Vampires of London - A Cinematic Survey

 
 Starts at 7:00 pm
 £15

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In early 1970, rumours began to circulate that a vampire was stalking London's Highgate Cemetery. The ensuing furore lead to a local media frenzy, a near-riot, a prison term and the birth of a legend that refuses to die five decades later.

For this presentation, film and cultural historians William Fowler and Mark Pilkington explore how London's Highgate Cemetery became a locus of supernatural horror, through the confluence of folklore, fiction and cinema. They will look at how horror films, from mondo madness like WItchcraft '70 and no-budget exploitation flick The Bodies Beneath to one of Hammer's finest productions – Taste the Blood of Dracula – and one of their most infamous – Dracula AD 1972 – both shaped and then reflected the developing vampire tale.

Heavily laced with film clips and dramatic illustrations, this is a gloriously eerie venture into the macabre world of cult films, and the even stranger, and more outrageous, real-life events that they inspired.


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2021-10-24 19:00 2021-10-24 19:00 Europe/London Vampires of London - A Cinematic Survey An eerie venture into the macabre world of cult films, and the even stranger, and more outrageous, real-life events that they inspired. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/10/24/vampires-of-london-a-cinematic-survey-274211 Kensal Green Cemetery Dissenters' Chapel,391 Ladbroke Grove,London,

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Kensal Green Cemetery Dissenters' Chapel,

391 Ladbroke Grove,
London,
UKW10 5AA

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