** SPECIAL FEATURE **
in association with ~ Chapter ~ Darkened Rooms
BFI Gothic & Cadw Film Nights
I've always wished that maybe one of the local cinema's would run
a weekend of Classic Universal Monster films, just to watch these great
films the way they were meant to be seen. How lucky can we be here
in Wales to have the opportunity to watch these films at a castle perched upon a wooded hillside
in the dead of winter.... pinch me please just in case I'm dreaming!
Castell Coch (Red Castle)
Saturday February 1st 2014
I have lived in Cardiff all my life and Castell Coch and the woods that surround it has
always been a very spooky place at night with plenty of ghost hunts among the
eerie woods ~ no better place to screen Classic Horror films like Nosferatu
For any monster fan this is the stuff of dreams
but if that's not enough we returned to the castle again
Sunday February 2nd 2014
"BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN"
starring Boris Karloff who incidently passed away Feb 2nd 1969
which was quite a fitting tribute to sit and marvel at his greatness in a castle
in one of his most famous roles.
A much calmer but colder night and we were set for another monster classic.
Again to watch a classic up on the big screen is just pure bliss,
even the castles bats were in attendance swooping back and forth in front
of the screen adding to the atmosphere and everyones enjoyment.
I would never have imagined that back in the 70's
that one day I will be sitting in a castle
watching Classic horror films in 2014.
A massive thank you goes out to everyone involved in bringing these events
to the castle and all the historic monuments that created the perfect backdrops
to screen films in Wales.
From the lighting crew @ South Wales University
to the warm and friendly welcome
a magnificent weekend and you've made us monster fans very happy indeed.
You have made us yearn for more and more of these special screenings, so don't stop.
Just a shame we did not know about Hammer's Dracula @ Cardiff Castle