Irish filmmaker Roy Spence takes on Frankenstein in this short film, preserved by the Irish Film Institute
Halloween is finally upon us, so it's time to treat yourself to Irish filmmaker Roy Spence's 'TheTomb of Frankenstein' short film, courtesy of the Irish Film Institute.
Of the 26-minute short film 'The Tomb of Frankenstein,' the IFI writes: “Shot on location in Comber and Clandeboye Estate in Bangor, this Roy Spence classic is an homage to the classic Frankenstein story. A strange old hermit employs witchcraft to give life to the dead Frankenstein’s monster and uses the creature to take vengeance on those who wronged him previously. But will the creature stay loyal to his creator or seek his own revenge?
Roy Spence is an award-winning amateur filmmaker, who, for the past 50 years, has been making and screening a series of remarkable and sometimes eccentric films in his cinema in Comber, Co. Down. Spence’s films span many genres from sci-fi to horror to folk-life documentaries shot between 1965 and 1986.
Spence’s collection of more than 40 films (13 documentaries/non-fiction and 29 fiction feature films) is held and preserved in the IFI Irish Film Archive. To watch more of the Roy Spence Collection, click here.
The video below is published with thanks to the Irish Film Institute (IFI), whom IrishCentral has partnered up with throughout 2019 to bring you a taste of what their remarkable collection entails.
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IrishCentral has partnered up with the IFI throughout 2019 to bring you a taste of what their remarkable collection entails. You can find all IrishCentral articles and videos from the IFI here.