Horror film 'fright nights' at National Media Museum in Bradford (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Horror film 'fright nights' at National Media Museum in Bradford
Four classic horror films are being screened in Bradford over Halloween, ending with an evening in the company of “Yorkshire’s master of the macabre”.
Jeremy Dyson, co-creator of TV comedy The League of Gentlemen, will be at the National Media Museum as part of the nationwide British Film Institute’s Gothic: The Dark Heart of Film season.
The season runs until February in selected cinemas, unleashing witches, vampires, werewolves and spectres on audiences.
In Bradford, classic European horror films will be shown over consecutive ‘fright nights’ at the museum. From Thursday, cinema-goers can see Italian horror maestro Dario Argento’s Suspiria (1977); Lucio Fulci’s zombie tale The Beyond (1981); poetic French chiller Eyes Without a Face (1960) and the first screen adaptation of F.W. Murnau’s acclaimed Nosferatu (1922) with live piano accompaniment.
The event also marks the National Media Museum's involvement with the British Film Institute’s Film Audience Network, an initiative developed to enable film and events experts to work in partnership to boost film audiences.
Jeremy Dyson will be sharing his enthusiasm for all things horror, and discussing his own work, in conversation with Dr Mark Goodall from the University of Bradford.
As well as the League of Gentlemen and Funland, Mr Dyson co-wrote hit West End play Ghost Stories and directed Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales, the first stage adaptation of Dahl’s Tales of the Unexpected. He has also written several books.
Film programme manager Tom Vincent said: “These four films are fantastic, lurid, scary and are arguably more influential now on modern horror ghost stories than ever before. I’m especially pleased that we have live music in the programme with Nosferatu, and that one of the best British writers in the genre, Jeremy Dyson, will come to Bradford to discuss how important European horror is.”
l Tickets can be booked online at nationalmediamuseum.org.uk or on 0844 8563797. For more about Gothic: The Dark Heart of Film go to bfi.org.uk/gothic.
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