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Grimmfest


The Gamemaster and Miriam

Whilst it’s become something of a cliché, the portrayal of rich and powerful white men as bad parents, not to mention dubious people, still often rings true. Power and money can easily corrupt and that obsession with accumulating as much as possible can lead to neglecting other areas of your life. Especially your family and …

Jeremiasz and Athena

Airports are eerie and haunting places. They function as transit hubs for people who are either embarking on a journey or returning home, providing a space which acts like something akin to being in a state of limbo. There is a lot of thought and planning which goes into building these ‘cathedrals of the sky’ …

electricity

As humans, we’ve long been fascinated with getting bigger, better, faster and stronger. Physical strength and muscular prowess have been a desirable feature, for obvious reasons, of soldiers and warriors down through history. Even going back to Ancient Greece and the first Olympics or the modern incarnations, we celebrate athleticism in many forms. However, homo …

Mara

Memory is a fragile thing. Anyone with friends or relatives who suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s know just how painfully true this can be. On the other hand, those suffering from trauma or grief may gladly surrender certain events from their recollection. It’s an area which intrigues science fiction filmmakers, creating such wonderful cinema as …

Lili and Eduardo

Each filmmaker approaches their craft in a unique and individual way. This goes all the way back to the basics of how they write or approach a script to the choices made around filming and the equipment they’re going to use. One of the most complicated and complex ways of producing a film is by …

Leo and Virginia

Modern technology has been rapidly changing the face of cinema. Long gone are the days when you need cumbersome equipment or a complex development process. Today, all you need is a mobile device, a lot of imagination and the appropriate software. The likes of Steven Soderbergh and Sean Baker have demonstrated what can be done …

There are stories and legends of vampires in many cultures and societies around the world. Whilst this folklore deviates in many ways, the evil at the heart of it largely stays the same. It’s a term which has been bandied around as a way of stigmatising or targeting certain people and groups, or as cautionary …

Grimmfest takes place in Manchester every October and has cemented itself on the UK horror film festival calendar. Given the current ‘situation’, things have been a little different over the last year. However, whilst most of us are stuck indoors with little to do, they’ve decided to launch something a little special. Grimmfest Easter Horror …

Imagine, you’ve waited months to see a film at the cinema just to have it spoiled by inconsiderate people during the screening. Audience members talking, playing with their phones or getting up and down all the time. To have an experience ruined and be frequently ‘pulled out’ of the moment. Understandably, it might well make …

There’s something about late night radio talk shows which seems to attract the wild animals out there. The lonely, the troubled and those who live around the fringes of life. The creatures of the night seem drawn in like moths to a flame. Both at the end of a radio and behind a microphone. This …