The Pit & Pendulum, on Victoria Street in Nottingham, is hosting a double-feature movie Fright Night on Sunday 18thAugust, in aid of the Sophie Lancaster Foundation. The pub will be showing two Rob Zombie films back to back, ‘House of 1000 Corpses’ and ‘The Devil’s Rejects’.

Tickets are £4, which will be donated straight to charity, and can be purchased from the pub either in person or on its website. There will also be a themed charity cocktail available, alongside the regular menu inspired by the seven deadly sins and their contrary virtues. The event is imbedded in the pub’s gothic roots, from its décor to its name, having taken it from Edgar Allen Poe’s short horror story of the same title.

The Sophie Lancaster Foundation was set up by Sylvia Lancaster after her daughter Sophie was killed in 2007. She and her boyfriend were viciously attacked on their way home one evening, leaving Sophie with terrible head injuries that caused her death thirteen days later.

Freya Parish, General Manager of the Pit & Pendulum said: “Sophie Lancaster was killed for looking ‘different’ and for being a part of the gothic subculture, a culture that we celebrate here at the Pit & Pendulum. It’s a privilege to be able to support the amazing work Sylvia and her team do to end prejudice against alternative subcultures and allow people to dress how they want to dress, and look how they want to look, without fear of any backlash. I really hope we can raise a significant amount of money to make a real difference.

“Rob Zombie movies are cult classics and the epitome of the horror genre. We also have the perfect spooky atmosphere, for the ultimate viewing experience. For anyone who hasn’t been here before, you’ll love our dark décor, cavernous basement and hidden rooms.”

The event comes as part of Freya’s participation in Stonegate Pub Company’s ‘Accelerator Programme’. The course is part of its award-winning development programme, designed to give staff the skills and knowledge they need to succeed and proceed within the company.

To buy tickets online visit:

The Pit & Pendulum, 17 Victoria Street, Nottingham NG1 2EW

Date: Sunday 18thAugust 2019

Time: 10.00pm