24th May2018

Guests announced for PLAY Expo London 2018

by Phil Wheat

PLAY Expo, the UK’s largest arcade, indie and retro gaming show, comes to London’s Printworks for the first time on the 11th and 12th of August 2018. A must attend event for any videogames fan, featuring hundreds of original arcade and pinball machines, plus consoles and PCs playing a virtual who’s who of gaming classics […]

11th May2018

Fractured Visions Film Festival reveals poster and event dates

by Phil Wheat

Fractured Visions Film Festival is headed up by filmmaker Phil Escott (Cruel Summer) and genre academic Dr. Mikel J. Koven (La Dolce Morte), and is a celebration of all things horror. The festival was designed to help spotlight both emerging talent within the horror genre and those who have helped build it. Over two days, […]

07th May2018

Megacon & Madame Tussauds team for ‘Justice League’ exhibit

by Phil Wheat

The organisers of this years MEGACON Orlando have announced the convention is to give first look at the new Madame Tussauds Wonder Woman Figure and host an exclusive preview of the Justice League: A Call for Heroes exhibit. From the press release: MEGACON, the Southeast’s largest fan convention with shows in both Orlando and Tampa […]

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01st May2018

2nd round of films announced for ‘Fantaspoa 2018′

by Phil Wheat

Brazil’s Fantaspoa, the largest genre film festival in Latin America, have revealed the second wave of programming selected for their upcoming fourteenth edition, running from May 17th through June 3rd, 2018. The celebrated genre film fest, which takes place annually in the lakeside city of Porto Alegre will announce their full line-up, containing more than […]

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30th Apr2018

The ‘Steel City Underground Film Festival’ puts out submissions call

by Phil Wheat

Sodom & Chimera Productions, known for their experimental features and short films, is inviting likeminded filmmakers to Europe this September with the inception of the Steel City Underground Film Festival (SCUFF). A celebration of horror, arthouse, experimental and weird cinema, SCUFF is curated and hosted by Sodom & Chimera’s founder James Quinn (Flesh of the […]

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26th Apr2018

The Miskatonic Institute announces “Manson Family” themed event

by Phil Wheat

The Miskatonic Institute Horror Studies – London will use the Manson family as a springboard to delve into the sub-genre of films inspired by cults and alternative religions in California from the 60s and 70s, in a masterclass entitled No Sense Makes Sense: Gurus, Cults, Murder and Movies, taught by author Ian Cooper who frequently […]

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26th Apr2018

Glasgow to play host to ‘Weird Weekend’ this June!

by Phil Wheat

In a follow-up to their “Cage-a-rama” event, Matchbox Cineclub have announced Weird Weekend, a whole weekend of strange and unseen cinema from around the world. Among the highlights, Bill & Ted star Alex Winter will take part in a Skype Q&A after a screening of his directorial debut Freaked (1993); Glaswegian director Bryan M Ferguson […]

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17th Apr2018

MidWest WeirdFest opens entries for 2019 fest

by Phil Wheat

MidWest WeirdFest, the cinematic celebration of all things fantastic, frightening, underground and just plain weird has announced a call for entries today, for the third annual film festival – which will return to the Micon Downtown Cinema in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, from March 8-10, 2019. Says Peter Marcy (pictured above), the director of the horror […]

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13th Apr2018

First round of films announced for ‘Fantaspoa 2018′

by Phil Wheat

Brazil’s Fantaspoa, the largest genre film festival in Latin America, is proud to reveal the first wave of films selected for their upcoming fourteenth edition, running from May 17th through June 3rd. The celebrated genre film fest, which takes place annually in Porto Alegre will announce their full line-up, consisting of more than 100 films, […]

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11th Apr2018

First 2 films for Fantasia Film Festival 2018 announced

by Phil Wheat

The Fantasia International Film Festival is all set to return to Concordia University, The Cinémathèque Québécoise, and The McCord Museum for the 22nd edition of the festival, which takes place from July 12st to August 1st 2018. Talented Montreal illustrator Donald Caron, who has crafted emblematic imagery for the event since 2011, has designed a […]

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09th Apr2018

New guests announced for Megacon Orlando 2018

by Phil Wheat

Megacon, the Southeast’s largest fan convention with shows in both Orlando and Tampa Bay, has announced new celebrity appearances and programming for this year’s show, which takes place Thursday May 24th through Sunday May 27th at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Whilst the line-up was already star-studded, the organisers have recently added […]

