Chills and thrills for this week's film-fest

PUBLISHED: 12:30 20 October 2011

SET to stun audiences in cinemas this week is a lavish load of chilling movies such as the masterful thriller Contagion (12A). Starring some of the UK's celebrity gold, such as Kate Winslet and Jude Law, the film depicts the human race trying to fight off a deadly infection.

When Beth Emhoff (Gwyneth Paltrow) is struck down with a mysterious illness, doctors try to save her, but soon realise it is not an isolated incident. The virus begins to spread around the world and as citizens struggle to escape the imminent death which the virus brings, scientists are in a race against time to prevent the disease from ending life as we know it.

If that doesn ot send your spine tingling, the third instalment of the supernatural horror series Paranormal Activity 3 (15) is released this week. Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, the terrifying prequel to the prequel is set 18 years before the first two installments, when Katie and Kristi are children. The film reveals when the girls were first confronted by the monstrous demon that sets out to haunt them.

But if you’re not in the mood for horror and deadly diseases the perfect alternative is Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Tintin (PG).

The beloved cartoon hero is brought to life by the Hollywood director and Billy Elliot star Jamie Bell. Spielberg takes Herge’s beloved stories of the intrepid young reporter and his faithful dog Snowy and transforms them into motion picture, available to view in 3D.

This adventure, Secret Of The Unicorn sees Tintin’s nose for a good story lead him into a strange world and pitches him against the dreadful Red Rackham (Daniel Craig), leaving the audiences wonder if Tintin can once save the day.

Advanced screenings for this unforgettable show, in 2D, are on Monday to Thursday at 10.45am and 6pm, and in 3D from Monday to Thursday at 1pm, 3.30pm and 8.30pm.

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