We've put a brace of snarling stories in the ring and made them fight to the death, and the bloodied victors to be read at our Hallowe'en warm-up event TOOTH & CLAW on Tuesday 9th October have emerged!
We've got five tales with bite to fight for your approval, featuring a world run by the resurrected, an Arctic beast with a sense of humour, freaky puppets, deadly grandparents and monsters in Berlin.
A Vindication of the Rights of Frankenstein's Creatures by Niall Boyce, read by Cliff Chapman
God Grant Me the Serenity by Owen Booth, read by Paul Clarke
Sawdust by Vanessa Thompsett *NEW AUTHOR*, read by Louisa Gummer
Sunday Teeth by Tom Ryan, read by Eileen Pollock
Zwo by Alan Graham *NEW AUTHOR*, read by Silas Hawkins
Crap your pants with terror for just a fiver - and don't forget that you can also win a selection of frighteningly good free books in our interval quiz, and bottles of wine are on special offer all night!
BOOKS TO WIN INCLUDE ...
The Greatcoat by Helen Dunmore: "the most elegant flesh-creeper since The Woman in Black"
The Manual of Darkness by Enrique de Heriz - A stage magician loses his sight and discovers a dark secret
The Granta Medicine Issue - including stories by Rose Tremain, Alice Munro, A.L. Kennedy & more!
DOORS AT 7PM - SHOW BEGINS AT 7.30. See you there!
As ever, tickets cost £5 on the door (cash only, no advance booking) and seating is unreserved - so it's a good idea to get there a bit ahead of time if you want a good table.
The venue is the downstairs bar at:
37 Cavendish Square
(The Phoenix is a five-minute walk northwest from Oxford Circus tube station, which is on the Victoria, Bakerloo and Central lines)Map here