Grimm Goings On!

Grimm Up NorthOur latest updates on all things Grimm – right here right now!

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As if the films at this year’s Grimm Up North weren’t attraction enough by themselves, we will be giving away monstrous merchandise and spooky swag at every single screening. All audience members need do is buy a ticket for that particular film, and drop their name into the competition box on entry. Winners will be announced and receive their prize at the end of each screening. Festival Pass holders will be automatically eligible for each competition but must attend the screening to be in with a chance of winning. Full details of what’s on offer at each screening is now up on the Grimm Up North website Here.

Talking of role-playing and immersive environments, Grimm Up North is pleased to be joined again this year by those sinister costumed characters, the Galactic Knights who will be appearing in a variety of monstrous and malevolent guises during the festival weekend. As if the festival wasn’t unnerving enough already, you might suddenly find yourself standing in a queue next to Chucky, or tapped on the shoulder by Freddie Krueger. And we can’t guarantee it won’t be the real thing.

This year’s Manchester Zombie walk has sadly had to be postponed – so if you see hordes of perambulating corpses heading towards the screening venue during the festival then it means the Zombie Apocalypse is here at last, and you should RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!

However, our good friends from Zombie Aid will be joining us for Grimm Up North, and will have an array of fearsomely fashionable and faintly disturbing t-shirts for sale. Fans of rotting flesh will be able to show their support for the cause and find out more from Zombie Aid organiser Carl Whiteley.

Between screenings, why not take a look at our Festival Market? There’ll be t-shirts galore, posters and movie memorabilia and our old friends from Travelling Man will be joining us once again with an outstanding array of comics, graphic novels, gaming books and other cool stuff.

Grimm Up North
Grimm Up North is pleased to announce that Namco Bandai will again be supporting this year’s festival with an exclusive preview of the eagerly-awaited DARK SOULS. Grimmlins will have an opportunity to lose themselves for a while in a dark, dense, violent universe, to explore dangerous environments, and face terrifying threats from monstrous enemies… And then, when they want to take a break from the festival, they can book some time on one of Namco’s special gaming pods, and let off some steam with those DARK SOULS.

The film will be going on sale the weekend of the festival, but for those wishing to try before they buy, this is a perfect opportunity to do so. Namco promise “tense dungeon crawling, fearsome enemy encounters and groundbreaking online features”, a truly involving, utterly immersive fantasy world that takes Role Playing Games to the next level. From the looks of things, this one’s got the lot – swords, dragons, marauding zombies, you name it. Just check out the trailer…


About 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. In 2008 he teamed up with long term friend and fellow fright film fanatic Tom Atkinson to set up Love Horror in celebration of the genre they both loved. Becoming joint editor the website has been running ever since and some of Alex’s highlights have included frequently attending festivals and interviewing a ton of horror talent. Taking his passion for another genre further in 2017 he helped set up the Science Fiction Rating System. The podcast which runs weekly reviews films in an attempt to rank every Sci-Fi ever made.



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