GASP! Horror Festival at CultPlex

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor
GASP! Film Festival

GASP! Horror Festival at Cultplex, Manchester 17 — 18 June 2023 Tickets from £5.00 — Book now

GASP! Horror Festival arrives in Manchester this June for an inaugural edition filled with werewolves and scream queens, killer clowns and queer classics, all dedicated to showcasing diversity in horror.

The line-up is dedicated exclusively to work by female filmmakers, international filmmakers, people with disabilities, people of colour and the LGBTQ+ community – making this a unique festival for the city. Held at GRUB’s Cultplex, the line-up promises six feature length films and two short film showcases spread across Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 June.

Highlights include the UK Premiere of Wolf Hollow, a gloriously gory horror comedy from director Mark Cantu featuring horror legends Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp) and Lynn Lowry (Shivers, The Crazies). We also like the sound of New Religion, a Japanese horror from director Keishi Kondo, that organisers are comparing to the work of David Lynch.

Alongside the new films, GASP! have also lined up a closing night, fifth anniversary, showing of Argentinian provocateur Gaspar Noé’s Climax, and an enticing, mystery queer horror classic screening on the Saturday night.

GASP! Horror Festival at Cultplex, Manchester 17 — 18 June 2023 Tickets from £5.00 Book now

What's on at Cultplex

Where to go near GASP! Horror Festival at CultPlex

Cheetham Hill
Restaurant
Osaka Local

Wonderful Japanese street food vendor, often found at Grub and other street food events in and around Manchester and the North.

tours and activities guide
Cheetham Hill
Manchester Three Rivers Gin Distillery

Join the Gin renaissance with Manchester Three Rivers, a gin distillery situated in the heart of the Green Quarter making some fantastic gin as well as inviting people to get up close to the distillation process.

Salford
Bar or Pub
The Runaway Brewery

An exciting young Brewery on the Manchester scene, Runaway are creating a whole host of drinkable delights.

Manchester
Restaurant
Fairfield Social Club

Fairfield Social Club is a multi-purpose site next to Angel Meadows Park in the Green Quarter, ran by the team behind the much-loved Grub,.

Popup Bikes
Manchester
Café or Coffee Shop
Popup Bikes

Independently-run coffee shop and bike repair shop on the edge of the Green Quarter in Manchester.

Manchester
Event venue
Partisan

Partisan is a Manchester-based collective and volunteer-run space for independent, community led, DIY and cultural based projects. They have two floors for events, meetings, office space, live music, club nights, and art.

Salford
Gallery
1520 Studios

1520 Studios is bigger than a film and photography studio, also functioning as an event space and community hub.

Cheetham Hill
The Yard

New creative hub The Yard is home to a great little music venue, which tends to attract future-leaning electronic artists.

The exterior of The Pilcrow
Manchester
Bar or Pub
Sadler’s Cat

The Pilcrow is now Sadler’s Cat, a contemporary community pub at the heart of the NOMA neighbourhood. Overlooking Sadler’s Yard.

What's on: Cinema

Until
CinemaCheetham Hill
Jewish Culture Club

Meet new people, explore contemporary cultural works and learn about Jewish culture with Jewish Culture Club at Manchester Jewish Museum.

free entry
La Chimera
Until
CinemaManchester
La Chimera at HOME

Josh O’Connor leads a ramshackle band of grave robbers in Alice Rohrwacher’s stunning new film, La Chimera.

from £7.95
Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga
CinemaManchester
Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga at HOME

As the world fell, young Furiosa is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and falls into the hands of a great Biker Horde led by the Warlord Dementus.

from £7.95
Into the Melting Pot at Manchester Jewish Museum: A photograph showing a theatre stage. On the right side we can see a woman in a pink hijab with a travel bag in her hand. She has a yellow star pinned to her black blouse. She looks concerned. In the background there is a group of 5 musicians playing medieval instruments.
CinemaManchester
Into the Melting Pot at Manchester Jewish Museum

Be transported back to 15th-century Andalucia for a screening of a concert play tackling stories around integration, love, heritage and racial identity. Part of Manchester Jewish Museum’s Synagogue Scratch Season.

from £10.00

Culture Guides

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga
Cinema in Manchester and the North

From the latest installment in the Mad Max franchise, to silent movie masterpieces we highlight the best new releases and big screen classics showing near you this month.