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One Festival to Rule Them All ...

29/04/2004. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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The 3rd annual Fantastic Films Festival comes to the UK's National Museum of Film in May.

Now in its third year, the Fantastic Films festival continues to trawl the archives of the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television in Bradford for the eerie, the spectral, the wraithlike and the creepy.

Bradford may seem an unlikely home for an array of magical creatures, mythical beasts, extraterrestrials and giant insects. But read on ...

This year's weekend-long SFF movie festival features:

- The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Heck, what more needs to be said?

- A Terence Fisher Tribute
As Hammer Films' main director Fisher remains a significant figure in post-war horror, reviving the genre with The Curse of Frankenstein and Dracula, and delivering apictures such as The Mummy, The Revenge of Frankenstein, The Gorgon and Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell - his last film, released in 1973.

- The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy
HHGtTG expert M.J.Simpson on Douglas Adams most famous TV series, books, and radio show.

The festival also features a stream of Asian SFF and less well known short films such as Virus, Cry, Cheap Rate Gravity, The Commuter, The Host, and The Affidavit.

It runs 22/23 May 2004, and you can book at their site over at


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