First Announcement for GrimmFest 2014

2Grimmfest, which takes place in Manchester from the 2nd–5th October, has revealed its headliner for 2014 – Italian 70’s progressive rock legends CLAUDIO SIMONETTI’S GOBLIN performing a LIVE score to Dario Argento’s horror classic SUSPIRIA.

This truly UNIQUE event will take place at The Dancehouse, in Manchester, on Friday 3rd October. Grimmfest producer Sim Halligan said ‘we are delighted to be hosting this immersive screening of SUSPIRIA, our fans will love the film and really get behind the ironic venue’.

2014 also sees Grimmfest introduce special previews, a season of ‘run up titles’ to get HORROR fans in ‘the mood’, will run in September. The first of these is Grimmfest produced WHITE SETTLERS, dubbed the Scottish referendum horror movie by The Guardian, which premieres at Film4Frightfest on the 23rd August, and then previews at Grimmfest from 15th -18th September. Also previewing is DEVILS TOWER (World Premiere) on Sept 10th, starring Jason Mewes (Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back). Each preview night will run with a selection of new short horror films. .1

The full Grimmfest 2014 programme will be announced on 30th August. Tickets & passes for the festival go on sale 8th August at 9am.

Grimmfest is now in its sixth year and has quickly become the UK’s premier festival of genre film outside of London.

If you love brand new and classic horror, cult, fantasy and Sci-fi movies presented on the big screen then GRIMM is for you. They pride themselves on presenting the very best in genre film from around the world.

Movie premieres, special film maker talks, celebrity guests speakers and a selection of genre classics. Over the years Grimm has hosted more premieres than you can shake a stick at and welcomed a plethora of special guests from talented directors to amazing actors.

Previous guests have included: Ross Noble (QI), Martin Kemp (Spandau Ballet), Stars of Emmerdale Patrick Mower & Dominic Brunt, Robin Hardy (The Wicker Man), Pollyanna McIntosh (The Woman), Matthew Holness (Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace), Alice Lowe (Sightseers), Shaun Evans (Endeavour, Boy A), The cast of Clive Barker’s HELLRAISER, Myanna Buring (Ripper Street, The Decent, Kill List) and many more.

This year also marks Grimm’s entry into the world of home entertainment distribution through the Grimm DVD/VOD brand, as they will be releasing the first of our new Grimm Entertainment titles in stores and online.


Alex Humphrey

Alex studied film at the University of Kent and went on to work for Universal Pictures in their Post Room gaining an inside look at the movie industry from the very bottom. Constantly writing reviews in everything from local magazines to Hip Hop sites Alex honed his critical skills even spending a brief period as a restaurant critic. Read more

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