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If you love classic Italian horror then you will love the fantastic new give away from our film-loving fiends over at MovieTalk!

Arrow Video have just released Blu-ray & DVD premieres from the godfather of Italian horror, Mario Bava –1963’s Black Sabbath, starring Boris Karloff and 1972’s Baron Blood, starring Elke Sommer and Joseph Cotton.

These dual format releases include brand new restored versions of each film, a wealth of special features and bonus material, and exclusive reversible sleeves featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by the brilliant Graham Humphreys!

To enter this Creepy Competition follow this LINK to the MovieTalk website – and good luck!!

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The Classic Horror Campaign has teamed up with British Fantasy Award-nominated publishers Spectral Press for our latest Creepy Competition. You could win an autographed copy of Stephen Volk‘s evocative new novella Whitstable which features Hammer Films’ legendary star Peter Cushing as the hero in a unique mix of fact and fiction. All you need to do is answer a simple question and we will pick out one winner at random from the correct entries.

In which Hammer Horror film did Peter Cushing make his last appearance as  Van Helsing?

Email your answer to us at admin@classichorrorcampaign.com using the word “Whistable” as the subject heading. THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED! Our judges decision will be final so good luck everyone!

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“Whitstable” by Stephen Volk

1971. A middle-aged man, wracked with grief, walks along the beach at Whitstable in Kent.

A boy approaches him and, taking him for the famous vampire-hunter Doctor Van Helsing from the Hammer movies, asks for his help. Because he believes his stepfather really is a vampire…

So begins the moving and evocative new novella by Stephen Volk, published by the British Fantasy Award-nominated Spectral Press in May 2013 to coincide with the centenary of the most celebrated and beloved of Hammer’s stars, Peter Cushing.

In Whitstable—which deftly mixes fact with fiction—the actor, devastated after the recent death of his wife and soul mate Helen, is an inconsolable recluse. In that vulnerable state he is forced to face an evil far more real and terrifying than any of the make-believe monsters he tackled on the big screen. And here he is not a crusader or expert with crucifixes to hand—merely a man. A man who in some ways craves death himself, but cannot ignore the pleas of an innocent child…

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