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House of Horror at Essex from Friday 28 September – Wednesday 31 October 2018

A new and groundbreaking 4D immersive experience featuring a full cast of highly-trained actors ready to twist and turn you through film-grade sets designed by the best, to do their worst. 😱

Decaying in the depths of Brentwood, a blood-soaked path draws you towards a vast, abandoned house. Inside, spirits are awoken and nightmares are realised as you embark on your battle through 12 rooms of sheer torture. These are your darkest fears so prepare to take centre stage in scenes reminiscent of Hollywood’s most terrifying films where you become the victim… are you brave enough to step inside?

Fight your way through each zone of terror as the house throws up a chilling array of physical and psychological challenges. You’ll find yourself exorcising a demon as you witness a possessed girl’s head twist 360 degrees and if you take a wrong turn in the ‘Macabre Maze’, you’ll meet a sinister fate.

With areas including Sci-Fi-Die, Krow Killers, and Medical Madness, you’ll join forces with up to 10 friends to see who can make it out alive! Should you survive the ordeal, you will have the choice to enter the mysterious Room 13, a room so intense, visitors are required to sign a waiver before entering because of the torture endured inside.

Visitors also have the option of receiving a video of the whole experience filmed on a GoPro, have photos taken in a specially themed booth complete with gory props as well as visit the weird and wonderful gift shop. Guests can also revel in the fright of others by spectating live on Fright Vision, while plenty of street food and refreshments will be available to help them level their nerves and bring adrenaline levels back down to normal.

This is the most complete and crazy, unforgettable and unique spooktacular experience in the country… dare you enter the House of Horror?


House of Horror, Warley Gap, Brentwood, Essex CM13 3DP


From £25 book online

The Hallowe’en Sessions @ Leicester Square Theatre / Monday 29th October – Saturday 3rd November 2012


Performance 8.30pm

Leicester Square Theatre
6 Leicester Place, WC2H  7BX

Tickets £15 / £12 concessions

A group of mental patients gather for a therapy session to each recount the terrifying events that caused them to lose their minds. But is their mysterious therapist all she appears to be, and will her course of treatment prove to be kill or cure?

Informed London’s favourite purveyors of horror Cigarette Burns and an award-winning team of horror/fantasy creators join forces to bring you a nightmarish evening filled with primal screams. Writers Kim Newman (ANNO DRACULA, MORIARTY: THE HOUND OF THE D’URBERVILLES), Stephen Volk (THE AWAKENING, GHOSTWATCH), Anne Billson (SUCKERS, STIFF LIPS) Paul McAuley (FAIRYLAND, the QUIET WAR trilogy), Maura McHugh (JENNIFER WILDE, ROISIN DUBH) and director Sean Hogan (THE DEVIL’S BUSINESS, LITTLE DEATHS) take you on a head trip through the darkest recesses of the human psyche, where no one – least of all the audience – escapes with their nerves or sanity intact…


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Cigarette Burns Cinema presents Psycho vs Psycho @ Leicester Square Theatre / Thursday 25th October 2012


Screening 9pm

@ Leicester Square Theatre
6 Leicester Place, WC2H  7BX

Tickets £15 / £12 concessions

London’s favourite cult film club, Cigarette Burns Cinema, presents this unique and experimental screening of Hitchcock’s classic PSYCHO played side-by-side with Van Sant’s infamous shot-for-shot remake especially for The 13th Hour Horror Festival. Introduced by Anton Bitel, freelance film critic and occasional Classicist. He writes regularly for Sight & Sound, Little White Lies, movieScope, Film4 and EyeforFilm, and specialises in horror and Asian cinema. He had something to say about PSYCHO VS PSYCHO here.

Roger Ebert dismissed Van Sant’s film as “an attempt to re-create remembered passion…it demonstrates that a shot-by-shot remake is pointless; genius apparently resides between or beneath the shots, or in chemistry that cannot be timed or counted”. However, other critics argued that the film’s basics were so strong that the remake remains a powerful work in and of itself, with the New York Times claiming the 1998 film “remains the most structurally elegant and sneakily playful of thrillers… at least some things never change.”

