We’re delighted to announce the cult movies that will be filling the vacant slots at the STARBURST International Film Festival being held in Manchester on March 15th and 16th.
Opening proceedings on the Friday evening will be Tobe Hooper’s nude vampire from space flick Lifeforce (1985) and the provocative documentary Mansfield 66/67 (2017), which probes whether Jayne a Satanist in her final years.
On the Saturday, amongst the fantastic programme already announced, we will be screening the early attempt at adapting ‘odd’ Marvel properties, Howard the Duck (1986), executive produced by George Lucas, this duck may have been regarded as a turkey but it’s a good time to re-evaluate that opinion. The Muppet Movie (1977) gave Jim Henson’s wonderful creations their first taste of big screen action and is just as delightful as ever. On the darker side of cinema we have the surreal Turkish horror Baskin (2015) and Nicolas Cage going batshit crazy in the crowd-pleasing Mandy (2018). For lighter retro chills, you could always settle down with mutant-bear-runs-amok terror in Prophecy (1979).
The STARBURST International Film Festival will take place at Social7 at the Landing in MediaCityUK on March 15th and 16th. Guests of Honour will be Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma Entertainment and legendary director of films such as The Toxic Avenger, and Italian filmmaker Luigi Cozzi, who went from working with Dario Argento to directing the cult classics Starcrash and Contamination.