7 Jun 2010

karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (Cinema)
Sunday started with Psycho. A new digital print combined on the big screen was perfect for appreciating the superb cinematography properly. Absolutely wonderful.

After that, I watched too bits in TV Heaven (Children of the Stones - sadly only two eps - and Dark Season - which was very 80s cheese by RTD).

Patrick was next, excellent thriller with a psychokinetic coma patient.
Is it just me or did the doctor have a rather striking resemblance to the Albino from Mark of the Devil? I checked on imdb, it's not the same actor.

Then another Screentalk with Stanley A. Long about his career, his films, difficulties with (and bribing of) censors and anecdotes of Roman Polanski and other people he's worked with. Another very enjoyable talk with a great character.

His Screamtime, a collection of three shorts was next and indeed excellent. I will never look at garden gnomes the same way again.

That ran straight into The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue which was hilariously cheesy and a fitting end to the festival.

All in all, an excellent festival with excellent films, good friends old and new (@Crawther, yay!). Really sad it's over.
karohemd: (Photo)
The Fantastic Films Weekend is an annual film festival concentrating on Horror, SciFi and similar genres in Bradford.

Friday - Fantasma symposium, Short Films, Lizard in a Woman's Skin, Zone of the Dead incl. photos )

Saturday - Three Cases of Murder, Shadow, Horror Express, The Giant Spider Invasion, Michael Armstrong, Mark of the Devil, Birdemic, James Nguyen )

Sunday - Psycho, TV, Patrick, Stanley A. Long, Screamtime, The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue )

All in all, an excellent festival with excellent films, good friends old and new. Really sad it's over.

Note: All photos are released under a Creative Commons Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-Alike licence which means you're free to repost them under the provision you don't make any money off them, credit me with a link (either to this post or the relevant flickr page) and release the photos on your page in the same way.

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