27th Nov2019

First details & guest revealed for Grimmfest 2020

by Phil Wheat

2020 sees Grimmfest reaching the dirty dozen: Twelve years at the cutting edge of genre film. And to celebrate the Grimmfest team have announed that next year’s festival will be bigger, bolder, and bloodier than ever – running from the evening of Wed 7th Oct through to the evening of Sunday 11th Oct at Odeon […]

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14th Oct2019

Grimmfest announce 2019 award winners

by Phil Wheat

This October, Grimmfest, Manchester’s International Festival of Fantastic Film, celebrated its eleventh anniversary with its biggest line-up of film premieres ever, along with audiences to match. Now the Festival Jury’s votes are all in, and the audience ballots all tallied up, Grimmfest have revealed this year’s award-winners: Horror Channel Achievement in Horror Award JEN AND […]

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02nd Oct2019

PLAY Expo Blackpool is turning Japanese in 2019!

by Phil Wheat

PLAY Expo Blackpool, the much-loved retro gaming event born in the resort eight years ago, is returning on October 12 and 13 and rewarding the loyal support of its local visitors, by including wow-factor, never-before-seen Japanese arcade cabinets – a show-first to the Norcalympia Exhibition Centre, whilst evoking memories of the seaside arcade game’s heyday […]

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19th Sep2019

Hero Collector & IDW to debut ‘Star Trek: Year Five’ variant at NYCC

by Phil Wheat

Eaglemoss Hero Collector, the designers, manufacturers and publishers of high-quality collectibles from across the many worlds of pop culture, has partnered with comics and graphic novel publisher IDW to issue the company’s first-ever variant comic cover, one that celebrates the line of highly detailed, precision crafted replicas for which they are best known under the […]

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16th Sep2019

Guest line-up announced for Grimmfest 2019

by Phil Wheat

Grimmfest, Manchester’s festival of fantastic films, will take place at the Odeon Great Northern warehouse from the 3rd – 6th October 2019. Now in its eleventh year, the festival prides itself on bringing the best new genre movies to Manchester, focusing on horror and premiering films that contain shocks, suspense, terror, mystery… and a fair […]

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06th Sep2019

2019 FilmFear lineup announced!

by Phil Wheat

HOME and Film4 have announce the programme for the fourth annual FilmFear season – the biggest programme yet will comprise six days of horror, extreme cinema, cult favourites and special guests coming to Manchester this October. Kicking off the season on Tuesday 29 October will be a special preview of The Lighthouse, director Robert Eggers’ […]

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09th Aug2019

7th Annual Los Angeles Nollywood Film Awards – The Winners

by Phil Wheat

On Sunday, August 4th, the Los Angeles Nollywood Film Association (LANFA) had their film awards ceremony at the historic Miracle Theater at 226 S Market St in Inglewood. Multi-talented and acclaimed filmmaker, King Bassey, is the founder of this international film festival. Celebrities honorees were Kate Linder (The Young and the Restless), Isaac C. Singleton […]

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08th Jul2019

Line-up for Fantasia International Film Festival 2019 revealed

by Phil Wheat

Long-running Montreal genre Fantasia International Film Festival is set to host World Premieres of MYSTERY OF THE NIGHT, BLOOD ON HER NAME, STARE, 1BR, and THE DEEPER YOU DIG; as well as special live appearances from producer Edward R. Pressman, director Ted Kotcheff, and horror host Joe Bob Briggs… Highlights for me include: BLISS. USA […]

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04th Jul2019

Arrow Video FrightFest 2019 announces MASSIVE film line-up!

by Phil Wheat

The UK’s biggest and boldest horror and fantasy film festival, Frightfest, is celebrating its 20th bloody year. This year Arrow Video FrightFest 2019 is back at the Cineworld Leicester Square and The Prince Charles Cinema from August 22 – August 26; and will be hosting a record-breaking SEVENTY-EIGHT(!) films, embracing fourteen countries and spanning six […]

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02nd Jul2019

Grimmfest announce ‘The Blair Witch Project’ 20th Anniversary Screening

by Phil Wheat

Grimmfest have announced they are to host a special 20th Anniversary screening event to celebrate the release of The Blair Witch Project (1999) at Stockport Plaza, Greater Manchester Twenty years ago, when the internet was in its infancy, the world was held captive by this ‘real-life’ documentary style film which projected the ‘found-footage’ sub-genre into […]

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01st Jul2019

Arrow Video FrightFest 2019 announces opening & closing night films

by Phil Wheat

This year’s Arrow Video FrightFest opens with the UK premiere of Ant Timpson’s deviously edgy stunner Come to Daddy, starring Elijah Wood, Stephen McHattie, Martin Donovan and Michael Smiley. Written by The Greasy Strangler co-writer Toby Harvard (based on an idea by Timpson), Elijah Wood puts in a career best performance as thirty-something Norval, who […]

