Craigdarroch Castle (Keili Bartlett/News staff) Craigdarroch Castle (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

Classic creepy films on screen at Craigdarroch Castle

Classic horror films to be played each Thursday of October

The Classics at Craigdarroch Movie Series is returning to Craigdarroch Castle, with movies running every Thursday evening throughout October.

The series begins on Oct. 3, with Dracula (1931). Count Dracula travels to London, wreaking havoc and sucking the blood of young women, thus, turning them into vampires.

Frankenstein (1931), will be screened on Oct. 10. Obsessed scientist, Dr. Henry Frankenstein, attempts to create life by assembling a creature from body parts of the dead. The confused and traumatizes monster escapes Dr. Frankenstein, wreaking havoc on the countryside.

READ ALSO: Edugyan leads shortlist for 2019 Butler Book Prize

On Oct. 17, House on Haunted Hill (1959) will play. Five guests show up at a possibly hunted mansion with a promise of receiving $10,000 if they survive the night. Meanwhile, guest of honour Annabelle, concocts her own scheme that involves shooting the potentially crazy millionaire.

The last film in the series, Nosferatu (1922), will screen on Oct. 24. This silent horror film follows as mysterious Count Orlok summons Thomas Hutter to his remote Transylvanian castle in the mountains. Orlok falls in love with his wife, Ellen. After Orlok reveals that he is a vampire, Hutter struggles to escape the castle, knowing Ellen is in danger.

Movies begin at 6 p.m., doors open at 5:45 p.m. Seating is first come, first served. Tickets are $12 for the general public and $10 for members of the Castle Society. Movies are shown in the castle’s dance hall on the fourth floor (not accessible).

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

BC Ferries filling up fast with post-Thanksgiving weekend travellers

Monday anticipated to be busiest day of the weekend

Key tag program leads to new respirator at Jubilee Hospital

TB Vets donate 28 life-saving respirators around B.C.

Nurse comes home to ‘dream job’ at Saanich Peninsula Hospital

Jane Fox is the first Aboriginal liaison nurse at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital

Killer clowns and chainsaw-wielding ghouls descend on Central Saanich corn maze

Fright Night takes place at Saanichton Corn Maze Oct 19, 26

Mix of sun and cloud ahead for Monday

Plus a look ahead at your week

VIDEO: Greater Victoria, here’s the news you missed this weekend

Dog killed in alleged hit and run, Goodlife Marathon takes over city and more

Singh says NDP would form coalition with the Liberals to stop Tories

Singh was in a Liberal-held riding Sunday afternoon in Surrey where he was pressed about his post-election intentions

‘My heart goes out to the mother’: B.C. dad reacts to stabbing death of Ontario boy

Carson Crimeni, who was also 14, was bullied relentlessly, his dad says

The one with the ‘Friends’ photoshoot: Kelowna group recreates TV show intro

A friend’s departure prompted them to create something that really says, “I’ll be there for you”

Canadian Snowbirds plane crashes before air show in Atlanta

Pilot lands safely after ejecting from jet

Share crash data, private insurers tell David Eby, ICBC

B.C. monopoly makes drivers retrieve their own records

B.C. VIEWS: Wolf kill, not backcountry bans, saving caribou

B.C.’s largest herds turn the corner from extinction

Pearson nets shootout winner as Canucks clip Flyers 3-2

Vancouver picks up second straight home win

Most Read