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2 Hallowe’en

3 2008

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5 The University of Stirling and macrobert in association with the AHRC Global Gothic Network present

6 31 October - 2 November

7 With special guests David Blyth Sergio Casci David Pirie Louise Welsh

8 Friday October 31

9 VAMPIRE NIGHT

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11 It’s Hallowe’en… so dress to kill

12 Three Vampire Feature Films

13 October pm Feature One: Valerie and her Week of Wonders (Valerie a tyden divu) 1970 dir. Jaromil Jires Czechoslovakia

14 Valerie and her Week of Wonders Part fairy tale, part gothic horror A young girl’s daydreams A young girl’s sexual awakening

15 Valerie and her Week of Wonders Valerie’s village is swarming with vampires… even her own grandmother wants to drink her blood

16 Valerie and her Week of Wonders One of the outstanding achievements of Czech New Wave Cinema

17 Valerie and her Week of Wonders ‘one of those haunting, dream-like films that once seen is difficult to forget. …a symbol soaked gothic fairytale’ Kinoeye

18 October pm Feature Two: Frostbite (Frostbiten) 2006 Dir. Anders Banke Sweden

19 Frostbite The arrival of two outsiders disturbs some slumbering secret… Something is dreadfully wrong in Norbotten

20 Frostbite Sweden’s first vampire film

21 Frostbite When vampires run amok through the long dark night of a Scandinavian winter, it’s small comfort to know …

22 Dawn is just a month away

23 Frostbite Anders Banke's feature debut blends the supernaturally exotic and the mundanely parochial to dark comic effect (Film 4 Reviews)

24 October pm Feature Three: Eternal Blood (Sangre Eterna) 2002 Dir. Jorge Olguín Chile

25 Eternal Blood What keeps you up at night?

26 Eternal Blood Carmilla has some new friends… There’s M. and Elizabeth and Martin and …

27 Eternal Blood … and there’s Dahmer

28 Eternal Blood Vampires on the streets of Santiago?

29 Eternal Blood

30 Nuns with guns?

31 Eternal Blood ‘This is one tough neighborhood’

32 Eternal Blood perhaps …

33 Eternal Blood ‘It’s only a game…’

34 Eternal Blood Where does fantasy end and reality begin?

35 Eternal Blood Acclaimed soundtrack includes Lucybell, ‘Ver el fin’ Joy Division, ‘She’s lost control’ Dorso, ‘Sangre Eterna’ Kanatrán, ‘Nueva Sangre’ Aldearoja, ‘Manto Negro’ Static X, ‘Permanence’ Lesbos in Love, ‘The end’ and more…

36 Saturday November 1

37 Afternoon programme

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39 November : Children’s matinee Grampire (aka My Grandfather is a Vampire) Dir. David Blyth 1992 New Zealand

40 Grampire with Al Lewis, Grandpa of The Munsters

41 Grampire What if you found out your grandfather was a vampire?

42 Grampire Lonnie is about to have the adventure of a lifetime ‘This extremely original story is compulsive viewing from beginning to end…’ (Cinekid film and television)

43 Grampire Introduction by, and subsequent question period with director David Blyth (Death Warmed Up; Red-Blooded American Girl) ‘One of the great mavericks of New Zealand Film’ (NZ Listener)

44 November pm: Scottish Gothic Shorts Scottish Screen Archive National Library of Scotland

45 November pm: Scottish Gothic Shorts Introduced by Sarah Neely Department of Film, Media and Journalism University of Stirling

46 Scottish Gothic Shorts Robot Three (Enrico Cocozza, 1951) Petrol (Enrico Cocozza, 1957) Scottish Screen Archive National Library of Scotland

47 Scottish Gothic Shorts Joyride (Jim Gillespie, 1995)

48 Scottish Gothic Shorts Contorted Hazel (John Gorman, 2006)

49 Scottish Gothic Shorts Rose (Sergio Casci, 1998) The screenings of the Scottish Gothic Shorts will be followed by a discussion with Sarah Neely and screenwriter Sergio Casci.

50 Evening programme

51 November 1 Evening programme pm The evening programme will be introduced by Ian Conrich, Director of the Centre for New Zealand Studies, Birkbeck, University of London

52 Short:Forklift Driver Klaus - The First Day on the Job (Staplerfahrer Klaus - Der erste Arbeitstag) Dirs. Stefan Prehn and Jorg Wagner 2000 Germany

53 Forklift Driver Klaus - The First Day on the Job Klaus has just passed his forklift drivers test…

54 Feature film: Hair Extensions (Exte / Ekusute) 2007 Dir. Sion Sono Japan

55 Hair Extensions A corpse that produces a sea of hair… A morgue attendant who decides to cash in… A new look at hair extensions…

56 Hair Extensions Horror Jury Prize for Best Film Austin Fantastic Fest (2007)

57 Hair Extensions ‘Neatly balanced between genuine J-horror and J-horror pastiche…’ (Variety)

58 Sunday November 2

59 Afternoon programme

60 November : Kiwi Gothic Shorts

61 Kiwi Gothic Shorts Introduced by Ian Conrich, Director of the Centre for New Zealand Studies, Birkbeck, University of London

62 Kiwi Gothic Shorts Kitchen Sink (1989, Alison Maclean)

63 Kiwi Gothic Shorts The French Doors (2001, Steve Ayson) Larger Than Life (1997, Ellory Elkayem)

64 Kiwi Gothic Shorts The Hole (1998, Brian Challis) A Moment Passing (1996, Charlie de Salis)

65 Kiwi Gothic Shorts Possum (1997, Brad McGann) The Singing Trophy (1993, Grant Lahood)

66 Kiwi Gothic Shorts Nature's Way (2006, Jane Shearer)

67 Kiwi Gothic Shorts The screening of the shorts will be followed by a talk and discussion with Ian Conrich

68 Evening programme

69 Panel Discussion pm Contemporary Gothic Horror Film followed by a wine and cheese reception Guest speakers: David Blyth Sergio Casci David Pirie Louise Welsh

70 November 2. Evening programme The evening programme will be introduced by Glennis Byron Department of English University of Stirling

71 Short: To Have and To Hold To Have and To Hold 2000 Dir. John Hardwick UK

72 To Have and To Hold ‘Filled with rich, fantastical imagery and a penchant for the grotesque, To Have And To Hold is a Grimm fairy tale for the 21st century’ (BFI).

73 Feature Film: KM31 (Kilómetro 31) 2007 Dir. Rigoberto Castañeda Mexico

74 KM31 The story of grief that never dies

75 KM31 Trapped between reality and ancient legend, the legend of La Llorona …

76 KM31 ‘There are worse things than death’

77 Presented by macrobert in association with the University of Stirling and the AHRC Global Gothic Network 31 October - 2 November Organisers: macrobert Glennis Byron, Department of English, University of Stirling Ian Conrich, Director of the Centre for New Zealand Studies, Birkbeck, University of London Sarah Neely, Department of Film, Media and Journalism, University of Stirling

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