Grimmfest Sets Cronenberg Day for August 2020


In 2020, Grimmfest will pay tribute to four Legends of Horror, in the suitably elegant, art-deco surroundings of Stockport Plaza. Experience classics of the genre in suitably grand, elegant style, in the most beautiful Picture Palace in the region.

Grimmfest has partnered with The Horror Channel to offer big screen presentations of a whole host of classic horror films from four masters of the genre all on the big screen, across Spring and early Summer. Tobe Hooper (9/2/20), David Cronenberg (8/3/20), John Carpenter (9/5/20) and Wes Craven (5/7/20). 16 movies in total over 4 special day events.


“Everybody’s a mad scientist, and life is their lab. We’re all trying to experiment to find a way to live, to solve problems, to fend off madness and chaos.” – David Cronenberg.

Doors Open: 12.30pm.

1.00pm RABID (91 mins) 15 Cert
In the wake of the Soska Twins’ recent remake, a chance to revisit the stark, bleak original; the film in which Marilyn Chambers truly is insatiable.

3.10pm VIDEODROME (87mins) 18 Cert
“Long live the new flesh!” Remember the whole “video nasties” hysteria of the 1980s? Fear of what exposure to such things might be doing to the young? It could have been a lot worse.

5.10pm THE FLY (96 mins) 18 Cert
“There was an old lady who swallowed a fly. I don’t know why. Perhaps she’ll die…” One of the genre’s greatest ever love stories. Yes, seriously.

7.15pm CRASH (100 mins) 18 Cert
Cronenberg’s cinematic reimagining of J.G Ballard’s novel was described as “beyond the bounds of depravity” by critic Alexander Walker. The perfect combination of filmmaker and source material, in other words.

Tickets are available here:

If you fancy a chance of winning a couple of day passes to the event alongside a Grimmfest goodie bag chock full of horror goodies, Grimmfest are running a competition right here (Comp closes Friday 28th Feb):


Written by Michael Therkelsen

(Senior Editor)