Nottingham’s Mayhem Film Festival has something special up their sleeve this year for their 11th instalment.
Genre fans attending the horror festival at the city’s most excellent Broadway Cinema can see a live reading of a long-lost, unmade Hammer Dracula script: The Unquenchable Thirst Of Dracula, by Anthony Hinds. Written in the 1960s, it was never made, and we’re very excited to see what it’s like!
Hammer expert and actor Jonathan Rigby will be running the show, acting as a narrator. It’s not yet been announced who will be reading the other parts.
The plot for The Unquenchable Thirst Of Dracula sees “Count Dracula escape to India where his evil influence is just as insidious and powerful.” It was written with the late, great Christopher Lee in mind.
Festival co-director Chris Cooke said “This is a completely unique event for Mayhem, and a great pleasure to work with horror expert and film historian Jonathan Rigby. He’s also a talented actor and will be perfect as our narrator, taking a live audience by the hand and leading them into Gothic darkness. Hammer Films have never felt more important to the history of British cinema, so this is a great opportunity for an audience to imagine a piece of classic cinema that sees Count Dracula resurrected before their eyes.”
This is one that Hammer fans will not want to miss.
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