Promising ‘three high-impact, fear-filled days’ of features, captivating shorts, chilling international premieres and an array of thrillingly talented emerging directors, as well as a range of market stalls, special guest appearances and Q&A panels, beloved genre cinema carnival Grimmfest returns to Odeon Great Northern with a revamped feast of international contemporary horror and devilishly dark humour from Fri 6 to Sun 8 Oct, with a special preview screening the night before official proceedings begin.
This year’s festival also marks a pioneering break from tradition; directed by horror specialists Leonie Rowland and Linnie Blake of Man Met Uni’s Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies, the Grimmfest 2023 programme reflects their shared passion for the rich tapestry of J-horror cinema and their commitment to amplifying women’s contributions to the genre across acting, writing and directing, as well as the ways in which contemporary horror captures and explores the trauma and existential precarity of everyday life as a woman.
Here are some films and events to look forward to this year.
Thu 5 Oct - Sun 8 Oct, ODEON Great Northern Warehouse, 253 Deansgate, Unit 2 The Great Northern,. Manchester, M3 4EN, £35.50-£79.50
- Wolf McFarlane
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- Wed 27 Sep 2023