One London's scariest venues all year round, The London Dungeon takes it up a level at Halloween with a whole month of spooky activities. This year introduces Sťance! and promises guests a 360 degree encounter of the ghostly kind. Set in 1873, guests will be taken back to the heyday of spiritualism and invited into a gathering hosted by the most celebrated medium of the time, Florence Cook, who will prepare for her latest sitting. Dare you enter the sťance chamber and witness Cook's communion with her ghostly spirit guide? Those brave enough could well see, hear and feel the spirit summoned before them.
London Halloween Performances and Screenings
London Dungeon, Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London, SE1 7PB
Dates: 01st October - 01st November 2015
Etcetera Theatre, 265 Camden High Street, Camden Town, London, NW1 7BU
Dates: 11th - 30th October 2015
The London Horror Festival is back for 2015 with nearly three weeks of horror in the performing arts. Returning to the Etcetera Theatre, the UK's biggest festival of horror performance is jam packed with theatre, cabaret, film screenings, Zombie weekends, midnight performances and a short horror paly competition. This year, the festival kicks off with a Celebrate Halloween Early Horror Cabaret, featuring weird and wonderful acts from London's burlesque, comedy and vaudeville artists. Further highlights include a midnight performance of Jermay Predicts! and a screening of classic horror film The Wicker Man, accompanied by the haunting vocals of all-female choir The Eversley Singers.
Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, London, WC2H 7BY
Dates: 24th October 2015
Back at the Prince Charles Cinema , the Film4 FrightFest Halloween special presents six spine-chilling movies this October. Running for the whole day, the programme features the UK premiere of The Vatican Tapes, an unusual exorcism shocker; the world premiere of The Unspoken, a sinister ghost story; the UK premiere of Momentum, a nerve-shredding, violent thriller; the world premiere of Belly Of The Bulldog, directed by Nick Gillespie whose films are always shown to great acclaim at Film4 FrightFest; and I Spit On Your grave III: Vengeance is Mine, offering twists galore and horrific jolts. Stars and directors of the films will be attending for intros and Q&As, and there will also be a number of prizes and giveaways.
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, London, N1 2UN
Dates: 30th - 31st October 2015
One of London's spookiest Halloween film nights, mainly down to its gothic location, is Chills in the Chapel, which returns once again for 2015. The event sees Union Chapel host two film nights, screening Escape from New York on Friday 30th October and a medley of the Halloween films on Saturday 31st. Having scored many of the Halloween series, composer Alan Howarth will be making a special appearance to provide live accompaniment and also perform excerpts from a number of his other film scores before and after the screenings. Further to the films, this spooky evening also combines fancy dress, cocktails and music at the Halloween Fancy Dress Ball, which takes place after the screenings. Separate tickets for just the balls are available and all proceeds are put towards restoring and developing the chapel.
The LookOut, Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London, W2 2UH
Tube: Knightsbridge Station
Dates: 30th - 31st October 2015
The Nomad Cinema is inviting Londoners to brave Hyde Park at night time this Halloween with screenings of four freaky movies over the weekend. Taking place at The Lookout , Friday 30th presents the bizarrely brilliant Beetlejuice and the bloodbath Carrie , while Halloween itself will present The Cabin In The Woods - very apt considering the venue location - and Psycho. Tickets also include a glass of fizz on arrival, a hot meal, themed craft activities and marshmallows to toast on the fire pit. Fancy dress is strongly encouraged.
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London, SE1 8XT
Dates: 31st October 2015
The BFI Southbank screens classic film The Shining this Halloween, giving Londoners the chance to experience Stanley Kubrick's creepy story of isolation and madness once again. Screened on Saturday 31st, this BFI release is a magnificent new digital transfer from Warner Bros, which - at 144 minutes - runs 24 minutes longer than the European version previously seen. Watching Jack Torrance (Nicholson) slowly slip from charming interviewee into bullying husband, creepy drunkard and then lurching psychopath is a sure-fire way to get you into the Halloween spirit.
Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2HW
Tube: Oxford Circus Station
Dates: 31st October 2015
The Regent Street Cinema celebrates the spookiest time of year with an All Hallows' Eve All Nighter, screening five frightening films with a side serving of sing-a-longs, fancy dress and live music. Films being shown are Christine, Tourist Trap, Halloween III, Salem's Lot and Zombie Flesh Eaters, while Radio 6 darlings, Those Unfortunates, will be performing some of the best tunes from your favourite films, such as Scream and Scream Again and Monsters Rule OK! Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.
IN THIS ARTICLE
Halloween at the London Dungeon: Seance!
London Horror Festival
Film4 FrightFest Halloween
Chills in the Chapel
The Nomad Cinema: Halloween
All Hallows' Eve All Nighter
Halloween in London 2015
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