Mean Girls (2004) will always be a classic film amongst well… everyone who has ever seen it! And if you haven’t seen this film, lets not waste time, Amazon sells it for £3.75*

Carrie (1976 version) – hadn’t seen this film before until that evening, and must say rather enjoyable. Not exactly my cuppa tea,and it wasn’t very scary, nonetheless it was enjoyable. The films shows Carrie a tormented young girl who lives with her very religious mother, (crazy religious!) and attends a high school where she is bullied by her bitchy classmates.  Carrie soon comes to realise she has supernatural powers, where she can control things and people. Skip skip skip. She’s at her high school prom, and she holds a vengeance to every single one of her classmates. Perhaps a bit cliche, but the ending causes a good old heart-jump! so watch out for that!

The Loved Ones, (2009) – this Australian horror flick, was great! Pretty scary too. This film saw a young teenage girl obsessed with different men, her chosen loved ones. She kidnaps and tortures the men who reject her, (…yeah, pretty much all of them) with the help of her father, (who seriously needs to a see a shrink!). This film is not for the faint hearted. Shame it’s been out for five years and hasn’t received the amount of praise it should have. Absolutely brilliant.

Brr, blanket for the cool breeze.

Brr, blanket for the cool breeze.

Three films, at least 90mins long and it calls for a long evening. I don’t believe we left the place till after 2am. Mind you, quite a handful of people left in time to catch the last train. But hey, it was worth it, and I can’t wait to go again next year. This time I’ll be more prepared to fight of the cool summer breeze and come hand in hand with nandos rather than snacks. Hehe.

*Correct at time of blog.

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