Grimm presents three horror events on the 26th, 27th and 28th February back on the big screen.
Firstly and most excitingly is a live show from Goblin’s Claudio Simonetti. After a long career mainly marked by the composition of the soundtracks for Dario Argento’s movies, Claudio Simonetti and his band return on stage performing the most successful hits which made the history of the Italian progressive rock and of the horror movies soundtracks.
Goblin were funded at the beginning of the 70’s and inspired by prog band like Yes, Genesis, King Crimson, Gentle Giant and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. At the beginning of 1975 the band was called in as a replacement for composer Giorgio Gaslini, who had left the film Profondo Rosso after a conflict with director Dario Argento and rewrote most of the score, including the famous main theme.
Their success exceeded all expectations; more than one million copies sold, enjoying 52 weeks on the Italian charts and ranking first in both the singles and LP categories. It launched a highly successful period for the band.
Between 1975 and 1976 they released the instrumental progressive rock album Roller. In 1977 the band was called once again from Dario Argento for his new film Suspiria, which became a cult movie.
In 1978 they recorded another successful soundtrack for the movie Zombi directed by George Romero and a concept album about drugs Il Fantastico Viaggio Del Bagarozzo Mark. During the following years, despite their success, after a series of changes in their line-up Goblin broke up temporarily, but there were partial reunifications for Argento’s Tenebrae (1982) and Non Ho Sonno (2000).
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Second up on the 27th of Feb Grimm are screening cult classic AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON at The Dancehouse, Manchester. Its a great opportunity to see the classic on the big screen again or catch it in all its glory for the first time!
American students David Kessler (David Naughton) and Jack Goodman (Griffin Dunne) are spending their holidays backpacking around England. Seeking shelter from a storm at unwelcoming Yorkshire inn ‘The Slaughtered Lamb’, the pair are soon spooked by the unwelcoming locals, who nonetheless warn them not to stray from the road. Sure enough, the duo become lost on the moors and are attacked by a savage animal.
Jack is killed, but when David wakes in a London hospital weeks later he is told that his attacker was in fact a rampaging madman. Already shocked and confused, David is horrified to receive a visit from the rotting corpse of an undead Jack, who informs him that the creature which attacked them was in fact a werewolf. Unless David kills himself he will fall prey to the monster’s curse at the next full moon, and transform into a savage killer…”
Watch the Trailer below and Book Here
Last but not least on the 28th of Feb, in association with Arrow Video we present the world’s first public screening of the newly-remastered high definition cut of Dario Argento’s TENEBRE at Gorilla.
Hot on the heels of Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin performing on the 26th at Gorilla we present the our first ever night at Manchester’s best and most popular venue. The venue is a perfect match for cult films and with its live music system to blast Goblins iconic soundtrack through, it guarantee’s be an extra special night.
A notorious horror classic returns in all its depraved glory. This infamous video nasty updated the classic Giallo blueprint for the gorified 80s, courting controversy and drenching the viewer in crimson arterial spray. Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin masterful soundtracking of the film is “…so fused to the fabric of the picture that Tenebrae might be termed…a giallo musicale; that is, a giallo in which the soundtrack transcends mere accompaniment to occupy the same plane as the action and characters.”
Again check out Tenebrae’s Trailer and Book Here