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06th Apr2018

V&A Museum announces ‘Videogames: Design/ Play/ Disrupt’ exhibit

by Phil Wheat

Videogames: Design/ Play/ Disrupt celebrates the innovative and rapidly changing design field of videogames this autumn, in what will be the first exhibition of its kind. The V&A will explore how contemporary designers, players and critics are pushing boundaries in playful and radical new ways. Rare glimpses from the creative process of developing games such […]

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05th Apr2018

The Miskatonic Institute announce ‘A Restoration of Nosferatu (1922)’ talk

by Phil Wheat

The Miskatonic Institute Horror Studies – London is set to welcome Watchmaker Films founder Mark Rance to discuss the proccess and importance of film restoration while putting a spotlight on his challenging work on the Nosferatu release (pictured above). The talk will primarily explore the complex and subjective issues currently floating around in many analog-versus-digital […]

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04th Apr2018

Grimmfest to celebrate 10 years with first ‘Grimmfest Awards’

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Grimmfest, the Manchester based genre festival is pleased to announce the first Grimmfest Awards, a new scheme to celebrate the very best genre titles selected for the annual festival and the creative teams behind them. Said festival director and founder of Grimmfest, Simeon Halligan: We are launching the awards, […]

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03rd Apr2018

Megacon returns to Orlando this May

by Phil Wheat

Megacon, the Southeast’s largest fan convention with shows in both Orlando and Tampa Bay, returns to the Orange County Convention Center (pictured above) on Thursday May 24th through Sunday May 27th 2018. This year, Megacon Orlando expects to welcome more than 100,000 fans throughout the Memorial Day weekend – including a couple of representatives from […]

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08th Mar2018

PLAY Expo expands into London

by Phil Wheat

PLAY Expo, the UK’s largest arcade, indie and retro gaming show comes to London’s Printworks for the first time on the 11th – 12th August 2018. Having previously sold out huge arenas in Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds and Blackpool, PLAY Expo is bringing its raucous celebration of gaming brilliance throughout the years to the capital. PLAY […]

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06th Mar2018

ITV2′s ‘Action Team’ headed to MCM Birmingham this month!

by Phil Wheat

If you thought you were safe in the hands of Superman, Thor or even James Bond – think again. The latest and bravest superhero arrives in the (very) unlikely form of Logan, an MI6 agent who specialises in comical endeavours and collateral damage in the new ITV2 series Action Team… Played by the VERY funny […]

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06th Mar2018

‘The Walking Dead’ royalty coming MCM London Comic Con

by Phil Wheat

MCM London Comic Con is all set to give a right royal welcome to The Walking Dead’s King Ezekiel,aka screen actor and noted voice talent Khary Payton, and Cooper Andrews, who plays Ezekiel’s right hand man Jerry in the hit zombie apocalypse series. Payton’s character Ezekiel is the self-proclaimed monarch of a community known as […]

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09th Feb2018

First guests announced for MCM Birmingham 2018

by Phil Wheat

MCM Comic Con, the UK’s largest organiser of pop culture events is back and ready to roll in 2018 with bigger shows, bigger guests and more explosive and interactive content; kicking off the year with its first event, MCM Birmingham Comic Con – and we have news of the first guests! Dynamic duo and space […]

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02nd Jan2018

HorrorCon UK announce new May convention guest

by Phil Wheat

Taking place at the Magna Science Adventure Centre in Sheffield, HorrorCon UK is one of the highlights of the UK horror convention calendar. We’ve been to a number of the events since its launch in 2015 and this years event looks to be the greatest yet! With genre icon Dee Wallace already announced to appear […]

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26th Oct2016

Fabio Frizzi to appear at MCM London Comic Con

by Phil Wheat

Famed horror composer Fabio Frizzi will be taking part in a Q&A at MCM London Comic Con this Friday, complete with musical excerpts, classic clips and horror DVD giveaways. Frizzi, who has composed the soundtracks to more than 70 movies and many TV series, with be talking with music journalist Tom Fenwick (FACT Magazine) about […]

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20th Apr2016

MCM London to host EU premiere of ‘Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin III’

by Kat Wheat

Organisers have announced that the MCM London Comic Con this May will host the European premiere of new Sunrise film Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin III. Comic Con will also welcome the series’ mecha designer and producer, Mika Akitaka and Osamu Taniguchi – both of whom will be signing autographs for fans and presenting a […]

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