BFI to stage open air horror screenings

Dracula As a lead up to its upcoming project, Gothic: The Dark Heart of Film, the BFI is holding open air screenings of three classic 1950s horror films.

The three films are Night of the Demon, which will be introduced by its star, Peggy Cummins, Dracula and The Mummy, both of which star Peter Cushing and Sir Christopher Lee. Held at the forecourt of the British Museum, the screenings will take place over three nights from 29-31 August.

The three-night event is part of the build up to the BFI’s Gothic season, which will be fully unveiled on 27 June.

Heather Stewart, BFI Creative Director said, “The British have a genius for creating nightmares and we are very excited to be launching Gothic: The Dark Heart of Film with a spectacular collaboration with the British Museum. Few things are more delicious than the frisson of terror which so many great film-makers can give. For the Twilight and Harry Potter generation we promise Gothic will be a revelation.”