22nd Jul2022

Arrow Video FrightFest 2022 announces line-up

by Phil Wheat

Arrow Video FrightFest, the UK’s most popular horror and fantasy film festival, is back at London’s Cineworld Leicester Square and the Prince Charles Cinema from Thursday August 25th – Monday 29th August for five days of the very best of global genre cinema. Celebrating its 23rd blockbuster edition with thirty-two world, twenty-two International / European […]

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22nd Jul2022

Lucca Comics & Games 2022 announce this years theme & poster

by Phil Wheat

This year, the biggest pop-culture festival in Europe, Lucca Comics & Games will run from 28th October to 1st November. The theme for the 2022 edition is Hope and the event poster was created by Canadian artist Ted Nasmith, master of “Imaginative Realism”. He has given substance to the imagination of Tolkien fans worldwide and […]

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15th Jul2022

Fantasia International Film Festival 2022 – Phil’s Picks of the Fest!

by Phil Wheat

We’ve been fortunate to cover Fantasia multiple times over the years and it, along with Frightfest and Grimmfest, are staples of Nerdly’s genre festival coverage. What’s so great about Fantasia is the eclectic nature of the films they screen – new films, old films, international films, weird films, documentaries… Fantasia films run the gamut of […]

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12th Jul2022

Preview: Fantasia International Film Festival 2022

by Alain Elliott

Fantasia International Film Festival is my absolute favourite film festival each and every year. It not only has the best movies based on quality but it has such a fantastic mix of genres and brilliant originality from the filmmakers that is unlike any other film festival. From big Hollywood movies to debut low-budget affairs and […]

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11th Jul2022

Grimmfest announces first wave of titles for 2022

by Phil Wheat

Grimmfest, Manchester’s International Festival of Fantastic Film have announced the first wave titles for the 2022 festival – which will be returning to regular venue, The Odeon Great Northern, in Manchester on October 6th – 9th, for four high-impact, fear-filled days of the very best in genre cinema. Check out this opening barrage of international […]

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16th May2022

Preview: Sci-Fi London Film Festival 2022

by Alain Elliott

The 22nd annual Sci-Fi London Film Festival will run from 19-22 May this year. Four days of films with three World premières and three UK premières! Opening the festival is The Innocents from director Eskil Vogt. Vogt previously directed Blind and The Worst Person in the World and his new film has already received nothing […]

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11th May2022

Romford Film Festival 2022 launches this month!

by Phil Wheat

From the 19th to the 25th of May Premiere Cinemas in the Mercury Shopping Centre will once again host a week of independent films from across the globe as part of the sixth annual Romford Film Festival. As always this year’s festival will be host to a wonderful array of independent films from every genre, […]

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08th Apr2022

Actress Sarah-Jane Potts debuts her short ‘The Magician’ at Romford Film Festival

by Phil Wheat

Award winning actress Sarah-Jane Potts (Kinky Boots, Wonderland, My Son The Fanatic, Holby City, Waterloo Road, The Teacher), is set to unveil her new short, The Magician, her first as writer/director when the film has it’s World Premiere on 20th May 2022 at the Romford Film Festival. The Magician is a short film written and […]

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03rd Mar2022

Frightfest Glasgow 2022 – The line-up in full

by Phil Wheat

The UK’s No.1 horror & fantasy film festival is back in person at the Glasgow Film Theatre, which for 17 glorious years has been FrightFest’s second home, as part of the internationally renowned Glasgow Film Festival. From Thursday 10th March to Saturday 12th March, FrightFest opens its terror trove to present twelve tasty treasures; an […]

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24th Feb2022

Romford Horror Festival returns for live event this weekend

by Phil Wheat

The towns might be quiet, but a tremor is occurring in time for 25th February as Romford second Horror festival begins. The festival that began last year after the long lockdown was popular from the offset, but now moving forward its reputation has already grown. So far around 400 people will be in attendance for […]

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17th Feb2022

MidWest WeirdFest announces its full program for 2022

by Phil Wheat

MidWest WeirdFest has announced its full program for 2022. The 6th annual film festival – a cinematic celebration of all things fantastic, frightening, paranormal, and just plain weird – takes place March 4th – 6th 2022 at the Micon Downtown Cinema in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Among the fest’s fantastic line-up of horror, sci-fi, underground and […]

