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Gothic Horror Night

Koolhoven & Simons

Tonight we descend into the world of gothic horror. Learn all there is to know about the ins and outs of foggy graveyards, monstrous appearances, suppressed fears and unhinged scientists. And why is the blood gushing from the screen so brightly red?

Poster Bram Stokers Dracula
‘Gothic horror cinema is a product of a strand of popular fiction that started in the early 19th century’, Eye programmer Ronald Simons explains. ‘The best known Gothic novels are Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818) and Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897).’

In the first hour we’ll be screening a number of clips from Gothic horror films, including Interview with the Vampire (1994), Flesh for Frankenstein (1973) and Sleepy Hollow (1999) by Tim Burton.

In tonight’s feature, Bram Stoker's Dracula starring Gary Oldman and Keanu Reeves, Coppola adds extra layers of meaning and contemporary relevance to the timeless story of Dracula by situating the film in the sexually rigid Victorian age while also hinting at the AIDS epidemic. Reeves plays the Briton whose suppressed urges are released in remote Transylvania.

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Koolhoven & Simons

Every month, Koolhoven and Simons will be scrutinizing the genre film, presenting films within pretty forthright themes that have never before been screened at Eye. Expect evenings on Trucker, Grindhouse or Revenge of Nature films. A tribute to rarely screened trailers and forgotten classics, where possible in 35mm, using films from Eye’s collection.

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