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At the weekend DN is going to be catching as many horror films as our fragile minds can take at Manchester’s annual horror and cult film festival – Grimmfest. It’s been really pleasing to watch the rise of Grimm Up North, the festival’s organisers, who have been slowly spreading their Lovecraftian tentacles across Manchester these last few years. This is the seventh Grimmfest, but they’re organising events and screenings throughout the year. If there’s an unusual cult film playing in Manchester, chances are they’re pulling the strings like a deranged puppet master. This year’s big event is taking place at the Printworks Odeon. You can peruse the full line-up of films and guest appearances on the Grimmfest website – or simply sit back and let us do the work while we talk you through what we’re intending to scare ourselves silly with…

The Hallow

Corin Hardy’s debut full-length feature and a nice opportunity to see if his forthcoming remake of The Crow will be in capable hands…

Turbo Kid

If you’re too cool to have bought into Kung Fury, then this might be the film for you. Genuinely low-budget and inventive fun…

We Are Still Here

Classy looking film made by people who know their horror history. This comes with some significant recommendations from people whose opinions we trust…

Hellions

Hellions has had some mixed reactions, but we love director Bruce McDonald’s Pontypool from a few years back, as well as his non-horror Broken Social Scene music doc This Movie Is Broken, so here’s hoping…

Hellraiser

Simply one of the best British horror films of all time, Grimmfest is playing a newly restored version of Clive Barker’s debut.

We’re as giddy as a fool who’s just bought a strange box that promises to give us immortality by opening a portal to another dimension. Be sure to come back to DN to see how it all worked for us…

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