Forbidden Worlds Film Festival: The Big Scream II

In Festivals & Events by Samuel Love

This October sees the second edition of Bristol’s biggest repertory genre film festival with a selection of ‘popcorn horrors’. On the 13th and 14th of October, Forbidden Worlds Film Festival present the sequel to last year’s horror-themed mini-fest The Big Scream with two nights of unmissable retro hidden gems. 

With a focus on the less predictable choices following last year’s programme that included Halloween and Evil Dead II, this year’s edition has a unique offering of films that mainly found their audiences on VHS and DVD. Now, fans can see them on the biggest screen in the South West, in Bristol’s former IMAX screen housed within Bristol Aquarium.

The Festival Line-up

Friday 13 October

  • Night of the Creeps (1986)

A loving tribute to the 1950s B-movie from the director of ‘The Monster Squad’.

  • Mimic: Director’s Cut (1997)

Guillermo del Toro’s Hollywood debut presented in its definite Director’s Cut version.

  • The Guardian (1990)

Paying homage to the late William Friedkin the only way we know how – by screening his deliriously entertaining killer-tree movie!

Saturday 14 October

  • Arachnophobia (1990)

Horror for all the family – unless you’re terrified of spiders!

  • Christine: 40th Anniversary Re-release Premiere (1983)

Two titans of terror – and a brand-new 2K re-release to celebrate the 40th anniversary.

  • The Hidden (1987)

A VHS favourite back where it belongs – on the biggest screen!

Limited tickets remaining for The Big Scream II from Forbidden Worlds Film Festival, 13-14 October 2023