Saturday, 28 October 2017

Undead Hammer script rises again

In a trend which seems to have started with the reinvigoration of a Dylan Thomas adaptation, Mark Gatiss is breathing new life into The Unquenchable Thirst of Dracula, a Hammer horror screenplay which never made it into production. One can see the attraction of setting the action in India, taking advantage of the blocked rupees which served Merchant-Ivory so well and one wonders why it did not go ahead. 

I might just give the regular shock/horror of Matthew Sweet's Sound of Cinema a miss today. A stellar cast has been assembled for this afternoon's presentation - but it won't be quite the same without Michael Ripper.

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