04th Jun2018

Grimmfest announce 2018′s festival special guest

by Phil Wheat

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UK genre film festival Grimmfest have announced that this year’s 10th Anniversary festival will take place at the ODEON Manchester Great Northern, 4th-7th October – and that the special guest will be actress and horror genre icon Barbara Crampton.

Renowned for her roles in cult classics such as Re-Animator and From Beyond, Barbara continues to be a major figure in contemporary genre cinema, appearing in such acclaimed recent releases as You’re Next, Beyond the Gates, Sun Choke, We Are Still Here and Replace.

Barbara will be talking about her acting career and will introduce a special screening of 80′s horror classic Re-Animator as well as a premiere of one of her new movies. She will also receive a lifetime achievement award, sponsored by Horror Channel.

Festival director Simeon Halligan said:

This is our 10th anniversary year and to celebrate, we will be focusing on women in horror. We’ve already announced our new awards structure and the all-female jury but we also felt it was perfect timing to invite one of our favourite screen stars to the festival.

Full festival passes for the 10th edition of Grimmfest are on sale from 9am on Monday 4th June, and are available to purchase at www.grimmfest.com

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