News: Mayhem and Grimmfest Announce Full Line Ups


Attention horror fans – two of the UK’s longest established horror and cult film festivals have announced their full line ups.

Grimmfest in Manchester takes place 6th – 9th of October, with a preview night a week earlier on September 23rd. The preview night (which is not included in the full ticket price) features a preview of Rob Zombie’s 31, horror short The Corpse Series and Wes Craven’s 1977 classic The Hills Have Eyes.

The festival proper features:

6th: Let Me Make You a Martyr (UK premiere), Broken and Another Evil 

7th: The Unseen (UK premiere), short film showcase, What We Become (supported by shorts The Sunken Convent and  A Father’s Day), My Father Die, Directors Cut and Train to Busan



8th: Observance, The Burning (the 1981 cult favourite, supported by short NSFW), The Chamber, Pet (supported by short Dearly Beloved), Trash Fire (UK premiere), The Tag-Along (UK premiere)

9th: Darling, Beyond the Gates, Tonight She Comes (world premiere), The Rezort, Villmark Asylum (UK premiere), The Rift (UK premiere) and a Q&A with The Rift star Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead, From Beyond)

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Mayhem Film Festival takes place a week later, between October 13th and 16th. Their line-up is:


 The Duke St Workshop featuring Laurence R. Harvey – the star of the Human Centipede films performs Tales of HP Lovecraft live, Raw, Headshot (UK premiere)

14th:  We Are the Flesh, The Rezort (with guest Steve Barker), The Greasy Strangler, Planet of the Vampires (Mario Bava’s 1965 cult classic)

15th: They Call Me Jeeg Robot, Pet, The Ghoul (with guest Gareth Tunley), short film showcase, The Devil’s Candy, Blood Feast (H.G. Lewis’ astounding 1963 classic, supported by short Gwilliam)

16th: Don’t Kill It, Creepy, I Am Not a Serial Killer (with guest Billy O’Brien), The Void (with guests Jeremy Gillespie, Steven Kostanski and Casey Walker) – and, of course, your Reprobate editor’s fiendish film quiz, The Flinterrogation.

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As you can see, a surprising lack of cross over between the two events – so why not attend both? The Reprobate will be hoping to, deadlines allowing.