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18th Jun2019

Grimmfest announce first film and guest for 2019 festival

by Phil Wheat

Grimmfest have announced the festival will return on 3rd October 2019 for four days of horror, cult and fantastic films at the Odeon Great Northern, Manchester, UK. As full festival passes go on sale, Grimmfest have revealed their first movie premiere and special guest. Darlin’, the much anticipated follow up to Lucky McKee’s modern horror […]

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14th Jun2019

Werewolf guide to launch at London Frightfest 2019

by Phil Wheat

FrightFest and FAB Press once again join forces to launch The Frightfest Guide to Werewolf Movies, which goes exclusively on sale during Arrow Video FrightFest 2019, Aug 22 – Aug 27. Both the author Gavin Baddeley and filmmaker Neil Marshall, who wrote the foreword, will be present to sign copies. Following the success of the […]

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14th Jun2019

Graham Humphreys’ artwork for Arrow Video FrightFest 2019 revealed

by Phil Wheat

Arrow Video FrightFest 2019 is delighted to present Graham Humphreys’ Aurora Monster-inspired artwork for this year’s annual Bank Holiday event, the UK’s largest celebration of genre cinema, taking place at Cineworld Leicester Square and The Prince Charles Cinema between Thursday August 22nd & Monday August 26th 2019. Said Humphreys: Emerging each year from the charnal […]

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06th Jun2019

UK’s Frightfest looking for “Fresh Blood”

by Phil Wheat

Arrow Video FrightFest, in conjunction with UK distribution outfit Blue Finch Films and short film funding company Genera, has launched a new initiative to help finance genre short films. Called Fresh Blood, the partners will look to help finance short form projects in the latter stages of development in the bid to discover new voices […]

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01st May2019

What’s on at PLAY Expo Manchester this weekend!

by Phil Wheat

PLAY Expo, the north’s biggest videogames event, is coming to Manchester for the seventh time this Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5th. Held at Manchester Central Exhibition Centre, the event will welcome over 25,000 videogames fans through the doors for two days of gaming brilliance. PLAY Expo features almost 1,000 free to play gaming consoles, handhelds, […]

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21st Mar2019

PLAY Expo Manchester 2019 moves to Manchester Central Exhibition Centre

by Phil Wheat

PLAY Expo is returning to Manchester for the seventh time on May 4th-5th 2019. Taking place in a new, bigger venue, PLAY Expo will be held at Manchester Central Exhibition Centre and will welcome over 25,000 videogames fans through the doors for two days of gaming brilliance. The perfect day out for games enthusiasts of […]

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13th Mar2019

MCM Comic Con returns to Birmingham

by Phil Wheat

MCM starts its 2019 convention season with a bang this month, as MCM Birmingham Comic Con returns to the NEC on 23rd-24th March for another fun-filled weekend of geeky goodness. The biggest comic con in the Midlands, MCM Birmingham comes packed with pop culture content, exclusive products and an awesome array of special guests, including: […]

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21st Jan2019

London Toy Fair 2019: Funko reveal new Batman Pops & more Primal Age!

by Phil Wheat

London Toy Fair kicks off tomorrow with press day, but getting a jump on all the news we can expect from the UK biggest toy show here’s a list of just SOME of the new products on the way from Funko… They’ve also announced The Incredibles AND Little Mermaid 5-Star figures ahead of tomorrow too! […]

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17th Jan2019

MidWest WeirdFest announce first wave of films for 2019 fest

by Phil Wheat

MidWest WeirdFest have announced its first programming wave for their third annual festival – a cinematic celebration of all things fantastic, frightening, offbeat, and just plain weird – which takes place March 8-10th 2019 at the Micon Downtown Cinema in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Says festival founder and programming director Dean Bertram: This year’s fest line-up […]

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10th Jan2019

Line-up announced for Glasgow Frightfest 2019

by Phil Wheat

It’s full scream ahead as Arrow Video FrightFest, the UK’s favourite horror fantasy event, returns to Glasgow Film Festival for a 14th fearful year, from Thursday 28 February to Saturday 2 March, 2019. Presenting a stunning and resonating two days of trauma, terror and tantalising thrills, this year’s line-up, once again housed at the iconic […]

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07th Nov2018

365Flicks & Nerdly heading to Comic Con Scotland: “For The Love of 80s”

by Kevin Haldon

That is right, the 80’s are heading to Scotland for Comic Con Scotland and into the heart of its capital city Edinburgh for Monopoly Events convention For The Love of 80s, and they are bringing some of the biggest if not the biggest talents of Film, TV and even some sports faces you will be able […]

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