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Bram Stoker Festival

Bram’s back, bitchez! Carrying the placard for spooky rights throughout the city, this fright fest has Night Watch as its centrepiece down in Grand Canal Dock. This atmospheric and darkly theatrical installation, presented by Lantern Company, will see a ghostly ship summoned from the dark, swathed in fog and foreboding lights, accompanied by an eerie, maritime forest of beings and bodies arising from the depths.

Elsewhere, Sounds of Wood on Muscle (St Ann’s Church, where Bram Stoker married Florence Balcombe in 1878) restates Orson Welles’s iconic 1938 radio play exploring how technology has changed our relationship to imagination.

Séance is a 15-minute experience for an audience of 20 inside a sealed shipping container on Wolfe Tone Square. The contagious nature of fear and potency of superstition forms the core of dark treat.

InstaTerror is a groundbreaking online event which harnesses modern technology to tell an ancient story of horror. Anyone with a smartphone and a sense of humour can follow this terrifying haunting as it unfolds over the course of a week. As tension builds and the body count rises, this macabre, made-for-millennials adventure will culminate in a shocking climax during the Festival.

Get stoked for Stoker!

For more check out our Five of The Best picks for the weekend, and our interview with Festival Co-Directors Tom Lawlor and Maria Schweppe)

Various locations, Friday October 25 to Monday October 28

October 25, 2019
October 28, 2019
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