Chiller-horror story the Haunting of Blaine Manor at Scarborough Spa this Halloween

An award winning Horror Thriller is set to spook Scarborough Spa audiences this Halloween.

Thursday, 16th January 2020, 1:05 pm
Updated Thursday, 16th January 2020, 1:06 pm
The chiller comes to the Scarborough Spa later this year

After a sell-out show at Whitby Pavilion last year, the Haunting of Blaine Manor will return to The Yorkshire Coast on Saturday October 31.

The play is written and directed by Joe O’Byrne, in the spirit of M R James, England’s most accomplished ghost story writer and with a nod to the classic black and white horror films of the past.

Set in England, 1953, renowned American parapsychologist Doctor Roy Earle, famous for discrediting hauntings and exposing fake mediums, is invited to attend a séance in what is said to be the most haunted building in England, Blaine Manor.

Even the locals won’t set foot there, as all who walk within those grounds will be cursed.

But his arrival at the manor has awoken something horrific within the walls.

As a raging storm closes off Blaine Manor from the outside world, Earle and the others find that what is waiting there is not nearly as horrific as what has entered with him…

Joe O’Byrne’s award winning production leaves behind the modern world of his critically acclaimed Tales from Paradise Heights series of plays and films for this, his first period piece.

Rachel Nicholson, Scarborough Spa’s venue manager said: "The production went down at a storm at our sister venue Whitby Pavilion last year and we are delighted to secure its return to The Yorkshire coast this Halloween."

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased via the Spa box office: 01723) 821888 or via