15th Oct2020

Grimmfest 2020: ‘Triggered’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Liesl Ahlers, Reine Swart, Steven John Ward, Craig Urbani, Russell Crous, Sean Cameron Michael | Written by David D. Jones | Directed by Alastair Orr Friendships are put to the test when nine former classmates on a reunion camping trip awake to find they’re locked into explosive vests with countdown timers on them. The […]

12th Oct2020

Grimmfest 2020: ‘Ten Minutes to Midnight’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Caroline Williams, Nicole Kang, Alice Kremelberg, Nicholas Tucci, William Youmans, Adam Weppler, Greg Balla, Martin Sola | Written by Erik Bloomquist, Carson Bloomquist | Directed by Erik Bloomquist Caroline Williams, who is best known for her role as radio DJ Stretch, the heroine of 1986’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, is back in the […]

12th Oct2020

Grimmfest 2020: ‘Revenge Ride’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Pollyanna McIntosh, Serinda Swan, Diego Boneta, Vanessa Dubasso | Written by Timothy Durham | Directed by Melanie Aitkenhead Written by Timothy Durham (Blood Ride) and directed by Melanie Aitkenhead (Actors Anonymous, Mother, May I Sleep With Danger?), Revenge Ride is an independent horror movie about an all-female biker crew named Dark Moon, who are […]

12th Oct2020

Grimmfest 2020: ‘Urubu’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Carlos Urrutia, Clarice Alves, José Carabias, Alejandro Ibáñez, Ángela Villar, Francisco Lima da Costa | Written by Alejandro Ibáñez, Carlos Bianchi, Alejandra Heredia | Directed by Alejandro Ibáñez When you see a film described as akin to Who Can Kill a Child? and Cannibal Holocaust you can’t help but get just a little bit […]

11th Oct2020

Grimmfest 2020: ‘The Unhealer’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Elijah Nelson, Lance Henriksen, Natasha Henstridge, Adam Beach, Chris Browning, Branscombe Richmond | Written by J. Shawn Harris, Kevin E. Moore | Directed by Martin Guigui In the past I’ve often talked about how I spent my teenage years basically living in the local video shop, renting title after title – mainly from the […]

11th Oct2020

Grimmfest 2020: ‘It Cuts Deep’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Charles Gould, Quinn Jackson, John Anderson, Alison Fraser | Written and Directed by Nicholas Payne Santos It’s Christmas-time. A young couple, Ashley and Sam, are on a vacation and are talking about their future and the things they want to do together. Ashley wants to have kids, start a family, get married, do the […]

11th Oct2020

Grimmfest 2020: ‘An Ideal Host’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Nadia Collins, Evan Williams, Naomi Brockwell, St John Cowcher, Mary Soudi, Daniel Buckle, Tristan McInnes, Andrea Gibbs, Sam Longley | Written by Tyler Jacob Jones | Directed by Robert Woods As you may or may not know, I’m a huge fan cinema from down under, be it New Zealand or, as in this case, […]

10th Oct2020

Grimmfest 2020: ‘Rent-A-Pal’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Wil Wheaton, Brian Landis Folkins, Amy Rutledge, Kathleen Brady, Adrian Egolf | Written and Directed by Jon Stevenson The nineties might not have been the best era when it comes to horror movies. Some will disagree but for me, the amount of top quality horror from that decade is minimal. But that doesn’t stop […]

10th Oct2020

Grimmfest 2020: ‘I Am Ren’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Marta Krol, Marcin Sztabinski, Marieta Zukowska, Janusz Chabior, Olaf Marchwicki | Written and Directed by Piotr Ryczko Horror has always been impressive at how it handles mental health in its movies and shows. Most recently movies like The Babadook and Hereditary have shown how peoples mental health has deteriorated after a trauma in their […]

10th Oct2020

Grimmfest 2020: ’12 Hour Shift’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Angela Bettis, David Arquette, Chloe Farnworth, Mick Foley, Kit Williamson, Nikea Gamby-Turner, Tara Perry, Brooke Seguim, Dust Warren, Tom DeTrinis, Thomas Hobson, Juilanne Dowler, Briana Lane, Taylor Alden, Scott Dean | Written and Directed by Brea Grant Brea Grant, at least for me, first came to prominence after appearing in Heroes, the mid-2000s superhero […]

09th Oct2020

Grimmfest 2020: ‘The Deep Ones’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Gina La Piana, Robert Miano, Johann Urb, Silvia Spross, Kelli Maroney, Timothy Muskaten, Jackie Debatin, Nicolas Coster, Jon Mack | Written and Directed by Chad Ferrin Chad Ferrin, director of the superb horror comedy Exorcism at 30,000 Feet, is back behind the camera – this time as writer AND director of this H.P. Lovecraft […]

09th Oct2020

Grimmfest 2020: ‘Ropes’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Paula del Río, Miguel Ángel Jenner, Jordi Aguilar, Ana Terrasa, Irene Terrasa | Written by Yako Blesa, José Luis Montesinos | Directed by José Luis Montesinos There has been a handful of horror movies with paraplegic characters featuring in main roles. From Franklin in the original The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, to Marty in the […]

08th Oct2020

Grimmfest 2020: ‘Stray’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Elena Lyadova, Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Sevastian Bugaev, Yan Runov, Evgeniy Tsyganov | Written and Directed by Olga Gorodetskaya A feature film debut from writer and director Olga Gorodetskaya, based on a story written by Anna Starobinets (Port), Stray is a Russian horror movie that follows a couple who, after losing their young son, adopt a […]

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08th Oct2020

Grimmfest 2020: ‘Anonymous Animals’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Thierry Marcos, Aurélien Chilarski, Emilien Lavaut | Written and Directed by Baptiste Rouveure I do like the intrigue and bewilderment that comes with watching experimental cinema, and so it is easy to become swept up in ideas that are obscure or based around metaphor. Baptiste Rouveure (And The Winner Is) writes and directs this […]

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13th Aug2020

Grimmfest release official poster for their 2020 online event!

by Phil Wheat

This year has seen every film festival struggling to find ways to present new films to their audience safely, without risk of infection, in the midst of a global pandemic. And after long and serious discussion, Grimmfest will be going ahead in a new format for 2020 – offering a roster of feature film premieres […]

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14th Jul2020

Grimmfest announce first films for their 2020 virtual festival

by Phil Wheat

This year has seen every film festival struggling to find ways to present new films to their audience safely, without risk of infection, in the midst of a global pandemic. And after long and serious discussion, Grimmfest will be going ahead in a new format for 2020 – offering a roster of feature film premieres […]

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27th Nov2019

First details & guest revealed for Grimmfest 2020

by Phil Wheat

2020 sees Grimmfest reaching the dirty dozen: Twelve years at the cutting edge of genre film. And to celebrate the Grimmfest team have announed that next year’s festival will be bigger, bolder, and bloodier than ever – running from the evening of Wed 7th Oct through to the evening of Sunday 11th Oct at Odeon […]

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