14th - 31st oct
In it's third year, the UK's biggest festival of live horror performance returned to its home at the Etcetera Theatre, Camden. Hosting over a dozen acts over almost three weeks, from the darkening skies of mid-October right up to Halloween itself. It was the most diverse line-up yet, one that brings together the very best writers and performers, whether they're veterans of the horror theatre scene or first time companies looking to send a chill up your spine.
With the return of the Stage Fright writing competition, following on from last year's inaugural event, which saw Rocky Horror writer Richard O'Brien award the trophy to Jeremey Fielding, this year's line-up of short radio dramas was a stunner. The 2013 contest was judged by the amazing Kim Newman, and marked a spectacular kick-off for the festival.