discovery + adds a vampire doc from Big Little Fish
Discovery announced the commission of The Curse of the Highgate Vampire for discovery +.
Highgate’s Curse of the Vampire, produced by Big Little Fish Television, is a 1 Ã 60 paranormal shock documentary that documents a gang of paranormal thrill seekers as they are deliberately locked away in Highgate Cemetery. Overnight, they record “frightening paranormal evidence that reignites a 50-year-old investigation.”
Since the 1970s, Highgate Cemetery has seen reports of bodies rising from graves, strange bite marks appearing on a woman’s neck, and sightings of a tall dark figure with red eyes walking among the fallen down. This quickly turned London’s Victorian cemetery into a vampire-hunting ground, with open graves, destroyed coffins, and desecrated corpses.
Highgate’s Curse of the Vampire features newly discovered and unreleased recordings of David Farrant, the deceased psychic investigator at the center of the ’70s drama, and sheds new light on this extraordinary story. A collection of historians, paranormal journalists and investigators come together to decode the mysterious hauntings of Highgate.
The documentary will be part of Ghostober, Discovery’s first-ever multi-brand, multi-platform Halloween programming offering. Ghostober will feature over 50 hours of programming from 14 series and specials around the world, with new and exclusive content arriving on the service throughout the month.
Clare Laycock, SVP Planning & Insights, Head of Entertainment at Discovery, said: âThe Curse of the Highgate Vampire is a great addition to our Discovery + Ghostober line, highlighting the horrific events that have taken place in and around the famous Highgate. London cemetary. and bring history into modern times. It is absolutely terrifying!
Mark Procter, co-founder and CEO of Big Little Fish Television, said: âThe legend of the vampire is one of the most enduring horror genres and it is a weirder story than the fiction of a London. 70s in the grip of fear and hysteria. It’s a fifty-year-old mystery explored in a movie we really loved to sink our teeth into. “
The documentary was commissioned for discovery + by Clare Laycock, commissioned by Charlotte Reid and produced by Deirdre Dowling for Discovery. At Big Little Fish Television, the shock doc was produced by Mark Procter and Steve Jones and will air worldwide this fall.
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