Taking advantage of the unique screening arrangements of the Leicester Square Theatre, for the first time ever Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 thriller PSYCHO will be shown simultaneously with Van Sant’s 1998 remake – Hitchcock’s projected on to the main screen, Van Sant’s played on four surrounding smaller screens. The soundtrack will be from Hitchcock’s PSYCHO. This fascinating experiment provides an insight into the nature of directorial technique and the role of actors’ interpretation, while asking the question: can a story be told exactly the same way twice?

Five screens, two films, one motel.

WARNING: No One … BUT NO ONE … Will Be Admitted To The Theatre After The Start Of Each Performance Of PSYCHO VS PSYCHO.

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Experience Cinema: Halloween Screamings @ The Round Chapel / Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st October 2012


Screenings: various times

@ The Round Chapel, Powerscroft Road, London E5 0PU

Entry: from £8:50 book


Win two tickets to any screening at The Round Chapel. Enter by telling us what fancy dress you will wear! Email competitions@informedlondon.com the competition closes 21st October 2012.

From the creators of the Rooftop Film Club comes a brand new film experience especially for Halloween. On Tuesday 30th October, the eve of Halloween, they bring you two spook-tacular screenings in association with Universal Pictures, the studio that pioneered the horror genre.

The fang-tastic film fest commences with a special family matinee screening of Steven Spielberg’s unforgettable adventure ‘E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial’.

As darkness falls we present the hilarious ‘Shaun of the Dead’. This much loved zombie themed romantic comedy starring Simon Pegg became an instant cult classic upon its release in 2004.

The scares don’t stop there as on Halloween itself they bring you two more classic movies to get your horror loving fangs into! It’s another one for your little monsters with a matinee screening of the paranormal pleasing ‘Ghostbusters’. Starring comedy giants Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray, this supernatural classic is loved as much now as it was when it was released in 1984.

And for the grand finale on Halloween night itself what better way to end your horror holiday than with John Carpenter’s 1978 classic ‘Halloween’! Prepare to be scared as they unleash this classic horror movie in a church.

Don’t miss your chance to see classic Halloween horror films on the BIG SCREAM in this completely unique environment.

Fancy dress is encouraged.

17:00 E.T The Extra Terrestrial
19:15 Shaun of the Dead
16:00 Ghostbusters
19:15 The Lost Boys

Cigarette Burns Cinema presents The House By The Cemetery @ Rio Cinema / Saturday 19th November 2011


Doors 11.30pm

@ Rio Cinema
103-107 Kingsland High St, E8 2PB

Tickets £7.50

Cigarette Burns Cinema: returning forgotten and obscure cult classics to the cinema screens of London.


Following CB’s super successful and sold-out Double Bill series at the Prince Charles Cinema (The Dead Will Rise: The Beyond x Dead & Buried, Lacerated Lovers: My Bloody Valentine x The Prowler) they return to the Rio Cinema after a recent screening of David Cronenberg’s iconic Videodrome. Lucio Fulci’s gothic horror The House By The Cemetery is the third installment of the unofficial Gates of Hell Trilogy, and it’s a rare treat that it’s being shown on the big screen. This is a FULLY UNCUT and HD transfer of the film.

“Confusing, nonsensical, spooky and bloody The House by the Cemetery is one of Fulci’s finest outings. What lies in the basement? Who is the little girl that only Bob can see? Why does Bob’s voice sound like an adult is talking in a squeaky voice? These questions and many more may not be answered.
But rest assured, this is pure gold.” – Cigarette Burns Cinema

After the screening the bar will be open until 2.30am, with Rough Trade DJ Spencer Hickman providing the perfect music to fuel your post-film hangout. And to add to it all, Psychotronic will be on hand with loads of DVDs and other related goodies for your perusal and purchase, hooray!

Here’s an tantalising trailer of things to come, by Paul Martinovic


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The Evil Dead Trilogy @ The Prince Charles Cinema / Saturday 5th November 2011


Doors 8.30pm

@ The Prince Charles Cinema,
7 Leicester Place, WC1

Tickets: £15 members/£20
No single tickets available.

Dir. Sam Raimi / Starring Bruce Campbell



Why would you want to force yourselves to stand in the cold and rain to watch some seen-before fireworks display that will be vaguely entertaining and briefly exciting at best? Pssh, forget that!

Spend tonight indoors in a plush red auditorium (a la the Dream Sequence from Twin Peaks) because a special Fireworks Night treat is in store at ‘London’s Best Cinema’ (Time Out) and my favourite by a mile; The Prince Charles Cinema is screening all three Evil Dead films. Kicking off at 8:30pm with ‘The Evil Dead‘, followed by ‘Evil Dead II‘ and finally ‘Army Of Darkness‘ finishing up the night at around 1:30am. These are cult classics not be to missed – horror, comedy, general madness – perfect for this time of year, right?

Book now as this is going to be a busy one… I’ll see you there, I’ll be the one in the front row simultaneously screaming and laughing and not caring about fireworks.

Evil Dead II trailer

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Halloween (1978) Screening @ Prince Charles Cinema / Monday 31st October 2011


Doors: 6.45pm

@ Prince Charles Cinema
7 Leicester Place
London, WC2H 7BY

Entry: £6.50 / £4 members


The year is 1963, the night; Halloween. Police are called to 43 Lampkin Ln. only to discover that a 17 year Judith Myers had been stabbed to death, by her 6 year-old brother. After being institutionalized for 15 years, Myers breaks out just days before Halloween. No one knows nor would wish to find out what would happen on October 31st 1978, besides Myer’s physciatrist Dr. Loomis. He knows Michael is coming back to Haddonfield, but by the time the town realizes it, it’ll be to late for many people.

Director: John Carpenter
Length: 91 mins

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Film4 FrightFest All-Nighter Gorefest @ Vue West End / 29th October 2011


First screening 6pm

@ Vue West End
3 Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square

Tickets £50 for all 6 films, available from the Vue box office/returns


For the first time Film4 FrightFest, the UK’s biggest, best and most beloved horror fantasy festival, is bringing its critically acclaimed Halloween event to the Vue West End. Six world, European, UK and London premieres over one intense 12 hour period on Saturday October 29th. It’s going to be shock around the clock with all the must-see chiller movies of the moment LIVID, BAD MEAT, COLD SWEAT, THE WATERMEN, FACES IN THE CROWD and an amazing ‘Surprise Movie’. Don’t you dare miss all the midnight madness!

To read about each film, please use the links below:

Bad Meat
Midnight Film
Faces In The Crowd
Cold Sweat
The Watermen

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KILL LIST @ selected cinemas / Friday 2nd September 2011


General Release:
Friday 2nd September 2011

@ These London cinemas:


One of the most hyped films of this year, at InformedLondon we’d be silly not to post the general release of KILL LIST, at selected cinemas today. Kill List premiered at Film4 FrightFest this year and picked up 5 TotalFilm Awards including Best Film and Best Actor. Director Ben Wheatley was recently interviewed for the Evening Standard about his approach to independent film-making, and is definitely one to watch. An incredible British thriller horror executive produced by Edgar Wright (director of Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim, executive producer of Attack The Block), Kill List is set to stun minds from this opening weekend. The best thing to know about the film before going to see it is you should know as little as possible.

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Film4 FrightFest @ Empire Cinema Leicester Square / Thursday 25th – Monday 29th August 2011


Thursday 25th – Monday 29th August 2011
Screenings throughout the day

@ Empire Cinema
5-6 Leicester Square, WC2H 7NA
Tickets £11 adult per screening,
Day passes still available – price is dependent on the day.

Please check here for film times and to buy tickets

Film 4
Empire Cinema Leicester Square 

Film4 FrightFest: THE HOME OF HORROR

Film4 FrightFest is the UK’s premiere fantasy and horror film festival. Now in its 12th year, the festival sees thousands of genre fans flock to the Empire Cinema Leicester Square every August for five days of premieres, previews, personal appearances and surprises.

For more information and to buy tickets, please use the links above. Here are a few trailers for some of the films that will be gracing the screens of FrightFest 2011, to get you in the mood…

Don’t Be Afraid of The Dark
, Opening Night film, UK premiere Thursday 25th August
Dir. Troy Nixey


TrollHunter, Saturday 27th August
Dir. André Øvredal


A Lonely Place To Die, Closing Night film, UK premiere Monday 29th August
Dir. Julian Gilbey

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