Grimm Up North 2011: STALKER (2011) review

Stalker, Martin Kemp's debut as a director, is a little like watching a man make his way through a pitch-black room by feel. Best known for his starring role in The Krays, and to UK TV audiences for a long-running... More »
By Matthew Lee   

Grimm Up North 2011: URBAN EXPLORER review

Do you like watching stupid people die? Not the cheeriest introduction, maybe, but it's hard to see what else anyone could get out of Andy Fetscher's Urban Explorer. Four young people go creeping through the tunnels under Berlin, only someone's... More »
By Matthew Lee   

Grimm Up North 2011: THE DEAD ZONE (1983) review

(Better late than never - let's begin the rest of my reviews from Manchester's Grimm Up North 2011, starting with their retro screening of David Cronenberg's Steven King adaptation The Dead Zone.)It's not surprising fans of David Cronenberg gloss over... More »
By Matthew Lee   

Grimm Up North 2011: RETREAT review

Carl Tibbetts' Retreat ought to be better than it is, which is not to say it doesn't have its good points. It's a solid, well-made piece of work, an impressive debut feature and boasts a name cast contributing some memorable... More »
By Matthew Lee   

Little devils: the men behind Manchester's GRIMM UP NORTH UK horror festival

Think Manchester and what springs to mind? Forget football - the Grimm Up North film festival crew are trying to put the city on the map with an annual lineup of the most terrifying cinema from around the globe. From... More »
By Matthew Lee   

Grimm Up North UK horror film festival back for a third terrifying year

Here's one for Twitch readers in the UK - any of you based in or near the East Midlands? Tired of having to travel up and down the country to get to film festivals at the very least? No money... More »
By Matthew Lee   
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