England’s Screaming – Sean Hogan Q&A
Saturday 25th September / 2:30pm
We are delighted to welcome to Paracineama, filmmaker and writer Sean Hogan. He is the author of the new book from PS Publishing England’s Screaming, a book that weaves together disparate figures from British Horror Cinema into a shared universe. A universe where Julian Karswell (Night Of The Demon) rubs shoulders with Duc de Richleau (The Devi Rides Out), where Dorothy Yates (Frightmare) is linked to the deaths at Russell Square (Death Line) and how does Damien Thorn (The Omen) know Julia Cotton (Hellraiser).
He is the co-writer/director of The Hallowe’en Sessions and The Ghost Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore – two anthology horror plays devised alongside Kim Newman. Featuring writers like Anne Billson, Paul McAuley and fellow Paracinema guest Stephen Volk.
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As well as the film and television work, Stephen has written numerous novels, novellas and short stories including contributing to last year’s excellent Studio Of Screams which was a portmanteau novel in the vein of the Amicus films of the 1960s and 1970s. His latest book “Under A Raven’s Wing” explores the early life of Sherlock Holmes and his meeting with C. Auguste Dupin (Edgar Allan Poe’s legendary detective).
Join us for a Q&A with Stephen followed by a 35th Anniversary screening of Gothic.
UK 1986 87 mins
Dir: Ken Russell
In 1816 the poets Byron and Shelley, Byron’s doctor Polidori and Shelley’s mistress Mary Godwin (later to become his wife) gathered in a villa on Lake Geneva and dared each other to write ghost stories. The results were Polidori’s ‘The Vampire’ and Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’. In Ken Russell’s recreation of that fateful night, the young Romantics hold a demonic seance and descend into a sex and opium-fuelled nightmare world.