Grimmfest Announces Opening Night Line Up

Backwater towns full of misfits, socially inept mediums and women enslaved for their milk. The thread linking all of these things is that they feature in the set of films set to launch this year’s Grimmfest film festival. Grimmfest takes place from the 2nd-5th of October in Manchester, UK.

This year’s festival is set to be the biggest yet, with film premieres, genre classics and special guests including 70’s prog soundtrack makers Goblin.

The films on the opening night are:

Let Us Prey by Brian O’Malley and starring Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones) & Pollyanna McIntosh (The Woman). The film follows rookie cop Rachel (McIntosh) as she is about to start her first nightshift in a neglected police station. When Six (Cunningham) arrives, all hell will break loose. The stars and director of the film will be present for a Q&A after the screening.

The next film on offer is Suburban Gothic by Richard Bates Jr (Excision) with a cast featuring Matthew Gray Gubler (500 Days of Summer), Kat Dennings (Thor), Ray Wise (Robocop), Jeffrey Combs (Reanimator), John Waters and The Soska Sisters.  A vengeful ghost threatens a small town and prompts the unemployed channeller Raymond to team up with badass bartender Becca to get to the bottom of things.

The third film is The Herd starring Pollyanna McIntosh (The Woman), Victoria Broom (Stalled) & Charlotte Hunter (Emmerdale), Directed and Produced by Melanie Light & written by Ed Pope. This story follows the imprisonment of a woman named Paula who is in a hellish prison in which the all female inmates are held captive for their milk.

So something for a variety of tastes there!

Full Festival Passes for Grimmfest can be purchased here with tickets for the opening night gala available once the full festival lineup has been announced which should be sometime next week.

Grimmfest looks like a whole load of fun for any horror/extreme movie lover and this kind of festival is just the thing before that most scary of times looms…Christmas!

Source: Grimmfest

G.S Blogger: Casey Douglass

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