A Curious Invitation present London Month of the Dead
(Faust – Eine deutsche Volkssage - 1926)

An Evening of Silent Horror with Live Music Accompaniment
Featuring Stephen Horne
on Sunday the 29th October 2023 at 7 pm

The final half of a Halloween weekend double bill of black and white Horror classics in the eerie environs of Guy’s Hospital Chapel.

A classic German black and white expressionist film directed by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, famous for making the iconic Nosferatu in 1922. It was Murnau’s last film made in Germany before he emigrated to Hollywood.

A reworking of the classic tale written by Marlowe and Goethe. Faust enters into a satanic pact with the demon Mephisto, who offers to return his youth and grant him unlimited earthly pleasures in exchange for his immortal soul. The film was poorly reviewed on its release and was a financial flop, through posterity has redeemed it, with it notching up a 94% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Tickets £15 including a delightful gin cocktail and a 20% donation to the King's Chaplaincy Trust. Please click here to purchase.

Stephen Horne has long been internationally considered one of the leading silent film accompanists. A house pianist at London’s BFI Southbank for over thirty years, he has played at all the major UK venues and recorded music for scores of films. Although principally a pianist, he often incorporates other instruments into his performances, sometimes simultaneously. He regularly performs internationally and in recent years his accompaniments have met with acclaim at film festivals in Europe, North America and Asia. In 2011 and 2012, he was commissioned to compose ensemble scores for the London Film Festival Archive Galas of 'The First Born' and 'The Manxman'. And every year since 2014, he has won in one or more categories in the annual Silent London poll.