On Saturday night 600 people turn up to watch classic film Bride of Frankenstein at stunning Dudley Castle. While the sun gradually went down on a lovely sunny day the blankets and deck chairs came out as people arrived and set out their picnics ready for the black & white classic horror movie.

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The castle ruins were a perfect backdrop for the film as it is reportedly one of the most haunted sites in the UK; perfect for guests who were entertained with a series of spooky sounds and ghostly projections on the ramparts.

The 1935 film has a local connection too as it was directed by local boy James Whale who was born in Dudley in 1889.

The event was produced by Flatpack: Assemble, a new partnership with the BFI Film Audience Network to help create more opportunity and visibility for film events across the West Midlands. This landmark event was part of Flatpack’s Black Country Pop-up Film Tour, running in partnership with Creative Black Country’s Imagine That! summer season.

Images by Katja Ogrin


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