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LIFF29 Presents John Carpenter & The Thing

We are thrilled to announce a specially recorded interview with horror film legend John Carpenter, made exclusively for LIFF29 in Los Angeles. Our Fanomenon horror guru Martin Grund will be speaking to the legendary director ahead of his film retrospective at LIFF29, and asking him your questions. Email your question to leedsfilmfestpr@gmail.com by 30th October and if it is selected, you will also win a poster print from The Hero Initiative signed by John Carpenter himself!

The interview will be followed by a screening of John Carpenter’s The Thing. Kurt Russell stars as one of a crew of scientists on an isolated Antarctic research site who are besieged by a shape-shifting creature. With a soundtrack by legendary composer Ennio Morricone to really set your nerves on edge, its explosions of alien terror become even more terrifying in this highly atmospheric horror film masterwork. The event opens a Retrospective of John Carpenter films at the festival, also including Big Trouble in Little China, Escape from New York, The Fog and They Live. Tickets are on sale now:

John Carpenter Interview + The Thing
Friday 6 November, 7.00pm
Leeds Town Hall
£15 / Free with a LIFF29 Pass

North Bar, one of our favourite festival refreshment stops, will host an exhibition of some of the many brilliant posters that have been designed for John Carpenter’s films, open from Wednesday 21 October.

LIFF29’s celebration of the films of John Carpenter will be just one feature of this year’s Fanenomenon festival strand, dedicated to bringing you the best in cult, horror, science-fiction, anime and fantasy film.

Fanomenon Day of the Dead 9 will continue its commitment to the most cerebral horror around with The Witch, where a family in 1630s New England are torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession. Fanomenon Night of the Dead 15 features Green Room, the new film by Blue Ruin director Jeremy Saulnier, starring Patrick Stewart as a Neo-Nazi who keeps a young rock band trapped inside a venue after they witness a horrific act of violence.

Individual Fanomenon event passes are on sale from leedsfilm.com now, or you can have access for all this and much, much more by purchasing a LIFF29 Single (£95) or Double (£170) Festival Pass. Click here to purchase festival tickets and passes.

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