This year we have a heady mix of giallo, monsters, time travel heists, horror hosts, resurrection, demonic possession, documentary, Uwe Boll, Drag Queens and Freddy Krueger!
Paracinema is not born, or made in a lab.
Paracinema is not the fever dream of a mad king,
nor a nightmare of a dying angel.
Paracinema is the work of a small group of people who have spent a long time watching lms in search of that elusive Paracinema feel. A big thanks to Darrell B, Adam C, Alex D and Peter M for their sterling work!
See you on the other side!
Adam J Marsh
Paracinema Festival Director
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“A beautifully shot, moody slasher with an involving mystery that hooks you from its gory opening moments all the way to the heart-breaking climax. **** 4 stars” – Bloody DisgustingFestival Programme
Emily Booth In Conversation
Emily has been a mainstay on the horror scene since her early appearances in Alex Chandon’s Pervirella (1997) and Cradle Of Fear (2001), Jake West’s Evil Aliens (2005) and Doghouse (2009).
She’s been a Horror Hostess for GoreZone magazine (2010), presenter of the Big Breakfast and the fondly remembered games show Bits (2000) and becoming the face of the Horror Channel and hosting Horror Bites. She reunited with Alex Chandon for his wonderful Inbred (2012) and will be next seen in Drew Cullingham’s Shed Of The Dead (2019).
Emily will be interviewed on stage by director Jake West on Saturday 4th May.
Slasher In A Knife Factory!
Paracinema steps outside the walls of QUAD once again for a very special screening. We are joining forces with Derby’s internationally recognised Blok Knives to present a unique screening of Wes Craven’s A Nightmare On Elm Street.
Blok Knives produces kitchen knives lovingly handcrafted in Derbyshire. What better place to showcase Freddy Krueger’s innovative use of knives than in the surroundings of Derbyshire’s premier knife factory?
Drag Me To Hell - Talk
Drag Me To Hell – Representations of Drag & Transvestism in Horror Film & Television
Sarah Crowther, lecturer in Media at Swansea University, joins us on Sunday 5th May for a talk on the history of representation of drag/transvestism in horror cinema and television.
Adam is QUAD’s Cinema Programmer and the Director of Derby Film Festival. He has been programming films in cinema for over ten years screening classic and quality cinema. He also screened Howard The Duck on 35mm film. He is the screenwriter of Devil’s Tower (2016) which starred Jason Mewes and Roxanne Pallet.
Peter Munford has been bringing East Asian cinema to Derby as the creator, programmer and host of QUAD’s monthly Satori Screen nights since 2012. He has also been involved in QUAD’s film festivals ever since volunteering at the very first idFest in 2010, working his way up to his current position as Film Festival Coordinator. Highlights in this time include arranging for everyone in the audience for a Terry Jones Q+A to receive a “wafer-thin mint” and forgetting to ask Sir John Hurt about working with Bong Joon-Ho on Snowpiercer.
After graduating with a First Class degree in Film Studies, Adam spent three years working with the New Zealand Studies Association producing papers on Kiwi Horror. He began working with QUAD in 2015 and is now involved full time. As well as contributing to Paracinema, Adam programmes QUAD’s horror strand Fright Club and is a film reviewer for The Top Floor on BBC Radio Derby. He has a love for horror, cult film and the more peculiar sides of cinema.
Alex Davis is QUAD’s Literature Officer and has always had a keen interest in film, being a regular reviewer at the popular UK horror site Ginger Nuts of Horror with his long-running column Film Gutter. He’s also interviewed directors including Uwe Boll, Jorg Buttgereit, Tom Six and many more.
You can check out Film Gutter at gingernutsofhorror.com
Darrell hosts QUAD’s monthly Fright Club horror slot and also regularly presents our fiendish Movie Quiz. An experienced guest interviewer, and editor of several books on cult cinema including The Shrieking Sixties and Unsung Horrors, Darrell also co-scripted the film Ouijageist – premiered at Paracinema 2018. He is currently collaborating on an exciting Sex Pistols- related project and two new screenplays.
“Anything goes!” So cries the motto of Paracinema, the festival dedicated to films and genres outside the mainstream.