GRIMM UP NORTH PRESENT
In Association with Gothic Manchester Festival
LOVECRAFT 80’s DOUBLE BILL + Q&A with producer Brian Yuzna.
Whilst Lovecraft inspired generations of literary greats with his texts he also inspired some of the greatest horror films of the 80’s and on 24th October we celebrate two of the best cinematic adaptations of his works; by self professed Lovecraft fanboys, Director & Producer team Stuart Gordon & Brian Yuzna: RE-ANIMATOR and FROM BEYOND.
Just 2 weeks after Grimmfest the Grimm Up North team waste no time in bringing more horror to the big screen. Here we have two 1980s Lovecraftian masterpieces from visual horror master Brian Yuzna who produced both. And after the screenings we will be lucky enough to hear from the great man himself as he will be there in person for a Q&A. So get yourselves down to Manchester Met (Geoffrey Manton Building) and enjoy a night of visual excess and Lovecraftian worlds. See you at 6pm !
In this H.P. Lovecraft tale, Herbert West is a Swiss scientist who has discovered a fluid which brings dead tissue back to life. After the suspicious death of his professor in Switzerland, West moves to Miskatonic University to continue his research. He involves fellow student Dan Cain and his fiancée Megan Halsey in his research by experimenting on their dead cat. Dan, fascinated by West’s research, agrees to smuggle him into the hospital morgue with predictable results.
FROM BEYOND (1986)
Dr. Pretorius and his colleagues are working on a sensational experiment: by means of stimulation of the pineal gland, they want to open the human mind to higher dimensions. When the experiment succeeds, however, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms, which apparently are floating around us all the time. When Dr. Pretorius is killed by one of them, Dr. Tillinghast is under suspect and thrown into the mental ward due to his stories. Only the ambitious psychologist Dr. McMichaels believes him and wants to continue the experiment.
24th October // Geoffrey Manton Building Lecture Theatre 2 // Doors 6pm
Rosamond Street West
Off Oxford Road