It’s Hallowe’en! Are you as excited as we are? As you might have been able to tell from our month of blog posts, we’re pretty excited. One of the best things about Hallowe’en is the monsters, so here’s our countdown of the ten greatest monsters in classic fiction.
To complement our review of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, we now present a review of a film that sought to adapt it as faithfully as possible: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, directed by Kenneth Branagh.
You may have gathered that we’re pretty excited about Hallowe’en in the Information Store! Last year, we featured Dracula by Bram Stoker and the Francis Ford Coppola-directed film Bram Stoker’s Dracula, which went back to the source material instead of using the tropes that had been established by the Universal and Hammer versions of Dracula This Hallowe’en,… Continue reading Book Review: Frankenstein
Is it too early to talk about Halloween? Your regular bloggers Victoria and Eleanor will be taking a short break in the coming weeks, but we couldn’t let Halloween go by without a proper mention. In this post, we look at some unconventional scares found in classic children’s movies. Do you have horror fatigue? Do… Continue reading DVD reviews: Truly Horrible Halloween
Sir Christopher Lee has been a feature of British cinema for more than fifty years, but sadly all great careers must come to an end. He died on Sunday 7th June 2015, but he left us with a lot of incredible performances.
The Woman in Black is returning to Norwich Theatre Royal later this month. Inspired by the novel by Susan Hill (BOOK ZONE 823.91 HIL) it recasts lawyer Arthur Kipps as an ageing director and playwright. Only a few minutes into a final rehearsal, Arthur grows angry with his lead actor and decides to tell the story by… Continue reading Book review: The Woman in Black
Bram Stoker’s Dracula – directed by Francis Ford Coppola (BOOK ZONE 823.91) We’re vampire mad here at the Information Store this Hallowe’en. With the recent release of Dracula Untold in cinemas and our review of Dracula, the novel that started it all, we can’t get enough of the Count! Bram Stoker’s Dracula is one of the… Continue reading DVD Review: Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)