Grimmfest Easter Edition

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor

1 — 5 April 2021 Tickets from £38 — Book now

Grimmfest presents their inaugural Easter Edition this April, with five days of horror movies to enjoy from the comfort of your own home. The festival starts on Thu 1 April with UK premieres of Kourosh Ahari’s Iranian-American haunted hotel horror The Night (we’re told to expect The Shining vibes) and Lluis Danes’ The Barcelona Vampiress — a shocking reimagining of a real-life case.

From there, viewers can virtually line up for daily double bills stretching across the long Bank Holiday weekend, with ten feature film premieres from around the world, accompanied by short films, cast and crew Q&As, exclusive introductions and more. Amongst the events of note is a screening of Tyler Posey and Donald Sutherland in Johnny Martin’s high-octane shocker Alone, and a partnership with distributor Arrow Video that includes a screening of Justin McConnell’s anticipated Clapboard Jungle.

While the team at Grimmfest stress that they can’t wait to get back to putting on in-person events, they are still managing to ensure their online events maintain that collective aspect and communal feel that has made the festival such a success. As festival Director Simeon Halligan puts it: “Online, at home, but together in spirit.”

1 — 5 April 2021 Tickets from £38 Book now

Where to go near Grimmfest Easter Edition

Fairfield Social Club

Launching in spring 2024, Fairfield Social Club is a multi-purpose site next to Angel Meadows Park in the Green Quarter.

The Coro

Nestled in the heart of Ulverston, a rural market town on the fringes of the Lake District, stands The Coro —an esteemed historic hub for arts, culture, and entertainment

Sam Read Bookseller

Award-winning small bookshop in the Lake District. Est. by Sam Read in 1887. Run by Will Smith and Polly Atkin.


Capri serves up homely, family-style Italian food in North Yorkshire.

Manchester Wine Tours

Manchester Wine Tours is a relaxed, fun wine tour, taking in four or five venues across three hours, plus six high-quality glasses of wine.

Juno Books

Friendly local queer and intersectional feminist bookshop in Sheffield. Visit for interesting fiction and non fiction books.

The Dusty Miller

Family friendly pub situated in the beautiful village of Mytholmroyd.

Winckley Square
Winckley Square

Hosting a variety of year-round events, from guided walks to jazz evenings, Winckley Square is a Georgian square packed with history in Preston city centre.

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