October 6, 2023 | October 8, 2023
GRIMMFEST, Manchester's International Festival of Fantastic Film, is a truly independent genre film festival, dedicated and committed to showcasing great movies by both new and established filmmakers from the world of genre cinema. We pride ourselves on premiering the very best in new horror, cult, extreme fantasy and sci-fi movies, alongside remastered classics.
Now well into its second decade, GRIMMFEST continues to draw a huge community of genre film fans, press and guests to Manchester (UK) and was recently named as one of the best genre film festivals in the world by MOVIE MAKER MAGAZINE and by website DREAD CENTRAL. The main festival traditionally takes place across the first weekend in October each year.
Previous guests have included: Reece Shearsmith (Inside No.9), Mick Garris (Sleepwalkers, The Stand), Alice Krige (Startrek: First contact, She Will), Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers), AJ Bowen (The Signal), Ramsey Campbell (Author), Charlotte Kirk (The Reckoning), Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator), Dee Wallace (E.T.), Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones), Johnny Vegas (Tales from the lodge), Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin, Steve Oram (Sightseers), Ross Noble (Stiches, QI), Martin Kemp (Spandau Ballet), Patrick Mower (The Devil Rides out), Dominic Brunt (Before Dawn, Emmerdale), Robin Hardy (The Wicker Man), Pollyanna McIntosh (The Woman), Matthew Holness (Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace), Alice Lowe (Prevenge), The cast of Clive Barker’s HELLRAISER, Myanna Buring (Ripper Street, The Decent), Kier-la Janisse (House of Psychotic Women) and many more.