Between October 21 and 30, Scotland’s neatshows.co.uk will be serving as host of Festival of Darkness in celebration of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. “This is an opportunity to celebrate Aberdeenshire’s significant contribution to creating the world’s most famous vampire,” notes their official site. “Slains Castle fed Stoker’s imagination, and the jagged rocks gave life to Dracula’s fatal bite. A hundred and twenty-five years later, during Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022, we launch our inaugural Festival of Darkness to tell one of the scariest stories ever written. “
Festival of Darkness director Marie Archer told The Scotsman, “We want to have a good look at Dracula, why we’re connected to him, why the movies have made us frightened and explore all their forms, from a child’s view of who Dracula is to that really uncomfortable feeling that it could be the person next door. We’ve chosen really interesting pop-up venues that will heighten the film-watching experience, but will also be intimate. We were very keen to put events on across Aberdeeneshire, but we didn’t want to create a horror festival that was inaccessible. We want to scare people, but also want to ensure as many people as possible can see the films we’re showing.”
Those films (which will be presented in addition to various panel discussions, include Interview with the Vampire, Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror, Nelly Rapp, Monster Agent; The Lost Boys, The Little Vampire, Let Me In, Dracula (1931) and A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. For more information, CLICK HERE.