What we're about

In Time Out - https://www.timeout.com/london/things-to-do/the-horror-book-club

Video with giffgaff - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHOtJgxiMh0

Get in touch - thehorrorbookclub@gmail.com

For those who like to face their fears... with books!

We read one weird, wonderful and (crucially) terror-inducing book* a month. Then we meet up in central London to discuss.

If you like:

• Horror

• Dark Fantasy

• Weird Fiction

• Ghost Stories

• Gothic Fiction

• or just generally being scared and/or weirded out of your pants...

...then The Horror Book Club is for you!

Just some quick house rules for meetings:

1. The resurrection of the dead is strictly forbidden

2. No biting

3. It is polite to warn members before summoning spirits, demons or ancient deities

4. All familiars, zombie-slaves and maniacal assistants must wait outside the venue for the duration or the meeting

5. No rampaging

*Either novel, graphic novel or a short story collection.

Upcoming events (5)

Film Discussion - Hereditary

Online event

So we've discussed Midsommar and survived the Netflix Party - so now it's time to work our way through the trauma that is Hereditary. Join us online for a film discussion that is likely going to be at least part therapy session for us all. Blurb for film follows: When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter and grandchildren begin to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry, trying to outrun the sinister fate they have inherited.

Friday Night Horror: The Yellow Wallpaper

Online event

This is a Zoom reading of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's classic, tickets are £6 from Eventbrite. I've heard the storyteller is very good, but haven't been to any of his events before. Tickets are available here, you will need to purchase to get the Zoom invite by email https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/friday-night-horror-the-yellow-wallpaper-tickets-112302543932?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch Story blurb: Written by American author Charlotte Perkins Gilman in 1892, a young woman and her physician husband rent a mansion for the summer, where she is largely confined to an upstairs nursery due to 'temporary nervous depression'. With bars at the windows, and the bed nailed to the floor, the peeled and torn sickly-yellow wallpaper becomes an obsession, as she descends into madness, seeing moonlit figures behind the patterns, and with an understanding of the 'truth' that only she knows.

Netflix Party - Victor Frankenstein

Online event

Join us at Netflix Party for Harry-Potter-Goes-Igor You will need to have Google Chrome with the NP extension installed, details are on their page here https://www.netflixparty.com/ I'll post the link to join about 10 minutes before the meeting is due to start, so be ready to watch at 7pm! Blurb for film follows: Victor Frankenstein teams up with Igor Strausman for a groundbreaking research on immorality in humans. However, his experiment takes a horrific turn and Igor attempts to stop him from wreaking havoc.

Author Talk: Josh Malerman in conversation with Joe Hill (Zoom)

This event is free but to attend you must RSVP via Eventbrite to get the Zoom link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/josh-malerman-in-conversation-with-joe-hill-malorie-tickets-111033297582?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch Changing Hands presents the New York Times bestselling author Josh Malerman (Bird Box) discusses his new horror novel, Malorie, in conversation with #1 bestselling author Joe Hill (The Fireman, NOS4A2, and Horns). ABOUT THE BOOK (Sequel to Birdbox) Twelve years after Malorie and her children rowed up the river to safety, a blindfold is still the only thing that stands between sanity and madness. One glimpse of the creatures that stalk the world will drive a person to unspeakable violence. There remains no explanation. No solution. Malorie has a harrowing choice to make: to live by the rules of survival that have served her so well, or to venture into the darkness and reach for hope once more.

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Netflix Party - Wishmaster

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