Open Menu
Add your event

Your what's on guide for events in Leeds

The Kraken Screamfest

The Kraken Screamfest
Dates and times

13 Oct 2017 6:30pm

Show Map

Everyman Cinema

Level 4, Trinity Leeds, Briggate, Leeds, LS1 5AY

October… ‘tis the season for Hollywood horror blockbusters, with hopeful fans lining up at cinemas up and down the country to be terrified. But for the seasoned aficionado there’s just one screening that will plunge viewers into a true terror abyss: The Kraken Screamfest. This new festival of fearsome film from The Kraken Black Spiced Rum is turning every element of the familiar movie-going experience on its spinning head, and leave audiences nowhere to hide.

To ensure phobias of even the most hardened connoisseurs are catered to, the featured film will be chosen by devotees of the genre on the Kraken Facebook and Twitter pages from a shortlist of the most chilling classics of all time, including The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Shining. But that’s where the familiarity ends, my friends…

Are you sitting uncomfortably? The Kraken Screamfest audience members certainly will be, as they take their seats in an auditorium rammed to the rafters with horrifying clowns (the petrifying persona du jour, thanks to this year’s It remake). And if a run-of-the mill clown doesn’t get the hairs on their neck standing up, these ones will – created by UK horror film expert make-up artist, Kate Griffiths, who’s twisted talent lies behind films like Logan, Christmas Slay and Invasion of the Not-Quite-Dead. Guests will also have the chance for their own creepy clown makeover by Kate and her team.

If the on-screen action gets too much, fret not, the lobby will offer some respite: with a chilling selection of The Kraken Black Spiced Rum cocktails* including The Perfect Storm, The Oceans Have Eyes and The Bride of Krakenstein, and inked pick’n’mix accompaniment.

This cinema festival of fright is set to take place on Friday 13th October at the Leeds Everyman’s Screen 4, Trinity. More information about the events can also be found on The League of Darkness (, The Kraken Black Spiced Rum Twitter page (, Instagram (, Facebook ( and via #ISCREAMFORKRAKEN  (where fans can also find out more about how to vote and additional terrifying treats and prizes**). There will be a limited allocation of seats per screening. Anyone wishing to ensure a ticket is encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment. 

Horror fans unable to make it to Screamfest can host their own event at home by heading out and visiting one of over 2,000 venues taking part in Screamfest nationwide.

Get 20% off tickets with Twitter

  • Adults only
  • Film
  • Food & Drink
About Leeds Inspired

About Leeds Inspired

The Leeds Inspired website lists thousands of events happening in Leeds every year. You’ll find gigs, exhibitions, dance,…

Applying for Leeds Inspired Funding

Applying for Leeds Inspired Funding

Leeds Inspired manages two grant schemes to support arts events and projects in Leeds. Since April 2012 we…

Leeds Inspired Funded Projects

Leeds Inspired Funded Projects

Leeds Inspired grants have supported hundreds of projects, read about some of them here...