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Can’t wait for Halloween? The South Bank is getting its own spooky haunted house

Can’t wait for Halloween? The South Bank is getting its own spooky haunted house
George Kraychyk

Love it when things go bump in the night? Enjoy that shivery sensation when something ghoulish is in the air? Hankering for Halloween? If the answer to any of those questions is yes – or indeed, ‘Hmm, maybe… will there be drinks?’ – head down to Bankside Vaults on Tuesday (August 20) for something to chill you to your very marrow.

To mark the release of ‘Scary Tales to Tell in the Dark’, a horror film based on the illustrated tales of Alvin Schwartz, the venue will be transformed into a temple of eerie American Gothic. The evening features an immersive screening in a spooky space that will replicate the eerie 1968 setting of the film, right down to its terrifying cornfield (is there any other kind?) and creaky haunted house.

The movie is produced by Guillermo del Toro, so it comes with horror pedigree baked in. Doors open at 9pm, with the screening kicking off at 9.30pm. Best of all? It’s completely free – though you’ll need to be 15 or older. Tickets are limited to 200 and you’ll need to head to the official site to reserve a pair.

The ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ immersive screening takes place at Bankside Vaults at 9pm on Tue Aug 20.

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