The Rue Morgue Podcast in conjunction with The Mortuary want you to win tickets to VAMPYR with Live Score by Steven Severin.
Saturday, Nov. 10th at the Nocturne.
550 Queen Street West.
To enter, tell us what your favourite vampire flick is. Post your entries here on the blog and you could win one of two double passes.
Winners will be selected on Wednesday!
More info HERE.
Following on from his 30 date Blood of a Poet UK tour in the winter of 2010, Steven Severin returns to give audiences a rare opportunity to hear his new score for Vampyr, the third in Severin’s ongoing film accompaniment series – Music For Silents.
Live in person, acclaimed solo artist and founder member of the legendary Siouxsie and the Banshees, Severin presents a mesmerising synthesis of sound and image, heightening appreciation of the surreal and enigmatic nature of the original work. Vampyr, Carl Theodor Dreyer’s unsettling tale of fear and obsession finds its aural counterpart in Severin’s suitably textured score, a synthesised, highly atmospheric soundscape drawing the viewer rhythmically into the oneiric imagery on screen.
Loosely based on Sheridan Le Fanu’s genre-defining, 1872 vampire tale, Carmilla (which preceded Bram Stoker’s Dracula by 25 years), Vampyr follows the fortunes of Allan Gray, a young student of the occult, who takes rooms at a village inn, little realising that the region is cursed by vampires. In the dead of night, Gray receives a mysterious nocturnal visitor, who leaves behind a package labelled ‘To be opened after my death’ – and from that moment on, events take ever darker, weirder turns. Shot with a silent film aesthetic despite being within the sound era (and a year after Lugosi starred in Universal’s Dracula), Vampyr is an alternative take on the cinematic vampire, creating an intense, nightmarish atmosphere that haunts the mind long after the lights go up.