With Saturday a bloody success, the final day of Manchester’s Grimmfest served up some excellent independent horror films both from the UK and stateside.
First up was Sheffield based Safehouse Pictures with their second micro budget feature, The Eschatrilogy; an anthology of stories from the zombie apocalypse tied together by a mysterious traveller played by the writer and director of the movie Damian Morter. Made over the space of a year for less than £15,000 from producer and director couple Nicola and Damian Morter, The Eschatrilogy is a huge credit to UK indie film-making, proving just how much can be achieved with so little. The concept was visually ambitious and the cinematography throughout the feature is far above and beyond what you would expect for a film of this nature. READ MORE
Grimmfest; the horror and cult film festival in Manchester, North England, is fast becoming one of the most prominent genre festivals in the UK attracting premieres, special guests and plenty of media attention.
This year the festival kicked off with what may be two of the most talked about horror films of the year, Scott Derrickson’s unbearably creepy Sinister and American Mary; the ultra stylish sophomore effort from the immeasurably talented Twisted Twins (Dead Hooker In a Trunk) that both scared and impressed audiences in equal measure.
Bloody Disgusting joined in the fun on Saturday for a day full of independent gems, top rate shorts and a couple of pleasant surprises. Head inside for a round up of the best bits! READ MORE
Sheffield based indie film company Safehouse Pictures are due to release their latest labour of love The Eschatrilogy at Grimmfest next month; an apocalyptic zombie film with a difference. Damien Morter wrote and directed this collection of ghoulish stories while wife Nicola was on producing duties, forming a horror partnership that is sure to leave it’s mark on the genre.
Alone in a monstrous world Matthew spends his time hiding away from zombies, collecting and burning bodies of the dead, but things take an unusual turn when he meets an unnamed drifter who carries with him a mysterious book. In this book are three tales of the apocalypse; stories of horror and survival that he has collected on his travels. As the mysterious traveller begins to reveal his true intentions can Matthew piece together the stories and the key to saving himself before he becomes just another entry in the Eschatrilogy?