Frighten Brighton Classic Horror Film Festival

Published On August 21, 2012 | By We Love Brighton | Archive

“There are 3 types of terror,” states the precursor of modern horror; Stephen King.
“The Gross-out: the sight of a severed head tumbling down a flight of stairs, it’s when the lights go out and something green and slimy splatters against your arm. The Horror: the unnatural, spiders the size of bears, the dead waking up and walking around, it’s when the lights go out and something with claws grabs you by the arm. And the last and worse one: Terror, when you come home and notice everything you own had been taken away and replaced by an exact substitute. It’s when the lights go out and you feel something behind you, you hear it, you feel its breath against your ear, but when you turn around, there’s nothing there…”

This August, you were sure to experience all 3 as the creators of the Classic Horror Campaign, Cyberschizoid and Scare Sarah returned once more with Frighten Brighton: The Classic Horror Film Festival. Making its summer debut at the Komedia; its studio basement allowed for a perfectly chilling atmosphere, with lights dimmed and faces hiding behind buckets of popcorn. The event comprised a selection of 5 classic horror films screened throughout the day, with guest appearance from the star of cult horror films Cradle of Fear and Evil Aliens, Emily Booth. Tickets allowed individuals to come and go which permitted for several floorboards creaking as visitors left, subsequently adding to extra frights. All eyes were on screen, a few clips gaining more laughs then gasps, woefully traditional horror movie effects perhaps not quite being as horrifying as they once were. Regardless of this, it proved to be a popular event, with all seats filled with an entertaining crowd eager to relive the overlooked dark delights of classic horror cinema.

Frighten Brighton Website


Written by Amy Banks

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