21st Feb2024

MidWest WeirdFest announces full 2024 program

by Phil Wheat

MidWest WeirdFest has announced its full program for 2024. The 8th annual film festival – a cinematic celebration of of all things fantastic, frightening, paranormal, and just plain weird – takes place March 1st – 3rd 2024 at the Micon Downtown Cinema in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The fest’s fantastic line-up of horror, sci-fi, underground, paranormal, […]

13th Feb2024

Guest list announced for Glasgow Frightfest 2024

by Phil Wheat

The UK’s No.1 horror fantasy event FrightFest, which returns to Glasgow for its 19th year from Thursday 7 March to Saturday 9 March 2024, have announced the incredible line-up of talent that will grace the eagerly-anticipated event: Schitt’s Creek and The Rig star Emily Hampshire will be hosting the World Premiere of MOM, alongside the […]

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12th Feb2024

Francesco Gabriele’s ‘Behave’ to screen at this year’s Romford Horror Film Festival

by Phil Wheat

Thespian Films have announced that the feature film Behave, directed by Francesco Gabriele, has been selected for this year’s Romford Horror Film Festival. The film tells the story of a group of eccentric young adults taken to a villa on the outskirts of London following the death of their friend, they are shocked to discover […]

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12th Feb2024

Frightfest announce additional title for this year’s Glasgow event

by Phil Wheat

The UK’s No.1 horror film festival, FrightFest, which returns to the renowned Glasgow for its 19th year from Thursday 7 March to Saturday 9 March 2024, has announced it will be screening the UK premiere of The Soul Eater, from co-directors Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, who, as part of the vanguard of French Extreme […]

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12th Feb2024

First films announced for the 2024 A Night of Horror International Film Festival

by Phil Wheat

A Night of Horror International Film Festival, announces its first programming wave for 2024 today. Long known as Australia’s premier genre film event, the festival now takes place in the United States. This year, the festival’s 16th edition – and first in the US – screens from March 1-3, at the Micon Downtown Cinema in […]

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12th Feb2024

‘The Activated Man’ to screen at the 2024 Romford Horror Film Festival

by Phil Wheat

Nicholas Gyeney (Beta Test, Ultra Low) and producer Kelsey Aho of Genie Productions are excited to announce that The Activated Man, Gyeney’s deeply personal latest feature, will make its U.K. debut at the Romford Horror Film Festival. The mind-bending thriller will premiere on Sunday, March 3rd at 8:00 p.m. at the Premier Cinemas in the […]

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29th Jan2024

Romford Horror Festival unveils a packed 4-Day Horror Fest for 2024

by Phil Wheat

The Romford Horror Festival, an extended four-day plunge into the heart of cinematic horror, returns for its FOURTH(!) year on Thursday, 29th February, with a lineup that promises a star-studded affair, featuring Tony Todd, Prunella Scales, Sean Young, Jamie Lomas, Kane Hodder, Kierston Wareing, Lynn Lowry, Caroline Munro, Graham Cole, Diane Franklin, Caroline Pickles, Pauline […]

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19th Jan2024

Frightfest Glasgow 2024 line-up announced!

by Phil Wheat

FrightFest, the UK’s No.1 horror fantasy event, returns to the renowned Glasgow Film Festival for its 19th year, from Thursday 7th March to Saturday 9th March 2024. This year’s diverse and creative line-up, once again housed at the iconic Glasgow Film Theatre, showcases the latest new releases from the horror, chiller and fantastic realms by […]

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13th Sep2023

The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival (BHFF) announces full 2023 program

by Phil Wheat

The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival (BHFF) announces today the full program for its 2023 incarnation, running October 12-19th with all screenings held at Nitehawk Cinema’s Williamsburg and Prospect Park locations. Audiences are in for an unearthly lineup of films and events, including the inaugural Leviathan Award, which will be presented to NYC horror legend William […]

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27th Jul2023

Impact Wrestling invades the UK this October!

by Phil Wheat

After the successful Down Under Tour in Australia, IMPACT Wresting will head back overseas this October for the UK Invasion Tour! These will be IMPACT’s first major British shows in almost eight years and will feature exclusive championship matches. The 2023 UK Invasion Tour will feature IMPACT Wrestling World Champion Alex Shelley plus Moose, Eddie […]

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23rd Jun2023

FrightFest unveil Graham Humphreys’ 2023 FrightFest artwork!

by Phil Wheat

FrightFest have this week unveiled Graham Humphreys’ stand-out poster design for 2023, which marks the 15th appearance for his iconic Monster. Re-Animator’s Herbert West, is clearly referenced by the FrightFest ghoul. He is surrounded by a series of classic ‘mad doctors’ in film. Unsurprisingly, they are all men! Graham revealed today: This year’s FrightFest poster […]

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19th Jun2023

CenterFrame & FrightFest join forces to promote new filmmakers

by Phil Wheat

CenterFrame, a global community of filmmakers, and FrightFest, the legendary horror and fantasy film festival, are teaming up for the first time, and are proud to announce three exciting initiatives. CenterFrame will sponsor FrightFest 2023’s Short Film Showcase, the festival’s renowned selection of genre shorts from around the world. The line-up will officially be announced […]

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14th Jun2023

Top Horror items to be sold at the Propstore auction this month!

by Phil Wheat

Propstore, one of the world’s leading film and TV memorabilia companies, announced it will hold its annual live auction of film and TV memorabilia this June, with the items on offer expected to fetch over $12 million. Over 1,400 rare and iconic lots will be sold during Propstore’s unique Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction over three […]

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07th Jun2023

The London Action Festival 2023 – More festival events revealed!

by Phil Wheat

The London Action Festival has revealed a raft of new events joining the already impressive programme set to burst into London later this month. The one-of-a-kind Festival is year on year proving itself in its ambitions to be Britain’s biggest convention and will bring together influential figures responsible for creating some of the most iconic […]

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20th Feb2023

MidWest WeirdFest announce the full program for 2023

by Phil Wheat

MidWest WeirdFest have announced the full program for 2023. The 7th annual film festival – a cinematic celebration of of all things fantastic, frightening, paranormal, and just plain weird – takes place March 3rd – 5th, 2025 at the Micon Downtown Cinema in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Among the fest’s fantastic line-up of horror, sci-fi, underground […]

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08th Feb2023

IMPACT Wrestling & NJPW Announce Co-Produced Live Show

by Phil Wheat

IMPACT Wrestling and New Japan Pro-Wrestling will co-produce a major live pro wrestling show on Thursday, March 30th, at the Globe Theater in Los Angeles with megastars from both promotions in-action and numerous first-ever dream matches confirmed. The show, Multiverse United: Only The STRONG Survive, will air live on pay-per-view on fite.tv, starting at 8 […]

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18th Jan2023

First films announced for this year’s MidWest WeirdFest

by Phil Wheat

MidWest WeirdFest has announced its first programming wave for 2023 today. The cinematic celebration of all things fantastic, frightening, paranormal, and just plain weird, is now in its 7th year. The festival takes place March 3-5, 2023 at the Micon Downtown Cinema in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Says MidWest WeirdFest founder and programming director Dean Bertram: […]

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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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