Jayna Patel | 6th August 2015



Manchester’s home to horror and cult films, Grimm Up North are  very happy to announce the first three titles for Grimmfest 2015, which they are hosting in partnership with the ODEON, The Printworks, from 1-4 October and what a great sneak peek they’ve got for you! Three very different UK Premieres that have been making waves at festivals around the world, such as Sundance, SXSW and Fantasia International Fantastic Film Festival! We are proud to announce that SYNCRONICITY from Jacob Gentry (The Signal), which is described as: “a mind-bending ‘Sci-fi Noir’ in the tradition of Dark City, Blade Runner, and Alphaville” will have its UK premiere at Grimmfest, along with the new shocking body horror from writer and director Patrick Kennelly Excess Flesh and He Never Died, the new brutal cannibal horror starring punk legend Henry Rollins, Stephen Ogg (Grand Theft Auto 5) and Booboo Stewart (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

In addition to this tease to the amazing Grimmfest 2015 line up, they have also released a second limited batch of Full Festival Passes after the first release sold out in record time! Full Festival Passes will gain you access to every screening. This includes 20 feature film premieres and a plethora of the best new genre shorts from around the globe. Grimmfest are building an amazing programme of the very best new horror, sci-fi and dark fantasy films that will include World, European and UK premieres. It’s going be awesome.

Please find further information on the films playing below:

He Never Died (UK Premiere)

Starring Henry Rollins the frontman of legendary punk band Black Flag, He Never Died follows Jack, Jack in a rut. Depression and severe anti-social behaviour has whittled down his existence to sleeping and watching television. Seeing the human race as little more than meat with a pulse, Jack has no interest to bond with anyone. There’s little purpose for him to make friends with someone he’d eventually eat or outlive by more than a millennia. The fuse is lit when Jack’s past comes back to rattle him. Jack must now walk a tight rope of sobriety and try to eat as few people as possible in this violent tale of personal responsibility.

“A powerfully simple and nuanced exploration of what it means to be human, all served up with a fun neo-noir, blood-soaked twist” – Daily Dead.

Synchronicity (UK Premiere)

From the creators of The Signal comes Synchronicity, a mind-bending ‘Sci-fi Noir’ in the tradition of Dark City, Blade Runner, and Alphaville starring Chad McKnight, Michael Ironside and Brianne Davis. The film follows physicist Jim Beale just as he invents a machine that can fold space-time, suddenly a rare Dahlia appears from the future. He must now find the flower’s identical match in the present to prove his machine works. Jim soon discovers that the Dahlia lies in the hands of a mysterious girl, who seduces him into revealing his secrets. Convinced that he’s fallen prey to a femme fatale trying to steal his invention, Jim travels back in time to stop her betrayal before it happens. But once in the past, Jim uncovers a surprising truth about the machine, the girl, and his own reality.

“Jacob Gentry’s Synchronicity casts a compelling retro-futuristic spell and stays true to this atmosphere to the end” – The Hollywood Reporter.

Excess Flesh (UK Premiere)

Excess Flesh is the new shocking body horror from writer and director Patrick Kennelly. The film centres around Jill, who is obsessed with her new roommate Jennifer, a promiscuous and sexy hotshot in the LA Fashion scene. New to the city and recently single, Jill is unable to keep up as she binges and purges to stay thin; eventually hating herself and everyone around her. Her jealousy and rage spiral out of control — Jennifer has everything, and Jill wants to be just like her. If Jill can’t BE Jennifer, she must destroy her.

“Patrick Kennelly’s Excess Flesh is a harrowing and visceral exploration of identity that follows two roommates as their fractured friendship is tested in unimaginable ways.” – Daily Dead.