Dancehouse Theatre, Manchester Sun 22nd July 2012
As part of the Manchester Fringe Festival we are pleased to present a special day of vampire movies and special guests.
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Lineup and Details for Vampire Sunday on Sun 22nd July 2012
THE LINE UP
2.00 2.30 SAM STONE reading and Q+A
2.45 4.45 THE HARSH LIGHT OF DAY preview screening plus Q+A with cast and crew
5. 15 6.45 THE VAMPIRE LOVERS
7.00 8.45 DRACULA: PRINCE OF DARKNESS starring Christopher Lee
8.45 10.15 CRONOS by Guillermo Del Toro
10.15 11.00 GRIMM SOCIAL in the Dancehouse bar
Grimm Up North presents VAMPIRE SUNDAY
This year is the centenary of Bram Stokers death. Much respect is due to the creator of one of horrors most enduring icons, the bloody count, Dracula and so, as part of Manchester Fringe Festival, were holding a special Vampire Sunday, over at the decadently Deco Dancehouse theatre. Four feature films, special guests and a cheap bar its a veritable Feast of Blood!
Kicking off the day in style, award-winning gothic writer and poet Sam Stone, best known for her Vampire Gene novels, will be presenting a reading from her latest work, followed by a Q&A session. So if you have any burning questions for Sam or simply want to sit back and be engrossed by her dark and deadly world, get down to the Dancehouse for 2pm, and let the bloodsucking begin
Our first film of the day is an exclusive preview of gritty new British indie The Harsh Light of Day. When occult writer Dans wife is brutally murdered, and the police fail to find the culprits, he is offered a chance to mete out a very different, far more brutal kind of justice Combining vampires and vigilantism, its Death Wish with fangs. We will be joined by cast and crew for a Q&A following the screening.
A more traditionally Gothic version of vampirism next, in cult classic The Vampire Lovers, veteran director Roy Ward Bakers steamy adaptation of J. Sheridan LeFanus seminal vampire tale, Carmilla. The late great Ingrid Pitt stars as cinemas most notorious bloodsucking lesbian, with the inimitable Peter Cushing as her implacable nemesis, and Arthur Daley himself, George Cole providing local colour.
For the third film of the day, the Count himself finally puts in an appearance, and we continue our Hammer Horror theme, with Dracula: Prince of Darkness, the sequel to the 1958 classic, featuring Christopher Lees definitive performance as the Count.
Final film of the day is Cronos, Guillermo del Toros remarkable reimagining of the vampire legend. A golden scarab turns up in an antique dealers store. When opened, the device stabs the person holding it, bringing them eternal life and a vampires lust for blood. See del Toros classic first feature film in all its bloody glory on the big screen before joining your fellow Grimmlins in the Dancehouse bar for drinks.
To end the evening, the lovely people at Fab Café on Portland Street have offered all Grimm-goers free entry so hardened vamps can continue the party into the night.
A huge thanks to our sponsors for making this event possible.
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