Tuesday, 27 October 2015


So it was Saturday night and the much anticipated script reading of the unmade Hammer movie The Unquenchable thirst of Dracula. A great title but I was wondering how and if they would pull this off and they certainly did and it exceeded mine and many other people expectations.
We cleared the cinema after the horror shorts and the stage was literally set. When we returned we saw a brilliantly created logo on the big screen along with a set of microphones on one side of the stage and another set on the other side. Then came Chris and Steve to introduce the actors and script readers to the stage, The place was packed. On the left you had four actors and on the right the other two actors along with Jonathan Rigby who read the script, What a great voice for the role . Dracula was narrated by Jonny Phillips and what a cracking job he did, Utterly menacing and made me jump  on a few occasions!


The story tells of Dracula fleeing to India and it's a great story. There was also a brilliant soundtrack put together especially for this event with creepy music and train sounds etc. They even had at one point a live sitar player that added a brilliant and mesmerising touch.
The work and risk put into putting this on a Saturday night at a film festival was immense but it was a huge success. I found myself sitting there transfixed and imagining the scenes in my head. I was itching to know what the ending would be and it didn't disappointed.
The Unquenchable thirst of Dracula really should go on tour or even be made into a movie and with hammer now back I really hope they think about putting it on the big screen it would be a classic.
So in summing it was fantastic and pleased to say a huge success. Creepy, Brilliantly read and a must see if hopefully it comes to a town near you.

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