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Where Geeks meet the Freaks. If you are a Freddy, Jason, Michael and Letherface aficionado or a Trekkie, a disciple of Spock, Ripley, Han, etc then this is the Event Horizon for you. We hope you find some fun here and meet some cool like minded friends.

HORROR SCI-FI HIDE-OUT (LDN) is a Meetup group to watch new and classic sci-fi and horror films in cinemas, homes, your local Pet Sematary and weird places around London, especially coinciding with Halloween, Comic-Con, Day of the Dead, Valentine’s Day and mainstream and international film festivals. We also like to go out for drinks before or after the movie to talk movies with like-minded friends or just chill. Potentially we are a group for visiting haunted locations, dress-up and costume party event, etc. We welcome your suggestions for future meet-ups and please share our group with other like minded people so we can grow and be more awesome.

NO-NO'S AND GUIDELINES: (1) If you RSVPd and need to cancel please let us know by using the "Not Going" attendance option (2) Respect others, No discrimination & No bullying (4) No spam or sex sellers

NO-SHOW POLICY: Some of are events involve table bookings or reservations at establishments with strict booking policies. This can affect future reservations and the group's reputation. For this reason we have now established a strict (yet flexible) No-Show Policy. Members will have a limit of 2 "No-Show Flags" before not being able to attend future meetups. To avoid being Flagged please inform us prior to the meetup if can't or won't be attending. You can do this by moving your RSVP option from "Going" to "Not Going". You can also erase a flag status as long as it doesn't reach 2 times when you show up to the next event and informing the host.

PREVIOUSLY FLAGGED MEMBERS: If you have been previously flagged as "Not Showed" at previous meetup(s) please be aware that unfortunately you may be removed from the RSVP lists in favour for others members to go. This will only happen if a table has been reserved and if there are strict restaurant bar policies. You will still be able to join the meet-up on a Non-RSVP basis just compromising on what we can do on the day. Your Flagged status is normally removed once you showed up to any next event and informing the host.

Upcoming events (5)


RSVP RULES APPLY: Please read on our about us section. ANTI-DISCRIMINATION RULES also apply. (Advance Purchase Recommended). IF YOU MISSED THIS ON "FRIGHTFEST" THEN WATCH IT WITH "SCREAM QUEENS". THIS FILM IS HOSTED BY THE LGBT GROUP “SCREAM QUEENS” FOR THE LGBT COMMUNITY. “SCREAM QUEENS” ALSO WELCOMES ANYONE OUTSIDE THE LGBT COMMUNITY SO THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO EVERYONE WHO IS LGBT FRIENDLY. ABOUT THE MEET-UP We will meet at the award winning, trendy and chic design LGBT “Ku Bar” Leicester Square for drinks cocktails, snacks and chat. Then after to the classic Independent Prince CharlesCinema for the exclusive one off presentation of PUPPET MASTER: THE LITTLEST REICH. Drinks and Confectionery snacks are available as usual at the cinema however there is a bar on the lower ground floor with alcoholic beverages. We look forward to meeting you and seeing you there for an awesome evening. ABOUT THIS FILM Believe it or not Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich is the 13th entry of a long-running cult series Puppet Master that started back in 1989. In addition this is the first Fangoria produced film (Horror Magazine) following their acquisition by Cinestate. Although this film serves as a clever reboot it doesn't dismiss the previous puppet master universe but continue a separate chain of events of Littlest Reich, therefore creating a new franchise. This film will be exiting for existing fans and for new audiences who are unknown to the series. This film is written by S. Craig Zahler and directed by Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wiklund; and also stars Thomas Lennon, Kennedy Summers, Barbara Crampton and Udo Kier. PREMISE Recently divorced and reeling, Edgar returns to his childhood home to regroup his life. When Edgar finds a nefarious looking puppet in his deceased brother's room, he decides to sell the doll for some quick cash at a small-town convention celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the infamous Toulon Murders. Girl-next-door Ashley and his comic book shop boss Markowitz join Edgar for the doomed road trip. All hell breaks loose when a strange force animates the puppets at the convention, setting them on a bloody killing spree that's motivated by an evil as old as time. SOME INTERESTING REVIEWS "Meagan Navarro" from Bloody Disgusting gave the film 4.5 out of 5 skulls, writing, "The Littlest Reich delivers everything that should come with a reboot; a reverence for the original property, its own spin on the mythology, memorable new characters, and more special effects insanity than you thought possible.” "Noel Murray" of the LA Times called the film "good, sick fun", commending the film's "punchy" dialogue, cast, and animation of the puppets. "Joshua Rothkopf" from Time Out awarded the film 4/5 stars, writing, "The Littlest Reich is no Shoah but it does play around in the slop of real-life genocide and that makes it strangely transgressive. If you’re in the right mood and not too self-serious, you’ll get off on its vengeful payback". SCHEDULE BREAKDOWN: 7.30pm - Meet and greet (Ku Bar) 9.00pm - Film: (Prince Charles Cinema) CINEMA TICKET PRICES Advanced purchase recommended - Non PCC members (£12.50 each) - PCC member (£10.00 each) Website to the film: https://princecharlescinema.com/PrinceCharlesCinema.dll/WhatsOn?q=puppet+master ADDRESSES & DIRECTIONS - KU Bar: 30 Lisle St, London WC2H 7BA - Prince Charles Cinema: 7 Leicester Pl, London WC2H 7BY, UK (Closest Station Leicester Square)


Prince Charles Cinema


WITNESS THE TRUE STORY OF WRITER, PRODUCER, DIRECTOR, CREATOR AND ALL-AROUND MAVERICK. RSVP RULES APPLY: Please read on our about us section. (Advance Purchase Recommended). MEET-UP DETAILS Join us for a fun evening with an exclusive double Feature + Q&A with Director Steve Mitchell & composer Joe Kraemer. We will begin meeting at the "The Moon Under Water Pub" Leicester Square for drinks. Then we will walk towards the "Prince Charles Cinema" for the main event beginning with Q&A, followed by the classic "The Stuff" and finalising with the award winning "King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen" This project won the Audience Award Best Documentary at Fantasia Film Festival 2017. MOVIE PREMISE A delicious, mysterious goo that oozes from the earth is marketed as the newest dessert sensation, but the tasty treat rots more than teeth when zombie-like snackers who only want to consume more of the strange substance at any cost begin infesting the world. DOCUMENTARY PREMISE Told through compelling live interviews, stills and film/TV clips, the people who helped fulfill his vision, and industry icons such as Martin Scorsese, J.J. Abrams, John Landis, Michael Moriarty, Fred Williamson and many more, including Larry himself, bring one-of-a-kind insight into the work, process and legacy of a true American film auteur. Few can boast of a career as remarkable or prolific, spanning more than 50 years of entertaining audiences worldwide. SCHEDULE BREAKDOWN 5:30pm - Drinks [The Moon Under Water Pub] 6:30pm - Q&A [Prince Charles Cinema] 7:00pm - Film: The Stuff[Prince Charles Cinema] 8:20pm - Break 8:30pm - Documentary: King Cohen [Prince Charles Cinema] Note: Timings of Movie, break and documentary are an approximation. CINEMA TICKET PRICES & FEE Advanced purchase recommended - £15.00 (Non PCC Member) - £12.50 (PCC Member) - £1 (Meet-Up Fee) - Website: https://princecharlescinema.com - Box Office Number:[masked] ADDRESSES & DIRECTIONS - The Moon Under Water Pub: 28 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7LE, UK - Prince Charles Cinema: 7 Leicester Pl, London WC2H 7BY, UK


