Venue: Elgar Concert Hall, The Bramall
Silent Horror Film Night
Alexander Mason – organ improvisation
David Powell – presenter
Perfect for a dark Halloween night, we present the original 1922 film adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula with an improvised organ accompaniment from award-winning organist and improvisation specialist, Alexander Mason. The performance is introduced by David Powell (PhD Film Studies student). Come in your spookiest costume!
The original horror film, Nosferatu is full of frights, blood and unexpected twists and turns. With the addition of an improvised live organ accompaniment, we guarantee you’ll be on the edge of your seats. Thomas Hutter is sent to Transylvania by his boss to meet their new client, the elusive Count Orlok. Despite the protestations of the local villagers, Hutter travels to the castle and spends the night where, as midnight approaches, he discovers all is not as it seems.
Starring: Max Schreck/Gustav v. Wangenheim/Greta Schroeder/Alexander Granach/Georg H. Schnell/Ruth Landshoff
Director: F. W. Murnau
Producer: Enrico Dieckmann/Albin Grau