Team Grimmfest have been busy building what is said to be their best festival line up yet and their first film announcement has certainly warmed our cold hearts as the first three films have been announced. Featuring three very different UK Premieres, Grimmfest have searched around the globe at such festivals as Sundance, SXSW and Fantasia International Fantastic Film Festival to ensure this years festival attendees will see some of the very best of horror and fantasy.
The first film comes from the creators of The Signal. SYNCHRONICITY is a mind-bending ‘Sci-fi Noir’ in the tradition of Dark City, Blade Runner, and Alphaville starring Chad McKnight, Michael Ironside and Brianne Davis. The film follows physicist Jim Beale just as he invents a machine that can fold space-time, suddenly a rare Dahlia appears from the future. He must now find the flower’s identical match in the present to prove his machine works. Jim soon discovers that the Dahlia lies in the hands of a mysterious girl, who seduces him into revealing his secrets. Convinced that he’s fallen prey to a femme fatale trying to steal his invention, Jim travels back in time to stop her betrayal before it happens. But once in the past, Jim uncovers a surprising truth about the machine, the girl, and his own reality.
EXCESS FLESH is the new shocking body horror from writer and director Patrick Kennelly. The film centres around Jill who is obsessed with her new roommate Jennifer, a promiscuous and sexy hotshot in the LA Fashion scene. New to the city and recently single, Jill is unable to keep up as she binges and purges to stay thin; eventually hating herself and everyone around her. Her jealousy and rage spiral out of control — Jennifer has everything, and Jill wants to be just like her. If Jill can’t BE Jennifer, she must destroy her.
Finally the third film is the fantastic HE NEVER DIED, the new brutal vampire horror film starring punk legend Henry Rollins, Stephen Ogg and Booboo Stewart. He Never Died follows Jack, Jack in a rut. Depression and severe anti-social behavior has whittled down his existence to sleeping and watching television. Seeing the human race as little more than meat with a pulse, Jack has no interest to bond with anyone. There’s little purpose for him to make friends with someone he’d eventually eat or outlive by more than a millennia. The fuse is lit when Jack’s past comes back to rattle him. Jack must now walk a tight rope of sobriety and try to eat as few people as possible in this violent tale of personal responsibility.
We’re already excited for what’s to come and we look forward to the festival when it takes over the Odeon Printworks in Manchester between 1st and 4th October where there will be at least 20 feature film premieres and a plethora of the best new genre shorts from around the globe. We have a feeling it’s going to be bloody fantastic and it will be a shame if you were to miss out!
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