15th oct - 7th nov
After the premiere event in Hoxton last October, the festival made its new home in the Etcetera Theatre, deep in the heart of Camden. With over 15 separate productions across three weeks of theatrical entertainment, the festival had something for everyone, and was a testament to the creativity and talent of those companies who raise fomenting fear into an art-form.
It featured blockbusting transfers from the Brighton and Edinburgh Fringes, a lecture on all things Grand Guignol by the UK’s leading experts and the culmination of the first Stage Fright horror writing competition hosted and judged by Rocky Horror writer Richard O’Brien. The festival also spread its roots beyond Camden, with a two-week run of Lovecraftian promenade musical extravaganza The Horror! The Horror! at the spectacular and historic Wilton’s Music Hall.