A panel of Hammer experts, film-makers and actors take you through some unforgettable versions of Bram Stoker's creation
From Dracula (1958) through The Vampire Lovers and Lust for a Vampire to Dracula AD 1972, Hammer Films left a powerful imprint on the imaginations of generations, and with Dracula Untold now hitting cinemas, our love of on-screen vampires shows no sign of fading. A brilliant panel of Hammer experts, film-makers and actors take you through some unforgettable versions of Bram Stoker's 1897 creation.
This will be followed by a screening of Dracula (1958, 82 Minutes).
Speakers will include
- Marcus Hearn, official Hammer historian, and author of The Hammer Story (2007) Hammer Glamour (2009), The Art of Hammer (2010) and The Hammer Vault (2011) in addition to many other books on music, film and television.
- Robert J.E. Simpson, Hammer archivist, author, publisher and film historian. He is completing a book on Hammer Films; is editing a volume of memoirs by cult movie actress Ingrid Pitt; and is preparing two further non-fiction books.
- Jonathan Rigby, actor and writer, author of English Gothic A Century of Horror Cinema (2000), Christopher Lee: The Authorised Screen History (2001), American Gothic Sixty Years of Horror Cinema (2007), Studies in Terror Landmarks of Horror Cinema (2011) and the forthcoming Euro Gothic.
- Sir Christopher Frayling (Chair), writer, cultural critic and presenter. His many prominent roles have include Chairman of the Design Council, Trustee of the Victoria and Albert Museum, Chairman of the Arts Council England.