Video and gallery: Bride of Frankenstein screening at Dudley Castle is a scream

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It was an eerie night at Dudley Castle for hundreds who enjoyed a spooktacular evening watching the Bride of Frankenstein in the venue's historic courtyard.

On Saturday night the venue was transformed into an open-cinema.

More than 600 people packed into the famous grounds to watch the classic 1935 film directed by Dudley's own James Whale. Before that they were treated to a short horror film made by students at Dudley College.

The feature film was shown on a blow-up screen while images of Frankenstein and other spooky images were projected on to the walls and archways to add to the atmosphere. Dudley Zoo teamed up with Flatpack: Assemble to produce the event.

It was part of Flatpack's Black Country Pop-up Film Tour.

Ian Francis, director at Flatpack said: "We couldn't have found a more fitting venue for Bride of Frankenstein than Dudley Castle.

"There's a real passion for film across the Black Country and we hope the success of this event will lead to more pop-up screenings in the future." Matt Lewis, Dudley Zoo Manager, added: "We were happy to work alongside Flatpack: Assemble to bring Bride of Frankenstein to the 11th century Dudley Castle and were delighted with the event's popularity. Hopefully we can join forces again in the future on similar projects."

The event was also welcomed by Parminder Dosanjh, artistic director at Creative Black Country which is in partnership with Flatpack to deliver the tour.

She said: "The Black Country is a perfect place for pop-up film, it has lots of great spaces, community hubs and film enthusiasts."


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