Little Shops of Horror – Lost Boys Pizza

When you love horror as much as we do you want it to permeate every part of your life, at home, at work, on the walls, on your clothes, in your stomach everywhere!

That is where our feature Little Shops of Horror comes in handy as we run through some seriously spooktastic stores and wicked websites ready to sell you truly terrifyingly awesome horror products and this time its a restaurant.

Bloody tasty pizza, bloody good drinks, killer service and a lot of love for the 80’s welcome to the world’s only Vampire Pizzeria, Lost Boys Pizza located in Camden at 245 Eversholt Street in Northwest London.

As it says on their menu’s “Our pizzas are black, just like our souls. We add a pinch of vegetable charcoal to the dough when we make it here daily for a full flavour and the lightest pizza base you will ever taste.”

“Christopher Lee was the original late night bite fright when I was growing up” said co-owner and Chief Vampire Peter Clucas “Stacks of hammer videos lived above the old wood panelled TV and VCRi n my bedroom but it was his iconic portrayal of the dark Prince that always captivated me most. We were honoured to have his blessing at our Camden launch with his original costume from Dracula Prince of Darkness on display – the grin on my face here says it all.”

But its not just a restaurant as Lost Boys Pizza has 2 screening spaces, one in their Croque Monsieur Absinthe Bar that sits around 15 and the other is the Cabin in The Woods which seat 30 people. What goes on in these mini cinemas? Horror and cult film screenings of course with the guys running a whole host of events and movie nights throughout the year.

There events for March include a screening of Tank Girl for International Women’s Day, the cult classic Leprechaun on St Patricks Day with Bushmills Irish Whisky – £15 includes 3 Irish whisky cocktails. Added to that are screenings of Ferris Beuler’s Day Off, Robocop and a special showing of Attack the block with Q&A from one of the films stars, Alex Esmail. Find out more about what is going on HERE.

Added to all that the Croque Monsieur Absinthe Bar which is hidden beneath Lost Boys Pizza Camden is open Friday and Saturday night, 6:30pm til late. Just follow the Green Light if you dare.

Taking some time off from running Lost Boys Pizza Peter Clucas answered some questions below:

1. How did your restaurant come to be?
We are Alex and Pete. We met working in TGI Fridays as bus boys 20 something years ago. We worked together in restaurants and bars all over London and when it was time to open our own place we had to make it an expression of ourselves, hence the comics, horror movie posters loud hair metal and super happy hospitality vibes. We try to welcome every single guest as if it was a good friend turning up at our house party.

2. What is your bestselling pizza?
Changes all the time. We launched High Priestess – a full vegan menu – for January with all the pizzas tarot themed on our signature black dough. We spray CBD on the pizzas for a bit of extra Magick and this has been super popular! The most instagrammed pizzas are the ones with the pentagram decorations, people dig the darkness! Hail Satan!

3. Tell us more about the film screenings you run?
They take various forms, sometimes we do drink along screenings with pizza and bottomless booze, sometimes we do them for free just to give back to the community that supports us. This February we are running 4 consecutive Thursdays of movies but we’re still arguing over whether Prom Night 2 or Friday 13th Part VIII will feature on week 3!

4. What is your favourite horror film and why?
I have to say Lost Boys here! I first stole it out of a stack of my videos my brother was pirating when i was about 8 years old. The horror is fun horror, the comedy gets me belly laughing every time, the racy bits aren’t to awkward or cringe and the stylisation is just EPIC. Never get bored of watching Tim Capello on sax and it was an honour to meet him and the rest of the cast last year.

5. What scares you the most?
Candyman. I’m from Liverpool where the Candyman folklore comes from and where the original short story by Clive Barker (The Forbidden) is set. In know the streets and neighbourhoods intimately and the folklore i was brought up with is strong in my blood. I was terrified when i first saw the film, but when i found out it was originally set in Liverpool and went to the source it froze my bone marrow. Wont watch it in the house and we only screen it at Lost Boys so I don’t have to watch it alone!

6. If you had to make a pizza for a famous horror movie character who would it be and what would you give them?
I’d give Carrie THE STAR from our High Priestess vegan menu, the pentacle would encourage her to embrace herself as the powerful mage she is and we think her aversion to pigs blood would defo put her in the meat free category – even if only for prom night!

For your chance to WIN FREE PIZZA FOR A YEAR join their mailing list by clicking this link: https://bit.ly/2IYeRIG and visit www.Lostboyspizza.com to see menu’s and more. Lastly why not check out their Instagram, Twitter and Facebook by clicking the links.

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Alex Humphrey

Alex studied film at the University of Kent and went on to work for Universal Pictures in their Post Room gaining an inside look at the movie industry from the very bottom. Constantly writing reviews in everything from local magazines to Hip Hop sites Alex honed his critical skills even spending a brief period as a restaurant critic. Read more

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