Grimmfest 2015: First Three Films Revealed!


Popular UK film festival Grimmfest is taking place the 1st-4th of October at Manchester’s Odeon Printworks, and the first three films in this year’s lineup have been revealed. Read on for the details!

From the Press Release:
We are proud to announce three very different UK Premieres that have been making waves at festivals around the world such as Sundance, SXSW, and Fantasia International Fantastic Film Festival:

  • SYNCHRONICITY from Jacob Gentry (The Signal), which is described as “a mind-bending sci-fi noir in the tradition of Dark City, Blade Runner, and Alphaville”
  • EXCESS FLESH, the new shocking body horror from writer/director Patrick Kennelly
  • HE NEVER DIED, the new brutal cannibal horror starring punk legend Henry Rollins, Stephen Ogg (Grand Theft Auto 5), and Booboo Stewart (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

In addition to this tease of the amazing Grimmfest 2015 lineup, we have also released a second
limited batch of Full Festival Passes after the first release sold out in record time (click here for additional info). Full Festival Passes will gain you access to every screening. This includes 20 feature film premieres and a plethora of the best new genre shorts from around the globe. We are building an amazing programme of the very best new horror, sci-fi, and dark fantasy films that will include World, European, and UK premieres. It’s going be awesome!

You’ll find further information on the films below:

Starring Henry Rollins, the frontman of legendary punk band Black Flag, HE NEVER DIED follows Jack… Jack is in a rut. Depression and severe anti-social behaviour have whittled down his existence to sleeping and watching television. Seeing the human race as little more than meat with a pulse, Jack has no interest to bond with anyone. There’s little purpose for him to make friends with someone he’d eventually eat or outlive by more than a millennia. The fuse is lit when Jack’s past comes back to rattle him. He must now walk a tightrope of sobriety and try to eat as few people as possible in this violent tale of personal responsibility.



Starring Chad McKnight, Michael Ironside, and Brianne Davis, SYNCHRONICITY follows physicist Jim Beale just as he invents a machine that can fold space-time. Suddenly a rare dahlia appears from the future. He must now find the flower’s identical match in the present to prove his machine works. Jim soon discovers that the dahlia lies in the hands of a mysterious girl, who seduces him into revealing his secrets. Convinced that he’s fallen prey to a femme fatale trying to steal his invention, Jim travels back in time to stop her betrayal before it happens. But once in the past, Jim uncovers a surprising truth about the machine, the girl, and his own reality.


EXCESS FLESH is the new shocking body horror from writer/director Patrick Kennelly. The film centres around Jill, who is obsessed with her new roommate, Jennifer, a promiscuous and sexy hotshot in the LA fashion scene. New to the city and recently single, Jill is unable to keep up as she binges and purges to stay thin, eventually hating herself and everyone around her. Her jealousy and rage spiral out of control — Jennifer has everything, and Jill wants to be just like her. If Jill can’t BE Jennifer, she must destroy her.



Stay tuned to Grimmfest’s website for additional info as it comes.




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