Fantastic Films Weekend has welcomed some great guests and amazing fans. Here’s a message from the Fantastic Films Weekend team, plus some memories from the past 11 years.
We’re proud to have had 11 years of fabulous films, guests and fans at the Fantastic Films Weekend. Over the years our festival directors and guest programmers have brought incredible interviews, frightening features, shocking shorts and anarchy from the archive.
The festival has celebrated the work of Terence Fisher, Nigel Kneale, Richard Matheson, George A. Romero and Douglas Adams among many others, and has paid tribute to those essential people behind the scenes of horror and fantasy films, such as Hammer make-up maestros Roy Ashton and Phil Leakey. Fantastic Films Weekend has also welcomed numerous special guests including Jenny Agutter, Mike Hodges, Jonathan Miller and Harley Cokeliss.
And of course, the festival could not have enjoyed so many great years without our amazing Fantastic Film Weekend fans. A huge thanks to all of you for your support, for travelling long distances, buying passes, and being so happy and enthusiastic to be terrified and amazed year after year!
This week, we’re delving into the festival archives to pull together as many Fantastic Films Weekend photographs, videos and podcasts as we can, which we’ll be sharing on Facebook and Twitter in the coming weeks—we hope you’ll do the same and share your favourite Fantastic Films memories.