Paracinema Cult Film Festival is back with its usual eclectic mix of films and events that blend the horror, sci-fi and fantasy genres with Eurospy revivals, 80s Giallo, the legendary Paracinema Film Quiz and Puppet shows!
We are delighted to welcome special guest Sean Hogan (The Devil’s Business, author of England’s Screaming) for a Q&A about his new book Twilight’s Last Screaming with a 35mm screening of The Parallax View.
Old friends of Paracinema, Jake West and Marc Morris from Nucleus Films are bringing Too Beautiful To Die (1988) and, in a re-release preview, 1974’s Christopher Lee/Joan Collins film Dark Places.
Midnight Peepshow, a new portmanteau film, from directors Andy Edwards, Airell Anthony Hayles, Ludovica Musumeci and (pulling double duty at Paracinema) Jake West. Jake and Airell Anthony Hayles will be introducing a special late show preview of this film.
Other very special shows include one of only a very small handful of UK screenings for the new Diabolik movie. This new adaptation of the classic comic books (made into a movie in 1966 by the legend Mario Bava) blasts onto Paracinema screens on Sunday 25th. Saturday night sees us welcome the latest film from Peter Strickland Flux Gormet, while Friday night sees Eddie Marsan acting up a storm in the Canadian sci-fi Vesper.
We love our short films here at Paracinema and this year we have some belters. Enjoy four programmes of amazing shorts from around the world.
Last but by no means least, we are delighted to be welcoming the Pop Up Puppet Cinema to Paracinema. The very special Puppet show recreates your beloved cult movies as a 20 minute Punch and Judy style show! They will be here on Saturday to lovingly recreate Back To The Future and A Nightmare On Elm Street.
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First Special Guest announcement!
We are delighted to welcome back to Paracinema Cult Film Festival, film director and author Sean Hogan with his new novel Twilight’s Last Screaming.
Pop Up Puppet Cinema events
Come along an experience Back To The Future and Nightmare On Elm Street as they should be seen, on the big screen and with Puppets!
We are delighted to welcome the Pop Up Puppet Cinema to Paracinema Cult Film Festival for two events. Watch the film on the big screen, then watch as these films are lovingly mocked in a Punch And Judy style puppet show!Pop Up Puppet Cinema events
Old friends of Paracinema, Jake West and Marc Morris from Nucleus Films are bringing Too Beautiful To Die (1988) and, in a re-release preview, 1974’s Christopher Lee/Joan Collins film Dark Places.Dark Places
Diabolik is back on screens! This new adaptation of the legendary Italian comic book (memorably brought to the big screen in 1966 by Mario Bava) sees Luca Marinelli pull on the mask to play the gentleman thief Diabolik while Miriam Leone breathes life into the beautiful Eva Kant.Diabolik
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.