A FORMER quarry in West Malvern is the venue for an outdoor charity showing of a cult comedy horror film.

The event has been organised by the Rotary Club of Colwall to raise money for Macmillan and other charities.

The film being shown on Friday, September 2, is Critters, the 1986 classic starring Dee Wallace and M Emmet Walsh, in which a race of small, furry aliens invade a remote American farming town.

The quarry venue is owned by Chris Mill, a member of Colwall Rotary.

He said: "My wife and I bought the quarry and landscaped it, and were wondering what to do with it. One night I was driving home listening to the radio, and they were talking about someone who'd held a film showing in a quarry, and that's where I got the idea."

Mr Mill has an old friend who runs a business maintaining cinema equipment, and he is providing all the necessary kit for the screening.

Mr Mill said: "Were calling it the Quarry Horror Picture Show, and half the proceeds will go to Macmillan nurses, because my wife had cancer, and the other half to fund Rotary good causes. Now we're just praying it'll be a dry night."

Tickets, priced £10, are available from the Brewers Arms. West Malvern, or Malvern Balloon and Party Shop, Church Walk, Great Malvern.

"We'd prefer it if people bought tickets in advance, because we'll be putting on burgers and hot dogs, and we want to know how much food to buy in advance," said Mr Mill

Doors open at 9pm and the film starts at 10pm. There will be a cash bar and hot food available, and patrons are advised to bring their own chairs or rugs to sit on.