First GRIMMFEST 2015 Films Announced & More Tickets Released!

he-never-diedFirst GRIMMFEST 2015 films announced!

Grimmfest are very happy to announce the first three titles for GRIMMFEST 2015 and what a great sneak peek they’ve got in store for you! Three very different UK Premieres that have been making waves on the at festivals around the world such as Sundance, SXSW and Fantasia International Fantastic Film Festival! First up is the new feature SYNCRONICITY from Jacob Gentry (The Signal) which is described as “a mind-bending ‘Sci-fi Noir’ in the tradition of Dark City, Blade Runner, and Alphaville”. Second is the new shocking body horror from writer and director Patrick Kennelly EXCESS FLESH starring Bethany Orr & Mary Loveless. Finally they have HE NEVER DIED, the new brutal vampire horror film starring punk legend Henry Rollins, Stephen Ogg (Grand Theft Auto 5) and Booboo Stewart (X-Men: Days of Future Past).

EXCESS_FLESH_27X40_v7_final_In addition to this tease to the amazing Grimmfest 2015 line up they have also released a second limited batch of Full Festival Passes after the first release sold out in record time. These Passes will gain you access to every screening at their brand new amazing venue of the Odeon in Manchester Printworks. These screenings include at least 20 feature film premières and a plethora of the best new genre shorts from around the globe. We are building an amazing programme of the very best new horror, sci-fi and dark fantasy films that will include World, European and UK premières. It’s going be so awesome.

Grimmfest 2015 will run 1st-4th October at Odeon Printworks, Manchester.
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Grimmfest announce 2015 date and new venue

Grimmfest-logo-896x1024Grimm Up North are excited to announce the 2015 festival dates & brand new venue for their annual International Festival of Fantastic Film – GRIMMFEST. The 7th edition of the UK festival, dedicated to screening the best in Cult, Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy cinema, will take place 1st -4th of October at Manchester’s Odeon Printworks.

In previous years the festival held screenings in multiple venues around Manchester, but this year Grimmfest are pleased to announce a partnership with Odeon at their northern flagship cinema set within an entertainment complex The Printworks. The impressive cinema plays host to the largest IMAX outside of London, 20 state of the art digital screens.

Working in partnership with Odeon, Grimmfest 2015 will present the most exciting new titles in genre cinema from around the world with exclusive celebrity appearances, add that to the list of exciting content announcements yet to come, 2015 will be the very best edition of the festival.

Festival Director Simeon Halligan is even more excited than usual to unleash Grimmfest this year, “Printworks will make a fantastic home for the festival; we are super excited to be working with the Printworks team who are as determined as we are to put on an amazing show”.

Building on the success of Grimmfest 2014 is important to Halligan “last year’s premières & preview screenings were sell outs, particularly exciting were the screenings of SERENITY, THE BABADOOK & 30th anniversary screening of A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, but this year working with Odeon Printworks we want to not only deliver sell out shows, but grow the audience and introduce even more people to GRIMMFEST”

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In previous years Grimmfest has largely focused on premièring new Horror films with a side serving of other genres, a strategy that has seen it become one of the most popular genre film festivals in the UK. This year’s GRIMMFEST will deliver an even greater diversity, keeping its Horror Core, but bringing to audiences a great number of ‘GENRE GEMS’.

Halligan “We will always spotlight new horror genre material but we wish to embrace the full spectrum of fantastic films with a view to becoming the festival for fantastic film in the UK. Manchester is the UK’s second city and deserves a top class international film festival. Today’s announcement of our new Odeon Printworks home, takes us a couple of steps closer to that goal”.

Steve Gleave General Manchester of the Odeon Printworks is equally excited about their collaboration, “It’s great that we can host GRIMMFEST here at ODEON Manchester. This is the perfect festival of film for fans of brand new and classic horror, cult, fantasy and Sci-fi movies from around the world. It’s fantastic that we can host festivals such as this for dedicated film fans in Manchester!” Adam Jackson, Conference & Events Coordinator of ODEON Manchester says “Having worked with the GRIMMFEST team for some time already I am very excited to help deliver the most anticipated Manchester film festival for horror & sci-fi fans alike!”

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For more info on Grimmfest and the regular screenings Grimm Up North show in Manchester then please visit their website – http://grimmfest.com/grimmupnorth/