THE ACKERMONSTER CHRONICLES!
Saturday 10th at 11pm
Dir: Jason V Brock USA 2012 90 mins (adv 15)
Documentary with: Ray Bradbury, Joe Dante, Ray Harryhausen, John Landis, Dan O’Bannon, Richard Matheson and Forrest J Ackerman
There are many stories about Forrest J Ackerman, and all of them are (more or less) true. He was the man who invented the term ‘sci-fi’, who edited the beloved magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland, whose home became a living museum to fantastic cinema, who was a prolific bit-part actor and who counted the likes of Boris Karloff, Vincent Price and Lon Chaney Jr as personal friends. When he died, aged 92, in 2008 the world of cult cinema mourned one of the founding fans of the genre. Now in this loving portrait Jason V Brock explores the man and his legacy through memories, tributes and laughter from a range of high-profile admirers. The AckerMonster Chronicles! receives its UK premiere at Fantastiq.