Beach of the Dead

Zombie Outbreak and Ghoulish Treats in Brighton

The living and undead can expect ghoulish treats aplenty in Brighton & Hove this October as the city plays host to the largest zombie outbreak in recorded history.

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Beach of the Dead: bloody good fun.

Not to mention a horror themed fancy dress ball that will darken the doors of the famous Brighton Ballroom; a spooky Ghost Walk that promises to make even the very bravest participant quiver in their boots; and a daring journey of pure terror in the city’s first ever live horror maze.

Zombie walk and DJs spinning tunes

On Saturday 20th October, Brighton’s world renowned zombie walk, now in its sixth year, starts from West Pier, attracting thousands of lost souls who embrace the macabre spirit and dress up in wonderfully creative costumes before staggering the length of the city’s famous beach at a zombie’s pace, all in the name of Halloween.

The terrifying spectacle takes approximately two hours and it’s free to watch or join in. The event is followed by an 80s Zombie Prom After party at Concorde 2, costing £3 per ticket, with a DJ line-up from 4pm.

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Zombies like biscuits – who knew?

Halloween fancy dress ball

A ‘B movie horror meets Halloween’ fancy dress ball at the Brighton Ball Room also promises to be a fearfully good night out for those who like to dress to kill.

Taking place on Sunday 31st October, tickets cost £12 per person, and the night promises knock-out tunes by DJ Boogaloo Stu, ghoulish games, raffles, auctions and haunting support acts by Dolly Rocket, award-winning cabaret show Le Clique’s gem ‘Le Gateau Chocolat’ and Size Zero Albino.

Take a ghost walk

For those who like the macabre and thrive on grisly ends and murky fates, what better way to kill time and celebrate All Hallows Eve than an evening Ghost Walk of the city, with a certified Blue Badge tour guide, costing £7 per person?

Learning where the famous Grey Lady was bricked up alive; where the restless murdered smuggler roams; the heartbreaking story of the ghost ship and then creeping around the city’s ancient catacombs will put a shiver down your spine.

Live horror maze provides the fear

Last but by no means least, Brighton & Hove invite their guests to take part in the latest addition to their horror line up for 2012 – a live horror maze aptly named FEAR Brighton.

FEAR is a daring journey of pure terror and horrors. Set in a gothic, gargoyle-covered building the building which was originally used as a Victorian school for poor girls, steeped in history, rumours and old wives’ tales of ghosts and mysteries brought to life for their visitor’s entertainment.

Using trained actors, special effects and professional theming across two floors the FEAR team invite guests in to test their strength of spirit – in the sure knowledge that it won’t take them long to be dying to get out!

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