31st Festival of Fantastic Films

Pendulum Hotel Manchester


29th - 31st October 2021

For 30 years, and running, the Festival of Fantastic Films has been bringing the best collection of movies and guests from around the world to Manchester

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Festival Cancelled in 2020 - so let's make up for it in 2021


We are pleased to announce that the following guests have confirmed

- although these are subject to any government travel restrictions that may be in place at the time of the festival

Catherine Schell

Horst Janson

Adrienne Posta

Following success in German film and TV, Catherine was cast opposite George Lazenby's James Bond in On Her Majesty's Secret Service, before starring in Hammer's 1969 sci-fi sortie Moon Zero Two, and on such major television series such as Space 1999 and the Dr Who adventure City of Death with Tom Baker.

A big star in Germany, Horst found international fame playing opposite Peter O'Toole in the 1971 film Murphy's War, before being chosen to play the title role in Hammer's Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter, after which he had hugely successful career in film and television with credits in over 160 productions.

A real icon of the 1960s, Adrienne appeared in such major movies as To Sir With Love, Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush, Up the Junction, and in television's Journey to the Unknown and Red Dwarf.

Hugh Futcher

Dave Elsey

Fraser Hines

One of the most recognisable faces of British cinema and television, Hugh featured strongly in Roman Polanski's psycho horror film Repulsion, in Hammer's Quatermass and the Pit, and made regular appearances in the Carry On film series, among many varied roles in film television and theatre.

Britain's top special make-up and creature effects artist, Oscar-winning Dave's credits include The Wolfman, Hellraiser, X-Men, Star Wars, Indiana Jones and many  more.

Beginning as a child actor, Frazer appeared opposite Charlie Chaplin in his 1957 feature A King in New York,  but is probably best remembered as Dr Who's young kilted companion Jamie McCrimmon, appearing in a record 117 episodes, before  becoming a regular in TV soap Emmerdale.


The hotel has made some enquires about festival membership to better plan their support, and to know what other booking they can make. They are very proactive in looking to 'make-up' for the lock-down.

So can you please let Gil know you are intending to attend so we can make sure the hotel doesn't double book?

Contact us via the website/Facebook or email Gil on [email protected]

Guests at the 2019 Festival



L-R: Pauline Peart, Norman J Warren, Janina Faye, Tony, Julian Richards, Dez Skinn, Giannetto De Rossi, Sergio Stivaletti, Dana Gillespie & Gil


Membership Rates

Membership rates will be announced when dates for 2021 are confirmed

Payment by Cheque / Computer Banking or Paypal.( [email protected])

Accommodation rates will be annouced when dates are confirmed:

£tba Friday, £tba Saturday & £tba Sunday


We would like to hear from all fans old and new. Tell us what you would like to see at the next Festival. In addition, we would like some feedback on how we can improve. Tell us what you liked or what you did not. If you have attended in the past but have not done so recently tell us why.

Contact us via the website/Facebook or email Gil on [email protected]

Please note that the former email [email protected] no longer exists.

Festival Memories

They're gone they're gone. So borrow one from a friend, or better still offer them twice the price.

Many of the guest interviews were filmed and are available on dvd.

Click here for more information

Over 20 Years of Film Fandom

A Tribute to .... The Festival of Fantastic Films

Book by George Houston & George Gaddi

To read more Click here

Independent and Amateur Films

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If you want to receive information as soon as it is available then send an email to Gil to include you on the data base.

contact Gil on [email protected]


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