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    "A History Of Horror With Mark Gatiss" coming soon to BBC4

    I thought this might intrest some of the UK members of the board.As of yet no date has been given.


    Mark Gatiss celebrates the horror film in a new three-part series for BBC Four.

    Mark begins his exploration of the genre by looking at the golden age of Hollywood horror of the Thirties and Forties and examines some iconic pictures directed by Englishman James Whale (Frankenstein, The Old Dark House and Bride Of Frankenstein), who lent the films a camp sensibility, and populated them with a largely British ex-pat cast.

    The second episode concentrates on the complete reinterpretation of the genre. In the 1958 remake of Dracula, the original vampire with heavy face and foul breath was gone and along came the Byronic Count in the shape of Christopher Lee, a bloodsucker of almost gentlemanly proportions. It was at this time that horror films turned from black and white to colour and began to feature an element of sex, tapping into an increasingly permissive society.

    The last programme in the series explores the gritty and graphic new wave of horror cinema from Night Of The Living Dead in 1968 to the movie Halloween ten years later, the first of the great slew of slasher films which were to dominate the next decade. Mark details the shifts in the horror genre, and meets leading film-makers from the era.

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    Oh, sweet. Love Mark Gatiss. Will definitely check this out. Thanks for the heads up, Gerry! Will keep an eye out for it.
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    That sounds great but he needs to do a fourth part covering:

    Friday the 13th
    A Nightmare on Elm Street
    The Evil Dead
    Child's Play
    Hellraiser
    Candyman
    The Silence of the Lambs
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    Just a heads up that part 1 of "A History Of Horror With Mark Gatiss" is on next Monday 11th October at 9pm.It is on for a hour & straight after the programme they are showing "Bride of Frankenstein".

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    Another reminder. Episode 2 will be on next Monday night on BBC FOUR.

    And it looks like Halloween will be the movie he takes a look at to finish things off.

    Q:Why did you stop in the late 70s?

    MG:We had to stop somewhere and the release of 'Hallowe'en' in 1978 seemed the perfect place. It's a superb film. Almost perfect in its power to shock and scare. But it ushered the age of the slasher movie, effectively killing off 'supernatural' horror for a generation. Of course, there were exceptions but 'Hallowe'en' seemed the natural place to end.

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    I noticed at the start of last Monday's episode it look like he will be talking to John Carpenter at some point.

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    Did you watch the first episode gerry? JC was on it.

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    will this be broadcast via the interwebs??
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    Quote Originally Posted by ALDO View Post
    Did you watch the first episode gerry? JC was on it.
    I haven't got round to watching it yet but thanks for the heads up.

    Quote Originally Posted by Black Sunshine View Post
    will this be broadcast via the interwebs??
    I'm not too sure if this link will work because your outside the UK.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode..._to_Hollywood/

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    Final episode is on tonight. MG will be looking at NOTLD, TCM and JCH.

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    It looks like a 2nd series is going to be made.

    Quote from @Markgatiss on Twitter last night -

    "Very pleased to say I'm making a follow-up to my 'History of Horror' for BBC4: Euro Horror! At last 'Nosferatu' gets its due..."
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    John Carpenter: "I saw a rough cut of Halloween II, and it wasn't scary. It was about as scary as Quincy"

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    They seriously need to release this on DVD/BD, so those of us who don't live in the UK can enjoy it.
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    Sounds great!!!
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    Erik Preston action in there. That is all.


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