Fantasifest – Cancelled

Due to poor ticket returns this event has to be cancelled. Apologies to anyone who wanted to come. Next time maybe.Fantasifest_Canellation



The clubs second film event is just round the corner. To kick of the summer we are showing a family favourite The Never-Ending Story followed by a Q&A with the films SFX director, Brian Johnson. He is also responsible for work on other classics like Alien/Aliens, Empire Strikes Back, 2001 A Space Odyssey and many more. Brian will be talking and signing after the film so come prepared.

Tickets available here

What else would you want to do with your Saturday morning.

FANTASIFEST & SFX Director Brian Johnson Hit Market Drayton This Summer

Fantasifest_BannerOn August 6th 2016, The First Rule Of Film Club and The Festival Centre Drayton will host a film presentation and guest speaker event for all the family. FANTASIFEST will show the 1984 epic fantasy/adventure film, The Neverendning Story – Wolfgang Peterson’s tale of a boy drawn into a timeless and magical world of strange and wonderful beings that only he can save from destruction.

After the screening, there will be an opportunity to speak to the films Special Effects director, Brian Johnson.

BJ with R2D2With an impressive catalogue of credits to his name including 2001: A Space Odyssey, Empire Strikes Back, Alien, Dragonslayer, as well as a BAFTA for Aliens and two Oscars for his model and effects work, Brian has a lifetime of stories and anecdotes from film and television to share. He will also be on hand to sign autographs, so be sure to bring along your Sci-Fi memorabilia.

This is The First Rule Of Film Club’s second festival; the first was GOREFEST, which featured two great horror movies and a brilliant conversation with The Walking Dead comic illustrator, Charlie Adlard.


FANTASIFEST starts at 10:30am with the Q&A to follow on after a short break. This is sure to be an interesting and informative event with something for the whole family. Tickets are £15 and £7 (concession) and are available online, via email or from The Festival Centre Drayton’s box office.

Click here for tickets or drop Richard a line.


Scouting for FRFC Festival 2016

Went to visit the lovely folk at The Festival Centre Drayton ( yesterday. Great venue and the staff, Mandy and Robyn, seem really keen to work with FRFC this year for our next festival. Fingers crossed we can make it work and carry on from the success of Gorefest last year. Festival topic TBC. Keep you all posted.


Links to The Festival Centre are on our site. Check them out, it’s a great venue with lots going on and the cinema is fab and cheap. £5 a ticket! They have The Revenant on soon too.

Gorefest Film Auction

At our first ever festival, the rather splendid Charlie Adlard graciously signed and illustrated the cases of the two films that we presented, From Dusk Till Dawn and Exit Humanity. Theses films are now individually up for auction by the club.  We are caring out a blind auction for the films, message the club via email or twitter with your highest bid for which ever film and this time next week (5th December) we will announce the lucky winner.

These will make a great Christmas gift for any loved one/massive nerd.

Happy Bidding.

Gorefest – done good!

The First Rule Of Film Club’s very first film festival was a great success. Many of the clubs hardcore members turned out to watch From Dusk Till Dawn and Exit Humanity at The Hive, Shrewsbury. The highlight of the afternoon though, was a Q&A with Charlie Adlard, illustrator of The Walking Dead comics. Charlie spent over an hour chatting through how he got to where he is today and fielding questions from the floor. The event was rounded off with drinks and a curry and a definite resolve to create more festivals in 2016.

Whilst many and seen the Robert Rodriguez classic From Dusk Till Dawn before, the little known Exit Humanity was new to most. Not everyone enjoyed John Geddes tale of coping with a zombie onslaught in the setting of the american civil war, but all agreed that it was good to see something new.

Thank you to all that made this a great day, especially Charlie Adlard for being such a top bloke.

Stayed tuned for more film news and details of the next FRFC Festival.

Gorefest is nearly here…


After much planning, the club’s first film festival is just around the corner. Organising it has been a monumental learning curve. We have nearly cancelled and had to alter the line-up, but I think we are there. So if you are interested come along this Saturday, 21st November to The Hive in Shrewsbury, for what promises to be a great and gory afternoon.

Get tickets on the door at any of these links:


Kendal Calling All Comic Book Fans!


Anyone who likes comics, art, comic art and movies should try and get themselves along to this in October. Regulars include Charlie Adlard of The Walking Dead fame. There are loads of really cool movies to see and some great speakers to listen to. There is also plenty of opportunities to spend your hard earned cash on a vast array of comics/graphic novels. Not too mention the fact it is in a splendid part of the world. Check it out.