MAGIC, RELIGION & HELL HOUSES

MAGIC, RELIGION & HELL HOUSES

  “Our fascination with fear is a curious one, we’re addicted to the exhilaration of fear but only if we know we’re safe.  From rollercoasters through to haunted houses, some of us subject ourselves to extreme situations for a quick thrill but some terror is all too real…” And so autumn is upon us once […]

THE CREEPY BOOK READ IS BACK; YOU’RE INVITED!

THE CREEPY BOOK READ IS BACK; YOU’RE INVITED!

“This Halloween, if you love books, the idea of visiting a creepy church at night and having a ghost story read to you by candlelight, this event is for you!” – Register Below! There’s a chill in the air.  The trees are being stripped of their summer beauty. Autumn is here, announcing the dark side […]

SEASONS OF THE WITCH

SEASONS OF THE WITCH

“Whether or not you believe in the light or dark arts; witchcraft and voodoo practices remain true” The nights are drawing in, Halloween is only next month, and we’ll soon be entering the dark side of the year. I’ve just restarted work on my next book INCUBUS, a supernatural thriller, due out next year, and, interestingly, […]

HALLOWEEN’S DARKER SIDE, ONE YEAR ON

HALLOWEEN’S DARKER SIDE, ONE YEAR ON

“…it’s the only time of year when they [parents] get to exhibit their creative flair for costume design whilst encouraging their children to go out, join a gang and terrorize the neighbourhood…” So the leaves have started to fall, there’s a definite chill in the air and that unmistakable scent of burning wood is a […]

Casa Bella Halloween’s Video published!

Naturally, only a few of you could attend Casa Bella’s Halloween but that doesn’t mean that many of you can’t see excerpts from the video, featuring some of the actual sound effects and music from the evening. Also, check out the spooky image! Whilst editing the video, I noticed the shadow standing behind me! What’s […]

Books for Casa Bella Halloween’s BEST GHOST STORY winner

Guests of Casa Bella’s Halloween were asked to bring with them a ghost story. Out of all of the stories told on the evening of the 29th October 2011, Selina Daley’s  ‘Baby Monitor’ managed to elicit the most goosebumps! Selina wins a £20 of  Amazon voucher which she plans to spend on books for her studies. In […]

Casa Bella’s Halloween is a monster success!

Casa Bella’s Halloween is a monster success!

It’s the day after the night before… and what a night! After more than 3 months of planning, Casa Bella’s Halloween took place last night, and I have to say that when I set about designing the concept, I couldn’t have wished for such a successful conclusion to the evening.  Success being judged by the […]

Casa Bella’s Halloween; the nightmare before Christmas

So, it’s the day before Casa Bella’s Halloween but it feels oddly like the night before Christmas! Although, I guess a more apt depiction would be, the day before the show; finally, after more than 3 months in the making (or rehearsal), Casa Bella’s Halloween is here,  and what an event it will be. Who […]

Casa Bella to open its doors to public!

It’s the week leading up to Casa Bella’s Halloween and, in my usual inimitable way, I’m stressing that not all of my ducks are standing to attention, indeed some of the ducks haven’t even been hatched yet, and, a week today, we’re supposed to  be in the throws of terrorising  guests, or being terrorised!   So, there’s […]

Afraid? You will be… Halloween, Hell Houses, Magic & Religion.

“Our fascination with fear is a curious one, we’re addicted to the exhilaration of fear but only if we know we’re safe.  From rollercoasters through to haunted houses, some of us subject ourselves to extreme situations for a quick thrill but some terror is all too real…” And so autumn is upon us once more, […]