The first edition of Dracula Film: Horror and Fantasy Festival, which will take place in Brasov and Bran will present, from 31st October to 3rd November, over 40 screenings with Dracula, zombies and intergalactic monsters, informs a press release quoted by Mediafax.
The festival is addressed to all film lovers, who will be entertained in an oasis of inventions and imagination without borders. During the four days the offer of classics movies, legends of the genre and new movies, will be very varied, according to the release. The audience will be presented over 40 films including Dracula projections, zombies and intergalactic monsters, the premieres in 2013, science fiction movies for children and surprises from the Romanian cinema. The screenings will take place at Reduta Cultural Center, Patria Cinemateque and Bran Castle. The screenings’ program is completed by meetings with special guests, book launches, premieres and theme parties.
“We are convinced that it will be a festival like none in Romania, because it will combine the masochistic pleasure of horror, with the anticipation and with the unlimited fantasy of both horror and fantasy or science fiction films,” said Anca Gradinariu, the artistic director of the festival. “The festival aims to bring an infusion of fresh, genuine blood in an area where Dracula, this iconic character, has been used only as a pretext for kitschy tourist traps,” added Anca Gradinariu. The festival is organized by the Cultural Association Fanzin, the City Hall of Brasov, the County Council of Brasov and by Reduta Cultural Center, in collaboration with Patria Cinematheque, KunSTadt Art Events Management and Bran Castle. “The festival is a challenge for both the organizers and the public, because we want to make it the brand-event of Brasov. For this, Dracula Film: Horror and Fantasy Festival needs the presence and the support of the public in Brasov,” said Marian Gilea, the director of the festival.