Film Review: IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS (2019)

IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS *** UK 2019 Dir: David A Weiner. 264 mins There’s no doubting the affection behind this four hour celebration of 1980s horror: the title design is lovingly modelled on Carpenter’s THE THING, the synth score (by Weary Pines and New Retro Wave) is a spry homage to the period’s soundtracks and … Continue reading “Film Review: IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS (2019)”

Film Review: SKY SHARKS (2020)

SKY SHARKS **** Germany 2020 Dir: Marc Fehse. 110 mins After being teased of this upcoming Nazi zombie/flying shark combo for what feels like a good couple of years now the wait is finally over! SKY SHARKS has been released into the wild premiering here in the UK as the opening movie of this year’s … Continue reading “Film Review: SKY SHARKS (2020)”


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 7th October 2020 through to the evening of Sunday 11th October 2020 at Odeon Great Northern in Manchester … Continue reading “GRIMMFEST 2020 DATES & FIRST GUEST ANNOUNCED”

Film Review: NIGHTMARE CINEMA (2018)

NIGHTMARE CINEMA **** USA 2018 Dir: Joe Dante, Mick Garris, David Slade, Alejandro Brugues, Ryuhei Kitamura. 119 mins At last: a really satisfying horror anthology movie. The framing story features projectionist Mickey Rourke intimidating those who stumble across his old-fashioned Rialto movie theatre and referring to himself as “the curator of a hundred years of … Continue reading “Film Review: NIGHTMARE CINEMA (2018)”

Film Review: KING COHEN (2017)

KING COHEN **** USA 2017 Dir: Steve Mitchell 110 mins Opening with J J Abrams clutching an IT’S ALIVE baby prop while relating an anecdote, this is a regaling feature documentary about one of modern horror’s smartest writer-producer-directors, made by the guy who wrote the vaguely Cohen-esque high concept splatter flick CHOPPING MALL. Described by … Continue reading “Film Review: KING COHEN (2017)”