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Horrors of the Battersea Funfair
In the 1950s Battersea Park opened it’s own Funfair, and once it did the horror filmmakers came running. Horror films – including “The Mutations” starring Donald Pleasance and “Gorgo” London’s 1969 answer to Godzilla – used the bright lights of the funfair to contrast with dark stories, that is until the Battersea funfair had a real-life horror of its own.
Horror film history of Kensal Green Cemetery
One of the big seven cemeteries, Kensal Green Cemetery has been an inspiration to horror directors. The gothic and historic location is the backdrop to brutal murder in “Theatre of Blood” (1972), a solemn memorial in “Secret Ceremony” (1968) and the power of a Mummy in “The Awakening” (1980)
The “Shaun of The Dead” Pub!
This unassuming corner building was once the Duke of Argyll Pub, better known as The Winchester, the pub that saved lives in “Shaun of the Dead”. Starring Simon Peg and Nick Frost as two best friends faced with the zombie apocalypse, the film’s stars can only think of one place to shelter from it all: The Winchester. Listen to hear more about the film and the scenes shot here.
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West Mynstre and the Sons of Cnut
Although it was Edward the Confessor who is most associated with Westminster abbey, the first king of England to be buried there was Harold I ‘Harefoot’, the son of King Cnut. He didn’t rest there for long…