Celebrating 10 Years of LHF
Sadly, due to current circumstances because of COVID-19, we will be unable to present the London Horror Festival 2020.
However, we are keen for the LHF to still have a presence this year, as it would have been our tenth anniversary!
We would love therefore for as many of our past companies and audiences to send us their favourite memories, images and video clips and more of previous LHF shows and experiences. These will then be shared on the website and our social media alongside the hashtag #Celebrating10YearsOfTheLHF
If you would like to share something you can do so by tweeting us @LndnHorrorFest or sending us an email at londonhorrorfestival[at]gmail[dot]com
Memories and TESTIMONIALS:
Ponydog Productions (The Agency 2019):
My favourite memory of the festival... Performing in 'The Agency', an immersive piece in which the audience took over as the Ministry of Justice and their decisions changed what happened in the show. One night they made all the wrong choices so we put the whole audience to death by putting dollops of lethal lube on their foreheads. Good times. It's still the show I am most proud of being involved in.
Katy Schutte (Let's Summon Demons 2018):
Of the Premiere of the show at the London Horror Festival, reviewers had this to say:
- "666 out of 666! I had no idea what was about to happen... some kind of ritual magic performance? Was it a dark piece of drama of spiritual possession and reincarnation? Was it a spoof? Turns out it was all three, with a dose of black comedy thrown in for good measure." ( The Horror Hothouse)
-"Funny, original and wonderfully dark, 'Let's Summon Demons' involves the audience in a unique way. Great use of projection and excellent performances make this a must see for anyone who likes intelligent horror. And having watched a demonstration of 'biscuit-omancy', I'll never look at a Ginger Nut the same way" (Nicholas Vince)
Blackshaw Theatre (Scare Slam 2016-2019):
We are so pleased to have made a home for the 'Scare Slam' at the London Horror Festival. The festival team are fantastically organised, responsive and friendly, and seriously know their stuff in terms of horror, theatre, and promotion. It's been great working with other horror fans, and creating a network of like-minded artists by taking part in the festival.
Links to previous Scare Slams here:
“Ranging from peculiar to haunting, with some humour thrown in for good measure.” - Spy in the Stalls
“Enjoyable, scary and memorable.”- London Pub Theatres
“I was totally engrossed by it. A winning horror story that I wanted to end… for all the right reasons!” - Scare Tour UK
The Off-Off-Off-Broadway Company (Mr Fox 2019):
After my first taste of LHF with "Peaceful", a show I perform with my cohorts at The Off-Off-Off-Broadway Company, I couldn't have picked a more welcoming and engaged audience for my first ever solo project, "A Curse of Saints". Although I was terrified to be alone on stage, I felt wrapped by the warm and fuzzy embrace of the festival and all involved. For a fest revolving around the dark and even gruesome, LHF is ironically the warmest, friendliest experience on the Fringe scene. LHF remains one of our absolute favourite festivals. Not only is it the one-stop shop for lovers of dark tales, but Katy Danbury ensures it all runs as smoothly as possible, and there's always such a strong spirit of camaraderie. May it be undead forever!
Fantastic Garlands (Mother Must Die?! 2019):
We had great fun being part of the London Horror Festival this year, and felt very supported by Katy and the Pleasance. From start to finish we had all the information and support we needed, and we would really love to be a part of the festival again. In fact, our only regret is that we didn't get to see more of the excellent and varied programme that was on!
PopHorror (He's Behind You! - The Slasher Panto 2019):
PopHorror loves taking part in the London Horror Festival because it promotes such a diverse range of artists, performance styles and shows, all united by a gleeful love of horror. The LHF team are accessible and supportive, and really care about curating what is now a landmark festival of live arts.
Megan From HR (Children of the QuornTM 2019):
we have only positive things to say - the whole team was a delight to work with, was super helpful when we needed you, and everything ran like a well-oiled machine from where we were standing! Thank you so much for letting us get involved and for all your hard work putting it on
The Electric Head (Go To Hell! 2019):
We were thrilled to perform at the Pleasance theatre as part of LHF 2019. The organisers and staff could not have been more helpful and supported us every step of the way. Everything was incredibly easy and all our questions were answered.
We hope to come back to the Pleasance as soon as possible as we were made to feel very welcome there.
Grand Guignol de Milan (Italian Horror Stories 2019):
London Horror Festival is more than a simple “horror fringe festival", is a real meeting point of all the expressions that this genre can find on the stage with young companies and international calibre actors playing together to celebrate this culture.
It’s a great possibly to experiment and to see new ways of working in a field (the horror theatre) that is more alive than ever, and London is the perfect city for it. After two editions of the festival we’re just waiting to apply to the next one.