Grimmfest Halloween Horror Nights

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor

30 — 31 October 2020 Tickets from £10 — Book now

Looking for a scary movie to watch this Halloween? This year you can hand over control to Grimmfest, Manchester’s premiere horror and genre film festival, who have curated two nights of blood, gore, monsters and mayhem for film fans to enjoy from home.

Starting on Halloween-eve, there are over four hours of scheduled content each evening, with four feature film premieres joined by a selection of shorts that explore everything from the horrors of short term rentals in In the Mirrors, to the grisly comedy of life as a hitwoman in Green Cobra.

Feature film-wise, Friday 30 October sees first time UK showings of Beast Mode — a black-hearted satire of crass celebrity — and Homewrecker, a savage study of social awkwardness that starts off in a yoga classroom.

For Halloween itself, Zach Galligan of Gremlins fame is joined by metal royalty in the form of Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, for the spooky anthology Bad Candy. That’s before an all-girl punk band is kidnapped and forced to fight in gladiatorial combat the Northern UK premiere of Spare Parts.

Where to go near Grimmfest Halloween Horror Nights

House of Fu Manchester

First Leeds, now Manchester. Expect picture perfect ramen, gyoza and cocktails at the upcoming restaurant and cocktail bar.

City Centre

Allpress at NOMA is a home to all things coffee, with a café and seasonal menu incorporating locally sourced ingredients.


Forty-Seven is a luxury boutique hotel on Peter Street in Manchester city centre, above the high-end Indian restaurant Asha’s.

Event venue
The Bookish Type

An independent bookshop specialising in literature across the LGBTIQA+ spectrum
From novels to children’s books, YA to memoirs, non-fiction to graphic novels… there’s a whole range of specialist queer literature to be found at The Bookish Type.

Bar or Pub
Henry C

Henry C is an intimate neighbourhood bar in Chorlton, serving up superb quality drinks.

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Dead Man’s Shoes at HOME

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Cultplex know you like scary movies, which is why they’ve lined up four of them to kick off their spooky season this October.

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