ARTICLES

LATEST | FEATURES | INTERVIEWS | NEWS | FRIGHTFEST | REVIEWS

Grimmfest announce Rabid screening with guest directors The Soska Sisters and two further European premieres
By James Whittington, Tuesday 20th August 2019

Grimmfest returns on 3rd October 2019 for four days of horror, cult and fantastic films at the Odeon Great Northern cinema in Manchester. The festival previously revealed that director, writer and actress Pollyanna McIntosh (Jadis from The Walking Dead) will attend the festival to present her directorial debut Darlin', a sequel to Lucky McKee's 2011 film The Woman. While the full festival line-up is being kept under wraps until Monday 2 September, Grimmfest are now releasing a further sneak peak at what they have in store, with details of a handful of new movie premieres and special guests.

Grimmfest are thrilled to announce that Rabid, the much-anticipated remake of David Cronenberg's horror classic, will receive its Northern UK Premiere screening at the festival. The film is a mischievous reimagining of the original, which stirs some sly fashion industry satire into the mix. The festival team is honoured to welcome Rabid's writer/directors Jen and Sylvia Soska (American Mary) - also known as the Soska Sisters or the Twisted Twins - to present the screening, complete a limited number of exclusive signings and receive the Grimmfest's special ACHIEVEMENT IN HORROR award which is being sponsored by Horror Channel.

Sticking with the Women in Horror theme Grimmfest will also be hosting the European premiere of She Never Died, the female-centric follow up to Grimmfest 2015 hit He Never Died, written again by Jason Krawczyk but this time directed by up and coming talent Audrey Cummings, with the formidable Olunike Adeliyi stepping into the Henry Rollins role and filling those sizable boots with considerable panache.

Finally, Grimmfest have revealed that they will screen the European premiere of Film Mode Entertainment's Blood Vessel, a visceral new Creature feature from Aussie special effects guru turned director, Justin Dix, known for his work on films like Star Wars and The Babadook. Adrift in the North Atlantic, the survivors of a WWII torpedoed hospital ship take refuge on a seemingly abandoned German minesweeper, only to find something else awaits them within.

Festival Director Simeon Halligan said, "We will be announcing the full line up of short and feature film premieres on the 2nd September but until then, we thought it might be fun to share one or two pieces of exciting news."

A limited number of full festival passes are available now from the Grimmfest website, which grant access to every film screening at the festival (including over 20 feature film premieres and a selection of the best new genre shorts) as well as every cast and crew Q&A, plus signed items from Pollyanna McIntosh and the Soska Sisters, and a complimentary festival goody bag packed with horror treats. Individual film tickets for Darlin', Rabid, She Never Died and Blood Vessel are also now available for purchase.

The 11th edition of Grimmfest takes place from 3 - 6th October 2019 at Odeon Manchester Great Northern. More information and tickets can be found at the Grimmfest site. grimmfest.com.


Related show tags: GRIMMFEST
MORE ARTICLES
Hellbender score to be released on vinyl later in the year
Posted in News, Tuesday 7th June 2022
Hellbender cover

Ship to Shore Phono Co. is to release the original soundtrack to the folk-horror film Hellbender!

Growing up is hell! Young teenager Izzy and her mother have an isolated existence in their secluded home deep in the mountainous woods, living as one with nature and passing the time playing in their two-woman band H6LLB6ND6R. Izzy has an immunodeficiency disorder which prohibits her from seeing other people, but when she encounters a lost hiker on one of her woodland treks it kickstarts a chain of events which reveals the dark truth behind her segregation from civilisation.

Mixing authentic old school witchcraft with modern coming-of-age drama, the film-making Adams Famil...

SHARE: READ MORE
Dashcam - Film review
Posted in Reviews, Saturday 4th June 2022
DASHCAM POSTERDashcam
Momentum Pictures
Certificate 18
Limited cinema release

In 2020 Rob Savage took the found footage drama and dragged it into the 21st century with Host, a gripping and truly chilling paranormal take on the online meeting format. Filled with wit, invention and some terrific jump scare, the movie become a huge hit. Now Savage is back with Dashcam, another take on online horror, this time though he's ramped it up to 11 and delivered a bold, brutal and brilliant piece of horror.

