The Big Scream


This Halloween.

Why not catch some ‘frightfully’ good new releases at ODEON Cinemas?

Nicole Osborne writes:

This Halloween sit back with the family and enjoy some spooky movies, including…‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’, the sequel to the 2014 hit Disney film starring Angelina Jolie, Michelle Pfeiffer, Elle Fanning and Northern Irish actress Jenn Murray.

And ‘Joker’ starring Jaoquin Phoenix who has already been tipped for an Oscar for his performance

ODEON Cinemas has an array of family offers available in all eleven ODEON Cinemas nationwide (Dublin (Blanchardstown, Charlestown, Coolock, Point Square, Stillorgan), Cavan, Limerick, Naas, Newbridge, Portlaoise and Waterford).

Offers include, Grown Ups Pay Kids’ Prices with any family ticket (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children) and for the older kids in the family ODEON has its teen ticket price, which means the whole family is covered….

We have a PAIR (yes two) of FREE tickets to see any Halloween pic at an ODEON cinema.

To enter, just tell us YOUR scariest cinema experience?

Lines must close at 6.06pm 9pm 11pm.


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25 thoughts on “The Big Scream

  1. Moira Cardiff

    During ‘The Towering Inferno’ some drunk fella roared at the top of his voice ‘when are we goin’ to see the f….ing shark.’ Jaws was on next door!

  2. Optimus Grime

    Going to a matinee in the Stella in Rathmines years back. On entering the theatre it was so dark I could not see a thing so I quickly made for a seat. Unfortunately the person already sat in it took offence when I attempted to sit in their lap and let a roar….

  3. Daisy Chainsaw

    Dealing with the 2 aul wans who ran the Abbey cinema in Wexford. I was treating my then boyfriend for his birthday and the aul wan on the box office wouldn’t accept the money from me because I shouldn’t be paying for the man on a date. I handed the cash to him to pay for the tickets and she wouldn’t take it and threw us out! Then there was the time only the balcony was open because rats had been found downstairs!

    Good times.

  4. Slightly Bemused

    Uhm… At the risk of kicking myself out of the competition, is it not Elle Fanning in Maleficent, rather than her sister Dakota?

    Fun fact: in the original Maleficent, Angelina Jolie had to get her own daughter to play the part of the toddler Aurora, because all the other kids were frightened of her make-up, but her own daughter just saw mommy in a funny costume. When she reached for Maleficent’s horns, you see Angelina looking a little quizzical, as it was not a scripted move and caught her by surprise, but was still perfect.

    My scariest experience in a cinema was in Nairobi where a major fight broke out in the back rows, and all the exits were to the back. Some guys who seemed either drunk or stoned, or both, maybe, had an argument that escalated. When the police arrived, they simply assumed that everyone was involved, and I nearly spent what would have been an unpleasant night in the lock up. Fun times!

    The film was Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and I ended up having to go see it another time.

  5. Clampers Outside

    Last proper fright would have been Blair Witch Project …just the one fright, at the end, but was a good one :)

    Most enjoyable jump out of my seat moment… when Samuel l Jackson’s character got munched in Deep Blue Sea :0)

    Most recent… more a continuous forboding than a fright… The Hole In The Ground.

    Most engrossing scary movie in recent memory… Let The Right One In.

    All time fav, seen multiple times… Sam Rami’s Evil Dead ….genius :)

  6. Termagant

    I know no fear.

    The time me and the lads were mitching off, I left the movie to hit the jacks and spied in the distance at the end of the lobby my year head in intent discussion with the manager, left my bum slightly sqeuaky

    Hey Arnold The Movie it was, seared onto the back of my eyeballs

  7. Nick

    I went to the cinema with a woman 15 years my junior who had never seen a horror film in the cinema,she had also been brought up in Sweden without telly and had lived a fairly wholesome life.I brought her to 28 weeks later (poor sequel).The opening scene is fairly visceral with a lot of Zombie flesh eating and loud noise.Sunn who was sitting to my left was making some noise and when i looked over saw she was balling her eyes out and hysterical.I took her out of the cinema and she went straight to the toilet.When she returned she told me that she had fully expected to pi## blood,so strong was her reaction to opening scene.I felt a bit guilty.But,what a reaction.

  8. E

    Another mitching story.. Sniffing poppers in an otherwise empty (there was about 5 of us) cinema showing Lilo & Stitch … you will never experience anything as loud, bright and terrifying as that was!! Never again.

    Just googled the release date.. 2002.. I was 15. I seriously need to reevaluate my life decisions.

  9. mucker no. 238

    Haloween ’98 went to see the 25th anniversary showing of the Exorcist in the Savoy with a girl from college. During the film someone collapsed and had to be taken out by paramedics. I was FREAKED OUT but had to pretend not to be bothered. I think she bought it but unfortunately a brief hand holding was as far as it went.

  10. Brother Barnabas

    couple friends and I got what was promised to be the best acid we’d ever get off some fella in the baggot inn. an hour or so later, all looked at one another “you getting anything? no. you? no”. agreed they’d been duds and decided to cut out losses and go to the cinema instead. it was in the Screen – some mainstream scare film. however, turned out they weren’t duds at all. fliiiiiiiiiip. first and only time I’ve sobbed and simultaneously wee’d my pants in the cinema. usher came along with torch to tell us to settle down. can remember not letting go of his leg.

    1. V

      By the looks and sounds of that Stevie
      You were older than me when I first saw Jaws
      Capitol Cinema on the Grand Parade

      Ah yeah
      Under the seat
      Over the back of the seat
      The brother and sister not giving a _úck about the baby who they were always landed with

      Still in my top five of all time favourite fillums

      And I found Jaws 2 to be far more unsettling tbh

      Jaws 3 now actually was a scream – it was that funny
      The Lee (cinema) that night looked like the Muppet Show

    2. Stephen Stewart

      Correction: I checked 1975
      T’was my Communion night.
      I was 7!
      I do love me Mammy, but…….

  11. scottser

    My aunt took me to Friday 13th when I was about 12. The ending shows a boat on the lake, and my aunt lights up a smoke thinking its over, then the hand comes up out of the water. Aunt’ jumps and her smoke goes down the back of the guy in front shirt, who also gets a shock and starts yelling when it starts to burn. I am simultaneously shocked and laughing so much I actually wet myself, and I’ve been hooked on horror movies since then.

  12. Pip

    When a Stranger Calls (1979).
    The moment when the police phone to tell the babysitter that the strange calls are COMING FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE. A tremendous and chilling scene, and worse is to come.
    I’ve gone quite cold recalling it.

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