Grimm Up North join forces with Odeon Printworks for Grimmfest 2015
Manchester’s home to horror and cult films, Grimm Up North, have been gathering and presenting the very best horrors, old favorites, popular fantasy and sci-fi movies on a regular basis and treating film fans to movie magic by showcasing revived cult classics in unusual venues or at fun filmic events. But the real gem of the organisation is their annual movie extravaganza, Grimmfest. Now Grimm Up North are excited to announce that they will be hosting the 7th edition of Grimmfest across four jam packed days 1-4th October.
This year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever with Grimm Up North teaming up with Odeon cinema at their Northern flagship cinema within an entertainment complex called The Printworks in Manchester. Whereas previously Grimm Up North have hosted their festival film showings in a variety of locations, this will be the first year all the screenings are concentrated in one venue. And what an impressive venue to choose, with Odeon Printworks boasting the largest IMAX outside London and 20 cutting edge digital screenings, making for incredible and intense horror and sci-fi showcases.
A lot of the festival content is still under wraps but if previous years are anything to go by special celebrity appearances and thrilling new titles, both blockbuster and independent, in genre cinema from around the globe are on the cards, making Grimmfest a prime date in any horror fanatic and film buff’s calendar.
Festival Director Simeon Halligan said: “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.”
Halligan continued: “Last year’s premieres and preview screenings were sell outs, particularly exciting were the screenings of Serenity, The Babadook and the 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.”
Grimmfest always offers a generous helping of side genres, such as fantasy and sci-fi alongside it’s horror foundations, and this year’s festival is set to deliver their most diverse array of films yet.
Halligan added: “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. Our recent announcement of our new Odeon Printworks home, takes us a couple of steps closer to that goal.”
Echoing the festival director’s excitement is Steve Gleave, General Manchester of the Odeon Printworks. “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 and Events Coordinator of Odeon Manchester emulated the same excitement. “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!”