Haggis Horror Nights – 39 Steps
The Scottish American Society of Dunedin is offering a new series of films called the Haggis Horror Movie Nights in celebration of All Hallows Eve. Just in time for the Celtic inspired holiday we call Halloween, this short series of classic mystery and horror films set in Scotland and England will be screened at the historic Scottish Cultural Center at 917 Louden Avenue in Dunedin. We will roll out our new state-of-the-art film equipment to provide an excellent movie experience. Patrons can also buy popcorn, candy and beverages for a great and safe night out. Tickets are $5 at the door and, due to COVID-19 protocols, attendance will be limited to 50 people per film on a first come, first served basis. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m with all shows beginning at 8:00 p.m.
The 39 Steps is considered the first great film by Alfred Hitchcock and stars Robert Donat and Madeleine Carroll. It concerns a civilian caught up in a plot to steal British secrets who is mistakenly accused of the murder of a counter-espionage agent and must escape to Scotland to try to clear his name and stop the spy ring. Orson Welles called it a masterpiece and it is often compared to later Hitchcock films such as The Man Who Knew Too Much and North By Northwest.