Annie Hardy is on a crazy horror road trip to the UK to meet up with her old music partner, Stretch (Amar Chadha-Patel). After upsetting his partner and stealing his car, Annie...

SHARE: READ MORE
Horror is moving from channel 69 to channel 41 on Freeview from May 25th
Posted in Features, Tuesday 24th May 2022
Horror_freeviewnumber 41

Horror Channel is moving to a new home on Freeview, find us on channel 41 from the 25th May 2022.

Go to Freeview for more information on how to continue watching.

SHARE: READ MORE
Ever wanted to see what Sense-Sphere Marble Vinyl looked like?
Posted in News, Thursday 19th May 2022
DrWho_TheSensorites_3D_Exploded 02

"They are hostile, these Sensorites, but in the strangest possible way..."

Demon Records presents a narrated TV soundtrack from the very first series of Doctor Who, The Sensorites starring William Hartnell as the Doctor.

The TARDIS lands on board a spaceship, in orbit around a planet known as the Sense-Sphere. The Doctor and his companions learn that the human crew have been imprisoned on their craft by the Sensorites, who blame them for the introduction of a fatal disease. When the Sensorites steal the TARDIS lock, the travellers are forced to go with the aliens to their planet and attempt to broker peace between the races. But ...

SHARE: READ MORE
Celebrate the music of Alan Silvestri thanks to Silver Screen Records
Posted in News, Thursday 19th May 2022
Alan Silvestri Album

From small beginnings in 1974 as a local cinema and university event, Film Fest Gent has grown yearly in stature and is now recognised as one of the major destinations for the film industry. A vital component is the celebration of film music in the shape of the World Soundtrack Awards which honours the very best composers at work in the world of cinema.

In 2015, renowned Hollywood composer Alan Silvestri was lauded for his outstanding contribution to screen music in a career which extends over forty years. With over 100 film and TV credits he has created memorable music for many of the most revered and profitable films of the modern era including Back to The Future, ...

SHARE: READ MORE
Escape from New York score to be released on red vinyl
Posted in News, Thursday 19th May 2022
EFNW Red Vinyl

Originally released on the 31st of July 2015, the vinyl edition of John Carpenter's classic 1981 thriller, Escape from New York mirrored the expanded CD release from 2000, with over 20 minutes of previously unreleased music plus music from scenes deleted from the final print and original dialogue highlights.

The masters for that CD were re-mixed from the original multi-track session tapes by long-time Carpenter associate Alan Howarth making it a true unmissable release.

Silva Screen Records will re-release this score on red vinyl for the first time on May 27th.

. ...
SHARE: READ MORE
Would you experience The Leftovers?
Posted in News, Thursday 19th May 2022
The Leftover Covers

Issued on limited edition white vinyl is Max Richter's emotive and minimal score to Damon Lindelof's TV series The Leftovers which is about a post-apocalyptic global event where 2% of the world's population disappears without explanation. Richter's approach explores the feelings of the protagonist's family, the Garveys, through intimate, small-scale music.

He tackles this psychological landscape by bringing a ritual quality to the score, while themes of departure and loss are represented by a sense of sonic decay, relying on the instrumentation of a few sustained tones on pianos, harps and celesta.

Max Richter is a classically trained composer that defies bo...

SHARE: READ MORE
Doctor Who soundtrack now in orange!
Posted in News, Thursday 19th May 2022
Doctor Who Series 1 and 2 Soundtrack

Back by popular demand having been originally released in 2013 on black vinyl, the now classic soundtrack to Doctor Who Series 1 and 2 has been repressed on coloured vinyl for the first time thanks to Silva Screen Records.