The Horse Hospital


RSVP RULES APPLY: Please read on our about us section. (Advance Purchase Recommended). TICKET PRICES & FEES - £1 (Meet-Up Fee) - £10 (Advanced) - £11 (At the door) - £8 (Concessions) - £45 (Full semester pass) - Website: https:https://www.thehorsehospital.com EVENT DETAILS For horror academics or the ones who want to dig deeper. This Meetup will meet at Lobby entrance 30mins before ABOUT THE LECTURE Lead by instructor "Sorcha Ni Fhlainn" this lecture will take you to a polymath of considerable artistic importance in the horror genre. "Clive Barker" has been a mainstay in horror culture since the mid-1980s, and has won critical and fan appreciation for his various strange and often beautiful creations, which have been curiously overlooked outside of horror circles. This class will examine his uniquely abject and original artistry, beginning with the splatterpunk delights of "Books of Blood", "The Damnation Game" and "The Hellbound Heart" through to his fusions with the dark fantastic and YA fiction in "Weaveworld", "The Great and Secret Show" and "Abarat series" among other popular titles. Barker’s own films, as a writer and director, in the 1980s and 1990s will also be examined to analyse their familiar Barkerian elements (sex, death, religion, belonging, soul selling) alongside themes and motifs on monstrosity, cultural rejection, secret desires and appetites, torment and the limits of excess and power. With the aid of clips, sketches, posters, and archive material, in this lecture will trace and present core themes and ideas that run riot throughout his fiction and film, and invite you to (re)discover Barker’s enduring legacy and unique contribution to horror culture. ABOUT SORCHA NI FHLAINN Sorcha Ni Fhlainn is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies and American Studies, and a founding member of the Manchester centre for Gothic Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has published widely on gothic and horror studies, including Clive Barker: DarkImaginer and Postmodern Vampires: Film, Fiction, and Popular Culture. She is currently working on the long 1980s onscreen. ABOUT THE MISKATONIC INSTITUTE: The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies is an international organization that offers university-level history, theory and production-based masterclasses for people of all ages, founded by film writer and programmer Kier-La Janisse in March 2010, with regular branches in London, New York and Los Angeles as well as presenting special events worldwide. TICKETS £10 advance / £11 on the door / £8 concs / £45 Full semester pass https://www.thehorsehospital.com DIRECTIONS The Horse Hospital Colonnade, Bloomsbury London WC1N 1JD


prince charles cinema leicester square


RSVP RULES APPLY: Please read on our about us section. (Advanced purchase recommended). TICKET PRICES & FEES - £1 (Meet-Up Fee) - £10.00 (Non PCC Member) - £7.50 (PCC Member) - Website: https://princecharlescinema.com - Box Office Number:[masked] PART OF THIS YEAR'S APOCALYPSE TRILOGY SCREENINGS The most gothic dark shot experience possible! You feel you wanna be with friends in the basement are as it can feel pretty scary with such an absence of light! Garlic & Shots is Low-lit, gothic-style bar with 101 flavoured vodkas and cantina-style food, all with lots of garlic. Then after to Leicester Square’s Prince Charles Cinema to watch Prince of Darkness. (Advanced booking recommended). THE FILM Prince of Darkness is the second instalment of John Carpenter’s "Apocalypse Trilogy" which began with The Thing in 1982 and concludes with In the Mouth of Madness. (You may want to join us for the first instalment of the Apocalypse Trilogy, the digital release of “The Thing” 1982 meet-up on 23/3/2019 and the third instalment "In The Mouth of Madness" on the 08/06/2019). The film starts in a church cellar where a priest (Donald Pleasence) finds an otherworldly vial filled with slime. Frightened, he brings his discovery to a circle of top scholars and scientists, who eventually learn that the strange liquid is the essence of Satan. Seeping out, the slime infects and possess the small group. SCHEDULE BREAKDOWN 6:30pm - Meet & Greet [Garlic & Shot Soho] 9:00pm - Film: Prince of Darkness [Prince Charles Cinema] GARLIC & SHOTS The meet and greet will start at 6:30pm at Garlic & Shot Soho where we will all get to know each other and have fun with garlic type drinks, food and shots .Then at 8:35pm we will walk towards the Cinema in Leicester to begin queuing and the film will start at 9:00PM. Menu: http://www.garlicandshots.com PRINCE CHARLES CINEMA Drinks and Confectionery snacks are available as usual at the cinema however there is a bar on the lower ground floor with alcoholic beverages. We look forward to meeting you and seeing you there for an awesome evening. ADDRESSES & DIRECTIONS - Garlic & Shots: 14 Frith St, Soho, London W1D 4RD, UK - Prince Charles Cinema: 7 Leicester Pl, London WC2H 7BY, UK

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