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Feel the fear at Fantastic Films Weekend 2010

The weather has been sunny and bright here in Bradford, but next weekend at the museum, things are about to get a little darker…

From Friday 4 June to Sunday 6 June 2010, we open our doors to the world of horror, sci-fi and fantasy cinema in all its gory-ous detail for the ninth year running.

The Fantastic Films Weekend began in 2002 and has evolved into “the cult cinema festival to go to” (The Box of Obfuscation), showcasing a line-up of classic chillers, sci-fi shockers, fantasy epics, vintage TV shows and rarely-seen gems from the vaults.

Highlights include a midnight screening of Birdemic, which will be attended by the film’s director, James Nguyen, who’s been described as the new Ed Wood—I hear the movie is a real shocker! We will also be welcoming David Gregory, a familiar name in horror circles, who has produced countless documentaries on the genre. Gregory is in town to present his first feature, Plague Town.

Don’t miss an appearance by the multi-talented and elusive Jeremy Dyson (The League of Gentlemen), who will be joined by other guest speakers at Fantasma, a one-day symposium created in partnership with Timecode, Bradford University’s media seminar series.

We will be taking a look at the horror ‘ones to watch’ in the FFW 2010 Shorts selection, alongside rarely-seen classics such as The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue, Lizard in a Woman’s Skin and Screamtime, and perennial favourites Psycho, Horror Express and Videodrome.

We will be blogging and tweeting in the run-up to and throughout FFW 2010, and would love to hear from you—add your comments to this post, or tweet using the hashtag #FFW2010. In the meantime, you can check out photos from FFW 2009 on Flickr.

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