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    Liverpool Horror Festival Launches

    Liverpool Horror Festival Launches
    If only Liverpool finally embraced its horror heritage and had some kind of a festival celebrating all things macabre.... oh wait...

    Liverpool's first ever horror festival launches this Halloween and promises to bring all things horror to the city; from a Victorian Séance, film, talks, live theatre and music, costumes, psychics, vaudeville, DJs and everything in between. With core events running from Thursday October 31 to Saturday November 2, along with fringe events. The festival is the brainchild of Lisa Southern and Ilan Sheady from Horror Talk TV. They have teamed up with Liverpool promoter Ethan Allen who is helping to put it together.

    Film will play a big part of the festival with Grimmfest and the British Film Institute announcing a programme of horror classics over the festival. There are horror readings planned at Waterstones in Liverpool ONE, Zombie Paintball at 1 Mount Pleasant, a Halloween Goes Wrong Party with ?Dead Wrong at club Aura and Haunted Liverpool events across the city.

    Grimmfest festival director Simeon Halligan said: "Grimm up north’ is quickly becoming the UK’s home of horror and fantasy films outside of London and we are excited to be part of the new Liverpool horror festival this year".

    Other highlights include the Horror Talk horror quiz, to crown the first Master or Mistress of the Macabre 2013, Neal Atkinson’s Psychic night and an alternative 80s and industrial DJ set with Ben Christo from Sisters of Mercy at Eric’s.

    Psychic investigator Roy Basnett, presenter of the highly popular paranormal radio show (City Talk 105.9FM) will be host a Victorian style séance.

    The Evil Dead multimedia event at Eric’s, is the creation of Ivan Hell, from new Liverpool act Songs About Death, with the help of cult artist Esa Shields. The duo will play their keyboard and synth-based music to a simultaneous screening of the original Evil Dead film and the 2013 remake.

    "We’re really pleased that Liverpool Horror Fest were so enthusiastic about the idea, it’s gonna be awesome” said Ivan Hell.

    Day tickets available, Thurs 31Oct £5, Friday 1 Nov & Sat 2 Nov £10 and 3 day festival pass £20. Tickets available from the ticket quarter, Queens Square. Tickets bought in advance get 10% off Smiffy’s fancy dress shop of ticket.

    Liverpool Horror Festival

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