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15 Jun 2012 - 17 Jun 2012

Hammer Gothic at Fantastic Films Weekend

The popular annual Fantastic Films Weekend in Bradford enters its second decade, with a heady mix of horror and fantasy, old and new, this June. The weekend includes screenings from Troma, Dario Argento, Roger Corman, and special guests Harley Cokeliss, Andreas Marschall, and Hammer alumnus Renée Glynne. 

This year's event features a Hammer gothic strand guest-curated by Hammer's archivist Robert J.E. Simpson, built on the theme of vengeance - something which Robert says runs through Hammer's output from the earliest films through to the recent adaptation of Susan Hill's The Woman In Black. The thread includes rare big-screen outings for The Man In Black, Shadow Of The Cat and Captain Clegg, possibly the first UK cinema screening ever for The Tales Of Frankenstein TV pilot, the European HD premiere of The Quatermass Xperiment, and the European premiere of the brand new extended cut of Ted Newsom's acclaimed 1994 documentary on Hammer - Flesh And Blood

Robert will also be conducting an on-stage interview with veteran Hammer continuity/script supervisor Renée Glynne as part of the festival. Renee started working for Hammer in 1949, and continued on and off until 1974; she is currently writing an autobiography.

The 11th Fantastic Films Weekend runs at the National Media Museum in Bradford from 15-17 June 2012.

Ticket prices for individual screenings start at £5.50, up to £60 for a weekend pass. 


Hammer Gothic  Schedule

Flesh and Blood: The Hammer Heritage of Horror 
European premier of new extended cut by director Ted Newsom
12.30pm Friday 15 June

Renee Glynne In Conversation / The Quatermass Xperiment
On-stage interview with Renee Glynne, hosted by Robert J.E. Simpson. Followed by European premier of the new HD master of The Quatermass Xperiment
7.30pm Friday 15 June

Captain Clegg
35mm screening
1pm Saturday 16 June

The Man In Black / The Tales Of Frankenstein
3pm Saturday 16 June

The Quatermass Xperiment
11am Sunday 17 June

The Shadow Of The Cat 
35mm screening
4.15pm Sunday 17 June


National Media Museum
West Yorkshire

Box office: 0844 856 3797 

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