In Haunt

2020 will mark an impressive 12 years of Grimmfest – the thriving festival of horror and fantastic film, taking place in Manchester, with an international reputation. In turn, recent announcements reveal that next year’s festival is set to be the biggest yet: expanded to run over an impressive FIVE days, from Wednesday 7 to Sunday 11 October 2020 at ODEON Manchester Great Northern.

Grimmfest 2020

This exciting news means that guests will be able to enjoy even more cutting-edge content – with Grimmfest after all recognised for its range of new horror and cult films, including exciting premieres and special industry guests. Attendees have an opportunity not just to enjoy a range of boundary-pushing cinema but to see their idols too!

And that is not all. The first star guest for 2020 has been recently confirmed – the American filmmaker and screenwriter Mick Garris!

Mick (pictured below) has been at the heart of the horror genre for many years; the iconic Masters of Horror anthology and the series Fear Itself, to name just some examples. He has worked with other horror legends including John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper and Stephen King – and he will be in attendance at Grimmfest to share some insight into his distinguished career, as well as receiving a Grimmfest Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in the horror genre. Mick’s work is no stranger to Grimmfest after all, as he was a key driving force behind Nightmare Cinema, which proved very popular indeed at Grimmfest 2017.

Mick Garris But what about tickets for the upcoming festival? Grimmfest is giving a great ‘Black Friday’ opportunity – as a limited amount of reduced price, early bird, full festival passes will be available from 8am (GMT) on Friday 29 November for a strictly limited time only. Keep updated on the festival website, plus Facebook and Twitter

Considering that 2019’s edition enthralled guests (see our Haunt Account by Heather Oriana Petrocelli here) with its range of cinema content and special guests such as the Soska Sisters, Grimmfest 2020 is certainly highly anticipated – and marks the festival going from strength to strength in its 2nd decade. It is perhaps no wonder it was recently voted one of the top ‘30 Bloody Best Genre Festivals in the World’ by Movie Maker magazine – and horror fans won’t want to miss out on this exciting opportunity.




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