Dir. Pere Portabella, Spain, 1971, 66 min.
Filmed on the set of Jess Franco’s 1970 cult film Count
Dracula starring Christopher Lee, Portabella’s Vampir-Cuadecuc mixes
making-of footage with an investigation of the figure of the vampire. Both
playful and deadly serious, with high-contrast black-and-white cinematography
and an electronic soundtrack, the film asks us to consider the undead as a
stand-in for both General Franco, the bloodthirsty avatar of a fascism that
won’t die, and cinema, the art that reanimates the dead.
The Black Tower
Dir. John Smith, UK, 1987, 26 min.
A man is haunted by a tower which, he believes, is following him around London.