The Leeds Internation Film Festival is about to be unleashed for its 17th year. Of interest to our readers will be Fanomenon, the 'cult-ural' heart of the festival (a feast of fantasy film); evolution, a focus on new ways of seeing film; Eureka, a major spotlight on new and archive European cinema and the Fringe, where cinema meets bar culture.
Highlights include: Bubba Ho-Tep (and if you see it - send us a review!) the latest outing from Don (Phantasm) Coscarelli and starring Bruce Campbell; King of the Ants - Stuart Gordon's sadistic story of murder and its consequences; Aragami, from Ryuhei Kitamura, cult director of Versus and Alive tells the story of a wounded Samurai warrior who comes across a castle deep in an ancient forest and then has to contend with its owner.
Other highlights include: House of 1000 Corpses, Ju-On: The Grudge and Undead described as one of the most startling and original zombie films ever made (we'll reserve judgement until we've seen it).
The festival kicks off on 2nd October and runs through to the 12th. We suggest you book early.