Newsletter – 15 October 2022

Hallowe’en Special

As  All Hallows’ Eve approaches, with its now common appearance of ‘trick-or-treating’ faux witches and other ‘spooky’ characters, there is no better time to re-visit an outstanding cinematic interpretation of Bram Stoker’s famous epistolary novel, Dracula, published in 1897. Of the thirty or more movie adaptations since then, this month’s film Nosferatu the Vampyre [Werner Herzog, 1979] is second only to FW Murnau’s 1922 acclaimed classic silent Nosferatu, eine  Symphonie des Grauens. The influences that Herzog drew on in crafting his superbly gothic re-working of that masterpiece were partly his love of Murnau’s film, partly his homage to silent film in general but, above all, because of the serendipity of having at his direction the resource of Klaus Kinski- an actor born to play the undead Count if ever there was one!

This screening will be charged at our usual rate of £7.00, which includes £1.00 membership fee.

Booking details can be found on Abbey Cinema’s Website. The following link:  takes you to the booking page for Nosferatu the Vampyre. Selecting that will take you to a 7.30pm GUILDHALL option, from which you can then make your booking. More information about the booking process and our current programme schedule can be found by searching under  Dashboard and About Us  pages on the ABCD website [which you are currently looking at].

For this screening, our Membership Secretary will be on hand to assist anyone who wants to see the film but not been able to book online.

Continuing our established and popular-with-members practice, a Programme Note for the film has been produced and is attached to this Newsletter. Instituted from the foundation of the Society in 1975, Programme Notes encapsulate a descriptive context to the film you are about to see, plus technical credit details and ‘trailers’ for forthcoming films. 

Reactions to and comments on films, which should be Emailed to will be available on the ABCD Website in due course. If you wish to give a film ranking score, please use the following guide:- A [very good] B [good] C [mediocre] D [awful!].


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