For those feeling post-Halloween blues, check out Fear in the Fens Festival tomorrow (5th November 2016). For showings of Witchfinder General, and The Tomb of Ligeia. For more information go to their official website, here. This is what the organisers have to say:
The East Anglian landscape is unique…It has inspired feelings of dread and terror since Beowulf, the first horror story in English, was written here in the 7th century.The master ghost story writer MR James also found East Anglia an appropriate setting for some of his most chilling tales. Later in the 20th century, filmmakers found it a perfect location for horror films such as Witchfinder General and The Tomb of Ligeia Our event acknowledges the role that East Anglian landscape has had in these dark dreams and explores both the fact and fiction of Fear in the Fens For our first one-day film festival, we’ve booked a full programme of vintage horror films from the 40s, 60s and 70s for you.
We’ve combined these films with fascinating talks on related subjects by leading writers, and we are very pleased to announce that author and historian Gavin Baddeley will be our keynote speaker.
Many of you will be aware of Gavin’s numerous books on goth culture, music and the occult, as well as his outstanding historical works on Jack the Ripper and Vlad the Impaler. Gavin will be talking about Vlad the Impaler to introduce our final film… Dracula 1972AD.
Plus – Enjoy horror shorts from local film-makers and meet and mingle all day with other film and horror enthusiasts in a relaxed and friendly environment!
Day tickets (which offer the best value) are available from just £18
or you can just buy tickets for those individual films/talk events you wish to see for just £6.