The Vampire in Cinema

This course has been postponed. Please email for further information

In this one-day film course, Virginie Sélavy will explore the recurrent themes and tropes used in the popular vampire genre.

The vampire film genre has seen a recent resurgence with the release of the Twilight series of films and the instant classic, Let the Right One In directed by Tomas Alfredson. Why does this subgenre of horror have such a fascination with audiences? In this one-day course, Virginie Sélavy will explore the recurrent themes and film tropes that filmmakers use. No previous experience of the genre is required to attend: the course is aimed at people curious about film and follows our successful courses on Post-war British Cinema and Gothic cinema.

Virginie Sélavy is a film lecturer and founder of Electric Sheep magazine with experience in devising and delivering film courses.

£35 (£25 for under 30s). Please note this course is for those aged 18 & over.

Venue: Saffron Walden County High School

Films to be discussed:
Nosferatu (Murnau 1922)
Dracula (Tod Browning 1931)
Dracula (Terence Fisher 1958)
Blood and Roses (Et mourir de plaisir, Roger Vadim 1960)
The Vampire Lovers (Roy Ward Baker 1970)
Daughters of Darkness (Les levres rouges, Harry Kumel 1971)
The Velvet Vampire (Stephanie Rothman 1971)
The Blood-Spattered Bride (La novia ensangrentada, Vicente Aranda 1972)
Near Dark (Kathryn Bigelow 1987)
Cronos (Guillermo del Toro 1993)
Trouble Every Day (Claire Denis 2001)
Let the Right One In (Tomas Alfredson 2008)
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (Ana Lily Amirpour 2014)