Manchester's annual festival of sinister cinema returns with another strong line-up of thrills and chills from around the world. We're just adding the details now, so watch this space for more.

The festival runs from 5 to 8 October.

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The Coffee Table
The Coffee Table
Black comedy about a young couple facing a tricky moment in their relationship.
8 Found Dead
8 Found Dead
Two couples go on a weekend getaway in the middle of the desert, only to discover that their Airbnb is already occupied. It's a long and bloody night told from four points-of-view.
What You Wish For
What You Wish For
A chef with gambling problems flees to a Latin American villa where he assumes another man's identity.
The Sacrifice Game
The Sacrifice Game
The story of Samantha and Clara, two students who are staying behind for the holidays at their boarding school, who must survive the night against uninvited visitors.
Give Me An A
Give Me An A
16 women filmmakers make their voices heard with this anthology of genre-themed short films, all made in direct response to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.
A man who is down on his luck wakes up one day to find that an explosive device has been implanted in his neck.
Mother Superior
Mother Superior
1975, Rosenkreuz Manor. Sigrun Fink, desperate for information about her biological family, starts a new position as nurse to the aging, ill and eccentric Baroness Heidenreich. For a shared longing binds them together: the old lady’s memory contains the secret to Sigrun's true identity; the nurse’s lifeforce holds the key to the future for the Baroness.

Grimmfest Features

The believers
Jenn Wexler on exploring her favourite horror tropes in The Sacrifice Game
A taste of honey
Nicholas Tomnay on the corporate nightmare in What You Wish For
Pulling the strings
Evan Marlowe on the holes in cinema, working with puppets, and Abruptio
Strange bedfellows
Marie Alice Wolfszahn on hidden history and Mother Superior

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