Brighton is renowned for its art scene and its embracing of kooky, different and new ideas and concepts. One of the most popular interactive art concepts in Brighton is the “Open House” which is an opportunity for the public to view and buy original artworks in the artists home. The Underground Open HouseMovementis a darker more gothic take on this concept which should appeal to horror fans across Sussex.
One of the artists involved in The Black Galleryis horror maestro Billy Chainsawof the Horror Channel, Bizarre magazine, Strippers Vs Werewolves, Macabre Market and Frighten Brightonfame. The Black Gallery is open every weekend throughout May but the Underground Open House Movement doesn’t end there; they will be holding ongoing events throughout the year so check out their websitefor further details.
It seems that the whole horror community is already buzzing about the FRIGHTEN BRIGHTON CLASSIC HORROR FILM FESTIVAL which takes place on Saturday 11th August 2012 from 12 noon! Join your horror hosts CYBERSCHIZOID and SCARE SARAH along with special guest star EMILY BOOTHand sponsors HEMLOCK BOOKSfor a whole day celebrating classic horror films through the decades from the 1930′s to the 1970′s at The Komedia, Brighton’s premier entertainment venue.
Here are what some of the horror websites, blogs and magazines have been saying about Frighten Brighton:
EXQUISITE TERROR MAGAZINE : “From the brains behind the Classic Horror Campaign comes Brighton’s newest annual event, the Frighten Brighton Classic Horror Film Festival. Put 11 August in your diary now!”
Frighten Brighton has been asked to host a cult movie night at The Globepub in Brighton’s historic Laines on Tuesday 19th June as part of their regular Basement Cinemaslot – so we thought we’d give you a chance to vote for which film you’d like us to screen! The show kicks off at 8pm and not only can you text your drinks orders to the bar so you don’t have to leave your seat, there is free popcorn too!
So, what cult classic would you like to see at Basement Cinema as part of the Frighten Brighton Cinematheque? Will it be the seventies cheese of The Doll Squad, Japanese monster mayhem from Gamera: Guardian of the Universe or over two hours of non-stop horror and exploitation with Grindhouse Trailer Classics? Or maybe you prefer some zombies ( Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! ), British vampires ( Razor Blade Smile ) or trashy sci-fi ( Starcrash )? Just vote in our poll below and Frighten Brighton Cinematheque will present YOUR choice on Tuesday 19th June!
The Globecan be found at 78 Middle Street and is one of the very few traditional pubs in close proximity to the seafront clubs and there’s even a Sherlock Holmes style library downstairs!
Do you love movies? Then come along to Moviebar, a monthly film screening and networking night for filmmakers and film lovers at the Caroline of Brunswick pub in Brighton on Monday 30th April from 7:30pm!
This is a really fun night usually held on the first Monday of every month but for one night only it will be happening Monday 30th April. There’s a cool quiz…with prizes(!) and a Q & A session with some of the filmmakers. The theme this time round will be “heist movies” and the whole event is run by Frighten Brighton and Classic Horror Campaign supporter Chris Regan, who is also the man behind the excellent Jenny Ringo films!
As part of the FRIGHTEN BRIGHTON CLASSIC HORROR FILM FESTIVAL we will be screening fifties giant monster movie THEM! (1954) the terrifying story of huge monstrous ants attacking the city of Los Angeles! Starring James Whitmore, Joan Weldon and James Arness, Them! was nominated for an Oscar for its ground-breaking special-effects and is widely regarded amongst film connoisseurs as a true science-fiction horror classic.
The film starts off as a simple suspense story, with police investigating mysterious disappearances and unexplainable deaths and builds to a climactic battle between man and giant insect in the claustrophobic confines of the Los Angeles storm drain system. So come and join in the monster fun on Saturday 11th August at the Brighton Komediaand be a part of the British Cannes of horror – Frighten Brighton! All day passes for all five classic horror movies showing at this, the UK’s newest and most exciting horror film festival, can be bought in advance for only £ 15 from the Komedia website. But hurry, tickets are already selling fast! Be there….and be scared!
Tickets are now on sale for the FRIGHTEN BRIGHTON CLASSIC HORROR FILM FESTIVAL taking place at the Brighton Komedia on Saturday 11th August from midday till 11pm! Just head on over to the Komedia websiteand you can book an all-day pass for just £15!!! Yes, that’s right! Only £15 for FIVE classic horror movies on the big screen!!
As well as our spooky selection of macabre movies we have special guest presenter Miss Emily Booth, the Horror Hostess with the mostest from the UK’s Horror Channel! And that’s not all – the devilishly delicious DIABOLIQUEhorror magazine will be supplying us with some FREE copies of their high quality glossy movie mag for some of our lucky attendees!
So come along to Brighton’s ONLY all-day horror movie festival and have some scary fun by the seaside! More exciting news to come, so stay tuned to FRIGHTEN BRIGHTON for all the latest horror happenings or sign up to the Classic Horror Campaignfree monthly newsletterfor all the latest updates and classic horror film events!
Do you love horror films? Do you enjoy spooky ghost stories? Are you a cult movie fan? Then you will LOVE the FRIGHTEN BRIGHTON event this Saturday from 12 noon at The Rock Inn, Brighton, East Sussex!!
FREE ENTRY to the Macabre Market!
FREE ENTRY to a special screening of FRANKENSTEIN & THE MONSTER FROM HELL (1974)!
CHILL! To our spooky ghost story reading in THE HAUNTED BASEMENT!
SCREAM! At our exploitation HORROR DOUBLE BILL!
DROOL! When you taste the Rock Inn’s delicious food!
FAINT! At the fangtastic books, magazines and gothic horror merchandise stalls!
BOUNCE! Up and down with excitement when you see the awesome free horror giveaways!
Classic eighties horror movie The Reanimator (1985) hits the big screen as part of Frighten Brighton’s Horror Double Bill on Saturday 25th February alongside the H.G.Lewis trash gorefest The Gore Gore Girls (1972)! Tickets available from WeGotTickets!
A medical student and his girlfriend become involved in a bizarre experiment into reanimating the dead conducted by the student’s incorrigible housemate in this campy sendup of an H.P. Lovecraft story. The emphasis is on humour but once the dead walk, there is gore aplenty!
The Reanimator is a real crowd pleaser and is the perfect way to round off your evening after browsing the Macabre Market, haunting the Haunted Basement and watching the free screening of Hammer Films’ classic Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell! So come to The Rock Inn, Brighton from 12 noon on Saturday 25th February. Be there….and be scared!