Black Sunday presents Cabin in the Woods
Looks like Dave is coming good on this promise to bring back Black Sunday, with a taster screening of Cabin in the Woods at Midnight on March 31st 2012 at Cineworld Didsbury (just south of Manchester I believe - I live down south and it's been a few years since I did Geography at school!).
There's also a new Facebook page where Black Sunday fans of old (and new ones too) seem to be gathering www.facebook.com/pages/Black-Sunday-Film-Festival/286893008038115
Black Sunday to return in 2012?
A fair while back, possibly a few years now, I got an email from one Dave Bryan who`d been searching on-line for "Black Sunday" which he ran in Manchester back in the 90s, and he came up with this very site and emailed me to say thanks for all my kind words etc. He mentioned in his email some crazy idea about doing another one but I never heard anything back. At least not until a few days ago when another email arrived completely out of the blue.
Dave seems to be seriously trying to get another Black Sunday off the ground, aiming for sometime in June 2012 (peak season for lots of big genre films). Details are a bit sketchy at this early stage but he mentioned it would be somewhere around Manchester and would feature 6 films - 4 premières and 2 older classics.
The question is, in theory, would you attend such an event? If you are interested, send Dave an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to give him your support or let me know - the more support he gets the more likely it is to happen.
Film Festivals and Other Events
Arthur has many fond memories of atttending various film festivals over the
years. Whilst many larger events such as the London film festival are well
documented, Arthur has found that the more obscure genre festivals (horror,
sci-fi, oriental action etc.) in Great Britain are mostly lost in the dim and
distant past, mainly because the internet was not really around at the time.
This mini site is an effort by Arthur to make some sort of record of these
events. For those festivals that Arthur himself attended, he has written up
this thoughts and feelings on them. Others are simply listed detailing, where
possible, dates locations and the films shown.
There are several types of festival. Firstly, there are the all night epics
where a number of films, usually between 7 and 10 are shown in one marathon
sitting. For those people who value their sleep, there are smaller versions
showing 4 or 5 films during the day. Finally there are those festivals that
show various films over a number of days or even weeks. This site mainly
concentrates on the first 2 although there are some festivals that combine
Arthur has tried to gather as much information as possible but there are still
some gaps (please feel free to contact Arthur with any missing details). Some
entires are merely place holders to be completed at a later date or links that
point to exisiting resources that already cover these festivals.
It is not impossible that the film listings may be incorrect for some festivals
as the line ups often changed from when they were advertised. Where possible
Arthur has also gathered images of adverts, programmes, tickets etc.
Events that Arthur attended have been written up in some detail. Such Festivals
are denoted below (and in subsequent pages) by the symbol
Note: This site is currently under construction. Whilst most Festivals contain
useful information, a few have yet to be fully updated and are simply empty
placeholders. More details and images will be added in the future.
Update! Arthur has now enabled commenting for all events, so if you have any fond (or otherwise) memories you'd like to add then it is now possible for you to do so. There's nothing fancy like uploading your own images or addling links but it's a start...