Grimmfest releases 1st batch of festival passes and announces special guest.

UK genre film festival Grimmfest is delighted to announced that this year’s 10th Anniversary festival will take place at the ODEON Manchester Great Northern, 4th-7th October. (See our review of the 2016 and 2017 event).

Their special guest will be actress and horror genre icon BARBARA CRAMPTON. Renowned for her roles in cult classics such as RE-ANIMATOR and FROM BEYOND, Barbara continues to be a major figure in contemporary genre cinema, appearing in such acclaimed recent releases as YOU’RE NEXT, BEYOND THE GATES, SUN CHOKE, WE ARE STILL HERE and REPLACE.

Festival director Simeon Halligan said: “This is our 10th anniversary year and to celebrate, we will be focusing on women in horror. We’ve already announced our new awards structure and the all-female jury but we also felt it was perfect timing to invite one of our favourite screen stars to the festival“.

Barbara will be talking about her acting career and will introduce a special screening of 80’s horror classic RE-ANIMATOR as well as a premiere of one of her new movies. She will also receive a lifetime achievement award, sponsored by Horror Channel.

Full festival passes for the 10thedition of Grimmfest are on sale from 9am on Monday 4thJune, and are available to purchase at