Attention horror fans – two of the UK’s longest established horror and cult film festivals have announced their full line ups.
Grimmfest in Manchester takes place 6th – 9th of October, with a preview night a week earlier on September 23rd. The preview night (which is not included in the full ticket price) features a preview of Rob Zombie’s 31, horror short The Corpse Series and Wes Craven’s 1977 classic The Hills Have Eyes.
The festival proper features:
6th: Let Me Make You a Martyr (UK premiere), Broken and Another Evil
7th: The Unseen (UK premiere), short film showcase, What We Become (supported by shorts The Sunken Convent and A Father’s Day), My Father Die, Directors Cut and Train to Busan
8th: Observance, The Burning (the 1981 cult favourite, supported by short NSFW), The Chamber, Pet (supported by short Dearly Beloved), Trash Fire (UK premiere), The Tag-Along (UK premiere)
9th: Darling, Beyond the Gates, Tonight She Comes (world premiere), The Rezort, Villmark Asylum (UK premiere), The Rift (UK premiere) and a Q&A with The Rift star Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead, From Beyond)
Full information at http://grimmfest.com/grimmupnorth/
Mayhem Film Festival takes place a week later, between October 13th and 16th. Their line-up is:
The Duke St Workshop featuring Laurence R. Harvey – the star of the Human Centipede films performs Tales of HP Lovecraft live, Raw, Headshot (UK premiere)
14th: We Are the Flesh, The Rezort (with guest Steve Barker), The Greasy Strangler, Planet of the Vampires (Mario Bava’s 1965 cult classic)
15th: They Call Me Jeeg Robot, Pet, The Ghoul (with guest Gareth Tunley), short film showcase, The Devil’s Candy, Blood Feast (H.G. Lewis’ astounding 1963 classic, supported by short Gwilliam)
16th: Don’t Kill It, Creepy, I Am Not a Serial Killer (with guest Billy O’Brien), The Void (with guests Jeremy Gillespie, Steven Kostanski and Casey Walker) – and, of course, your Reprobate editor’s fiendish film quiz, The Flinterrogation.
For ticket information, please visit www.mayhemfilmfestival.com
As you can see, a surprising lack of cross over between the two events – so why not attend both? The Reprobate will be hoping to, deadlines allowing.