Heads up, horror fans across the pond: On Sunday, August 21, the Classic Horror Campaign, Cyberschizoid and Scare Sarah will present their sixth event, the Brighton Classic Horror Double Bill! Taking place in the heart of Brighton at the Komedia, the event will feature a double-whammy screening of William Castle’s House on Haunted Hill (1959) and the insane 1972 Peter Cushing classic, Asylum, directed by the great Roy Ward Baker. Expect some superb horror giveaways and prizes.
The screaming starts at 7 p.m., but the bar will start slinging drinks and popcorn at 6:30 (lager at £2 per pint!). Some tickets will be available at the door but, since space is limited, the event’s organizers recommend getting your tickets in advance here. Tix are a paltry £6 per person; last time I checked, there were only about 20 left, so get ‘em while you can.
As reported back in RM#111, the Classic Horror Campaign was set up in order to persuade the BBC and other television networks to once again broadcast classic fright flicks. The campaign has garnered a number of celebrity supporters, including Emily Booth, Jeremy Dyson, Andy Nyman, Reese Shearsmith, actress Eileen Daly, best-selling author David Moody and Hammer Horror stalwarts Shane Briant and Caroline Munro.
For more information, you can email campaign founder Richard Gladman and event co-ordinator Sarah James at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also check out the campaign’s website, follow them on Twitter and Facebook, and sign their petition. And while you’re at it, why not lend your support to the Rue Morgue UK Facebook page? Choices!