Two years after the death of scream queen Ingrid Pitt, the Scandinavian beauty who bewitched audiences in such horror classics as The House that Dripped Blood, The Vampire Lovers and Countess Dracula, a new generation of fans are honouring her memory.
From the Press Release:
Attend the first annual Ingrid Pitt’s Queen of Horror Festival in Old Town Hastings, UK, October 26th-28th, 2012.
Ms. Pitt’s versatile career spanned from being an author, appearing as the subject of an Oscar-nominated cartoon (Ingrid Pitt: Beyond the Forest ), and narrating tracks for black metal rockers Cradle of Filth. Her iconic status has attracted numerous followers, including the legendary writer James Herbert and actor Johnny Deep.
The festival is a weekend of horror fun in a style that’s lacking in the UK horror scene, including such horrors as a Scream Queen competition with the winner heading to New York, masked ball, Ingrid Pitt films with Q&A’s, guest stars, dealers tables, short film competition, short story competition, and even your chance to look to the stars with tarot readings.
The festival was started up by Ingrid’s widower, Tony, and is being organized by Isabella Podsiadlo, a family friend, with a little help from Emily Booth (Evil Aliens, Inbred ), art director Melanie Light (Cockneys vs. Zombies, Inbred ), and artist Yurei Urie (Little Apples Dolls ) — a bunch of strong women dedicated to horror!
If you are at a loose end this Halloween, then head down to the seaside town of Hastings to celebrate in vampish style. Tickets are on sale now.
For more information, visit the official Queen of Horror website.
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