GrimmFest 2018By MortimerTGraves for Indie
It’s almost October. You know what that means don’t ya? No I don’t mean Halloween, and yes Halloween is the best holiday of the year(except for maybe when a overweight trespasser leaves a sack full of presents for you or when a sentient critter leaves a basket full of candy, eggs, and presents). No I mean its once again time for GRIMMFEST!!!
GRIMMFEST is one of the UK’s leading festivals of horror, sci-fi, extreme fantasy & cult film. The 10th anniversary edition takes place 4 – 7th October 2018 at the ODEON Manchester Great Northern, UK, with a Preview Night taking place on Monday 1st October at the Plaza Cinema, Stockport. This year is special, they have packed a whopping 21 feature films and 16 short films (which is around 39 hours of content!) into the space of 3 and a half days! This is why it is the largest horror, sci-fi and cult film festival outside of London. The spotlight film shown this year is the '80s cult classic RE-ANIMATOR. Guest of Honor; actress Barbara Crampton(Megan) will be there for the screening and to meet the fans!
GrimmFest will be welcoming back a number of talented filmmakers who’ve shared their work with them over the past decade:
Rob Grant (FAKE BLOOD, MON AMI) presents the outrageous shocker, ALIVE.
Johnny Kevorkian (THE DISAPPEARED), returns with AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS.
Chad Archibald (ANTISOCIAL) brings gothic noir I’LL TAKE YOUR DEAD.
François Simard, Anouk Whissell, and Yoann-Karl Whissell (TURBO KID) bring us SUMMER OF ’84.
Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wiklund (WITHER) offer us 2 films: future cult classic PUPPET MASTER: THE LITTLEST REICH, and the World Premiere of short film, MYSTERY BOX.
Joko Anwar (MODUS ANOMALI) also makes a comeback, with Indonesian box office smash SATAN’S SLAVES.
Daniel Robbins’ PLEDGE.
Olivier Afonso’s GIRLS WITH BALLS.
Clayton Jacobson’s BROTHERS’ NEST.
Marc Martínez Jordán’s FRAMED.
Aislinn Clarke’s THE DEVIL’S DOORWAY.
Andy Mitton’s THE WITCH IN THE WINDOW.
Issa López’s TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID.
Bradford Baruh’s DEAD NIGHT, starring our special guest Barbara Crampton.
Joe Dante, Mick Garris & David Slade NIGHTMARE CINEMA, the much-anticipated horror anthology starring Mickey Rourke.
If having filmmakers and actors from many of the new films being shown in attendance to meet fans, sign posters and answer questions about their movies is not enough of a reason to come check out GrimmFest. Guess what, they also are showing a truckload of short film programmes; with a focus on female creators, and a 10th anniversary screening of SPLINTERED. Then on the last day, Christmas zombie musical extravaganza ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE will close the festival. But what if you don’t like sitting with a bunch of people who like the same kind of films as you do and most likely have huge amounts of things in common? Never fear, they'll also be filling the Odeon's foyer area with loads of independent stallholders selling awesome horror-themed merchandise: t-shirts, posters, toys and collectibles, you name it.
So if you want the latest updates, on GrimmFest, then go visit their website grimmfest.com.