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Event Series Event Series: Grimmfest 2023


3 October - 6 October

Grimmfest brings the very best in new independent genre cinema and classic genre films to Manchester UK and beyond

6th to 8th October 2023 – BOOK NOW

We are back at the Odeon Great Northern for four days of wonderful horror and genre film premieres.

The festival seeks the very best cutting edge and exciting new horror and genre movies to premiere in the north of the UK. Every selected film will benefit from extensive press coverage and will also be in the running for one of our prestigious Reaper awards.


Guilt, emotional damage and fear of the dark collide with local legend, a treacherous landscape, and an unseen threat, as a park ranger and her former partner search for a missing woman in a vast and dangerous nature reserve, in FROM DARKNESS, Philip W. de Silva’s engrossing, harrowing and visually stunning fusion of Scandi-noir, Swedish mythology, and the supernatural, which has its Northern UK Premiere at Grimmfest.

A weekend hen party camping trip goes badly and bloodily wrong, as tensions are exposed, friendships betrayed, and psychopathologies unleashed, in Robyn August’s smart and surprisingly savage satiric slasher, KILLHER. Boasting spectacularly splattery practical effects, cartoonishly cruel carnage, and anchored by a star-making lead performance by M. C. Huff, this is a crowd-pleasing call back to old school 80s slashers, which finds unnerving new life in classic genre tropes. The film has its International Premiere at Grimmfest.

Aaron Fradkin, director of VAL, makes a welcome return to Grimmfest with the International premiere of BEEZEL, an enigmatic and unsettling chronicle of the increasingly sinister legends and dark history surrounding a suburban New England house over a fifty-year period.  A portmanteau of narratively interlinked vignettes exploring the influence of an ancient evil upon several generations of the same family, the film presents stories across generations and multiple formats, not simply to suggest the passage of time, but also to produce a record of overlapping experiences that slowly reveal the true identity and intentions of the evil haunting the family house.

Federico Zampaglione (SHADOW) channels the classic era of Italian Gothic horror cinema in the full-bloodied and ferocious fable, THE WELL. TERRIFIER 2’s Lauren Lavera stars as an ambitious young art restorer, enlisted by a sinister Baroness to salvage a fire-damaged family portrait, only to discover demonic activities down in the cellar. Conjuring up the baroque bizarreness of Argento, the gleeful grotesquery of Fulci, and the sly satire of Farina, the film unleashes its horrors with an admirably straight face and considerable visual panache. THE WELL will have its English Premiere at Grimmfest.

And, in the generation-traumatising tradition of Peter Watkins’ THE WAR GAME and Mick Jackson’s THREADS, Grimmfest is delighted to present the International Premiere of Loïs Dols de Jong’s suffocatingly tense, emotionally brutal, and utterly unflinching AMSTERDAM ALERT; a masterclass of white-knuckle cinema verité storytelling, in which the city of Amsterdam is faced with the thirty-minute countdown to a nuclear strike, and the instinct for survival overrides every other consideration. In the current global political climate, it’s a film that feels all-too-terrifyingly real.

More news on our 2024 movie premieres coming soon!!

Book Grimmfest at Odeon Great Northern Warehouse



3 October
6 October
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Odeon Great Northern
Great Northern Warehouse
Manchester, M3 4EN United Kingdom
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