‘HORROR SHORTS’ with Paul Shallcross
Mawrth – Tuesday, 27 Hydref – October, 7:30pm
BWCIO TOCYNNAU – ONLINE BOOKING: Pontardawe Arts Centre
O’r ‘Abertoir Horror Festival’, wedi eu cyfansoddi a’u perfformio gan y pianydd Paul Shallcross, pump ffilm sy’n cynnwys y sinistr ac antur cyntaf sinema, ceir hefyd ochr ysgafnach o’r erchyll a’r arall fydol.
From the ‘Abertoir Horror Festival’, specially composed and performed by pianist Paul Shallcross, five films which delightfully embrace the sinister but also cinema’s first adventure into the lighter side of the realm of the macabre and other worldly.
Un Homme de Têtes (1898)
(Georges Méliès, France, 1 min)
Written, directed and acted by the great French innovator of early film Georges Méliès and featuring four decapitated heads, all of them belonging to Méliès.
Une Excursion Incohérente (1909)
(Segundo de Chomón, France 9mins)
A family day out in the woods turns into a day of horror.
(Castleton Knight, UK, 8mins)
A man sits reading the words of Edgar Allan Poe and in the darkened room familiar objects soon acquire a sinister overtone; a tolling bell, a funeral procession, falling earth, a struggle beneath the shroud. A beautifully crafted dark film inspired by Rachmaninov’s famous Prelude in C sharp minor.
The Thieving Hand (1908)
( J. Stuart Blackton, U.S.A. 6mins)
An artificial arm is endowed with an uncontrollable instinct for thievery. It takes over the life of an innocent purchaser and leads him to the only place where the arm can feel safely at home.
The Haunted House (1921)
(Buster Keaton, U.S.A. 21mins)
Keaton’s spoof on the then popular ghost-house genre is packed to the rafters with gags and stunts to delight all audiences.
Audience Score 92.05%
Here are the comments:
- Thoroughly enjoyable. Paul’s informed history of film & specific technique highly interesting. Films themselves so imaginative especially ‘Prelude’.
- Ardderchog. Brilliant!
- Different, enjoyable & entertaining. More like this please.
- Unusual + interesting – a very original evening.
- A very nice evening. Enjoyed very much.
- Totally brilliant! And a nice tribute to Greig too! Please bring back this wonderfully talented man.
- Very enjoyable and informative evening. Thanks