Support Halloween film night in aid of Cats Protection fundraiser

Chloe Tilford and her cat Lukin
Chloe Tilford and her cat Lukin

A special Halloween screening of the Wes Craven horror Scream is being presented by Bedford Film Festival in association with Cults for Cats.

It’s being shown on Saturday with tickets offering free entry to the Pad Halloween Club Night afterwards.

Paul Hutchinson, Bedford Film Festival spokesman, said: “If you’ve not seen Wes Craven’s classic (yes, we think Scream is a classic) then, seriously – where have you been?

“If you have then you’ll either love it or hate it. If you hate it, you’re wrong. Scream reinvigorated the horror genre, subtly poking fun at the horror franchise films of the 80s, created by Craven himself and widely loved and adored by horror fans everywhere.

“Scream went on to inspire a new wave of horror writers and directors who then created many of the horror films loved across the world today. Almost every horror film today owes its style and direction to Scream, and we couldn’t be happier to bring it to Bedford with Cults for Cats on Halloween.”

Profits from the event will go to the Cats Protection Bedford & Biggleswade branch to help fund sponsorship of the Zambezi River Challenge & Big Cat Project.

Cults for Cats member Chloe Tilford, plans to join the Challenge and is seeking sponsorship for the trip in October 2016.

The group will spend three days canoeing up to 28km a day along the fourth longest river in Africa before arriving at the Lion ALERT project near Livingstone.

Said Chloe, 29,: “I despise handling meat, camping, bad toilets, hot weather and exercise, so it will be a huge challenge for me.”

She is hoping to raise £4,000.If you can help go along to the film showing of Scream at the Pad, simply donate at www.justgiving.com/lions-cats-canoes or text ‘PURR86 £5’ to 70070.

Future film screenings include Die Hard on December 12 and Elf on December 19.

For tickets visit bedfordfilmfestival.org