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Fortean Film Festival Brings High Strangeness to the U.K.


Aficionados of the weird, the wild, and the wonderful, prepare yourselves for two days of stimulating cinema as The International Fortean Film Festival presents its 2022 edition on September 2 and 3 in Gloucester, U.K. From the supernatural to cryptozoology to alien life and far beyond, the fest has selected a tantalizing array of narrative and documentary features and short films. 

I have already been thrilled and chilled by the animated creature feature short film Posted No Hunting. Following are a few of the other highlights from the festival’s official selections that I am greatly looking forward to. For more information including the full list of official selections and ticket purchasing, visit https://www.forteanfilmfestival.com/.

ELUSIVE: Bigfoot-like creatures in the United Kingdom? You bet! “Film maker Chris Turner spent 2 years travelling across Great Britain interviewing witnesses and wild camping in hotspots all in an attempt to uncover the truth about these Elusive British Cryptids.”

Scary DVDs! Woo!

PANTHERA BRITTANIA: Director Matt Everett’s documentary delves into the possibility of Alien Big Cats (ABCs) as the filmmaker lets experts and eyewitnesses have their say.

LADY OF THE LAKE: THE SEARCH FOR CHAMP: Champ is an aquatic cryptid said to inhabit Lake Champlain, and director Katy Elizabeth documents her search for the elusive beast in this film.

WEDDING 93: “A wealthy rural Cambodian groom, Bol, falls in love with his bride, Rah, whose reaction to the arranged marriage unfolds in a series of bizarre incidents that leave everyone believing she must be possessed.” This documentary is directed by Paul Zagaris.

STRANGE WATERS: This supernatural chiller from director Andy McLeod is just one of the alluring selections from the festival’s “Mysteries of the Deep” section. 

THE BERLIN BRIDE: From the IMDB description of director Michael Bartlett’s film: “Two oddball Berliners discover the abandoned appendages of a mannequin. Separately, and with grotesque consequence, they come to terms with their disjointed mate. A near-silent, dreamlike tale inspired by the silent film era and the darker writings of Edgar Allan Poe and E.T.A Hoffmann.” Color me highly intrigued!

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