GRIMMFEST 10th Anniversary Line-up Announced

Anna and the Apocalypse, courtesy of Vertigo Releasing

Horror, Sci-Fi and Cult Film Festival GRIMMFEST has just recently announced its 10th Anniversary Programme to be held in the Manchester Great Northern Odeon from 4th-7th of October and Screen Queens will be covering the festival for all your deranged and spooky needs.

To celebrate 10 years of horror cinema screenings in the area they are hosting a special North-West programme, screening a remastered cut of local psychological horror fable Splintered directed by Simeon Halligan and Rachel Richardson-Jones and a family-friendly screening of CBBC and DHX’s horror anthology Creeped Out.

Seeing the milestone opportunity to welcome back some familiar faces, there are many directors at Grimmfest 2018 that have previously shown there before. The team are welcoming back Rob Grant (Fake Blood, Mon Ami) with the UK Premiere of Alive, Johnny Kevorkian with sci-fi Await Further Instructions,  Chad Archibald with I’ll Take Your Dead, and Summer of ’84, from the team behind cartoonish dystopian horror Turbo Kid. Another Grimmfest UK Premiere in the programme is the horror anthology Nightmare Cinema starring Mickey Rourke.

Screen Queens is particularly excited for some Grimmfest first-timers, Oliver Afonso’s hunted Volley Ball Team comedy Girls With Balls Clayton Jacobsen’s Aussie murder mishap Brothers’ Nest is sure to take the edge off some of the creepier festival content such as Jon Knautz’s The Cleaning Lady and Aislinn Clarke’s The Devils Doorway.

Also taking centre stage of Screen Queens’ interest is the Northern Premiere of Issa López’s Tigers Are Not Afraid, a Mexican horror fantasy dealing with Cartel violence and the zombie high school musical Anna and the Apocalypse.

Grimmfest’s 10th Anniversary Edition will be opened up by none other than horror icon and legend Barbara Crampton, who is receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award and introducing a screening of the horror classic she’s best known for, Re-Animator, while also presenting two of her newest films Dead Night and Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich.


Screening tickets and full festival passes can be bought over at

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