an actor of Hungarian descent, world renowned for his role as count Dracula, performed in a theater in Subotica in his youth. His mother’s maiden name is Vojnić, and Vojnić was one of the richest and most influential noble families in Subotica.
Subotica is a town famous for its Art Nouveau styled buildings and infamous for its record in suicides and depression endemic. This particular melancholic plains atmosphere of suppressed anger and desperation, as well as family secrets hidden behind massive palace walls give people a fine creepy sensation, especially in late fall when the entire landscape turns gray, muddy and murderously drab. Subotica’s “horror vacui” is present even in the works of its greatest literates, such as Deže Kostolanji and the brilliant suicider Geza Čat.
The specificity of Subotica is also evident in the varied ethnicity of its citizens, which often raises difficulties in communication or finding common ground, especially for the younger populace. Consequently, the understandably rebellious youth finds solace in, among other things, celebrating the ever popular holiday – Halloween, which comes immediately before the Catholic holiday All Hallows’ Day and the Orthodox All Souls’ Day. Since clubs have been organizing nighttime masquerades in light of Halloween for years, we decided to offer a visual-esthetic event in regard to the traditional chthonic celebrations.