Nursery Crimes

Nursery Crimes

Ring a ring o’ roses, a pocket full of posies…Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water…No matter how many years it’s been since you last sang these nursery rhymes, I’m sure you can easily sing the rest… 

Father Of Lies

Father Of Lies

Sweet finish this year’s well-curated Brighton HorrorFest with the interesting Father of Lies, written and originally performed by Sasha Roberts and Tom Worsley. Here, Stephen Griffin and Nathan Jones take the stage as presenters of this piece of ‘true crime’ documentary theatre which tells the strange story of Anselm Neumann, a German priest who purportedly resorted to murder in mysterious circumstances in 1973… 

Talking to the Dead: A Séance

Talking to the Dead: A Séance

Is it possible to communicate with the dead? Magicians Griffin and Jones intend to find out. Using techniques from Victorian séance rooms, they invite you to join them in an unforgettable journey into the unknown… 

Bitter Sweets: Ugly Tales for Beautiful Souls

Bitter Sweets: Ugly Tales for Beautiful Souls

Cast Iron Theatre returns to Brighton HorrorFest with their hugely popular night of spooky storytelling from local writers. Expect darkness, mischief, and ghoulish fun! Sit back, relax, and get uncomfortable. 

Unburied

Unburied

It was with some trepidation that I entered the auditorium to see Unburied, presented by Hermetic Arts – not least because their website states, amongst other things, that 'Hermetic Arts is committed to protecting its audience from any entities that may be manifested… 

Doktor James’ Skary Stories

Doktor James’ Skary Stories

Doktor James loves Halloween, it’s the one night he doesn’t try to take over the world. Instead he gets ready to trick or treat EVERYONE! Come and join him in your spookiest costumes with your naughtiest tricks and help him eat so many sweets his tummy hurts! With giant monsters, vampire doktors, and cake-loving ghosts helping him terrorise the city, this year will be the evilest Halloween ever!***** (Fringe Guru)***** (BroadwayBaby)**** (Fest) 

Friteskreem (A Niteskreen Production)

Friteskreem (A Niteskreen Production)

The world’s most terrifying homage to ITV Nightscreen returns to the South Coast, packed with slides, synthesisers, and scariness.Be afraid. Be very afraid.Please.‘More than a bit unique and unusual’ (Bunbury)‘My friend had a nap, I had a very nice time’ (Daniel Kitson) 

Mistress to the Midnight

Mistress to the Midnight

It was the well-designed poster, an excellent homage to Hammer Horror films from the past, that caught my eye and had me take darkened alleyways, hustle past begging urchins and gin-soaked wenches (standard Brighton fare for a weekend) to Brighton HorrorFest… 

The Worm King

The Worm King

An audio drama performed live and scored, produced by the team behind the podcast series Whisper Through The Static.Chernobyl; a documentary team accompanies a biology expert to an irradiated forest and infamous suicide spot to track down the elusive Professor Grinko, whose demented radio broadcasts have spoken of a breakthrough in evolution. 

Foo Foo Fighters: Gothic Horror

Foo Foo Fighters: Gothic Horror

Brighton Horrorfest 2018 invited audiences to ‘Come to the Castle of Count Jackula’ to see the Foo Foo Fighters’ intriguing and delightfully bloodthirsty burlesque with a Gothic Horror twist… 

Love, Death, and the Devil’s Son

Love, Death, and the Devil’s Son

Ushering in the seasons of mists, Jason will be performing original horror stories from across the world: Dream Eaters from Japan, black necromantic magic from Iceland, and a reimagining of the Orpheus myth set between the worlds of the steaming swamps of the Southern States and those of the Voodoo Gods. 

Extreme Improv Halloween Mayhem

Extreme Improv Halloween Mayhem

Do you like scary movies? Halloween Mayhem is the horror-themed improv comedy show where your dream nightmares will all come true!Based entirely on your suggestions, the extreme improvisers will make up scary scenes, songs, and stories! Want to see Freddy vs Jason vs Trump? Or find out what Jigsaw does at the weekend? You’ll die with laughter! 

Thaddeus Bent’s Fear-tre of Fear

Thaddeus Bent’s Fear-tre of Fear

Thaddeus Bent, author, story-teller, and fear-monger!Down the back of the sofa of your subconcious lie your deepest fears. In this realm of fluff and nightmares one man walks alone…Thaddues Bent is an inhuman three way of Stephen King, Garth Marenghi, and Alan Partridge… 

Quintessence

Quintessence

Several hundred years in the future, a combination of cataclysmic events results in the extinction of the human race as we know it. Programmed with the complete works of Shakespeare as a guide to the nature of the human soul, what could go wrong when AI decides to recreate humanity?Developed in partnership with London Science Museum (as Humanity 2… 

Phantasmagorical

Phantasmagorical

Join the merry macabre Miss Sylvia Sceptre for a Victorian adventure among the spirits. Audiences will be laughing and shivering in equal measure as Sylvia performs spooky mindreading and Victorian Spirit Theatre…