27 May, 2010

Feel the Fear at the 9th Fantastic Films Weekend

The weather has been sunshiny and bright here in Bradford this week, but next weekend at the National Media Museum, things are about to get a little darker…

From Friday 4 June – Sunday 6 June 2010, we open our doors to the world of horror, sci-fi and fantasy cinema in all its gory-ous detail for the ninth year running.

The Fantastic Films Weekend began in 2002 and has evolved into “the cult cinema festival to go to” (The Box of Obfuscation), showcasing a line-up of classic chillers, sci-fi shockers, fantasy epics, vintage TV shows and rarely seen gems from the vaults.

Highlights include a midnight screening of Birdemic, which will be attended by the film’s director, James Nguyen – described as the new Ed Wood – I hear this is a real shocker! We will also be welcoming David Gregory, a familiar name in horror circles who has produced countless documentaries on the genre. Gregory is in town to present his first feature, Plague Town.

Don’t miss an appearance by the multi-talented but elusive Jeremy (The League of Gentlemen) Dyson, who will be joined by other guest speakers at Fantasma, a one-day symposium created in partnership with Timecode – Bradford University’s media seminar series.

We will be taking a look at the horror ‘ones to watch’ in the FFW2010 Shorts selection, alongside rarely seen classics such as The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue, Lizard in a Woman’s Skin and Screamtime, and perennial favourites Psycho, Horror Express and Videodrome.

We will be blogging and tweeting in the run-up to and throughout FFW2010, and would love to hear from you. Add your comments to this blog or tweet using the hashtag #FFW2010.

You can also check out our FFW2010 Facebook page for updates, watch film clips and footage from the event on the National Media Museum’s YouTube page, and view pictures from this year and festivals past, by visiting the National Media Museum on Flickr.

For further details and to buy tickets, come on in and explore the Fantastic Films Weekend 2010 website. I dare you…


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