The enduringly popular music to Doctor Who Series 1 & 2 features some of Murray Gold's finest work alongside two songs from Neil Hannon (The Divine Comedy), Song For 10 from 2005's Christmas Special and Love Don't Roam from The Runaway Bride.

Gold is one of the most popular British composers working in film and TV with successes including Alien Autopsy, Casanova, Shameless and Mischief Night.

This new editi...

SHARE: READ MORE
Horror Channel continues to unlock The Vintage Vault this June with Sunday night classic genre double-bills
Posted in Features, Thursday 19th May 2022
The Vintage Vault-1

This June, Horror Channel once again journeys into the history of genre cinema with The Vintage Vault, presenting double-bills of classic sci-fi and horror films every Sunday night.

The vault is unlocked on Sunday June 5th with Nathan Juran's Ray Harryhausen inspired 20 Million Miles to Earth. This is paired with Fred F. Sears' rampaging alien bird yarn The Giant Claw. Then on Sunday June 12th, we have The Monolith Monsters, in which the world is attacked by thirsty giant crystals, followed by the beastly mutant classic The Deadly Mantis.

On Sunday June 19th, the brilliantly lurid The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), directed by Terence Fisher, hits our screens, followed ...

SHARE: READ MORE
Horror Channel launches assault of premieres for June plus further seasons of Farscape
Posted in Features, Thursday 12th May 2022

Ryan Simon's British supernatural chiller Demon Eye, starring Darren Day, and Liam Fox, and Brad Baruh's Coen-sequel mystery thriller Night Drive, starring AJ Bowen and Sophie Dalah, both receive Friday night UK TV premieres on Horror Channel.

There are also channel premieres for John Carpenter's cult classic Assault On Precinct 13 and Finnish-German sci-fi Nazi horror spoof Iron Sky: The Coming Race, directed by Timo Vuorensola (Iron Sky) and starring Udo Kier, reprising his role as Adolf Hitler.

Plus, cult classic Farscape returns with the channel premieres of Season 3 and 4. This Australian-American Sci-Fi TV series, created by Rockne S. O'Bannon, has proved a big hit with Horror...

SHARE: READ MORE
Wyrmwood: Apocalypse - Blu-ray review
Posted in Reviews, Saturday 30th April 2022
Wyrmwood ApocalypseWyrmwood: Apocalypse
101 Films
Certificate 18
***

Zombie cinema is a genre that's literally dying on its feet. Restrained by its own concept strong or original movies of the undead are few and very far between. The TV series The Walking Dead and all its spin-offs has ensured that every possible avenue of interest or uniqueness has been followed. Wyrmwood: Apocalypse is a brutal and bloody entry and attempts to deliver a more violent and relevant to today's de-sensitised audience.

In a zombie infested Australian wasteland, hard-edged soldier Rhys (Luke McKenzie) - who uses zombies as fuel for his barbie - dedicates his days to tracking down and capturing s...

SHARE: READ MORE
From Rob Savage comes Dashcam
Posted in News, Saturday 30th April 2022
DASHCAM POSTER

Rob Savage's provocative new horror Dashcam will be released in selected UK cinemas on Friday June 3, by eOne and will be available for digital download from Monday June 6. Savage, who was the genius behind Host in 2020 seems to have tapped into what makes found-footage such a chilling genre and this time has turned the tension up to 11!

Dashcam follows Annie Hardy on a crazy horror road trip. Viewed through her livestream, this abrasive musician's night takes a dangerous turn after she agrees to help transport a frail elderly woman out of town. As you can guess, things don't go to plan and a surreal road-trip begins to unfold...

Written by Gemma Hurley, Rob Savage and Jed Shepherd ...
SHARE: READ MORE
Articles Archive: 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006
PICK OF THE WEEK
American Mary
AMERICAN MARY
Monday 27th June
10.40 PM
Tales From The Darkside
TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE
Sunday 26th June
8.30 PM
Dracula (1958)
DRACULA (1958)
Sunday 26th June
9.00 PM