Expect the Unbelievable and the Unexplained at U.K.’s Fortean Film Festival

Dive into a world of mind-blowing cinema as The International Fortean Film Festival presents its 2022 edition on September 2 and 3 in Gloucester, U.K. From creepy creatures to unexplained mysteries to chilling encounters with the paranormal and beyond, the fest has selected a unique array of narrative and documentary features and short films. 

I can already recommend The Alien Report, one of the most impressive found footage features in recent memory. Following are but a few of the other offerings from the festival’s official selections. For more information including the full list of official selections and ticket purchasing, visit https://www.forteanfilmfestival.com/.

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.

WYVERN HILL: From director Jonathan Zaurin. “A series of gruesome killings is shaking Herefordshire. Beth, a mother in her sixties is showing signs of early Alzheimer. Worried about her, her daughter Jess and son in law Connor, try to find a way to help her. Together they purchase an old house on Wyvern Hill so that she can move in with them and be looked after. However, her symptoms and slow loss of reality render Beth unable to realize that something has moved in with her, observing her every move and preparing in the darkness of Wyvern Hill.”

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!

BLOOD HOUSE: From IMDB’s description of writer/director Tony Manders’ horror film: “When a group of colleagues seek shelter in a ruined farmhouse, little do they know, it may be their final destination ever.”

For more information, visit https://www.forteanfilmfestival.com/.

Joseph Perry
Joseph Perry fell in love with horror films as a preschooler when he first saw the Gill-Man swim across the TV screen in "The Creature from The Black Lagoon" and Mothra battle Godzilla in "Godzilla Vs. The Thing.” His education in fright fare continued with TV series such as "The Twilight Zone" and "Outer Limits," along with legendary northern California horror host Bob Wilkins’ "Creature Features." His love for silver age and golden age comic books, including horror titles from Gold Key, Dell, and Marvel started around age 5.

He is a contributing writer for the "Phantom of the Movies VideoScope" and “Drive-In Asylum” print magazines and the websites Horror Fuel, Diabolique Magazine, The Scariest Things, B&S About Movies, and When It Was Cool. He is a co-host of the "Uphill Both Ways" pop culture nostalgia podcast and also writes for its website. Joseph occasionally proudly co-writes articles with his son Cohen Perry, who is a film critic in his own right.

A former northern Californian and Oregonian, Joseph has been teaching, writing, and living in South Korea since 2008.