Dead by Dawn has been pretty awesome so far. The highlight was seeing the classic The Omen on original 35mm. I would urge you to check out some of the features, including The Fields and Below Zero, both really original and creepy films!
Dead by Dawn 2012 is almost here and I’ll be there chatting to people and getting their views on the app. If you’re going to be about, come and say hi and let us know what you think of what we’re doing. Enjoy the festival and hope to speak to some of you!
There’s still time to enter, so if you can transform yourself into a monster, drop us a picture at firstname.lastname@example.org and you could win a custom print of your design and all the profit it makes selling in our store.
After the film’s release Alfred Hitchcock received an angry letter from the father of a girl who refused to have a bath after seeing Les diaboliques and now refused to shower after seeing Psycho. Hitchcock sent a note back simply saying, “Send her to the dry cleaners.”
Frankensteinia are hosting ‘Silent Frankenstein Week to pay homage to these really groundbreaking historical films. The Edison Kinetograph Company’s Frankenstein was released 102 years ago and is the only one of at least three Frankenstein films made by the company to have survived. Life Without Soul became the first feature length adaption of the story at 70 minutes. The Edison version is freely available on youtube, so go check out this little piece of history!
You can replicate an existing monster, or create your own. Anything gruesome, spooky or creepy is welcome!
Blinky Productions are an awesome independent company who’s work includes prequels to some of horror cinema’s most iconic characters. In ‘Myers: Rise of the Boogeyman’ they show their interpretation of the minutes leading up to the opening of ‘Halloween’. ‘A Tale from Elm Street’ shows us scenes from directly after Freddy Krueger’s arrest on charges of child abuse. They’re really interesting and look at the backstories in a totally new way, you can check them out on Youtube.
It’s less than two weeks until Dead by Dawn takes place in Edinburgh and more films have been added to the program. Some of the classics include The Omen, Deliverance and Creepshow. Some of the short films include All Flowers in Time, An Evening with my Comatose Mother, Murderabilia, The Puppet Monster Massacre and Escape from Hellview. Sounds like a pretty awesome mix!