Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Village of the Damned

Village of the Damned is the first horror film festival to be held in Auchmithie north of Arbroath. Its taking place this coming weekend and involves horror films being screened over the three nights of Halloween. As well as the films there will be an exhibition taking place which will be open during the day (12pm - 5pm) from Friday 29th - Sunday 31st October. The exhibition is free but for tickets for the film screenings you can buy them here. The event has been organised by Helen Macdonald from Jolly Good a jewellery and accessory designer with a love of all things horror and Ross Bull from Agitator Studios who is a filmmaker and photographer.

I have six oil paintings which will be part of the exhibition with a creepy theme. I'll make sure I pop along to have a look at all the work exhibited but I'll be giving film screenings a miss as I'm a wimp when it comes to horror movies and hardly ever watch movies for over 18s- I'd much rather a thriller, rom com or a cartoon I'm afraid.


  1. Sounds like a fun festival, i'm a bit of a horror comedy fan myself ;)

    Love your painting!!

    Some of my friends are part of a group called 'Danse Macabre' in Nottingham that put on art shows a few times a year with a horror/macabre feel to them, there is some awesome art shown there.

    Micki x

  2. Thanks Micki. Danse Macabre sounds like a similar idea, never been to see anything like this before so quite looking forward to it x

  3. Interesting painting. I really like the "ghostly" white and the contrast with the dark blue.
    I hope you're going to post the rest of the series.

    Good luck for the exhibition, it sounds like a really good idea

    T x

  4. Super spooky painting.

    I'm not keen on gore myself. I like creepy and atmospheric. Us 'Moodys' love Hallowen though...we all dress up and party. I'm becoming an old crone so i don't have to try too hard!

  5. Tania and Melisa thanks for the comments. I will post the rest of the series at some point- maybe through facebook. I'm the same as you Melisa its the gore bit I really dont like- but creepy and atmospheric are good! x