Bradford, England

This dynamic annual celebration of old, new, bloody and obscure is hosted by the National Media Museum, a unique site that can screen all film formats including widescreen 70mm, 3-strip Cinerama and IMAX.

Each year the FFW showcases a disparate line-up of classic chillers, sci-fi shockers, fantasy epics, vintage TV shows and rarely seen gems from the vaults. It runs the gamut from the stark monochrome classics of the silent era through to the latest digital epics.

Traditionally the Fantastic Films Weekend focuses on British, American and European movies by the likes of Hammer, Amicus and AIP. Guests have included Robin Hardy, John Hough, Lawrence Gordon Clark and the sci-fi legend that is Brian Aldiss.

This year the line-up includes the Tarantino/Rodriguez Grindhouse double-bill, the ultimate Cushing/Lee pairing in Dracula, Daughters of Darkness, Eyes without a Face, Blood on Satan’s Claw and John Carpenter’s The Thing in 70mm with an exclusive video introduction from Carpenter himself. Our guests will be cult filmmakers Harry Kümel, Peter Duffell, Piers Haggard and Robert Fuest.

Join us - and feel the fear.

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Added by billyabbott on May 17, 2008


Peer Lawther

Thanks for adding this!

The full programme:

12.00 Brain Dead TBC
1.00 Count Dracula (Pt 1)
2.00 The Nightmare Man (Pt 1)
2.00 Spine Tingler!
2.15 Vampire Diary
3.00 Schalcken the Painter
4.00 Black Christmas
4.15 Vigilante
6.00 Outland 70mm
6.15 An American Werewolf in London
8.15 The Mist
8.45 Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows

11.00 ...And Now the Screaming Starts!
11.30 Scars of Dracula
1.00 Maelstrom (Episode 2)
1.00 The Abominable Dr. Phibes
1.30 Malpertuis
2.00 The Day of the Triffids (Pt 1)
3.00 Dr. Phibes Rises Again!
3.00 Z for Zachariah
4.00 Savage Streets
5.00 Screentalk: Robert Fuest
6.00 Poltergeist 70mm
6.15 The House That Dripped Blood
8.15 Screentalk: Peter Duffell
8.30 The Thing 70mm + intro by John Carpenter

10.15 Cat People
11.00 The Most Dangerous Game
12.00 Short Films
12.30 Dracula (digital)
1.00 Chiller: Toby
2.00 Blood on Satan's Claw
2.00 Children of the Stones: Into the Circle
2.30 Grindhouse double-bill
3.00 Frankenstein
4.00 Screentalk: Piers Haggard + Robert Wynne-Simmons
5.30 Daughters of Darkness
6.15 Terminator 2: Judgement Day 70mm
7.30 Screentalk: Harry Kumel
8.45 Hell's Ground