Barn to screen classic horror film

An iconic scene of the shadow of Nosferatu (Count Orlok) climbing up a staircase.

An iconic scene of the shadow of Nosferatu (Count Orlok) climbing up a staircase.

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Horror and music fans are in for a scream at Woodend Barn this Halloween, with a screening of classic horror film Nosferatu featuring a new, live soundtrack.

Aberdeen-born guitarist Graeme Stephen has composed the score to accompany German Expressionist director F.W. Marnau’s 1922 black and white film, which he will perform alongside cellist Ben Davis of Mercury Music Prize nominees Basquiat Strings.

Nosferatu was the first big-screen adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula.

Max Schreck gives a chilling performance as the protagonist Count Orlok, a misshapen monster in this interpretation.

Guitarist Graeme Stephen performs with numerous projects including his own ensemble, playing a wide variety of styles from free improvisation to folk music.

Cellist Ben Davis also enjoys a varied musical career encompassing classical, world, pop and jazz genres.

As well as performing with the Mercury-nominated Basquiat Strings, he is a frequent collaborator with Graeme Stephen and has recorded with a diverse range of musicians including Kylie Minogue, Claire Martin and Jamiroquai.

The audience is invited to appear in optional fancy dress for this Halloween performance, which begins at 8pm on Wednesday, October 31.

Tickets are available online from Woodend Barn at www.woodendbarn.co.uk or phoning the box office on 01330 825431.