Newman’s horrible choice
More horrific news. Our good friend Kim Newman – subject of a meaty feature in last week’s issue – will, this weekend, be curating a series of films in Meeting House Square as part of the Bram Stoker Festival. Among the features playing, we find Guy Maddin’s avant garde Dracula: Pages from a Virgin’s Diary, Andy Warhol’s deranged Blood for Dracula and Terence Fisher’s mildly saucy The Brides of Dracula.
“From 1922, when FW Murnau adapted Bram Stoker’s novel freely as Nosferatu, A Symphony of Terror, Dracula has been a recurrent presence in the cinema,” Newman notes. “Indeed, the character has escaped from his original creator and become a fixture in everything from gothic horror to children’s cartoons, with sumptuous literary adaptations and drive-in exploitation pictures along the way.” For more, see bramstokerfestival.com.
: Cathy Brady’s Wasted won Best Irish Short at the first IndieCork Festival last weekend.