Purveyors of frightening film, Grimm Up North, have partnered up with BFI to host Grimmfest, a series of prestigious screening events across some unique and bizarre venues in Manchester and Salford as part of BFI's National Gothic Season. Some brilliantly gothic and downright spooky venues have been chosen to pair perfectly with the dark films being screened.


The Innocents, one of the classic cult horror movies to be screened at Grimmfest this month. 

Two dates have been announced both at rather different, brooding venues. The first is the 13th December, where classic haunted house horror film The Innocents will be screened deep in the depths of Ordsall Hall in Salford, along with 2001 Nicole Kidman flick, The Others. Ordsall Hall is rumoured to be haunted by ghost named the white lady, who she is, no one's sure. Who know's maybe you'll have the opportunity to ask her yourself?! Doors open in Ordsall Hall at 18.30 with the first film set to begin at 19.00.

John Rylands Library


John Ryland's Library, a suitably eerie backdrop to the Bride of Frankestein. 

The famous John Ryland's Library is the venue chosen for the 10th January Grimmfest screening, with late neo-gothic architecture, the surroundings are an atmospheric fit to host the two chosen films, Bride of Frankenstein and La Belle a La Bete, two very different films that will encapsulate, engage and maybe even scare bejesus out of the audience from start to finish.  

A brilliant concept that will bring that added chill down the spine to any classic horror film - and a great opportunity to see the spooky side of these spectacular venues.