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Horror of Dracula, The Wailing & James Dorr

October 30, 2016 @ 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM

HORROR OF DRACULA – Oct 30 at 5:45 at Bear’s Place One Night Only!

This Hammer Studios classic is far closer to the letter (and spirit) of the Bram Stoker novel than the Bela Lugosi version of Dracula. The premise finds the infamous count journeying from his native Transylvania to England, where he takes a headfirst plunge into the London nightlife, and begins to rack up victim after victim. In the process, Dracula also runs into his arch-nemesis, Van Helsing (Peter Cushing), which ignites a  battle of wills between the two. Rated X and heavily censored in Britain when released in 1958 (with the goriest moments truncated), this outing was restored by the BFI in the mid-late 2000s. It put Lee and Cushing on the map and paved the way for many sequels starring the two, and for many non-Dracula follow-ups with these actors as well. 82 min

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In between movies, from 7:30-8:00, James Dorr will read from his new book, TOMBS:  A CHRONICLE OF LATTER-DAY TIMES OF EARTH (for more on James Dorr see below)

JAMES DORR

James Dorr’s THE TEARS OF ISIS was a 2014 Bram Stoker Award® nominee for Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection.  Other books include STRANGE MISTRESSES: TALES OF WONDER AND ROMANCE, DARKER LOVES: TALES OF MYSTERY AND REGRET, and his all-poetry VAMPS (A RETROSPECTIVE).  An Active Member of the Horror Writers Association and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America with more than 500 individual appearances from ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S MYSTERY MAGAZINE to YELLOW BAT REVIEW, for the latest information Dorr invites readers to visit his blog at http://jamesdorrwriter.wordpress.com.

He will be reading a selection from his newest book, TOMBS:  A CHRONICLE OF LATTER-DAY TIMES OF EARTH, a novel-in-stories scheduled for release by Elder Signs Press in spring-summer 2017.  Set on a far-future dying Earth in and around a vast necropolis known as the “Tombs,” “Raising the Dead” is about a young woman who seeks to restore the soul of her newly deceased husband to his body; a tale of necromancy, dark fantasy, airships, and doomed love.

THE WAILING – Oct 30 at 8pm at Bear’s Place – One Night Only!

A foreigner’s mysterious appearance in a quiet, rural village causes suspicion among the locals – suspicion which quickly turns to hysteria as the townspeople begin killing each other for seemingly no reason. As the investigating officer watches his daughter fall under the same savage spell, he agrees to consult a shaman for answers – unknowingly escalating the situation into something far more dangerous.

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The Wailing is a murder mystery, a zombie movie, a tale of demonic possession and a parable of bad parenting gone wrong. At times outrageously funny, it’s a moral and/or narrative puzzler that will keep you guessing days or weeks later.  2016 / 2 hrs, 36 min

Forget “Captain America”: this stunning Korean thriller is the summer’s FIRST GREAT MOVIE. Part murder mystery, part zombie apocalypse, The Wailing is a breakthrough. Unless you’re the kind of person who follows film-festival news and East Asian genre cinema, you’ve probably never heard of Na Hong-jin, who wrote and directed this movie. He has made other TERRIFIC movies in a more familiar action-adventure vein, including “The Chaser” and “The Yellow Sea.” But nothing quite like The Wailing, because THERE IS NOTHING QUITE LIKE THE WAILING.  A whole lot of people will hear about him now. –Salon.com

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JAMES DORR

James Dorr’s THE TEARS OF ISIS was a 2014 Bram Stoker Award® nominee for Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection.  Other books include STRANGE MISTRESSES: TALES OF WONDER AND ROMANCE, DARKER LOVES: TALES OF MYSTERY AND REGRET, and his all-poetry VAMPS (A RETROSPECTIVE).  An Active Member of the Horror Writers Association and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America with more than 500 individual appearances from ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S MYSTERY MAGAZINE to YELLOW BAT REVIEW, for the latest information Dorr invites readers to visit his blog at http://jamesdorrwriter.wordpress.com.

He will be reading a selection from his newest book, TOMBS:  A CHRONICLE OF LATTER-DAY TIMES OF EARTH, a novel-in-stories scheduled for release by Elder Signs Press in spring-summer 2017.  Set on a far-future dying Earth in and around a vast necropolis known as the “Tombs,” “Raising the Dead” is about a young woman who seeks to restore the soul of her newly deceased husband to his body; a tale of necromancy, dark fantasy, airships, and doomed love.

 

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Date:
October 30, 2016
Time:
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM