Festival of Fantastic Films 2022
The Festival of Fantastic Films Manchester returns in 2022 with a new look and a revamped programme. The packed full-weekend schedule presents guests, film screenings, and special events covering the worlds of horror, science fiction and fantasy in cinema and TV.
Manchester’s original and longest running international festival of fantastic films was established in the city in 1990. This will be the 32nd festival.
Guests include The League of Gentlemen’s Jeremy Dyson, Hammer horror actress Judy Matheson, reigning British scream queen Dani Thompson, cult horror screenwriter David McGillivray, and rising British film and TV actor Dean Kilbey - as well as famed genre authors including festival president Ramsey Campbell, Adam Nevill, Stephen Laws, Mark Morris, and Stephen Gallagher.
The festival is also an opportunity to experience films that are rarely screened on the big screen. These include gruesome Italian giallo DEATH CARRIES A CANE, Judy Matheson’s sixties Spanish horror THE EXQUISITE CADAVER, bizarre seventies flick HELP ME... I’M POSSESSED, the Redgrave sisters in the nineties ‘Baby Jane’ remake WHATEVER HAPPENED TO...? and, to close the festival, Disney’s sci-fi disaster movie THE BLACK HOLE. A separate room is showing a programme of retrospective movies.
Nigel Kneale centenary event – TOMATO CAIN book launch in partnership with Manchester publisher Comma Press. Kneale was one of the 20th century’s most visionary screenwriters, and we’re delighted to launch this long awaited re-issue of his short stories. This includes a panel with the book’s editor, Kneale biographer (and Northern Soul expert) Andy Murray, Jeremy Dyson, Ramsey Campbell, Dr Jennifer Wallis of Headpress, and authors Stephen Laws and Mark Morris. Sunday 30th Oct, 12 noon.
Tickets are £105 for a weekend pass, £55 for Super Saturday, £45 for Scary Sunday.
Friday 4.00pm till late.
Saturday and Sunday 10pm till late.
Pendulum Hotel, Sackville Street, Manchester. M1 3BB
Fri 28 Oct to Sun 30 October