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Grimmfest Opening Gala Lineup Announced

As you may already know, Grimmfest is returning to Manchester between 2nd and 5th October. The weekend will feature a whole host of special events, previews, premieres and Q&A’s with the attending guests as well as offering a few more surprises along the way. Eventhough the festival line up is yet to be announced, tickets have already gone on sale. However, the Opening Night Gala will kick off the festival in style featuring two features, an exclusive short film premiere and some surprising special guests.

Starting the night will be the World Premiere of Melanie Light‘s short film THE HERD. Starring Pollyanna McIntosh (The Woman), Victoria Broom (Stalled) and Charlotte Hunter (Emmerdale), The Herd sees a group of women enslaved, inseminated and abused by their captors for one reason only – their milk. It might sound bizarre but this ‘Vegan Feminist Horror’ promises to churn your stomachs.


Following The Herd will be the English Premiere of Brian O’Malley‘s horror LET US PREY. Starring Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones) and Pollyana McIntosh (The Woman), Let us Pray joins Rachel (McIntosh) as a police officer who is about to begin her frist nightshift. In walks Six (Cunningham) and all hell breaks loose in this tense thriller. Making an apperance to take part in a Q&A after the film will be Pollyanna McIntosh, Liam Cunningham (TBC), Douglas Russell, Hanna Stanbridge and Brian O’Malley.

Following that Grimmfest will host the UK premiere of SUBURBAN GOTHIC, the new feature from Richard Bates Jr (Excision). Starring Matthew Gray Gubler (500 Days of Summer), Kat Dennings (Thor), Ray Wise (Robocop), Jeffrey Combs (Reanimator), and John Waters, Suburban Gothic tells the story of Raymond who is kicked out of his big city apartment to return home. But when a vengeful ghost terrorizes the small own, Raymond teams up with a local bartender called Becca to solve the mystery and stop the spirit intent on destruction.

I hope you share our enthusiasm as we think this is going to be a fantastic year for Grimmfest. Tickets are on sale now and you can get yours here, meanwhile the full festival line-up will be announced next week.


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