The BBC have released details about a new documentary from Doctor Who writer/actor exploring European horror cinema. The 90 minute special follows on from his A History of Horror series for BBC Four (reviews HERE, HERE and HERE). Click on the images for bigger versions.

Written and presented by Mark, the
documentary journeys through the story of European horror cinema: from
the nightmare visions of German Expressionism to the black-gloved
killers of Italian Giallo movies, from lesbian vampires in Belgium to
the ghosts of the Spanish Civil War. Visiting key filming locations and
meeting some of the genre’s finest talents, Horror Europa With Mark
Gatiss
shows how the Continent’s turbulent 20th century forged an
extraordinary and diverse horror tradition.

 


Mark’s voyage takes
him across Europe, from the castle in Slovakia where FW Murnau shot
Nosferatu (1922), to the hotel in Ostend where Harry Kümel filmed his
erotic vampire classic, Daughters Of Darkness (1971). Other highlights
include a visit to Paris where Mark meets Edith Scob, the woman behind
the mask in the extraordinary Eyes Without A Face (1960), while in Rome
Mark talks about Giallo thrillers with master director Dario Argento. In
Madrid, he has a rare interview with the godfather of Spanish horror,
Narciso Ibáñez Serrador, before speaking with today’s foremost exponent
of Spanish-language horror, Guillermo del Toro.

Horror Europa With Mark Gatiss airs Tuesday 30 October at 9pm on BBC Four

Thanks to BBC Pictures

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Cameron K McEwan was the first owner and site editor of Blogtor Who since its creation in May 2008 until Dec 2015. A lifelong Doctor Who fan, Cameron has also written two books, The Who’s Who of Doctor Who and Doctor Who: The Big Book of Lists, and directed a film all about Doctor Who fans throughout the years, Who’s Changing - An Adventure In Time With Fans. Cameron also contributes TV and film news and reviews to BBC Radio London, Metro, Digital Spy, New York Observer and Den of Geek. He lives in London with his one trousers.

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