Dread Central Gets 1st GRIMMFEST 2020 News: Dates, Venue, & Guests Announced!
2020 sees Grimmfest reaching the dirty dozen: Twelve years at the cutting edge of genre film. And to celebrate, next year’s festival will be bigger, bolder, and bloodier than ever – running from the evening of Wednesday, October 7th through to the evening of Sunday, October 11th at Odeon Great Northern in Manchester UK. Hell has expanded itself: The festival will now run for five days, to cram in even more amazing genre content.
The Grimmfest team gave us the scoop on the first confirmed guest.
Mick Garris has been at the heart of the horror genre since the early 80s, working closely with horror legends such as Stephen King, John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, Dario Argento, and many more. A screenwriter, producer, and director par excellence, and one of the genre’s top movers and shakers, Mick was also the creator and showrunner of the legendary Masters of Horror anthology series and the driving force behind the Grimmfest 2017 favorite (and mine too) Nightmare Cinema.
Mick will be joining us to share some insights into his extraordinary career, and to receive the prestigious Grimmfest Lifetime achievement award for his work in the horror genre. Grimmfest 2020 promises to be the biggest and most exciting festival yet, with more special guests and boundary-pushing films than ever before. And here’s your chance to make sure you are first in the queue for everything that’s on offer. A limited amount of reduced price, early bird, full fest passes will be available from 8 am (GMT) on Black Friday (29th Nov) for a strictly limited time only.
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