Friday, November 9, 2007


On Halloween night, I had the pleasure of seeing the Hammer version of Dracula on the big screen. I really enjoyed myself... although the film was much shorter than I had imagined it to be. Christopher Lee was excellent as Dracula (even if he is not in too much of the actual movie). The film also featured Peter Cushing as Van Helsing. The sets and atmosphere were very moody. There was not too much blood, and even though the staking scenes are tame by today's standards, they were still able to make me cringe.

The is one of the rare occasions where I have been able to see a classic film projected in a theatre. I hope to see more of them in the future. The screening that I attended actually had quite a few people in the audience. I took that as a good sign that the screening was successful.

Rustin Allison