This year House of Horror upped the ante with their Dreamland Amusement Park themed event. The ever trustworthy St. Andrews venue of Kinkell Byre was transformed into a replica of the greatest amusement park in history, Dreamland in Coney Island, New York. In 1911, a ride called Hell Gate burst into flames, rendering Dreamland no more by the morning. The Dreamland of 1911 had everything conceivable, from lion tamers and rail roads; and on 31st October 2017, House of Horror introduced new elements to their event such as fairground rides, carnival games and shots upon entry, bringing Dreamland back to life and making House of Horror 2017 the best yet.
If, for some absolutely ridiculous reason, your October 31st plans don’t revolve around drunkenly attempting to fight at least one of the two ghosts who haunt St Andrews Cathedral, then firstly: you’re doing Halloween wrong. Secondly, you could probably use a few spooky tunes to rattle your bones and get you in the Halloween spirit! As a preliminary disclaimer, I’d like to point out that this playlist does not include Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett’s ‘Monster Mash’ nor the main theme from Scooby Doo. Apologies in advance, but those are already no-brainers. For a truly thrilling night, check out these bangers that are guaranteed to kill.
It’s that time of year again! Crack out your pumpkins and cobwebs for these festive Halloween treats. Whether you’re trick-or-treating, hosting a spooky gathering, or just getting into the Halloween spirit, these recipes will hit the spot.
Having sold out online in just a few days, all you could hear up and down our three streets was people either excited about the House of Horror launch party, or annoyed they hadn’t clicked that Fixr link and snapped one up. Everyone arrived with high hopes, anticipation and curiosity about what the spooky evening would entail. The event was the launch of the annual House of Horror Halloween event, which will be held in Kinkell Byre on October 31st in support of the Charity Impact Arts. After Tuesday night’s fun, the main event should not be one to miss.
The spookiest night of the year is upon us! However, if you are anything like me you are staring at your wardrobe in dismay, racking you brain as to what to be for Halloween this year. Well whether you’re looking for witty, sexy or scary, here are a few of our favourite costume ideas to get the creative juices flowing.
On a chilly October night, a week before Halloween, Kinkell Byre was completely transformed into something out of our Halloween dreams and nightmares. After the short bus ride out to Kinkell Byre, guests were taken into another world filled with cobwebs, gore, and general spookiness. Upon entering House of Horror: Back from the Grave, guests were greeted with blood shots (particularly potent vodka cranberries) and fake severed hands hanging from an awning, which is overall a perfect welcome to a Halloween party.
It is finally that time of year! Autumn has well and truly settled in and heavier coats and scarves have been making their appearance all throughout town. And autumn means that it is (at last) time for Halloween!
Everyone loves Halloween. It is a holiday where we can dress up and feel like kids again (and get drunk while doing it). On one of the first truly cold nights of the year, The Rule was transformed into something out of our Halloween dreams – especially given the utter lack of events on the holiday last year. Relaunched and revamped after its last event in 2014, House of Horrors is back in St Andrews to make Halloween spooktacular.
Preparing for Halloween and want to be in a spooky mood? Not really up for having a night out and just want to stay in on Halloween? Trying to justify the amount of procrastination you’re doing by watching Netflix? Grab your laptop and a bag of popcorn and turn down the lights to celebrate this creepy holiday!
Although St Andrews is referred to as The Bubble, there are more events going on in the small town that one may realize. With Halloween right around the corner, local shops and University societies are eager to get students in a spooky and festive mood. From themed food to night life, there is plenty to keep any Halloween lover occupied. Make sure to clear your calendar because Halloween 2015 is horror-packed: