Grimmfest are back!!!! and Grimmfest Easter will be a hybrid event with live and online elements once again, which will complement and sit alongside each other. Much of the content will cross both events but there will also be one or two online exclusives. The live festival will take place on the evenings of Good Friday and Easter Saturday at Odeon Great Northern in Manchester and the on-line element will be available via their website and open to viewers across the UK over the Easter break.
‘Grimmfest Easter’ offers all the cinematic thrills, spills, and chills, all the blood and black comedy that you have come to expect from Grimmfest, but in a leaner, meaner, more concentrated form. Something to satisfy even the most jaded of palates. Here are some highlights that the wonderful team have lined up for you, its far better than chocolate (well ….its as good as— I Love chocolate) but I also Love Grimmfest!
The LIVE festival kicks off in fine style with a sharp and genre-savvy spin on the classic haunted house mystery in the English Premiere of Brendan Muldowney’s Irish horror, THE CELLAR, which stars Elisha Cuthbert (CAPIVITY) and Eoin Macken (RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER).
There’s a sobering reminder that pandemic panic is nothing new, as a traumatised young photographer confronts the restless dead in a rural Hungarian village ravaged by a Spanish Flu outbreak, in the Northern UK Premiere of Péter Bergendy’s critically-acclaimed spinechiller, POST MORTEM.
In the first of a brace of UK Premiere, white-knuckle thrillers from Spain, Maria Pedraza (Netflix’s MONEY HEIST), stars in the UK premiere of Alfonso Cortés-Cavanillas’ slippery psychodrama of identity theft and personality breakdown, EGO.
While Alex de la Iglesias regular Mario Casas (Netflix’s THE INNOCENT) stars as a timid young man hopelessly out of his depth and driven to ever greater extremes in David Victori’s brutal and breakneck CROSS THE LINE.
A PURE PLACE Nikias Chryssos’ much-anticipated follow-up to DER BUNKER, is an unsettling and darkly witty allegorical fairy tale of ex-Nazis, mad messianic ambition, and arcane cult activity in the Greek Islands, which also has its UK Premiere at Grimmfest Easter.
An oppressive cult of a very different kind features in Dan Slater’s tense and claustrophobic exploration of religious oppression and group-think gaslighting in THE FAMILY.
While guilt leads people to take strange and winding forest paths, in Adam Reider’s eerie and enigmatic existential survival drama, WOODLAND GREY. Both films are European Premieres.
The International premiere of Matt Glass and Jordan Wayne Long’s sharp, socio-political Southern Gothic Folk Horror, GHOSTS OF THE OZARKS, starring David Arquette (SCREAM), Tim Blake Nelson (WATCHMEN) and Angela Bettis (12 HOUR SHIFT), will close the LIVE festival.
Grimmfest have partnered with ZAVVI to bring you a great new merch shop which has exclusive, limited edition ‘Grimmfest’ items from T shirts to posters and much more. GRIMMFEST 2021 merch is HERE.