Black Sunday presents Cabin in the Woods

Cabin in the Woods March 31st 2012 Cineworld Didsbury

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 davebryan36@hotmail.com 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 several formats.

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 Arthur attended this festival

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...