Like many film festivals in 2020, Manchester's Grimmfest is taking place online so that viewers can enjoy the films without risking exposure to Covid-19. This is a strong year for horror cinema and the Grimmfest team have managed to find a few gems you won't want to miss.

The festival runs from 7 to 11 October.

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A young quadriplegic woman who has lost her sister moves to a country house with her father. A trained dog helps her, but then becomes her worst enemy.
Revenge Ride
Revenge Ride
After a young woman is drugged at a party, her cousin's all-female biker gang rides out for revenge.
Nine friends, each harbouring a dark secret, go camping in the woods. When they wake up with bombs strapped to their chests, they find themselves caught up in a deadly game.
A lonely carer looking for love becomes obsessed by a videotape featuring a man who offers to be his friend.
The Horror Crowd
The Horror Crowd
A documentary about the Hollywood horror community.
The relationship between two neighbouring farm families is strained when one of them chooses to lease land to an oil and gas company - and something long dormant and terrifying, deep beneath the earth's surface, is released.
The Oak Room
The Oak Room
During a raging snowstorm, a drifter returns home to the blue-collar bar located in the remote Canadian town where he was born. When he offers to settle an old debt with a grizzled bartender by telling him a story, the night's events quickly spin into a dark tale of mistaken identities, double-crosses and shocking violence.
Fried Barry
Fried Barry
Barry is a drug-addled, abusive bastard who - after yet another bender - is abducted by aliens. Barry takes a backseat as an alien visitor assumes control of his body and takes it for a joyride through Cape Town.

Grimmfest Features

Cape Town after dark
Ryan Kruger on Fried Barry and the future of South African film
The insider
Ruben Pla on moving from acting to directing with The Horror Crowd

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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