The Birmingham Horror Group’s special guest in February was best-selling Birmingham-born author Adam Nevill, who discussed his early influences, writing career, new novel Under a Watchful Eye and – announced just two days earlier – the forthcoming movie adaptation of his earlier work The Ritual.
After the meeting, which was held in the adjoining Two Towers Brewery and filmed for coverage on regional station Made In Birmingham, many of the members moved back into the Gunmakers Arms to continue the conversation with Adam.
Above (from left): Steve Green, Justin Langley, AmyLeanne Langley, Adam Nevill, Chrissie Harper, Ray Holloway.
[Photo by Dave Shakes]
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7 January 2017: Birmingham Horror Group, Birmingham. Short movie showcase. 4 February: Birmingham Horror Con, Birmingham. Daytime only. @BhamHorrorCon 4 February: Birmingham Horror Group, Birmingham. Special guest, Adam Nevill. 4 March: Birmingham Horror Group, Birmingham. Screening of Night of the Living Dead. 21-22 April: Fear 2000: 21st Century Monsters, Sheffield. @SHUfear2000 7 May: PowWow Festival of Writing, Birmingham. @PowWowLitFest 27-28 May: Triple Six Horror Film Festival, Manchester. @TripleSixHorror 28 May: Birmingham FearFest, Birmingham. Guest of honour: Norman J Warren. Postponed. @BrumHorror 15-22 July: Shock & Gore, Birmingham. @ShockGore October: London Horror Fest, London. @LndnHorrorFest 12-15 October: Mayhem Film Festival, Nottingham. @Mayhem_Festival 25 March 2018: Mini-Movie Marathon, Birmingham. Full details on our front page. @BrumHorror
25 March 2018: Birmingham Horror Group, Birmingham. Short movie showcase. @BrumHorror
19-20 May 2018: HorrorConUK, Sheffield. @HorrorConUK
30 June – 1 July 2018: London Horror Con, London. @HorrorConLondon
13 March 2018: Birmingham Science Fiction Group, Birmingham, featuring author Mike Carey. @BirminghamSF
11-13 January 2019: Horror-on-Sea, Southend (weekend 1). @HorrorOnSea
18-20 January 2019: Horror-on-Sea, Southend (weekend 2). @HorrorOnSea