Documentaries

  • Tulpa - a Film by the Sycamore Brothers featuring David Farrant
  • TULPA – A Film by The Sycamore Brothers

    The long awaited biopic/docudrama Tulpa tells the story of the true facts underlying the now legendary Highgate ‘vampire’ case which gripped north London with fear in the early 1970s. Tracing the early life of David Farrant, whose name has become synonymous with the case, the film explores the background of a man who, in his own words, ‘became a kind of story which people could read in bed on a Sunday morning’. Several years of painstaking research and interviews have culminated in ‘Tulpa’ – a film in eight parts which captures the zeitgeist of 1960s and 1970s London, and reveals the man behind the myth.

  


  • The Vampire of Highgate (1982)

    This video made by students from the North London Polytechnic in 1982, really portrays the early interest of the media in the infamous case of the ‘Highgate Vampire’, an unearthly apparition that was reported by many local residents. It includes candid interview archive footage of David Farrant, some vintage footage of Highgate Cemetery, as well as an exclusive sequence showing the performance of an occult ritual in his north London home. Look out for the sequence with David walking the perimeter of a previously cast circle in Highgate Wood, also!


  • Beyond the Highgate Vampire (1998)

    This documentary, directed by Yoav Harel, features intimate interviews with David Farrant at his London flat. A sensitively paced short film, this piece captures its subject speaking candidly about the impact which his ‘nude rituals’ trial at the Old Bailey and subsequent imprisonment had upon his life, including the damage caused by the popular press of the day.

 
  • The Highgate Investigation (2003)

    Directed by Rachel Hannah Tout, this student documentary focuses on the Highgate entity, and its possible connections to a leyline which runs through Highgate.   It features footage of David Farrant giving a talk for The Secret Chiefs Pagan moot, as well as interviews at his home and some excellent location footage of some of the key locations upon the Highgate ley.

 
  • Fang Vs Fiction (2003)

    Clip from a popular DVD feature about the making of the 2003 film Underworld, based on a futuristic battle for supremacy between vampires and werewolves, and their struggle to take over the earth. Here we see David Farrant interviewed (along with other famous authors such as Catherine Ramsland and Gordon Melton) as a central figure who brought the infamous Highgate vampire case to light in the late 1960s.

 


  • European TV Documentary about Luciferianism featuring David Farrant (1985)

    Short film showing interview with David Farrant, President of the British Psychic and Occult Society, and excerpts from the performance of a Red Mass at his home in Highgate, London.



  • Strange Universe (1997)

    A segment from the American TV series Strange Universe from 1997. Investigative reporter for the Evening Standard Luke Jennings gives his account of the historical events said to have occurred at Highgate Cemetery. US journalist Gavin Hayes also contributes, interviewing President of the British Psychic and Occult Society David Farrant about his experiences, in Highgate Cemetery itself. President of the British Psychic and Occult Society David Farrant. The American TV presenters concluded that it might be a point of interest that Bram Stoker had also visited Highgate prior to the publication of his famous novel Dracula. Also with contributions by academic specialist in gothic studies Tina Rath.

 
  • The Highgate Vampire Chronicles

    This biopic, the brainchild of Kevin Crace, has been beset with obstacles since 2008 when it was first envisaged.  Indeed, the film sadly appears to be cursed – but by who?  In anycase, this audio track was laid down in 2013, and the accompanying music video is courtesy of Della Farrant.  It probably bears no resemblance to Crace’s vision, but hopefully viewers will enjoy it.



  • Twisted City Tales Featuring David Farrant

    First televised by the Discovery Channel and immensely popular in the UK, Twisted City Tales reveals some mysteries surrounding the Highgate Vampire case. Featuring an interview with David Farrant who was central to the case, a vampire-like figure and other ghostly phenomenon which were reported in the area are discussed in context of the highly energised leylines which criss-cross this heavily haunted part of North London.



  • A London Vampire

    Gareth J. Medway and David Farrant contribute to Trevor Hargreaves’ documentary about London based vampirism enthusiasts – with some potentially disturbing revelations




  • Vampires on Your Doorstep (2003)

    Vampires on Your Doorstep was made by Jo Franklin in 2003, a university student.
    Jo visited London for her film, and whilst here visited several ‘Vampire Clubs’, Groups, and authors to assist her in her project. Among these was President of the Highgate Vampire Society and the BPOS, David Farrant who was central to the infamous Highgate ‘vampire scare back in the early 1970s.