04th Jun2018

Grimmfest announce 2018′s festival special guest

by Phil Wheat

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 […]

04th Apr2018

Grimmfest to celebrate 10 years with first ‘Grimmfest Awards’

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Grimmfest, the Manchester based genre festival is pleased to announce the first Grimmfest Awards, a new scheme to celebrate the very best genre titles selected for the annual festival and the creative teams behind them. Said festival director and founder of Grimmfest, Simeon Halligan: We are launching the awards, […]

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04th Oct2017

Interview: Simeon Halligan discusses Northern horror ‘Habit’

by Phil Wheat

In a follow-up to last weeks podcast/interview, Britflicks podcast host and Nerdly team member Stuart Wright talks to writer/director Simeon Halligan about his new film Habit, an adaptation of Steven McGeagh’s cult novel, which is set in a neon-drenched dystopian Manchester. Alongside Elliot James Langridge (Northern Soul), Habit features an incredible Northern cast of actors, […]

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13th Sep2017

Grimmfest 2017 closing film announced

by Phil Wheat

If there’s one thing that Horror teaches us, it’s that Royalty, the Aristocracy, the Captains of Industry, the rich and powerful generally, are not like the rest of us. They are vampires or lizards; they prey on us, or hunt us for sport; they indulge in grotesque, shapeshifting, “shunting” orgies; they go canvasing for Parliament […]

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01st Sep2017

Line-up announced for ‘Grimmfest 2017′

by Phil Wheat

Grimmfest, Manchester’s Festival of Horror, Cult and Fantastic Film is back; bigger, bolder, and bloodier than ever before. As the Printworks once again find itself under siege by blood-soaked hordes of horror enthusiasts and film freaks, as Team Grimmfest unleashes…the Ninth Configuration! The festivals latest and greatest line-up yet of dark, dangerous, wild, weird, witty, […]

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09th Mar2016

10 quick questions with Henry Rollins about ‘He Never Died’

by Phil Wheat

One of my favourite films from last years Grimmfest was the stunning vampire movie come theological horror He Never Died, (review) which sees Henry Rollins play Jack, a social outcast, who is thrust out of his comfort zone when the outside world bangs on his door and he can’t contain his violent past. As it […]

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24th Sep2015

Grimmfest 2015 Preview

by Stuart Wright

Grimmfest, the North Of England’s premier horror, cult and fantastic film festival opens its pre-Halloween doors for the 7th time on Thursday 1st October with a gala screening of The Hallow, starring Oxford born Joseph Mawle (Game Of Thrones). It promises to be a packed four days with more than 20 feature length presentations to choose […]

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22nd Sep2015

Guests announced for Grimmfest 2015

by Kat Wheat

It’s that time of year again. The nights are drawing in, the skies are increasingly overcast, the weather is disturbingly unpredictable. There’s something dark coming. Grimmfest 2015 is almost upon us. And as ever, Grimmfest will be welcoming a handful of horror cohorts as guests to the event. This years line-up includes (from the press […]

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04th Aug2015

First films announced for Grimmfest 2015

by Phil Wheat

Organisers of this years Manchester-base horror film festival, Grimmfest, have announced the first three titles that will be playing at 2015′s fest… Three very different UK Premieres that have been making waves on the at festivals around the world such as Sundance, SXSW and Fantasia International Fantastic Film Festival Syncronicity, from Jacob Gentry (The Signal) […]

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19th Jul2015

Grimmfest 2015 festival passes now on sale

by Phil Wheat

Organisers of the Grimmfest 2015 horror film festival have announced that full festival passes are now on sale. Full Festival Passes will gain you access to every screening. This includes 20 feature film premieres and a plethora of the best new genre shorts from around the globe. This years Grimmfest – now in its seventh […]

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03rd Sep2014

Grimmfest announces 2014 line up

by Phil Wheat

The guys at Grimm Up North have announced their bloodiest, best, most brilliant Grimmfest line up yet! This year they will be hosting some of the greatest in horror, sci-fi and cult features and short films from around the globe. Says Grimmfest Festival Director Simeon Halligan: We always try to make each Grimmfest bigger than […]

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28th Aug2013

Grimmfest 2013 – Line-up announced

by Phil Wheat

3 Venues… 5 days… 36 films!  Yes, Northern England’s premier horror film festival, Grimmfest, is back for 2013, this time taking place at three venues across the north – including two in Manchester – allowing for a much bigger programme for this year. After the launch on October 2nd at Stockport Plaza, Grimmfest 2013 will continue […]

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06th Oct2012

Grimmfest 2012 Review: ‘Hate Crime’

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jody Barton, Nicholas Clark, Greg Depetro, Debbie Diesel, Sloane Morgan Siegel, Maggie Wagner, Tim Moran, Ian Roberts | Written by James Cullen Bressack, Jarret Cohen | Directed by James Cullen Bresack Let’s get the standard caveat out of the way first – I hate, no, loathe the “found-footage” sub-genre of horror, it’s often used […]

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