This Easter, Grimm Up North are hosting what has been nicknamed a “mini Grimmfest” – that’s six films spread over three separate nights, with the option to pick-and-choose which nights you want to attend. Or alternatively save money and catch all six films with a special multipass costing just £20! The three nights are each being held at a stunningly restored Art Deco super cinema in Stockport, the Plaza. Though a little way out of Manchester itself, it takes less than 10 minutes to reach Stockport by train and it’s entirely worth the trip just to get a glimpse inside this gorgeous building.
Kicking off the first of the three nights on 26th March is Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever, the North-West premiere of this brand new documentary exploring the history of Slasher movies, with insightful commentary from some of the genre’s most celebrated filmmakers. This is paired alongside forgotten slasher gem Intruder (1989) which boasts Bruce Campbell and Sam & Ted Raimi among its cast. The Grimm Up North team describe this film as a combination of ”a deliciously dark sense of humour, strikingly stylish and inventive camerawork, and some truly eye-popping gore FX, in a truly twisted take on the retail trade.” To top off the night, the director/producer from Slice and Dice will be present at the event to offer up some prizes and talk about the making of the documentary!
On March 28th, the Grimm team are back with two brand new horror films. They’re hosting the North-West premiere of Entity, a British supernatural horror film set in Russia. The filmmaker Steve Stone will also be present to host a Q&A entitled ‘How to produce a successful low budget horror movie’. This could be a great chance for any budding filmmakers or students to come along and pick up some tips. Also screening is I Didn’t Come Here to Die, an American teen horror flick which has already been compared to Raimi’s The Evil Dead (1981) in terms of being an excellent debut feature film by director Bradley Scott Sullivan.
Rounding off Mini Grimmfest on April 4th, Grimm Up North are hosting a Cronenberg double-bill. They’ll be screening two cult classics from earlier in his career, Scanners (1981) and The Brood (1979) both remastered in HD.
Tickets are available for each night for just £8, or the multipass for £20 which gets you in to all three events. Multipass buyers will also be able to pick up a free goodie bag at the venue, consisting of a free DVD, t-shirt, poster and magazine. For more information on this event and to find out how to get your tickets, visit the Grimm Up North website. From there you can also subscribe to their email newsletter or follow their Facebook page in order to keep up-to-date with news on all their upcoming events, as well as the 2013 festival.