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Greenlit: Horror Europa, BBC4

Horror Europa (1 x 90′) – Mark Gatiss explores the story of European horror, looking at how the genre came to reflect the continent’s turbulent 20th century. Mark’s voyage takes him across Europe, from the castle in Slovakia where FW Murnau shot Nosferatu (1922), to the hotel in Ostend, Belgium 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 discusses Italy’s distinctive brand of horror, the “Giallo” thriller, 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.

Channel: BBC4

Producer: BBC Bristol

TX: Late October 2012

Source: BBC press release

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