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Booth's Blog: SCI-FI-LONDON 2014 - A truly impressive film fest.
By Emily Booth, Tuesday 22nd April 2014
Horror Channel may well be devoted to the one and only horror festival FrightFest (August bank holiday weekend) as one of their key sponsors and contributors – but we like to celebrate other brilliant genre festivals out there too, so this week I would like to illuminate you with the spectacular Sci-Fi-London 2014.

This annual event may not be strictly Horror but there has always been a crossover between the two genres – the Alien movies being perfect examples, and with Horror Channel pre 9pm favourites such as Doctor Who and Star Trek – we definitely bat for the other side from time to time!

Kicking off Thursday 24th April this 14th edition of the festival offers five world premieres, 20 UK premieres, 50 shorts and three all-nighters over 11 days that promises ‘space opera, parallel worlds, time travel, cloning, robots and of course, a giant floating tumour that can only be beaten by six slightly disturbed power rangers...’

You’d be hard pressed not to find something that tickles your pickle.

Looking at the impressive line up there are many events I myself would love to attend and will endeavour to – as the one and only director extraordinaire Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind) will be there to promote the London premiere of his latest epic Mood Indigo with French A-lister the gorgeous Audrey Tautou in tow, this event is however unsurprisingly sold out (sorry!) you could try and bag an autograph though?! This Q&A is on May 2nd at BFI Southbank.

Ever wondered what happened to 80’s boy band Bros? No?! Well Luke went on to acting and he stars in the World Premiere of Lost Time which sees a girls cancer miraculously disappear after a freaky incident involving a blinding light. Could it be alien intervention? Described as a psychological thriller with horror overtones you can catch this with Skype Q&A with the stars on Thursday 24th April at 7pm at Stratford Picturehouse.

But if a spot of cross dressing/cosplay/zombie walking is your thing then you should definitely head for Somerset House on Sunday 27th April for the SCI-FI-LONDON Costume Parade! If you were inspired by our hugely successful Who On Horror Easter Weekend why not don a crazy jacket and scarf and go as the legendary Time Lord himself?! There’s even an after party…..

And horror fans – it’s the 35th anniversary of the amazing Alien movie so Sci-Fi-London are having an Alien all nighter showing all four movies! Tickets are still available for this on Saturday April 26th from 11pm at the Stratford Picture House.

There’s tons of fun to be had at this festival and heaps of talent to behold whether new to the screen or old veterans.

For more information head here.


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