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25th Nov2021

Grimmfest announce ‘Xmas Horror Nights’ December event

by Phil Wheat

The Grimmfest team have hijacked Rudolph, booted Santa off the back of the sleigh, and are heading for a chimney near you, or at least a computer screen. Two nights of festive frights, seasonal shockers and merry mean-spiritedness, delivered right into your homes. Fearsome feature films, startling shorts, and all manner of eerie extras; everything […]

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30th Sep2021

Arrow Video FrightFest returns for the annual Halloween event!

by Phil Wheat

Following on from its hugely successful August five-day event, Arrow Video FrightFest is back at the Cineworld, Leicester Square with a bumper two-day Halloween event on Friday 29th Oct and Sat 30th October, presenting nine fear-packed premieres from around the world. The monstrous movie marathon embraces World, International and UK premieres, as we journey through […]

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28th Sep2021

Lucca Comics & Games 2021 in-person festival to honor Dante Alighieri

by Phil Wheat

Lucca Comics & Games to go ahead in-person from October 29th to November 1st in the historic town of Lucca, Italy. To rebehold the stars: light is the claim of the 55th year of Lucca Comics & Games festival; honouring Dante Alighieri, the poet and philospher, by celebrating the 700th anniversary of his death and […]

22nd Jul2021

Frightfest 2021 – Second wave of films announced!

by Phil Wheat

Arrow Video FrightFest, the UK’s biggest horror and fantasy film festival, is back at the Cineworld Leicester Square from Thursday August 26th – Monday 30th August 2021 for five days of the very best of global genre cinema. The internationally renowned event leads the way in attesting to the versatility of the genre and, despite […]

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12th Jul2021

First 25 films announced for Arrow Video Frightfest 2021

by Phil Wheat

Arrow Video FrightFest, the UK’s biggest horror and fantasy film festival, is back at the Cineworld Leicester Square from Thursday August 26th – Monday 30th August 2021 for five days of the very best of global genre cinema. The internationally renowned event leads the way in attesting to the versatility of the genre and, despite […]

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11th Jun2021

MLW announce ‘Battle Riot III’ this July!

by Phil Wheat

MLW have today announced Battle Riot III will take place at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia on Saturday July 10th. 40 wrestlers will riot in the city of brotherly love on Saturday, July 10 as one man looks to outlast 39 others and earn a world title shot anytime, anywhere against Jacob Fatu. During last […]

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11th Jun2021

Grimmfest announce October [physical] festival dates

by Phil Wheat

After over a year of “home invasions” in the form of virtual screenings and online events, the organisers of Manchester’s Grimmfest have announced the festival will be back this October… in the cinema! From 7th to 10th October, is back once again in their regular venue, the Odeon Great Northern for a live event. They […]

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04th Jun2021

Romford’s first Horror Film Festival to take place this weekend!

by Phil Wheat

Premiere Cinemas Romford, creators of the annual Romford Film Festival take on a scarier feat this weekend (5th – 6th June) as they bring together over 60 scary independent movies to the heart of Romford from across the globe – to ensure cinema goers are buried by a cacophony of shocking thrillers and spine- chilling […]

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09th Feb2021

Grimmfest announce their ‘Grimmfest Easter Edition’

by Phil Wheat

Grimmfest have today announced the launch of their Grimmfest Easter Edition, a new annual event taking place over the Easter Weekend, and complimenting the long-established festival in October. Easter is traditionally a time for rebirth, renewal, resurrection. But as the Pandemic continues to rage, and the world remains on lockdown for the foreseeable future, it […]

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03rd Feb2021

Midwest Weirdfest to screen lost found-footage film!

by Phil Wheat

A found footage feature film, thought lost for over 20 years, is finally seeing the light of the projector booth at its world premiere this March. Kerry Prior, acclaimed Hollywood special effects artist and the visionary director of the cult horror hit The Revenant, lensed the found footage film The Blare Rabbit Project in 1999. […]

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26th Jan2021

First 7 films announced for MidWest WierdFest 2021

by Phil Wheat

MidWest WeirdFest announces its first programming wave for 2021. The cinematic celebration of all things fantastic, frightening, paranormal, and just plain weird –  now in its 5th year – takes place March 5th-7th 2021 at the Micon Downtown Cinema in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Says festival founder and director Dean Bertram: The world has never seemed […]

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