The Classic Horror Campaign 2011 Halloween Challenge

I’ve posted about this brilliant initiative before (click here). Those UK readers of a certain age will no doubt remember the classic horror double-bills which used to be shown late at night on BBC TV. Back in the day they were the only way for us horror fans to get our fix!

The team behind this most excellent campaign are at it again (to be fair, they’ve never stopped!). Please click here to read about their 2011 Halloween Challenge. They’re hoping to get more than 2000 signatures on their online petition before they present it to the BBC. They’re almost there, so please sign up and help smash the 2000.

There’s a serious aspect to this too. Kids today (wow, I’m starting to sound like my dad…) are missing out on a wealth of horror treasures – the same wonderful movies which originally attracted me and countless other writers and film-makers to the genre. In a world drowning in over-sanitized, over-stylized remakes, re-imaginings, reboots and sequels, we owe it to ourselves to get these films back in the public eye. Please sign the petition, and blog, tweet etc. about the campaign if you feel so inclined.

Oh, and if you’re in London on Sunday 13th November, why not head along to the Roxy Bar and Screen where the Classic Horror Campaign will be screening Konga and Frogs.