CARLOPS is preparing for a charity fright night, to coincide with the spookiest time of the year.

Following the success of last year, on Friday, November 4, the evening titled 'Carlops Night of Horror - Part 2' is coming to town, promising fun, frights and fundraising - all in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Taking place at Carlops Village Hall, West Linton, the audience will have six films to choose from, and will cast their vote when buying their ticket, the winning film will be screened on the night.

During the first event in 2015, organisers managed to get a couple of video messages from Actor and Magician Andy Nyman and Actress Caroline Munro, best known for her roles in horror, sci-fi and action films, both of which were screened on the night as part of a retro-feel pre-feature trailer reel. 

Plus this years event is promising a few more famous faces to provide video messages on the night.

Event Organiser Liam McCallum told the Peeblesshire News: "I used to work in film marketing and have always been conscious there is an appetite in the bigger cities for horror film events, with Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth playing host to all night horror marathons, but similar events rarely take place rurally.

"We decided that the conventional ‘coffee morning fundraiser’ had been done so often that the local community needed something different to shake-up the fundraising calendar and, with my experience of film marketing, thought a horror film night would fit the bill. 

"We wanted to bring a cinema experience, perhaps more commonly associated with Edinburgh and Glasgow picture houses, to a small, rural village, where the local communities can have all the fun right on their doorstep.

"This is our second horror night, after last year’s was such a success. We hope to add a few more surprises this year, for those brave enough to come along.

"Carlops has never hosted an event quite like this, where we embrace a more American-style flea-pit cinema experience, with a trashy horror film, laughter, booing, screams and audience participation! 

"We want everyone who comes to have a great night, with (hopefully) some genuine scares and great horror-related prizes, but most importantly we want to raise as much money as we can for MacMillan Cancer Support.

Liam added he has plans to take the event to more locations if it continues to be successful: "If there is a wider appetite for this kind of event, we hope to take it across smaller communities in the Lothians, Borders and Lanarkshire."

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