Just in time to give you Halloween goose bumps and raise the hair on the back of your neck, a Rhode Island vampire tale that deeply influenced the man responsible for conjuring literature’s most famous bloodsucker is coming to Newport.
… “The Tillinghast Nightmare” was shot at the Smith- Appleby House in Smithfield, R.I.
The scene above from “The Tillinghast Nightmare” was shot at the Smith- Appleby House in Smithfield, R.I. In the film, Tiffany Lively portrays the mother and her daughter, Sadie, plays theTillinghast girl. Film crew in the foreground is Magda Grover and Tim Bonavita, standing. The film will be shown on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at the Jane Pickens Theater. (Photo courtesy of Historical Haunts).
Read the article in Newport this week by Daniel Highet, “A Night of ‘Dracula’ and the Farmer’s Daughter.”