As part of the Fanomenon, the genre cinema section at the 24th Leeds International Film Festival which is the biggest film festival in England outside of London, Fanomenon Day of the Dead 4 will showcase 12 hours of horror features and shorts at Leeds Town Hall this Saturday 13th Nov 9pm. Fanomenon Day of the Dead 4 is quickly becoming one of the most anticipated events in the country for fans of international horror and genre films. With selections and exclusives from the vast universe of the horror genre, special guest appearances, extended on stage interviews and special preview events, horror fans can experience some of the years? most talked about films in the magnificent settings of Leeds Town Hall, transformed for Leeds International Film Festival 2010 with a giant new 12 by 5 metre cinema screen, and full digital surround sound in the stalls and balcony.
Fanomenon Day of the Dead 4 opens with The Last Employee (UK premiere), an unnerving creepfest from Germany, followed by Simon Rumley’s (The Living and the Dead, LIFF 2006 and Silver M?li?s jury member 2009) return with his brutal and harrowing tale of the American dream gone wrong in Red, White and Blue. Next up is Rare Exports (in the first UK screening outside London) which will expose the shocking truth about Santa Claus and the UK premiere of terrifying Spanish home invasion shocker Kidnapped. Add in the best new European genre shorts we could find and a host of guests and you can be sure this is going to be a day not to be missed. The day ends with The Dead, a stunning yet terrifying ?zombie journey movie? filmed in never-before-seen on screen parts of Africa.
Red White and Blue will be attended by director Simon Rumley (The Living and the Dead), and The Dead?s first UK screening outside of London will be attended by directors Howard and Jon Ford, as well as Lieutenant Brian Murphy himself Rob Freeman. The film will also be competing for the Silver M?li?s award with several other films over the weekend. This prestigious competition takes place every year across 10 European film festivals, of which Fanomenon at Leeds International Film Festival is the UK host. This year, the Jury? includes Marc Price, who shot to fame last year after screening his zombie film Colin at Cannes, which was made for just ?45! Steven Sheil the director of Mum and Dad returns after winning the Silver M?li?s in 2008, and the Festival is honoured to welcome Martin Barker, esteemed academic and Professor of Film and Television Studies at Aberystwyth University
Fanomenon does not end with Day of the Dead however: on Sunday 14th November there is a brilliant line up of horror and thriller films at the Hyde Park Picture House from 1pm-11pm, including French horror The Pack, the thrilling Savage which will be attended by director Brendan Muldowney, shocking documentary Catfish, the beautiful giallo film Amer and the UK premiere of the intelligent and harrowing A Horrible Way to Die. On the last weekend of LIFF (Fri 19th), anime fans can experience five anime films in the stunning Town Hall for just ?20, including the highly anticipated Mardock Scramble and fast paced mayhem of Redline.