Festival of Fantastic Films - Manchester

Festival of Fantastic Films - Manchester

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£45 – £105

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Pendulum Hotel

Sackville Street


M1 3BB

United Kingdom

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BRINGING FILMMAKERS AND FANS TOGETHER SINCE 1990! The legendary festival relaunches in 2022 with a new look & new programme

About this event

New look, new programme - same unique friendly atmosphere!

Join us from 28-30 October 2022, Pendulum Hotel & Conference Centre, Manchester, UK


This unmissable celebration of horror, science fiction & fantasy cinema has attracted some of the biggest names in the industry since 1990.

Meet old friends, make new friends, catch up with genre guests, and watch horror, science fiction and fantasy films old and new - including our international short film competition.

Meet the guests! Already confirmed for 2022:

JEREMY DYSON: Screenwriter, author, and one of the League of Gentlemen, he created and co-wrote the West End show Ghost Stories and its film adaptation.

DAVID McGILLIVRAY: Legendary actor, producer, playwright and screenwriter who achieved cult status with his scripts for Norman J. Warren and Pete Walker.

ALICE LOWE: Actor, writer and comedian who co-wrote and starred in Sightseers and wrote, directed and starred in Prevenge. Credits include Kill List, Hot Fuzz and Black Mirror: Bandersnatch.

ADAM NEVILL: Multi-award winning horror author - two of his books, The Ritual and No One Gets Out Alive, have been adapted into feature films.

JUDY MATHESON: With a diverse career on stage, in movies and TV, Judy is probably best-known for the Hammer horror films Lust for a Vampire and Twins of Evil!

FRAZER DIAMOND: artist & writer, in conversation with horror writer Stephen Laws on the extraordinary film & TV career of his father: stuntman, fight arranger, director & actor Peter Diamond.

Please note, all guests subject to professional commitments and may cancel at short notice. Guests may charge for autographs.

PLUS!… Screenings, Retrospective Programme, Delta Film Competition, the inaugural Norman J. Warren Award, Movie Quiz Night, and lots of socialising!

Visit www.fantastic-films.uk for more details

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Previous guests

Guests at the international festival have included Ray Harryhausen, John Landis, Roger Corman, Lamberto Bava, Jorge Grau, Brian Clemens, Gerry Anderson, Jimmy Sangster, Paul Naschy, Pete Walker, Val Guest, Roy Ward Baker, Tony Tenser, Bert I. Gordon, Britt Ekland, Caroline Munro, Ingrid Pitt, Barbara Shelley, Ken Foree, Gunnar Hansen, Burt Kwouk, and many more.

Writers attending have included Ramsey Campbell (festival President), Stephen Volk, Stephen Gallagher, Stephen Laws, David McGillivray, Darrell Buxton, Mark Morris, and Wayne Kinsey.

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