GRIMMFEST announce special guest Barbara Crampton for this years festival in October

UK Horror Sci-Fi Festival GRIMMFEST, which is this year celebrating its 10th anniversary at Manchester’s ODEON from the 4th-7th of October, has just announced the recipient of their first Lifetime Achievement Award and festival special guest, horror icon Barbara Crampton.

Crampton is most renowned for her roles in Re-Animator and From Beyond, but also lends her talents to recent horror outings You’re Next, Beyond the Gates and Sun Choke.

Scheduled to discuss her body of work alongside a special screening of Re-Animator and a premiere of one of her new films, Barbara will be a key component in the festival’s ‘women in horror’ theme for its 10th year. 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”.

Screen Queens will be covering the festival in October and full festival passes go on sale today (4th June), available at

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