Manchester’s premiere genre film festival Grimmfest is about to celebrate its 12th birthday. To mark the occasion, 2020’s fest will boast a bigger, better and bloodier line-up than ever before. In order to contain the madness and mayhem, the festival has had to expand. It will now run for five whole days, from Wednesday 7th of October until Sunday 11th October.
The team behind Grimmfest have also announced their first guest. Mick Garris has worked with a plethora of horror legends, including Stephen King, John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper and Dario Argento. In his work as a screenwriter, producer and director, Garris has been at the centre of horror cinema since the 80s. He was also the creator and showrunner for much-loved anthology series Masters of Horror.
In recognition of his enormous contribution to genre cinema, Grimmfest will be honouring Garris with their Lifetime Achievement Award.
Grimmfest has long been one of our favourite annual horror events, punching well above its weight in terms of the quality and quantity of talent that they showcase. We’re delighted that the festival is now expanding into a five-day extravaganza. To make sure you beat the rush, a limited amount of reduced price, early bird, full fest passes will be available from 8am on Black Friday (29th November) for a strictly limited time.