After over a year of “home invasions” in the form of virtual screenings and online events, this October Grimmfest will be returning to the cinema. Their festival team is delighted to announce that from 7th to 10th October 2021 they will return to the Odeon Great Northern for a live event.
They will be joined by a true icon of genre cinema; the guest of honour, the incomparable Dee Wallace, recipient of this year’s Grimmfest Lifetime Achievement Award.
They will also be celebrating a remarkable five decade career that ranges from such classics as THE STEPFORD WIVES, THE HILLS HAVE EYES, THE HOWLING, E.T., CUJO and CRITTERS, to equally boundary pushing recent films such as Rob Zombie’s THE LORDS OF SALEM and James Suttles’ THE NEST, which recently had its World Premiere at Grimmfest.
Right now, celebrating the genre, and those who have done so much to shape it, seems more important to us than ever before alongside highlighting new, exciting cutting edge genre movies from all over the world.
With that in mind, they will once again host the Grimmfest annual awards; from BEST FEATURE FILM to BEST SCARE, there will be twelve awards up for grabs and every selected film will be eligible and viewed by our Jury of industry professionals.
This year’s Jury includes ‘Horror Channel’ head honcho Stewart Bridle and the multi-talented director, actress and screenwriter Brea Grant (12 HOUR SHIFT).
GRIMMFEST festival director Simeon Halligan said:
“The response to our online festival during the pandemic was incredible and revealed that people will always find a way to discover and enjoy new cinematic voices, whatever the circumstances. As we venture back into cinemas, Grimmfest 2021 will also maintain its virtual presence for those who are unable to attend in person.”
ODEON events exec Bill Brock said:
“At ODEON, we pride ourselves on being the destination of choice for film lovers – whether your passion is for blockbuster action films, family favourites or cult horror classics. We know film-lovers have been missing the big screen experience over the past year, so we’re very pleased to be supporting Grimmfest again. It has never been so important to come together and celebrate cinema with likeminded film fans, and we look forward to seeing more events like this take place in the near future”.
Passes for Grimmfest 2021 are now on sale.