London Horror Festival 2017 kicks off with loads of bloody fun

Sunday, October 15 2017

London Horror Festival 2017 kicks off with loads of bloody fun

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SIMON BALL looks at all the horrible fun starting at the London Horror Festival 2017 this week…
Listen up Spooky Londoners, the London Horror Festival is back at Islington’s Old Red Lion Theatre for its seventh year of riotously rocking chills, thrills and laughs.
Working to promote new and innovative work in the arts The London Horror Festival, supports London fringe theatre and is dedicated to providing a platform for artists and companies working in the horror genre.
There are 23 shows to see with a mix of theatre, puppetry, cabaret, spoken word, body horror, clowning and comedy, featuring satanic cults, mummies, zombies, ghosts, vampires and the bodies of Frankenstein!


The fun kicks off tonight (15 October) with the winner of this year’s horror playwriting competition staged by the Old Red Lion Theatre’s very own Artistic Director Clive Judd, followed by the horror panel quiz show What’s the Bloody Question? presented by UK Horror Scene’s Tony Sands and the London Horror Society.


Shows to look forward to include five-star horror comedy Curse of the Mummy from Last Chance Saloon, fresh from their Edinburgh triumph, fellow five-star fringe successes The Twins Macabre, The Underground Clown Club returning with the five-star Knock Knock followed by their new show Who’s There?, and reworkings of classic tales including a comic adaptation H.P. Lovecraft’s The Shadow Over Innsmouth by Hidden Basement Productions and a gender-switched version of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven by critically acclaimed Evcol Entertainment.
For something different after dark, you can stay up late for an exclusive midnight performance of Felix Le Freak’s Shockbuster Video presented by the folks behind the wildly popular PopHorror cabaret club nights, then party the night away with their very own DJ until 3am. Bursting with heaps of emerging talent, award-winning creatives and unique live performances – be sure you don’t miss one of hottest events of Halloween!
The Old Red Lion Theatre is at 418 St John Street, London EC1V 4NJ. Nearest tube is Angel on the Northern Line. Tickets call 08444124307 or visit Old Red Lion Theatre website for more information. Oct 15, 2017