The organisers of Grimmfest have finally sated the thirst (for blood...?) of anticipant horror fans by announcing the line-up for the 2014 festival. With screenings from around the world this is set to be not only the biggest, but the most diverse festival yet and one that must not be missed! As well as the opening night details already released and the extremely exciting appearance by Goblin playing live accompaniment to Dario Argento's horror classic SUSPIRIA there are a host of films certain to wet any appetite.
'Saturday and Sunday play host to Grimmfest’s best line up yet! For your pleasure and discomfort we present: Oliver Frampton’s Social Realist Terror THE FORGOTTEN, Gerald Johnson’s side splitting Kiwi Horror Comedy HOUSEBOUND, James Ward Byrkit’s Mind bender COHERENCE (Starring Nicholas Brandon of Buffy fame), the hysterical vampire comedy from The Flight of The Conchords team WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, Kevin Kolsch & Dennis Widmyer’s Critically acclaimed Satanic Hollywood tale STARRY EYES, whacky and beaver fevered ZOMBEAVERS, Jeff Baena’s fantastic indie RomZomCom LIFE AFTER BETH, Till Kleinert’s German slasher masterpiece THE SAMURAI, a film that needs no introduction WOLFCOP and closing our festival will be Ivan Kavanagh’s superb, chilling thriller THE CANAL.
The Grimmfest Fringe screenings will also be back for its second year with two two distinctive themes, bringing some of the greatest in extreme and independent horror from around the world! Our fringe line up begins on Thursday with our WOMEN IN HORROR SHOWCASE which will feature films from some of the best women in the horror world who specialise in making grown men scream featuring Venezuelan Suspense flick THE HOUSE AT THE END OF TIME starring Ruddy Rodríguez, the manhood destroying revenge short from Chelsey Burdon SHE, Jessica Cameron’s fantastically gruesome TRUTH OR DARE, Neon Noir Horror JULIA starring Ashley C. Williams, and Post Apocalyptic Thriller THE WELL starring rising talent Haley Lu Richardson.
The second strand of our film will our HEAD F**K CINEMA SHOWCASE such as Joseph O'Brien’s feature debut DEVILS MILE, Black Comedic Sci-fi thriller L.F.O, mind boggler THE RECONSTRUCTION OF WILLIAM ZERO, twisted thriller OPEN GRAVE Starring Sharlto Copley (District 9, Elysium) and Australia’s very first Giallo film from Writer Director Sam Barrett SORORAL.
Also being showcased at the festival & our fringe events will be some of the best in brand new short films! We are excited to be featuring SOLITUDO, the new short from Alice Lowe (Sightseers, Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace), GET SOME from Adam & Joe Horton starring John Hannah (The Mummy) & Warren Brown (Luther) plus Demonic possession tale THE VISITANT starring Amy Smart (The Butterfly Effect), Andy Stewart’s SPLIT, Lovecraft influenced thriller VOMICA, Spanish pitch black gothic comedy DON’T PLAY WITH THE FOOD, Cronenbergian body horror meets crime thriller THE STOMACH, Matt Barker’s ALL I KNOW IS NOTHING, and the stunning moody portrait of a serial killer from Fredrik Hana (Angst, P*ss & Drid) AUTUMN HARVEST.
Stay tuned to www.grimmfest.com for more festival announcements. Day passes will be on sale 1pm Friday 3rd September.
FULL FESTIVAL PASSES are on sale NOW, these passes get you into everything at The Dancehouse (Including Goblin & the Opening Gala), Half Price tickets to all fringe events, and a VIP Festival bag featuring a Lionsgate DVD, the latest Starburst Magazine, Free Rentals from TheHorrorShow.TV, a limited edition Chucky Mask, plus entry to exclusive prize draws.”