It’s that time of year when we draw our curtains ever earlier in the evenings, fearful of whatever may be lurking in the darkness beyond. However, Sweet Venues have decided to drag those lurking ghouls out into the spotlight with the third year of Brighton HorrorFest, their spooktacular celebration of all things that go bump in the night. Whether you’re looking for something a bit creepy or straight up terrifying to get you into that Halloween mood, you’re sure to find it at Sweet this October.
Whatever you choose to see this Brighton HorrorFest, you're sure to have a bloody good time
Starting off HorrorFest with a bang is Miss Sylvia Spectre who invites you to join her on a macabre Victorian adventure. Brought to you by the talented Careena Fenton, member of The Magic Circle, Phantasmagorical is a mesmerising mix of mindreading, magic and Victorian spirit theatre. Be prepared for laughs and frights that last long into the night. Recommended age 16+.
Foo Foo Fighters: Gothic Horror
From vampires necking their victims to damsels in scantily clad distress, Gothic horror has always been a flimsy facade for erotica. Embracing the sexy side of all things supernatural are the Foo Foo Fighters, who combine gruesome horror and titillating burlesque for an adult treat that is sure to scare as much as it will delight. Recommended age 18+.
Mistress To The Midnight
A witty spoof of all things Hammer House of Horror, get ready for a hilarious spin on a classic British institution. Bringing all your favourite tropes to life on stage, if you're a fan of Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing you're bound to enjoy this thrilling homage stuffed with jokes. Recommended age 15+.
Doctor James’ Skary Stories
It’s the dead of night. There’s endless screaming and wailing. The latest novel from Stephen King, perhaps? No, that’s simply parenthood. If you want to take revenge on your kids for all the terrifying times they’ve put you through, then take them to see Doctor James’ Skary Stories. Ready to trick or treat everyone, Doctor James needs you and your kids to help him terrorise the city with giant monsters, vampire doctors, cake loving ghosts and more. Recommended age 7+.
Talking To The Dead – A Séance
Following their successful sell out runs at Brighton Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe, Brighton HorrorFest fan favourite Talking To The Dead – A Séance have returned. Magicians Griffin and Jones set an ominous atmosphere as they use the techniques honed in Victorian séance rooms for an unsettling evening where you will need to face your fear in order to discover if anyone really is out there in the spirit world. Recommended age 18+.
Whatever you choose to see this Brighton HorrorFest, you're sure to have a bloody good time.