TOBE HOOPER DAY & HORROR LEGENDS SEASON
Grimmfest, considered one of the UK’s biggest horror cinema specialists, celebrate the history of horror cinema.
This year, Grimmfest has partnered with The Horror Channel to offer big screen presentations of a whole host of classic horror films from four masters of the genre all on the big screen, across Spring and early Summer.
In 2020, Grimmfest will pay tribute to four Legends of Horror, in the suitably elegant, art-deco surroundings of Stockport Plaza. Experience classics of the genre in suitably grand, elegant style, in the most beautiful Picture Palace in the region.
Join Grimmfest through 2020 for some classic horror movies from four of the truly great directors, Tobe Hooper (9/2/20), David Cronenberg (8/3/20), John Carpenter (9/5/20) and Wes Craven (5/7/20). 16 movies in total over 4 special day events.
All events start at 1.00pm prompt!
TOBE HOOPER – SUNDAY 9/2/20
“No matter where you’re going it’s the wrong place.” – Tobe Hooper.
TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 18 Cert
Described as “an exercise in the pornography of terror” by James Ferman, former head of the BBFC, it was recently added to the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in 1981.
POLTERGEIST 15 Cert
“They’re heeeeerrrre!” Spielberg tries his hand at horror but is smart enough to enlist Hooper to direct.
TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2 18 Cert
Leatherface is back. And this time he’s got Dennis Hopper to answer to.
SALEM’S LOT (180 mins) 15 Cert
Nosferatu in Small Town America, in Hooper’s classic adaptation of Stephen King’s novel.
DAVID CRONENBERG – SUNDAY 8/3/20
“Everybody’s a mad scientist, and life is their lab. We’re all trying to experiment to find a way to live, to solve problems, to fend off madness and chaos.” – David Cronenberg.
RABID 15 Cert
In the wake of the Soska Twins’ recent remake, a chance to revisit the stark, bleak original; the film in which Marilyn Chambers truly is insatiable.
VIDEODROME 18 Cert
“Long live the new flesh!” Remember the whole “video nasties” hysteria of the 1980s? Fear of what exposure to such things might be doing to the young? It could have been a lot worse.
THE FLY 18 Cert
“There was an old lady who swallowed a fly. I don’t know why. Perhaps she’ll die…” One of the genre’s greatest ever love stories. Yes, seriously.
CRASH 18 Cert
Cronenberg’s cinematic reimagining of J.G Ballard’s novel was described as “beyond the bounds of depravity” by critic Alexander Walker. The perfect combination of filmmaker and source material, in other words.
JOHN CARPENTER – SATURDAY 9/5/20
“In France, I’m an auteur, in Germany a filmmaker, in England a genre film director, in the USA a bum!” – John Carpenter.
PRINCE OF DARKNESS 15 Cert
Carpenter’s homage to Nigel Kneale’s Quatermass series. With added satanism. And Alice Cooper.
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA 15 Cert
Every 70s martial arts movie you ever loved, put into a blender, and then thrown at Kurt Russell. Who comes out fighting.
THEY LIVE 18 Cert
Rowdy Roddy Piper is all out of chewing gum. Those alien invaders had better watch out. The perfect combination of political satire and all-in wrestling.
IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS 15 Cert
“God’s not supposed to be a hack horror writer.” But let’s face it, that would actually explain a lot…
WES CRAVEN – SUNDAY 5/7/20
“Wes Craven reinvented horror at least four times. Most directors don’t even manage it once.” – Kim Newman.
THE HILLS HAVE EYES 18 Cert
Family values in conflict; a stark and brutal confrontation between civilisation and savagery in which the lines between the two become increasingly blurred.
SCREAM 18 Cert
What happens when the killers don’t play by The Rules anymore?
THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS 15 Cert
Part fairy tale, part social satire, Craven tackles the subjects of homelessness and urban gentrification in typically full-on fashion.
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 18 Cert
One, two, Freddy’s coming for you……
GRIMMFEST: International festival of horror, cult and fantastic cinema and UK Exhibitor. Grimmfest bring the very best in new independent genre cinema and classic genre films to Manchester UK and beyond. With regular screenings throughout the year and the main festival in early October. Grimmfest is now in its 2nd decade and recently voted one of the top ‘30 Bloody Best Genre Festivals in the World’ by Movie Maker magazine.
THE HORROR CHANNEL: Horror Channel is a British television channel showing horror films and television series and some science fiction. It is broadcast in the UK and Ireland. Specialized programming includes cult films, classic horror, comedy, B movies, modern thrillers, series, home-produced specials, biographies and documentaries.
Freeview UK: Channel 70
Sky UK & Ireland: Channel 317; Channel 318 (+1)
Virgin Media UK: Channel 149; Channel 202 (+1)
Freesat UK: Channel 138; Channel 139 (+1)