Fangtastic news emerged last night as Mark Gatiss announced on Twitter that he was filming a second series of A History of Horror for BBC4. Quote from @Markgatiss on Twitter last night -
“Very pleased to say I’m making a follow-up to my ‘History of Horror’ for BBC4: Euro Horror! At last ‘Nosferatu’ gets its due…”
News is very thin on the ground at the moment but the Classic Horror Campaign has its ears to the ground and will bring you more updates as we hear them! All we know for certain is that the series will have an emphasis on European horror films and that Gatiss is off to interview Dario Argento next week. There is also talk of a screening of the classic Nosferatu (1922) to complement the documentaries.
The first series of A History of Horror was first aired to great acclaim on BBC4 back in October 2010 and I was interviewed for BBC One’s Points of View series to discuss classic horror movies and the classic horror campaign at the time. The BBC crew I spoke to told me that there were a couple of producers at the Beeb who were very keen on making more classic horror-related documentaries so hopefully this is just the start of something more ongoing.
It seems that now could be the perfect time to really ramp up the signatures on our petitionto bring back BBC2′s horror double bill seasons and present it to the BBC so if you haven’t already signed, please do it today and get your families and friends to do the same! You can also email the BBC at the details below.
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