Here at Space Monsters magazine we can barely contain our excitement at the news we’ve just received from those super space cadets at the Bram Stoker International Film Festival in Whitby, North Yorkshire. Not only are they screening a whole graveyard full of UK and world premieres of the latest horror films from around the globe but festival life president Sultan Saeed Al Darmaki has created Sultan’s Sci-Fi Suite, a room devoted entirely to classic sci-fi, monster and B-movies! Some of our favourite crazy creature features will be screening during the festival which takes place from Thursday October 24th – Sunday October 27th including the hilariously “so bad it’s good” cheese-fest Robot Monster!
Robot Monster (1953) tells a terrifying tale of an invasion of Earth by a space gorilla in a diving helmet who menaces the planet’s surviving inhabitants with his trusty bubble machine! Directed by 25 year old Phil Tucker and made on a budget of just $16,000 the film actually took an impressive $1000,000 at the box office although it has the reputation of being one of the worst films ever made – but that’s just the way we love ‘em!
As well as Robot Monster, the Bram Stoker International Film Festival will also be showing Them! (1954), Earth Vs. The Flying Saucers (1956), Invasion of the Saucer Men (1957), Forbidden Planet (1956), It! The Terror From Beyond Space (1958), Quatermass and the Pit (1967) and many more sci-fi classics! Not only that, but there will also be live theatre, special guests, live music, the legendary Vampire Ball, gothic cabaret and the groundbreaking Dark Art exhibition!
Make sure you get your tickets and passes before they sell out! Just follow this LINK….