For the Love of Horror, a spine chilling new experience from Monopoly Events

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On the day you will have the chance to meet a collection of creatures and beasts that have been featured in horror films, IncludingTarantulas, Scorpions Cockroaches, Eurasian eagle owls, Barn owl, Snakes including a 14ft Burmese python that weights over 4 stone so can’t be held for his safety but we do have so many that can be held.

Skunk Foxes, Bearded dragons and Common tenrecs which are weird creatures that look like Nifflar from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and are actually related to elephants.

This is an amazing opportunity to get up close and personal with some truly beautiful but terrifying animals and amphibians.



This is a once in a lifetime opportunity

Ola Ray will re-enact Thriller with the world's No1 Michael Jackson tribute and a troupe of zombies!

We will then go straight into a Q&A with Ola and Navi, followed by a photoshoot with Navi and the zombies.

If you would like an autograph and photograph taken with Navi and Ola Ray  click here

paul harrison   -  britains mind hunter

The press has dubbed him Britain's Mindhunter! Renowned criminal profiler and ex police officer, Paul Harrison will be providing two suitably gruesome and terrifying talks on his time getting inside the minds of some of the world's most violent serial killers. Forget what you see in TV documentaries and in films, or read in magazines, this is the real thing as told to Paul by the killers themselves. These two unique talks are being prepared for our event only. Strap yourselves in, because the journey Paul will take you on will be a roller-coaster ride of emotions. 

Paul was one of the first British Police officers to work closely with the FBI Behavioural Science Unit in Quantico. His book Jack the Ripper - The Mystery Solved was the first published in the UK to discuss offender profiling. He will be signing copies of his latest true crime book: Mind Games - Inside The Serial Killer Phenomenon, which has already been described as a 'best seller in the making' by many in the true crime genre. 

Paul will be doing a one hour talk on both days.


Twilight ghost hunts provide genuine paranormal investigations for the public at some of the UK’s most haunted and historic locations. We are also ambassador to the cosplay group Horror icons and villains Uk, who are also attending for the love of horror.

Our experienced and friendly team of paranormal investigators will be providing FREE ghost hunt workshops over the weekend, demonstrating and explaining all our ghost hunt equipment, teach you the ancient art of dowsing with rods and pendulums and have a question and answer session at the end of each workshop

These will last approximately 30 minutes and a timed itinerary will be available for you to choose a slot to come join us.

We will also be offering a special 20% discount flyer for all love of horror guests-just come and say hi to us and grab one.

If you have any questions before hand please email us or visit our website


interactive exorcist Photo opportunity

Isn't it a perfect day for an exorcism?

Poor little Regan has no hope of being saved while Valak the demon nun tries to do the exorcism ...
Can you save them ...are you brave enough to stand beside those who you have no dominion over?
You never know what lovely rag doll Regan may need to keep her company in hell with Valak....not even the Warrens can stop this amount of evil and terror

So I dare you sit with them, have a photo with them.... but dare not turn your back on them.....or.......well you can find out yourself at For the Love of Horror!
Are you scared yet?

walking dead cosplay photo opportunity

Cecil Garner AKA Cecil Grimes of Cecil Grimes Cosplay is an International, award-winning, Cosplayer and Impersonator of the lead character, Rick Grimes, from the AMC Show The Walking Dead. His Cosplay is currently being featured across the US, South America, Asia and Canada with new UK bookings being released soon. He is ushering in and leading the way of a new movement called Setplay that consists of Cosplayers constructing their own sets to enhance the presentation of their Cosplays at Conventions across the globe. Mr. Garner brings with him self-built Sets, live zombies and a full support staff to offer an immersive zombie experience like being on the set of the walking dead. He offers amazing photo opts for fans of Cosplay, Zombies and of the show itself.

Mr Garner is also a Producer, director and actor and is currently producing and staring in a Documentary and Mini-series call Road to Sanctuary to be released in 2019. Don’t forget to stop by for a photo with Mr. Grimes at this year’s For the Love of Horror in Manchester. In the photo will also be the Notorious Negan!


