Film Night: Dracula (1958)

This event has finished Took place on: Friday, 27th Oct 2017

Dracula (1958)

“One of the most revolting horror films I have seen in years.” (Daily Express review, 1958).

Filmed in lurid technicolour for the first time, Hammer's sexually charged Gothic nightmare blew away the black and white cobwebs of all previous versions and, with dripping blood and bared fangs, reinvented the image of the Count.

Christopher Lee's snarling, hissing portrayal became a model on how to transform a well-known character. His hot blooded animal instincts contrast brilliantly with Peter Cushing's cool scientific rationalism in the role of Van Helsing.

A watershed moment in the history of on-screen eroticism and gore, the film was key to the development of the horror film, sending shock waves through the decades that followed. It retains much of its bite today.

This event will feature an introduction by Gareth Miles and the screening of the movie. Refreshments will be served!

Doors will open at 6:30 PM.

Cost: £10


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2017-10-27 2017-10-27 Europe/London Film Night: Dracula (1958) Talk and screening of Dracula (1958) in the spooky surroundings of the Old Operating Theatre. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2017/10/27/film-night-dracula-1958-153835 The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret,9a Saint Thomas Street,London,London

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The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret,

9a Saint Thomas Street,
London,
London,
SE1 9RY

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