Manchester's premiere horror and cult film festival returns this year for another instalment of strange and creepy goodness. There's a great line-up of films and guests include The Woman star Pollyanna McIntosh and Nightbreed's Nicholas Vince. The action kicks off on October 3, featuring highly-anticipated headliner American Mary.

Weekend festival passes are available.

View Complete Schedule

View previous years coverage of the Grimmfest festival:

Box office and information

Grimmfest Latest Reviews

Yellow
Yellow
A serial killer makes taunting phone calls.
Attack Of The Werewolves
Attack Of The Werewolves
A writer returns to his Galician village expecting to receive an award, but the villagers have very different plans for him.
Crawl
Crawl
When a garage owner hires a mysterious hitman to dispose of his business rival, things go from bad to worse.
American Mary
American Mary
A disenfranchised medical student goes AWOL into the lucrative underworld of unnecessary surgery.
Sinister
Sinister
A ghost story and found footage meet a hackneyed true-crime novelist.
Some Guy Who Kills People
Some Guy Who Kills People
Released from an asylum, a young man struggles to rebuild his life, but he's still threatened by the high school bullies who caused his breakdown. It's time to make them pay.
Cockneys Vs Zombies
Cockneys Vs Zombies
Bank robbers fight their way out of zombie-infested London.
Grabbers
Grabbers
A small island community is terrorised by monsters from the sea.
The Devil Rides Out
The Devil Rides Out
When two friends discover a third has become caught up in a Satanist cult, the race is on to save his soul and that of a beautiful stranger.
Basket Case
Basket Case
Cult horror à la basket.
A-Z of Grimmfest 2012 reviews >>>

Grimmfest Features

Grimm reaper
We meet the man behind Manchester's horror spectacular.
News

Portrait of a lady and a city Fabien Constant on Sarah Jessica Parker and the team behind Blue Night

Style and grace Kate Novack and Andrew Rossi on The Gospel According To André

On the road again Kent Jones on Tribeca award winner Diane

Putting island in doc Gabrielle Brady on the challenges of shooting Island Of The Hungry Ghosts

More news and features

Playing Now

Eye For Film continues to support festivals both locally and across the world. At the moment, we're covering:

Cannes Film Festival
The world's most famous film festival

Tribeca Film Festival
Young festival celebrating new voices in New York

Istanbul Film Festival
Turkey's premier film festival

New Directors/New Films
Celebration of new cinematic voices in New York

Flare
The London LGBTQ Film Festival

In the Archive


Archive of festival coverage.

Daily diary and reviews from 2005-2018.

Coverage of the lynchpin German festival.