Shudder – Netflix for horror fans

Shudder is a relatively new streaming service to launch, and it claims to be the¬†largest selection of horror, thrillers and paranormal films available online. Now, that might be true, but being the only horror streaming service, it’s not necessarily a difficult feat. We were given a free trial to check out Shudder in beta, here’s what we thought…

At first glance Shudder looks like a nice site. It’s clean, and we love the way the menu items ‘shudder’ when you hover over them. The homepage offers up some of their new and exclusive films, as well as their Shudder TV, which we’ll go into later. Continue reading “Shudder – Netflix for horror fans”

Starburst International Film Festival Announced

Wuhoo! Manchester has another awesome looking film festival on it’s way! This time, it’s the Starburst International Film Festival…..

Starburst International Film Festival

Starburst Magazine has announced the Starburst International Film Festival, which is a celebration of genre and of the magazine itself. It takes place in Manchester over the August bank holiday weekend, which is from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th of August 2016. Starburst will be celebrating everything the magazine has done since 1977, so the festival will be including sci-fi, fantasy, horror and cult. The festival will also be featuring films from the biggest blockbuster to the most niche indies, and all via the very best of the small screen.

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Supernova 2016 Review

May Bank Holiday saw the first ever sci-fi film festival come to Manchester. Supernova is brought to us from the creators of Grimmfest, and again held at Odeon Printworks, which seems to have now become my home for three weekends of the year, (Grimmfest, Manchester International Film Festival and now Supernova) and from past experience, we know that this is a great partnership.

The festival ran over two days, and brought us nine feature length films and six shorts. The line-up ranged from a UK premieres, classics from the sixties and eighties, and recent releases, and even threw in some intro talks from the film crew

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UK Premiere of Moonwalkers announced for Supernova

Supernova is the Manchester’s very own Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival, brought to us from the team behind Grimmfest, and they’ve just announced the UK premiere of Moonwalkers, the Rupert Grint moon landing comedy,¬†for their debut run this year.

The first look at this brand new festival is very promising. Supernova will take place at the end of May 2016, and will be the counterpoint to Grimm up North’s Horror and Cult film festival Grimmfest in October. Spanning four days, from the 27th to the 30th May, the festival will take over Odeon Printworks for the bank holiday weekend.

Supernova intends to be an International film festival which celebrates the past, present and future of Sci-Fi cinema. The opening night brings us the red carpet premiere of Moonwalkers, starring Rupert Grint, Robert Sheehan and Ron Pearlman. Set in 1969, Moonwalkers tells the hilariously dangerous tale of an unstable CIA agent who fails to locate the legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick and must instead team up with a seedy rock band manager to develop the biggest con of all time: A live television staging of the moon landing. Members of the cast and crew will also be in attendance for the screening.

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Manchester International Film Festival 2016

Thursday 3rd March saw Manchester kick off it’s second International Film Festival with the International premiere of Dennis Viollet – A United Man. While we couldn’t make it to the opening event, we did manage to make it to the rest of the festival.¬†This year the MANIFF¬†2016 official film selections covered three themes, Music, Sport, and Women in Film. Inspiring Women in Film features films mostly from female directors, including Despite the Falling Snow, A Beautiful Now, and West of Redemption, all films we’re excited to see.

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Supernova – Manchester’s own Science Fiction Film Festival!

A new Science Fiction Film Festival has been announced by the team behind Grimmfest and RAD Screenings! This new film festival will take place in May 2016 and will be a counterpoint to their international horror and cult film festival Grimmfest, which screens in October each year.

The Supernova International Film Festival will be a celebration of science fiction cinema; past, present and future. The event will take place 27th-30th May 2016 at ODEON Printworks in Manchester.

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