Northern Quarter doubles as horror film location

The back streets and iconic architecture of the Northern Quarter can be seen on the big screen this week at GRIMMFEST film festival.

Shot in the likes of Mangle Street, Paton Street and the former Sankeys nightclub to represent a neon-drenched dystopian Manchester in horror film Habit. Members of the cast were in attendance for the red carpet premiere of the Manchester made film at GRIMMFEST film festival last night, including Elliot James Langridge (Northern Soul), Roxanne Pallett (Emmerdale, Wrong Turn 6), Andrew Ellis (This is England), Sally Carmen (Shameless) and Louis Emerick (Brookside, Zapped).

Taking part at Vue in The Printworks, the festival programme is bursting with premieres, with global, national and local filmmakers clearly waiting for GRIMMFEST to show off their latest productions.

Other highlights include the utterly unique BORLEY RECTORY starring Reese Shearsmith (INSIDE No.9, THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN).  International premiers include, MOHAWK; a visceral violent western. There’s a whole host of UK premieres including TRENCH 11, an awesome WW1 body horror. POOR AGNES, M.F.A. (Starring daughter of Clint, Francesca Eastwood), RABBIT and THE BRIDE all enriching our female lead 2017 edition. There’s also something utterly fun and bizarre with the UK premiere of DAVE MADE A MAZE and The Printworks will host a plethora of Northern premieres including festival favourites, GAME OF DEATH (JUMANJI meets SCANNERS), KILLING GROUND (Aussie outback violence), STILL/BORN (Think Rosmary’s baby on acid!), 68 KILL (Grindhouse fun) and RUIN ME (Think Scream for a new generation). Brand new UK comedy horrors DOUBLE DATE and FREEHOLD will also be screened, all with the stars in attendance and as the festival poster suggests, LEATHERFACE is back with the excellent TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE origin story.

Last but not least, the festival will host a pre-release screening of TAG and the closing night film, the Northern premiere of the equally bonkers ATTACK OF THE ADULT BABIES from our friends Dominic Brunt (Paddy from EMMERDALE and Joanne Mitchell) who will be in attendance.

Fans wanting to learn more and pick up autographs are well catered for. Directors, producers, and the stars of many films will be making appearances throughout the four days.

Stuart Goulden

Lead Consultant