2 Luxury Shopping Days Out London

Gothic: The Dark Heart of Film

from 21/10/2013 to 31/01/2014

Event: Gothic Horror Season at the BFI Southbank

Location: BFI Southbank, SE1 and other venues

Come in, we’ve been expecting you. So reads the British Film Institute’s welcome message for their season of horror films, Gothic: The Dark Heart of Film, showing at the National Film Theatre (NFT) on the Southbank and other venues over the darker months of the year.

Promising to take you on a dread filled, lust fuelled, blood soaked journey (not for the faint hearted then!) to the darkest places in cinema, from the earliest days of silent film with films such as Nosferatu (1922) to Werner Herzog’s 1979 version Nosferatu the Vampyre or the original 1973 version of The Wicker Man to the Woman in Black (2012).

Also on in October is the Barbican’s Live Live Cinema event, with two gothic horror films Carnival of the Souls from 1962 and Francis Ford Coppola’s Dementia 13 shown accompanied by a completely live soundtrack, (at the 18th century Grade-I Hawksmoor church, LSO St Luke’s, EC1, on 20 Oct).

Gothic: The Dark Heart of Film is on at the BFI Southbank and other cinemas from 21 Oct to 31 Jan 2014.