The Edinburgh Horror Festival is back for a fourth year with a programme of films, theatre, spoken word, magic, comedy and site specific performances across three venues from 24 October – 3 November. Over thirty events are scheduled across the eleven days.
Families will be entertained at Lauriston Castle with a Haunted Hunt, in which teams work together to solve riddles and clues. The weekend tours at the Castle will become the Lauriston Horror Tour where you can hear ghostly tales while listening out for the ghostly footsteps of the castle itself. For adults, The Twilight Séance by Ash Pryce, a take on the Victorian Spirit Cabinet, returns after a sold out run last year.
The Fringe of Horror takes over the Banshee Labyrinth, known as Scotland’s Most Haunted Pub, with special events including movie marathons and Edinburgh Zombie Club. On Hallowe’en night itself there will be a seance in the vaults of the South Bridge, and a Rocky Horror Night on Saturday 2 November. Other shows include an adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Telltale Heart, Danger Dave Reubens who brings his show Stunt Magician from the Fringe and the live finale of Fright Club, a horror drag competition run by Rayna Destruction.
This year, the festival has also partnered with the Edinburgh Dungeon for an exclusive horror and ghoulish walking tour of the Old Town which includes entry to the Edinburgh Dungeon.
Founded with the goal of becoming an Edinburgh Fringe for Horror, the festival hopes to welcome new audiences to see new and exciting work of a horror theme.
Edinburgh Horror Festival is @ various venues, Edinburgh, from Thu 24 Oct – Sun 3 Nov 2019
See www.edhorrorfest.co.uk for more details