Grimm Up North, Manchester’s home of horror cinema, are rustling up another double bill delight at The Dancehouse this Thursday.
Kicking off with Adam Wingard’s violent psycho thriller A Horrible Way To Die ahead of its official UK DVD release before going all art-house with Amer, a psychosexual suspense filled ride for the cinema connoisseur.
A Horrible Way To Die tracks a serial killer as he escapes from prison carving a bloody path through cities and town as he seeks out his ex-wife.
Desperation and precision are present throughout with the handheld style of shooting that has become so adored by horror and thriller fans since The Blair Witch Project and Cloverfield a favourite of Wingard’s.
Amer, which went down a storm at 2010’s Grimm Up North festival, is an unsettling account of a woman’s life, tinged with the sexually charged unease of voyeurism and fetishism. Not for the faint-hearted.
It’s a hark back to 1970s European cinema, visually exquisite and oozing with unfamiliar and unique cinematic references that make it a sight to behold.
Anyone from film buffs to fanatics of the weird and wonderful should book their tickets for £6.50 (plus booking fee) at grimmfest.com before heading to The Dancehouse on Oxford Road.