• Posted:Monday, February 1, 2010
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Edinburgh to host special horror movie screening

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Edinburgh to host special horror movie screening
Horror movies aren't my bag really, I'm all about the adventure myself. But I understand why some people get their kicks out of watching scary films - we're all adrenaline junkies at the end of the day, aren't we? That said, I'm sorely tempted to book myself a room in an Edinburgh hostel this February, so that I can take part in picture screening with a difference.

According to the Edinburgh Evening News, the Edinburgh Filmhouse is going to be playing F W Murnau's adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula, Nosferatu.. While that in itself may not strike you as being particularly newsworthy - or something that would convince you to head off to the city in search of some excitement - consider that the silent film will be given both a narrative and a soundtrack as part of the event.

Apparently, composer David Allison will be accompanying the movie live and actress Anne Marie Watson is to be reading the script, playing the part of Emily Gerard who, in 1888, was the first to wake western European society up to the concept of the undead (or 'nosferatu'), initially detailed in an essay The Land Beyond The Forest, which is all about Transylvanian superstitions.

Those in the area will be able to take in this one-off show on February 21st, something I think that everyone who is around really should do as it sounds very interesting and, even if you're not that into the whole vampire thing, should be an entertaining evening.

If you're in Edinburgh a week earlier and are more of a slushy romantic, it might also be fun to take in Moonstruck at the cinema, which stars Nicolas Cage and Cher. Anyone up for it has been advised to book early in order to avoid any disappointment, however.

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