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Barbara Crampton to Attend Grimmfest’s 10th Anniversary Festival This October

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 | News

By: MADDI MCGILLVRAY

One of the UK’s most prominent independent genre film festivals, Grimmfest, has some bloody good things in store for its 10th anniversary festival, which will take place October 4th-7th at the ODEON Manchester Great Northern.

Grimmfest has announced that this year’s special guest will be actress and horror genre icon Barbara Crampton. Renowned for her roles in cult classics such as Re-Animator and From Beyond, Barbara continues to be a major force in contemporary horror, appearing in You’re Next, Beyond the Gates, Sun Choke, We Are Still Here, and Replace.

“This is our 10th anniversary year and to celebrate, we will be focusing on women in horror. We’ve already announced our new awards structure and the all-female jury but we also felt it was perfect timing to invite one of our favourite screen stars to the festival,” says Festival director Simeon Halligan.

Barbara will be talking about her acting career and will introduce a special screening of the 80’s horror classic Re-Animator as well as a premiere of one of her new movies. She will also receive a special lifetime achievement award, sponsored by Horror Channel.

Full festival passes for the 10th edition of Grimmfest are on sale now and are available to purchase at www.grimmfest.com.

Maddi McGillvray
Maddi is the Editorial Assistant at Rue Morgue Magazine. She is also a PhD student in Cinema and Media Studies at York University, where she writes extensively on the horror genre. Maddi is completing her doctoral dissertation on women working in horror. She is also currently writing book chapters titled "Fleshy Female Corporealities: The Cannibal Films of the New French Extremity" as well as "To Grandmother’s House We Go: Documenting the Aging Female Body in Found Footage Horror Films."