Schalcken the Painter (15)


Dir. Leslie Megahey | 1979 | 70mins | UK | (15)
Jeremy Clyde, Maurice Denham, Cheryl Kennedy





The painter Godfried Schalcken is too cowardly to object when his true love Rose is betrothed to the otherworldly Vanderhausen, instead promising to come for her when he is a successful. Nothing is heard from Rose again and Schalcken becomes consumed by his work until she suddenly reappears, distraught and pursued by her sinister husband. Produced for the BBC’s Omnibus strand and aired in the traditional Christmas ghost story slot, Schalcken The Painter is beautifully shot, atmospheric and unsettling horror film which examines the relationship between art, commerce and desire.

Attendees to our Leslie Megahey In Conversation event at 4:45pm on this day can see Schalcken The Painter for free! Please contact the QUAD box office (01332 290606) to claim this offer.


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