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Grimmfest Presents: Easter Horror Nights
April 1, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - April 5, 2021 @ 9:00 pm
It’s going to be a Grimm Easter! Five nights of horror movie premieres and extra exclusive content from Arrow Video.
Easter is traditionally a time for rebirth, renewal, resurrection. But as the Pandemic continues to rage, and the world remains on lockdown for the foreseeable future, it is also a time for rethinking. Thus, while the Grimmfest team had hoped to be hosting a ‘live’ Easter event, the Grimmfest Easter Edition will now be taking place online and will build on the success of the Grimmfest 2020 online experience.
Originally set for eight feature films over four nights, the event has drawn so much interest from film makers and distributors alike, that Grimmfest have decided to expand the scope to incorporate six more feature films, turning their Easter Horror Nights into a full on festival in its own right!
Grimmfest’s first Easter Edition kicks off on the evening of Thur April 1st, 2021 with their preview night, and then continues across the evenings of 2-5 April, with a series of feature film premiere double bills with supporting shorts and Q&As with the cast & crew of each feature. In addition, there’ll be an exclusive pass holder double bill and an ARROW double bill both of which can be accessed any time across the weekend.
There’s so much to watch you won’t have time to get bored this Easter!
The Programme schedule:
1/4/21 – PREVIEW NIGHT: THE NIGHT & THE BARCELONA VAMPIRESS (Ticketed separately)
Kourosh Ahari’s surreal and sulphurous Iranian-American haunted hotel horror THE NIGHT, has already earned deserved comparisons to Kubrick’s THE SHINING, while Lluis Dane’s THE BARCELONA VAMPIRESS offers a visually ravishing reimagining of a shocking real-life case. Both films are UK Premieres.
2/4/21 – GOOD FRIDAY: FINAL DAYS & SWEET RIVER (Pass holder content)
Johnny Martin’s ferocious high-octane zombie virus shocker FINAL DAYS (AKA ALONE) features performances from Tyler Posey and Donald Sutherland. Plus grief, guilty secrets, and ghosts, both metaphorical and literal combine, in the Australian Outback, for the hauntingly metaphysical thriller SWEET RIVER. Both UK Premieres.
3/4/21 – EASTER SATURDAY: THE OTHER SIDE & MARA (Pass holder content)
The bond between a Swedish family is put severely to the test by a haunted duplex in the UK Premiere of Tord Danielsson and Oskar Mellander’s nerve-jangling and emotionally harrowing THE OTHER SIDE. And male entitlement collides with malevolent mysticism in the European Premiere of Alexey Kazakov’s psychedelic Russian witchcraft drama MARA.
4/4/21 – EASTER SUNDAY: TRANS & RED RIVER ROAD (Pass holder content)
Transhumanist philosophy, temporal paradox and fractured identity collide to truly mind-blowing effect in the UK Premiere of the stunning Triple-F-Rated South Korean Sci-Fi head-trip, TRANS; while reality grows ever more subjective and fragmented in the World Premiere of Paul Schuyler’s remarkable, slow-burning study of psychological breakdown RED RIVER ROAD, made entirely under lockdown, with the Shuyler family themselves serving as cast and crew.
5/4/21 – EASTER MONDAY: KEEPING COMPANY & PARADISE COVE (Pass holder content)
Insurance men collide with suburban cannibals in Josh Wallace’s sour and uproarious pitch-black comedy KEEPING COMPANY. And Martin Guigui, director of Grimmfest 2020 hit THE UNHEALER returns with the stylish and slyly satiric social thriller PARADISE COVE, starring Mena Suvani. Both films are receiving their European Premiere.
2-5/4/21 – EXCLUSIVE PASS HOLDER CONTENT: SLEEPLESS BEAUTY & RENDEZ-VOUS (Pass holder content)
From Russia, we have Pavel Khvaleev’s punishing tale of sensory deprivation, personality deconstruction and internet voyeurism, SLEEPLESS BEAUTY fresh from its success at Sitges; while a Mexican romance turns malevolent in Pablo Olmos Arrayales slippery, unpredictable single-take shocker RENDEZ-VOUS.
2-4/4/21 – ARROW PRESENTS: THRESHOLD & CLAPBOARD JUNGLE (Ticketed separately)
ARROW VIDEO will present a special double bill screening of two eagerly awaited titles: Powell Robinson & Patrick R. Young’s subtly disquieting and emotionally gripping possession road movie THRESHOLD, and Justin McConnell’s incisive and insightful exploration of the mad hustle of movie making, CLAPBOARD JUNGLE, chronicling the journey towards the making of acclaimed Grimmfest favourite, LIFECHANGER and featuring revealing interviews with the great and the good of genre filmmaking.
You can either purchase a ticket for each individual night (Which consists of 2 x feature film premieres, short films and Q&As) or a full pass, which will get you all four nights (2-5 April), exclusive pass holder content (SLEEPLESS BEAUTY & RENDEZ-VOUS) and 30% off our preview night and 30% off our ARROW PRESENTS double bill.
That’s a total of 14 feature film premieres, at least 20 brand new short films and a Q&A with every feature film team.