PRESS RELEASE: CRONENBERG DAY & HORROR LEGENDS SEASON Manchester, 26 Feb 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.


The Plaza Cinema in Stockport

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.


DAVID CRONENBERG – SUNDAY 8/23/20

“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: https://horrorlegends.eventive.org/schedule/5e219603309e9e0101df33a6/tickets


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): https://www.facebook.com/478609738823901/posts/3113813225303526/?d=n


And to celebrate the day, Grimmfest have produced a special Grimmfest Cronenberg

trailer right here: