About

We are The London Horror Society.

We aim to be THE place for all UK horror fans and professionals to come together and share the love of our favourite genre.

Become a member today and stay at the forefront of all horror news, reviews and insights. What’s more, you’ll also be eligible for an invitation to our strictly-members-only screening nights, where you can sample some incredible short films from some of the best up and coming film makers around.

We’re also here to support the creation of low budget, independent film making and everyone involved in doing so. If you’re making a film and need help in any particular area, we’re pretty sure that we’ll have someone that can lend a hand or share some advice. Feel free to get in touch with any questions!

As a guide, here are some industry professionals we currently have in our member base. If you don’t think you fit into these categories, then get in touch. We’ll happily talk through how we might help with your needs:

  • Scriptwriters
  • SFX/Audio Specialists
  • Distribution
  • Make-Up Artists
  • Bloggers/PR/Networking

The best part? membership is totally free!  So lets get together and start making cool things happen.  You can check out what we’re currently up to on our Projects page.

If you have any suggestions on what else we could possibly do for you then please get in touch. We’re happy to help in any way possible!

Our Events…

Once you become a member, you’ll be officially on the invite list to our Members-Only Events – just like these:

LHS Short Film Screening Event – 26th November 2016

This members-only event will take place on Saturday 26th November at The King and Queen pub, Foley Street (near to Goodge Street, Warren Street and Great Portland Street Stations). Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7:15pm start.

And what a line up we have…

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To start, we have 2 films that we screened as part of the LHS-curated evening at The Unrestricted View Horror Festival. First up is Dissociative, by Damon Rickard.

Frank wakes up to find his wife dead but with no memory of what happened. He needs to know who killed her but an unseen hand may be guiding his dark fate.

The Stomach

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Next we have the much-heralded The Stomach by Dan Dixon & Ben Steiner, fresh from its nomination for Best Short Film of the festival.

Frank’s had enough. A spirit medium whose unique and grotesque method of channeling the dead is putting his own life at risk, he wants out. But others, in this world and the next, have plans of their own.

Part body horror, part crime thriller, part ghost story, The film is a unique tale of Supernatural Noir.

In Tents

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This film by Mycho Entertainment is a fine example of how you can make a great little film with no budget. Sara wakes in her tent in the middle of the night to find her boyfriend missing, but what is that noise outside and why is it coming closer? Things are starting to get ‘In Tents’.

Written and produced over 24 hours, In Tents is an experiment in bare bones production using minimal performers and locations to create a short, but chilling horror story. Shot in a living room in Milton Keynes UK.

The Clown Attacks

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Presented by Crossroad Pictures (the brainchilds behind LHS favourite Silently Within Your Shadow), We’re delighted to be able to bring you The Clown Attacks, with writer and director Martin Stocks making his LHS debut.

Exploring what happens ‘when good clowns go bad’, this film takes a less-than-serious look at the rise of ‘scary clown’ sightings around the UK.

Neck and Neck

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Fresh from their recent appearence at this year’s Frightfest, we’re excited to be able to show you two animated films from the brilliantly creative Mewlab.

First is Neck and Neck. In the marital bed the surreal sensuality enveloping Othello and Desdemona is disturbed by a dangling telephone. As the phone pours poison into Othello’s mind he transforms into a different entity with detrimental consequences for Desdemona.

Lady And The Tooth

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The other Mewlab film is Lady And The Tooth. When the most precious commodity in society are teeth there is only one way to conquer love…

Framed

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Another LHS debut here, this time from the brilliant team at Celtic Badger Media. Framed tells the story of a security guard covering for his friend in an abandoned warehouse who find’s out just how dangerous it is to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The Night Whispered

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And lastly, we’re honoured to be able to bring you the directorial debut from Nicholas Vince (The Chatterer Cenobite from Hellraiser and Kinski from Nightbreed), the inaugural winner of the London Horror Society award.

Three friends miss the last tram home and walk through a dark country park. Uninvited, a sinister gentleman and his dog join them. As they walk, one hears a whisper, turns and vanishes. The others search, until they too hear whispers.

Nicholas will be presenting the film alongside some other cast and crew.

How do I get a ticket? And how much does it cost?

Firstly, tickets to the event will only be available to London Horror Society members.  What’s more, entry is 100% FREE.  Also, as always, tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis. So please book now to avoid disappointment.

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR TICKET

To ensure only members can get a ticket, the password you’ll be prompted for on the ticket page was sent in the most recent LHS newsletter (Friday 11th November).  If you’re having any problems, please email us and we’ll get you sorted! If you’re not a member, you can sign up for free here.  The password will then be sent to you in your welcome email.

Again, as space is limited, we are only able to allow each member to book 2 tickets. Huge apologies there, but we need to ensure we’re able to get as many of your fellow members in as we can.

If you have any questions, then please get in touch.  We look forward to seeing you there!

LHS Monthly Script And Story Social - 9th April 2016

Tuesday 13th September 2016: The London Horror Society Script & Story Social

Looking for a space to develop your horror writing with other fans? The London Horror Society announces their Script & Story Social – a new monthly writing meet up for anyone scripting horror works.

Open only to London Horror Society members and limited to just 12 seats, we will work in pairs and as a group to discuss our current work and help each other to put some flesh on the horror bones…

Roughly, the agenda for the event will take us from high level to detail, as follows:

  • Structure and Storyboarding – thinking about what is driving your story along and sharing an outline with the group.
  • Character Profiles – considering back story, emotional levers and traits for a character in your story and getting another member of the group to question your character to dig out more depth.
  • Imagery – What are you seeing in your mind’s eye? Move from written form to thinking about cinematic imagery.
  • Scenes – Move into the detail of a particular scene you’d like to work on and write the detail on character movement.
  • Dialogue – Script out the scene having worked on your characters voice earlier in the session.

We’ll take feedback from you about the structure of the session and develop this shape further as we go.
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WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

Bring your faithful pen and notebook, or phone, or ipad, or laptop, or hand carved stone tablet – whatever works for you! You might also find your phone or a dictaphone useful if you would like to record anything you read aloud or capture feedback.

We’ll provide some paper and pens for larger scale storyboarding and scribbling if you’d like to use them. If you have any visuals that inspire you, bring them along with you too – we’re hoping to create a spirit of sharing with likeminded horror fans and acknowledge that everyone’s “creative process” (oh goodness!) is different, we hope to learn from each other.

Light snacks will be provided and we’re right above a pub, so plenty of opportunity for liquor to get your creative juices flowing!

This event happens every month – stay tuned/watch your email for the next dates.

Short Film Showcase Event - 9th April 2016

Once again, a huge thank you to all members who attended the member event at The Kind And Queen.  It was a pleasure to be able to welcome you all there to watch 5 fantastic short films.

Of course, our huge thanks must also go to the film makers and producers who let us show their wares – for absolutely nothing in return!  For those that couldn’t be there or were unable to grab a ticket, here’s what you missed:

(Eagle-eyed attendees might notice that we’re missing one film from this list… That was SUCH an exclusive screening, we can’t actually announce publicly that we put it on. You lucky, lucky lot.)

Adonis & Aphrodite  By David Chaudoir
The Chef  By Robbie Gibbon
Hand It Back  By Robbie Gibbon
Ink  By Andy Stewart
Remnant  By Andy Stewart

You can check out more details on each film by clicking the links above.

Short Film Showcase Event - 23rd January 2016

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First off, we wanted to say a huge thank you to all members who attended the member event at The Royal George.  It was a pleasure to be able to welcome you all there to watch 5 fantastic short films.

Of course, our huge thanks must also go to the film makers and producers who let us show their wares – for absolutely nothing in return!  For those that couldn’t be there or were unable to grab a ticket, here’s what you missed:

Goblin?  By Matt Brothers
Gimp  By Kate Shenton
The Package  By Damon Rickard
Seize The Night  By Emma Dark
Silently Within Your Shadow  By Scott Lyus

You can check out more details on each film by clicking the links above.