It’s BACK! The UK’s original and largest festival of horror in the performing arts returns to London in its new home at the Old Red Lion Theatre for three jam-packed weeks this October. Scaring the living daylights out of audiences since its inception in 2011, the London Horror Festival is a celebration of the ghoulish, the thrilling and the downright macabre through the medium of live performance.
You will find over 20 different shows to choose from; including horror theatre, LGBTQ cabaret, live podcast recordings, comedy, clowning, storytelling, magic, a Virtual Reality immersive film experience, midnight Séance shows AND a short horror play competition, making 2016 their biggest festival yet!
The LHF continues to support new writing and provide a platform for emerging talent in the horror theatre scene, with ‘Badass Women’ – a short horror play writing competition designed to create more empowering female roles. Dozens of entries have been received from across the UK and the top 3 shortlisted plays will be performed on the opening night, with an exclusive prize for the winning entry and special guest judges!
This year the LHF have joined forces with CryptTV UK to present their first immersive horror film event and VR experience. Featuring Frightfest hit feature film, Kate Shenton’s Egomaniac and CryptTV UK’s the Egomaniac VR Experience, this is one London Horror event you cannot miss!
For something a bit different after dark, stay up late for two exclusive midnight performances of award-winning ‘Ex-Theologist turned Illusionist’ Philipp Oberlohr’s ‘séance’ – a critically-acclaimed interactive experience inspired by the tradition of Victorian Séances and the Spiritualist movement.
Littered with award-winning performers, original work and heaps of emerging talent, the London Horror Festival 2016 is sure to impress horror and theatre fans alike!
The full festival line-up can be found on the official website.