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Manchester’s in for a scream this Halloween, as Grimm Up North returns with late night movies

By Jen Lau

Grimm Up North is treating horror fanatics to a film scare-fest this Halloween.

Three classic horror films will be presented on the big screen in the spooky, olden, art deco theatre: the Dancehouse.

The night will kick off with a showing of John Carpenter’s classic film Halloween and then, after a good dose of Michael Myers, the audience will get the opportunity to choose from a selection of classic horror movies. It will certainly be a special surprise on the night.

The film medley will finish off with a showing of the Ford brothers’ zombie thriller, The Dead, which premiered at the Grimm Up North festival earlier this month and was so well received that it is back by popular demand.

Festival Director Simeon Halligan, said: “Grimm up North has become the North West’s home for new horror and fantasy through our annual festival in Manchester. But this Halloween we thought we’d lay on something a little different. Everyone likes a few scares on All Hallows’ Eve.”

He added: “It’s not only a film night, it’s a party night! We’ll be encouraging the audience to get involved and have fun, even to the extent of voting for one of the films we screen.”

Audience members are also invited to join in with the festive spirit and dress up as their

favourite monster, zombie or ghoul with prizes for the best fancy dress costume.

This will be a fantastic event with a cheap bar, competitions and prizes on offer too.

The Halloween horror night is on Monday 31 October, at the Dancehouse Theatre on Oxford Road (next to Odder bar).

Considering that filmgoers get to watch three great films in one night, the tickets are a bargain at £8.50 (concessions £7.50).

Doors open at 6:30pm and tickets will be available at the door on the night or you can pre-book your tickets here: http://grimmfest.com/grimmupnorth/category/events/

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