A tour of Hell Tor
Devon Gothic - Dr Corinna Wagner
Take a vivid tour through the history of ‘the gothic’ with Associate Professor and author Dr Corinna Wagner and learn how the South West became a romantic map of the dark and fantastic.
Usborne ‘GHOSTS” with Anna Howarth
‘All about Ghosts’ was THE children’s book of 1977, a library legend that burned its way into the hearts and minds of an entire generation. Anna Howorth of the original publisher Usborne tells the story of both the books creation, its legacy and its resurrection in 2019 for a whole new generation.
Q & A Stephen Volk & Lisi Russell + screening ‘GOTHIC’
Join Lisi Russell, wife and partner of prolific film director Ken Russell, and screenwriter Stephen Volk for an intimate recollection of the creation of ‘Gothic’ - Starring Gabriel Byrne, Julian Sands, Natascha Richardson and Timothy Spall. The Q & A is followed by a screening of the film.
Q & A Nicholas Vince + screening ‘HELLRAISER’
A rare opportunity to watch cult horror hit ‘Hellraiser’ with one of the demon Cenobites in attendance! Actor, director and author Nicholas Vince will reflect upon the creation of the film, working with Clive Barker and a life lived behind monstrous masks. The Q & A is followed by a screening of the film.
10th Nov - Studio 74
Tracy Norman - Devon Witchcraft
Author of hit play ‘Witch’ examines the history of Witchcraft in the South West. From traditional herbal remedies through to the terrible persecutions, Tracey gives a balanced overview of a tradition shrouded in superstitions.
Screening ‘Borderlands’ (with Director intro)
The film that Mark Kermode called “genuinely frightening” gets a rare and special screening in the county it is set. A team of Vatican investigators descends upon a church in a remote area of Devon to demystify the unusual happenings, but what they discover is more disturbing than they had first imagined. The screening is accompanied by a special introduction by the director Eliot Goldner.
Screening ‘Borley Rectory’
“Unlike anything else in British horror” - EOFFTV. The multi award winning animated documentary returns to the Exeter Phoenix. When Mirror journalist V C Wall calls upon the services of famed Paranormal investigator Harry Price to investigate supernatural 'goings on' at a Victorian mansion in Essex, little does he realise that he will set into motion a story that will fascinate and confound the world. 'Borley Rectory' is the true story of Price's investigation and the legends that came to haunt all those involved.
10th Nov - Auditorium
The Demon Huntsman - Live reading
The hit Dartmoor legend inspired radio play that was featured in the Wall Street Journal and Entertainment Weekly gets a special live reading. Lord Capel returns to his ancestral manor to reclaim his title. En route he sees a black stag, the capture of which becomes an obsession. But the stag is merely a lure to draw victims out upon the moor and Lord Capel, in his haste to gamble the lives of those around him in its pursuit, will instead find himself cutting cards with the Devil.
Q & A Dominic Brunt
Perhaps best know as Paddy Kirk in ‘Emmerdale’ Dominic Brunt is also a horror director with a handful of features to his credit. In a special Q & A Dominic discusses his lifelong obsession with the genre and balancing his creative endeavours alongside acting in one of the nation’s most beloved soap operas.
Mark Norman - Demon Hounds
Dartmoor has long held a tradition of ‘demon hounds’. Mark Norman - author of ‘Black dog folklore’ - here examines the folklore surrounding Black Dogs, particularly, but not exclusively, in the South West; dog ghosts and various non-physical dogs of British tradition such as grims, shucks, and gytrashes. Discusses both threatening and protective folkloristic dogs, as well as dogs in dreams.
Q & A Jonathan Rigby & Mark Gatiss + screening ‘HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES’
Hell Tor invites you to a very special audience with English actor and film historian Jonathan Rigby (English Gothic, History of Horror) and Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, League of Gentlemen, Game of Thrones, Dr Who) to discuss Hammer’s 1959 ‘Hound of the Baskervilles’, as well as reflecting upon other representations of ‘Hound of the Baskervilles’ and their own love of gothic horror. The discussion will be followed by a screening of ‘Hound of the Baskervilles’ starring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee.