As always, October brings with it a surplus of scary films timed to coincide with Hallowe’en. Grimmfest are first up with their annual celebration of horror, cult and fantasy cinema. This year’s programme includes a slice of American Gothic, an exploration of Nordic horror and some Asian extreme cinema. Over in Stockport, prepared to be scared witless by The Blob as Stockport Plaza present their first ever Midnight Matinee. Meanwhile, Psycho gets an outing at the Albert Hall, where Hitchcock’s masterful slasher will be accompanied by a live score from Manchester Camerata.
Not into the scary stuff? Take a look at the Design Manchester 2016 Film Season screening at HOME: each film will be accompanied by an introduction from a design expert.
Here are our top 5 picks
Grimmfest is back! Manchester’s festival of horror, cult and fantastic film returns with a scary selection of titles from around the world. The sprawling, four-day programme kicks off on Thursday 6th October with the Marilyn Manson-starring Let Me Make You A Martyr.
Stockport Plaza are putting on their first ever midnight movie and they couldn’t have picked a much better title. Steve McQueen stars in cult classic sci-fi, The Blob, a film that delivers all of the thrills, spills and excitement you could ask for on a Saturday night.
The team behind Design Manchester 2016 celebrate design in cinema with a terrific short season of films each introduced by an industry expert. The carefully curated programme includes a chance to revisit Brad Pitt’s enduring turn as Tyler Durden in Fight Club and Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece, Vertigo.
HOME’s Artist Film Weekender returns this Friday for the second annual celebration of the alt-wonderful world of artist film. From Finnish Video Art to Manchester film collective FOOMOO, the weekend is packed full screenings, special guests, premieres and discussions.