Look out for our 4x4 truck styled on the Resident evil films


Watch out for our video game zone at For the Love of Horror on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October, where we will bring you a selection of spine-chillingly spooky console horror titles!

Face your fears with zombie games from the Left 4 Dead and Resident Evil series, or tackle a sinister alien menace in Dead Space 2 or the Alien Trilogy, along with many other titles!



VITA SKILLS make up demonstration

VITA skills is an independent training academy who specialise in innovative training within the Make-Up & Beauty sectors.  These courses are suitable for students who have little or no previous experience as makeup artists. They covers makeup skills to take you effortlessly into industry.

Bespoke delivery models enable our students to learn around their personal life with a range of flexible classes at local centres across the North West and Cheshire.   Vita offer options such as one day courses, 2 day course and 5 days.  These are intensive specialised makeup courses which will provide you with valuable training and teach you the techniques in order to become a confident , skilled makeup artist.  Vita also offer longer 8 week and 22 week certificate and diploma courses which are Nationally Certified Qualifications.

Upon completion of any course with VITA you will have gained in depth knowledge of makeup core fundamentals giving you a strong platform to progress and advance. You will be well equipped with practical skills that are required to become an accomplished makeup artist.

Areas in which you can specialise with VITA are;  Advanced SFX/MediaTechniques, Prosthetics, High fashion, Hair styling, Period Make-Up Looks, Fashion and Photographic Make-Up,  Body Art Techniques, Day/Evening Make-Up and Special Occasion Make-Up and many more.

Upon course completion VITA have been known to find work experience for their dedicated students, in theatre, film industry, tv, editorial, photographic, SFX amongst other high profile cases.

With a range of funding options and self payment plans, Vita aims to make our courses accessible to everyone.


Available Courses

  • 1 Day Advanced SFX  Techniques
  • 1 Day Prosthetics
  • 1 Day High Fashion
  • 1 Day Period Make-Up
  • 1 Day Fashion and Photographic Make-Up
  • 1 Day Body Art Techniques
  • 1 Day Day/Evening Make-Up
  • 2 Day Hair Extensions
  • 2 Day Combined Period Make-Up and Day/Evening Make Up
  • 2 Day Combined High Fashion and Fashion and Photographic Make-Up
  • 2 Day Combined Prosthetics and Advanced SFX
  • 1 Day Combined Facial Contouring and Smokey Eyes
  • 1 Day Contoured Eyebrows
  • 5 Day Combined Beginners Make Up Artistry, Prosthetics and SFX
  • 8 Week Level 2 Certificate in Cosmetic Make Up
  • 22 Week Level 3 Diploma in Make Up Artistry


For more information visit our website or contact us on 0161 222 9640.

Please visit out Facebook page @vitaskills for all the latest course announcements and updates.

props and set builds

pigeon creek studio

Pigeon Creek Studio is a special effects prop studio that has recently started up in Scotland.  Having Previously worked in the Halloween industry in the United States for 10 years we believe it is time to give Great Britain the Halloween Props it deserves.  Our Goal is to provide a good quality, terrifying product to make the neighbors scream. We are announcing that we will be at For the Love of Horror 2018 to preform a demonstration on the art of Monster Making.  We will be doing demonstrations on mask making from start to finish.  Please be ready to ask us questions and expect to get some hands on experience in this process!  We can't wait to see you there! 

nightmare machines

Nightmare Machines bring you a fun interactive display, with lovingly made recreations from the Movie An American Werewolf In London and The Evil Dead. More will be revealed at “For The Love of Horror”, as this is just a taster of what’s to come.

Nightmare Machines remake replica props, sets and cosplay from some of our favourite movies.


mad monster after party

When the day turns to night the scare fest doesn't stop. Stay after hours and join in with horror party from hell! Grab a cocktail with a zombie and party on into the night.

Afterparty tickets are £10 and can be bought in the ticket section on the website.