As part of the British Film Institute’s Gothic: The Dark Heart of Film season, Cornerhouse is set to show two iconic films from Britain’s Gothic horror era of 1950. This unique evening is part of BFI’s first ever Gothic strand and will be preceded by a special introduction. The first film is the brilliant 1958 adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, directed by Terence Fisher and starring Michael Gough, Peter Gushing and of course the brilliant Christopher Lee (pictured). This film, which was produced by the horror legends Hammer Studios, has been beautifully restored and is widely regarded as the definitive film adaptation of the Gothic novel. The second film is the rarely shown Night of the Demon (1957). This intelligent, gripping, eerily entertaining classic about witchcraft was directed by Jacques Tourneur and stars Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins and Nial MacGinnis. This double bill is just one of the many events leading up to Halloween as a way to bring the dark delights of Gothic horror to a wider audience.
Sat 26 Oct, Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street, M1 5NH, 8.30pm, £10.50 (concessions £8.50), www.cornerhouse.org
- Steven Brown
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- Wed 23 Oct 2013