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Frighten Brighton Saturday 3rd December

Posted by Sara on December 2, 2011

Cyberschizoid and Scare Sarah, the team behind the successful Classic Horror Campaign film screenings across the UK present the first in a series of Brighton based horror events.

Frighten Brighton is taking place at The Rock Inn, Brighton on Saturday 3rd December  from midday. The event will consist of a horror movie triple bill alongside a Macabre Market, a book signing from local horror writer N.J.Hallard (Breaking News : An Autozombiography) , a horror quiz, fancy dress competition and free giveaways courtesy of Rue Morgue, the world’s leading horror culture magazine.

The horror screenings begin at 2pm and feature Frankenstein & the Monster From Hell (1974), The Entity (1981) and Night of the Living Dead (1990) all for only £6 admission per person. Entrance to the Rock Inn pub and Macabre Market are free.

Website: http://frightenbrighton.wordpress.com/

Book tickets : http://www.wegottickets.com/event/138888

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Bring Back Classic Horror to Television

Posted by Sara on November 12, 2010

The Bring Classic Horror Back to Television Alliance is a Brighton-based  campaign, fronted by UK Scream Queen Emily Booth and currently supported by various celebrities including Jeremy Dyson, Andy Nyman (Ghost Stories), Reese Shearsmith (League of Gentlemen), actress Eileen Daly, best-selling author David Moody and Hammer Horror stalwarts Shane Briant and Caroline Munro.

They aim to keep building awareness of this campaign through various magazines, film festivals and a series of events and classic horror film screenings starting in Brighton.

“In a world where television has become so bland it is now impossible to find any of the classic old horror films being screened anywhere, even on the BBC. Back in the 70’s and 80’s BBC2 ran a popular season of Saturday night Horror Double Bills every summer, which was a showcase for all the best in classic horror as well as some more obscure cult movies. Kids and parents alike looked forward to these iconic screenings every weekend and many of today’s top horror writers, actors and producers have claimed to have been inspired by these Horror Double Bills.Our aim is to bring back these classic horror double bills to the BBC so that these iconic movie moments can be shared and appreciated by a whole new generation.”

Website –

http://bringclassichorrorbacktotelevision.blogspot.com/

Petition –

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bringclassichorrorfilmsbacktothebbc/

Facebook –

http://bit.ly/cc2GVr

Twitter –

http://twitter.com/horrorcampaign



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Brighton Shock

Posted by Sara on April 8, 2010

Last weekend the World Horror Convention 2010 came to Brighton – the first time the WHC has ever been held outside of the USA. For four days we found ourselves wandering the twisty turny passages embowelled deep within the Albion Hotel enjoying all things horror and literary.

We turned up Thursday afternoon to register and collect our big bag of freebies – including a fantastic souvenir anthology featuring contributions from attending guests of honour and illustrated by some of the genre’s major artists.  I was also most pleased with my complimentary Mammoth Book of Zombie Comics.

There was a lot to keep us busy throughout the weekend – with a programme packed full of  panel discussions, readings, art shows, interviews, parties, launches, workshops and more besides. Highlights included Ramsey Campbell’s late night ghost stories and the fabulous James Herbert being interviewed by surprise guest Neil Gaiman.

This was a great opportunity to listen and learn from all the great masters of the macabre in attendance, as well as a chance to check out some of the newer writers in horror. As usual though, I bought too many books and wish there had been more time!

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Dracula at The Brighton Little Theatre

Posted by Sara on December 18, 2009

Liz Lochhead’s adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic is a tale of tragedy and the madness that comes with desire and power. Lochhead brings this nightmare to life against a backdrop of the death of the 19th Century and a world  where the line between sanity and insanity is difficult to distinguish.

Tickets are still available for this cracking adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, written by Liz Lochhead and directed by Tess Gill, at the Brighton Little Theatre – but hurry, the last performance is tomorrow. As well as some fine writitng and acting, this play has  some genuinely chilling moments and loads of atmosphere. I loved it. And for extra seasonal splendidness, treat yourself to a delicious glass of mulled wine served at the festively festooned bar during the interval.

For more informaton click here: www.the-little.co.uk

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Mirabelle

Posted by Sara on August 27, 2009

A spookylicious new tale has just been added to our sister blog Shadowstime. Though feedback on this one has not been too good so far, I love this story. I have dusted her down and looked her over and still can’t bring myself to change a thing. So here she is as she always has been and always will be. I guess Love is blind after all.

mirabelle

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Glassed

Posted by Sara on July 12, 2009

A new story has been added to our sister blog Shadows Time for the month of July. Called Glassed, this started out as an attempt at writing Flash Fiction but at 1,300+ words is still a little long winded.

I’ve also added some links to other stuff that’s been good to read lately. So enjoy!

glass

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The Rejection of Hal – a short story by Liam Carnahan.

Posted by Sara on June 17, 2009

There is a fantastic new story posted for your delectation over at our sister blog Shadows Time. Called The Rejection of Hal and adding a much needed bit of sci-fi to the mix, it’s written by the very talented Liam Carnahan.

Liam is a writer and blogger who is constantly on the move, but currently living in Columbus, OH. He writes fiction and non-fictional personal essays, as well as other stuff that isn’t really called anything at all.

He runs the blog invisibleinkling.wordpress.com, a blog for gay writers and student loan payers who like to travel and read. He is hopefully starting up a new blog this Fall called Homosavvy, a culture and politics blog for the sophisticated young gay man.

I think his writing is fantastic. Check out his blog for more of his stuff and feel free to contact him at liam.carnahan@gmail.com. Enjoy!

doorways

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Paperchain

Posted by Sara on May 29, 2009

A new story has been added to our sister blog, Shadows Time. It’s called Paperchain and it’s about cards – cards  with mysterious powers – a sort of cartomancer’s Necronomicon I guess. Where would such cards come from and more importantly where would they lead to? To have a look click HERE.

teller

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Tuesday’s Child

Posted by Sara on March 24, 2009

tuesday1 It’s all getting a bit Night Gallery here at Thee Nook as we welcome all you art lovers to our next painting to introduce our next story…….

This little lady was painted about a year ago, on a canvas I had found on a skip -which I just started throwing ink at until her face appeared. I love the contrast of her beatific expression against the slashing violence of the ink splashes. I wanted to do the same with words and Tuesday’s Child was the result. Not sure I succeeded but I’m pleased with this story nonetheless. To read it visit our sister blog: Shadows Time.

closeup

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New Blog!

Posted by Sara on March 11, 2009

Check out our new sister blog – Shadows Time a blog devoted to original poems and fiction based on all things Lovecraftian, Gothic and Horrorful.  First up is a story I recently entered into a Cthulhu Mythos writing competition (and won!). It’s called One Thousand Dead Names. Just click on the link above or listed right in our blogroll.

And if that’s not enough supernatural shenanigans for you then check out our about page for info on more ghostly goings on this April, courtesy of Brighton’s very own ghost walker, Rob Marks. Or visit: http://www.ghostwalkbrighton.co.uk/7.html for updates.

Enjoy!

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“The Universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.”

Eden Phillpotts 1862-1960.

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