Halloween special event: Light Upon Blight live score to 1932 movie “Vampyr” Sat., Oct. 30

After a year lost to covid, Light Upon Blight returns to Best Video Film & Cultural Center to resume their annual Halloween tradition—playing a live score to a classic public domain horror film, usually from the silent era. This special event takes place Sat., Oct. 30, starting at 7 PM. Costumes are strongly encouraged!

The cover is a sliding scale of $5-10—pay what you can in that range.

As this is an indoor event, these covid protocols apply: 30 attendees maximum, proof of vaccination required to enter, and masks required. Attendees can slip the masks down to drink but please raise them back up after taking a sip.

This year’s film will be the surreal, 1932 horror classic “Vampyr,” directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer. LUB, for this performance, will be Jeff Cedrone (synth, guitar), Lys Guillorn (lap steel guitar), Conor Perreault (electronics), and Peter Riccio (drums).

Writing at RogerEbert.com in 2017 on the occasion of a Criterion Blu-Ray release of “Vampyr,” Brian Tallerico noted:

“Vampyr” is a mood piece, the kind of horror film they don’t really make anymore and barely made then. So much of what’s still entrancing about it is held within its camera tricks—Dreyer’s canted angles, strange perspectives, inhuman shadows, etc.—making it the kind of film that both marvels with its technique and plays with the deeper recesses of your mind as you try to process exactly what you’re seeing.

LUB will dedicate their performance to the memory of Rob Nelson. A Vampyr lover, LUB contributor, and much missed friend.