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The programme for the 10th Bradford Fantastic Films Weekend is now out, and it's a real cracker! miss_s_b will be disappointed to see that we won't be getting the traditional annual screening of Horror Express this year, but I suspect she'll agree that it has nobly stepped aside in favour of some really excellent alternatives.

My own personal list of what I'd like to see currently stands as follows (complete with brief notes on what each film is / why I want to see it):

Friday 10th June 2011
14:00 The Stone Tape (90 mins) 1972 - creepy haunted mansion drama by Nigel Kneale.
15:50 Everyman: The True Story of Frankenstein (60 mins) 1986 - documentary tracing development of story from the original book through a series of film versions.
17:00 Horizon (Science Fiction Edition) (40 mins) 1965 - episode of Horizon on how Sci-Fi can anticipate real inventions.
19:00 Hands of the Ripper (85 mins) 1971 - Hammer Victoriana about Jack the Ripper's daughter.
21:30 Opening Night: The Dead (100 mins) 2010 - post-apocalyptic zombie movie.

Saturday 11th June 2011
12:00 Nineteen Eighty Four (120 mins) 1954 Peter Cushing version
14:30 The Vampire Lovers (87 mins) 1970, Ingrid Pitt - not seen this version
16:30 Lust For A Vampire (95 mins) 1970, sequel to the above. Have seen, but may as well do so again.
18:15 Let's Scare Jessica To Death (89 mins) 1971 vampire mystery.
20:15 Double Bill: Vincent Price: The Sinister Image + An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe (114 mins) Documentary + Edgar Allan Poe-fest

Sunday 12th June 2011
14:00 Alice in Wonderland (80 mins) Surreal 1966 version.
16:00 Sunday Night: The Drinking Party (50 mins) 1965, Jonathan Miller, based on Plato's Symposium!
17:30 Screentalk: Jonathan Miller. With Christopher Frayling! Followed by screening of 'Whistle And I'll Come To You'
20:00 Nothing But The Night (90 mins) 1972 - murder mystery centring around a traumatised young girl, with Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing.

I could, of course, end up not seeing any of that at all, as my sister's baby is due a few days before the festival takes place, so I may very well be down in the Midlands playing the role of the doting aunt - it all rather depends whether the baby appears on schedule or not! For that reason, I'm going to hold off on buying tickets in advance, and takes things more or less as they come on the weekend itself. But that's my plan, anyway. If it gets derailed, at least it will be for a very good reason. :-)

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innerbrat
May. 17th, 2011 09:43 pm (UTC)
I see that after last year's fiasco they have opted against a midnight screening? It's hardly fair to blame the timing for that.

Oops.

Edited at 2011-05-17 09:44 pm (UTC)
strange_complex
May. 18th, 2011 07:41 am (UTC)
I wasn't at the midnight screening last year, so don't know what happened with it. What gave?
innerbrat
May. 18th, 2011 11:04 am (UTC)
Birdemic: Shock and Terror.

Worst. Movie. In Existence.
strange_complex
May. 18th, 2011 11:22 am (UTC)
Ah, yes - I remember you saying. But yeah - I assume it would have been equally bad whatever time they'd shown it. Just perhaps less annoying if you hadn't sacrificed precious sleep for it.
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strange_complex
May. 19th, 2011 10:53 am (UTC)
Good, it sounds like there'll be a fair amount of overlap in what we're planning to see, then. There are quite a few clashes that are difficult to resolve in this year's programme, aren't there - which is a sign of a good programme, of course! I've mainly made my decisions based on prioritising things I haven't seen over things I have, but even then there are some things I'll be sad to have to miss. And actually, if you are going to the Peter Cushing version of A Study in Scarlet, maybe I'll throw over Lust for a Vampire (which, after all, I've seen) for that. Like you, I'll partly just see how I feel and what people are doing when I'm there.
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strange_complex
Jun. 6th, 2011 05:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the heads-up. Alas, I probably won't be able to come on the Friday after all, as it is almost certain to throw up some last-minute exam-marking business. I've finished my own marking now, but Friday is the deadline for all of us to submit our complete marking, and one colleague is basically certain to present me with all his second-marking on that day... :-( Still, looking forward to the rest!
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