14th Oct2019

Grimmfest 2019: ’1BR’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Nicole Brydon Bloom, Giles Matthey, Taylor Nichols, Alan Blumenfeld, Celeste Sully, Susan Davis, Clayton Hoff, Earnestine Phillips, Naomi Grossman | Written and Directed by David Marmor After leaving behind a painful past to follow her dreams, Sarah scores the perfect Hollywood apartment. But something is not right. Unable to sleep, tormented by strange noises […]

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14th Oct2019

Grimmfest announce 2019 award winners

by Phil Wheat

This October, Grimmfest, Manchester’s International Festival of Fantastic Film, celebrated its eleventh anniversary with its biggest line-up of film premieres ever, along with audiences to match. Now the Festival Jury’s votes are all in, and the audience ballots all tallied up, Grimmfest have revealed this year’s award-winners: Horror Channel Achievement in Horror Award JEN AND […]

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11th Oct2019

Grimmfest 2019: ‘Artik’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Chase Williamson, Lauren Ashley Carter, Jerry G. Angelo, Matt Mercer, Gavin White, David Robbins, William Ward, Kari White, Keefe Stone, Chris Tapia | Written and Directed by Tom Botchii The titular Artik (Jerry G. Angelo) is a comic book obsessed serial killer who spends his days sketching and his nights teaching his son Adam […]

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07th Oct2019

Grimmfest 2019: ‘Dead Dicks’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Heston Horwin, Jillian Harris, Matt Keyes, Kristina Sandev | Written and Directed by Chris Bavota, Lee Paula Springer Genre cinema has often been used as an allegory for societal ills – Night of the Living Dead was an allegory for the inherent racism of the time; Deathdream was an allegory for the horrors of […]

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06th Oct2019

Grimmfest 2019: ‘Harpoon’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Munro Chambers, Christopher Gray, Emily Tyra | Written and Directed by Rob Grant When Richard’s girlfriend Sasha and best friend Jonah give him a spear gun for his birthday, he wants to try it out straight away. The three of them set out for a day trip on a boat, but suspicion and jealousy […]

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05th Oct2019

Grimmfest 2019: ‘Every Time I Die’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Drew Fonteiro, Marc Menchaca, Melissa Macedo, Michelle Macedo, Tyler Dash White | Written by Gal Katzir, Robi Michael | Directed by Robi Michael The debut feature of co-writer/director Robi Michael takes an old formula – a hero who has amnesia and is trapped in a situation that’s spiralling out of control – and spins […]

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05th Oct2019

Grimmfest 2019: ‘Tone-Deaf’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Robert Patrick, Amanda Crew, Kim Delaney, Hayley Marie Norman, Johnny Pemberton, Nancy Linehan Charles, Ray Wise, AnnaLynne McCord | Written and Directed by Richard Bates Jr. The latest genre opus from Richard Bates Jr., whose previous work includes Excision, Trash Fire and Suburban Gothic, Tone-Deaf tells the story of Olive (Amanda Crew), a millennial […]

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05th Oct2019

Grimmfest 2019: ‘Quiet Comes the Dawn’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Alexandra Drozdova, Alexander Molochnikov, Anna Slyu, Oksana Akinshina, Kuzma Kotrelev, Miroslav Pentsov, Anastasia Kuimova, Oleg Vasilkov, Valery Kukhareshin | Written by Evgeny Kolyadintsev | Directed by Pavel Sidorov Following the death of her brother under mysterious circumstances, and haunted by a series of disturbing dreams, a young woman is persuaded to take part in […]

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04th Oct2019

Grimmfest 2019 Preview: ‘Little Monsters’ Podcast

by Stuart Wright

In his latest Grimmfest preview podcast, host Stuart Wright talks the eagerly-awaited Little Monsters, which stars Lupita Nyong’o and Josh Gad, with the films writer/director Abe Forsythe. Dave has decided to get over his recent breakup by seeking refuge in his nephew Felix, accompanying him on a school trip, among other things, to be able […]

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04th Oct2019

Grimmfest 2019: ‘She Never Died’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Olunike Adeliyi, Peter MacNeill, Noah Danby, Michelle Nolden, Kiana Madeira, Lawrence Gowan | Written by Jason Krawczyk | Directed by Audrey Cummings Back in 2015, a little, some might say unknown, movie made its UK debut as part of that years Grimmfest. That film was He Never Died, the Henry Rollins-starring vampire movie that […]

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02nd Oct2019

Grimmfest 2019 Preview: ‘Satanic Panic’ Podcast

by Stuart Wright

In the latest of his Grimmfest preview podcasts, host Stuart Wright talks Satanic Panic with the films director Chelsea Stardust. A pizza delivery girl at the end of her financial rope has to fight for her life – and her tips – when her last order of the night turns out to be high society […]

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01st Oct2019

Grimmfest 2019 Preview: ‘Darlin’ Podcast

by Stuart Wright

In the first of his Grimmfest preview podcasts, host Stuart Wright talks Darlin’ with the films writer/director Pollyanna McIntosh. Found at a Catholic hospital filthy and ferocious, feral teenager Darlin’ is whisked off to a care home run by The Bishop and his obedient nuns, where she’s to be rehabilitated into a “good girl” as […]

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16th Sep2019

Guest line-up announced for Grimmfest 2019

by Phil Wheat

Grimmfest, Manchester’s festival of fantastic films, will take place at the Odeon Great Northern warehouse from the 3rd – 6th October 2019. Now in its eleventh year, the festival prides itself on bringing the best new genre movies to Manchester, focusing on horror and premiering films that contain shocks, suspense, terror, mystery… and a fair […]

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18th Jun2019

Grimmfest announce first film and guest for 2019 festival

by Phil Wheat

Grimmfest have announced the festival will return on 3rd October 2019 for four days of horror, cult and fantastic films at the Odeon Great Northern, Manchester, UK. As full festival passes go on sale, Grimmfest have revealed their first movie premiere and special guest. Darlin’, the much anticipated follow up to Lucky McKee’s modern horror […]

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