Grimmfest, the Manchester based Film Festival has announced it’s first three films that will be making their UK Premieres at this years 10th Anniversary, and so far it looks to be an exciting lineup.
Simeon Halligan, festival director and founder of Grimmfest, says “2018 is a very special year for us and to celebrate this we are proud to welcome back a number of
talented filmmakers and actors who’ve shared their work with us over the past
decade. We’re also pleased to introduce plenty of new talent to the festival, who we
hope to see more work from in the years to come!”
The first film to be announced is the the much-anticipated NIGHTMARE CINEMA, a weird, wild and most welcome throwback to the classic EC-comics-inspired horror anthologies of the 1970s, from genre giants Alejandro Brugués, Joe Dante, Mick Garris, Ryûhei Kitamura and David Slade. Fresh from its world premiere at Fantasia International Film Festival, the film stars Mickey Rourke,Elizabeth Reaser, Richard Chamberlain and Annabeth Gish.
Secondly, Director Rob Grant (FAKE BLOOD, MON AMI) will be making a welcome return to the festival with the UK Premiere of Canadian shocker ALIVE. Tense, creepy, darkly funny, and quite spectacularly gory in places, with a truly baroque performance from Angus Macfadyen (BRAVEHEART, SAW III/IV), this offbeat gem cements Rob Grant’s reputation of one of genre cinema’s true mavericks of morbid mischief.
And last but certainly not least is the UK Premiere of the hilariously twisted Australian comedy BROTHERS’ NEST, courtesy of Signature Entertainment. Written and directed by Clayton Jacobson, who also stars in the film along with his brother Shane, this SXSW hit is an emotionally-charged pitch-black farce of squabbling siblings, filial ingratitude, thwarted ambition, broken dreams and brutal murder.
As we told you in our last article, actress and producer Barbara Crampton (RE-ANIMATOR, FROM BEYOND) will be the recipient of their 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Horror Channel. Barbara will be attending the festival in person to receive the award, where she will also present a special screening of 80’s horror classic RE-ANIMATOR.
Over the previous years, Grimmfest has been proud to give UK and regional premieres to such films as Train To Busan, What We Do In The Shadows, The Babadook, The Hallow, Turbo Kid, Grabbers, Martyrs, Curse Of Chucky, The Descent 2, Sinister, Leatherface, Mohawk, Habit, Better Watch Out, Deathgasm, Life After Beth, Deadsnow 2, Starry Eyes, Maniac, The Woman, American Mary, We Are What We Are and many others.
The full lineup will be announced on 3rd September and will run from the 4th-7th October. To get tickets simply Click Here and keep watching for our full weekend coverage of the festival as it happens.
Jan Siery is a husband, dad of two kids, two cats, and a dog, and is an all-around nerd. He likes gaming, horror movies, dark and disturbing stuff, Twinkies, and people telling him things.
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