Part of the Classic British Horror
To start our Classic British Horror Season in style, we will screen the quintessentially British 'Dracula'!Brought to you by Hammer House of Horror in the 1950s, starring Christopher Lee as the blood sucker and Peter Cushing as possibly the best cinema Van Helsing!Don't dare see it…alone!
You know the story… Jonathan Harker takes employment with Count Dracula, tries to destroy him and fails. The Count soon preys on Harker's fiancee and friends. Only Dr van Helsing holds the key and the gall to their salvation. Christopher Lee is a horrifying Count, Peter Cushing is an intense and amazing van Helsing, Dracula is a fantastic piece of British cinematic history.
See the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDTxHg7wyP0
Fully restored and uncut from the BFI, this film deserves to be seen on the big screen!
Plus special guest: Cultural historian extraordinaire, Gail-Nina Anderson, will introduce and lead a discussion after the film.
HAMMER HOUSE OF HORROR
Hammer Horror is the legendary British film production company, best known for it's Gothic-Horrors. It launched in 1934, had its heyday from the mid-1950s to 1970s, and recently released a myspace serial ('Beyond the Rave'). During its most successful years, Hammer dominated the horror film market with its lavish, star studded, low budget productions.
Visit the Hammer Horror website: http://www.hammerfilms.com
Film: Peeping Tom (1960)
18 Oct 2009, 7:30 p.m.
The second in our Classic British Horror Season, from the 1960s. A British masterpiece, Peeping Tom is a psychological thriller/horror, which explores voyeurism and violence, Michael Powell’s extraordinary film is the story of a lonely psychopathic cameraman—his childhood traumas, sexual crises, and murderous revenge as an adult. Plus special guest: Ken Robinson, Psychoanalyst (British Psychoanalytical Society) will lead a discussion after the film
25 Oct 2009, 7:30 p.m.
Five unfortunate people find themselves lost in a vault with a mysterious crypt-keeper as their host. As each is told the story of their last moments, we look on in horror… DEATH LIVES in the vault of horror! Plus special guest: Professor Peter Hutchings, Professor of Film Studies at Northumbria University and expert in British Horror, will introduce and lead a discussion after the film.
31 Oct 2009, 8 p.m.
October has been leading up to this… A double bill of horror to end the Classic British Horror Season and, of course, Hallowe'en!