Thursday, 20 October 2016
The UK Festival of Zombie Culture 2016 - Zombie Film Festival News
The 10th annual UK Festival of Zombie Culture is to take place as always at the Phoenix Arts Centre in Leicester this year. The event is to take place on 12th November and shall be the fifth one I have gone to, and weirdly the sixth one I have brought tickets for. (my accounts of previous years; year six, year seven, year eight, and year nine).
Over twelve hours six different zombie films are shown on a cinema screen, meanwhile out in the lobby there are horror themed video games set up to play, stalls selling various horror related goods, and usually a couple of zombie authors selling their wares and signing books. Down the corridor in a side room will no doubt be the Dead Rising three minute zombie killing challenge that is always a lot of fun to take part in (last year my friend won prizes for having the most entertaining attempt at it). There will also be raffle tickets to be purchased that could win you some fantastic prizes, I have yet to win anything but I live in hope.
So far five of the six films to be shown have been announced. In no particular order they are...
Darkest Day was the indiest of the indie and was very impressive so that fact doesn't bother me in the slightest, and it is always cool getting a British horror.
World War Z. I always love getting a foreign spin on zombies so look forward to this one.
Horror authors who are to be in attendance include Adam Millard (Larry) who shall be selling his newest book The Ultimate Zombie Quiz Book for the cheap price of £5 (will certainly be picking up a copy). Duncan P. Bradshaw (Class Three and Class Four: Those Who Survive) will also be there with a new book; CHUMP: A Collection of Zombie Stories. I loved his previous work so look forward to that!
Day passes for the event cost £25 and can be purchased from here. It is always a great time with many attendees dressed up as the undead. The host Zombie Ed is tireless in his enthusiasm and should be commended for repeatedly putting on such a great event. His introductions to the films are a constant highlight and pretty darn hilarious, so be sure to say hello to him should you go.