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Grimmfest 2015 – Day 2

Grimmfest 2015 – Day 2

Unfortunately, we’re only able to make a couple of films on today’s roster. But we’re excited to see both Cherry Tree, and Turbo Kid.

The opening film for today was German Angst, which is probably the only film out of those I’m missing that I would have really like to see. German Angst contains three German tales of love, sex and death in Berlin from Germany’s most shocking directors.

Following German Angst was Scream, a fitting tribute to the late Wes Craven. In some ways I can credit Scream with nurturing my love for horror films, as for a long time this iconic film moulded the slasher genre in my eyes. An excellent way to celebrate a legacy, and a film I am likely to be dusting off next week for yet another viewing.

Next up was Landmine Goes Click, which seemed to go down really well with the audience, and He Never Died, which judging by reactions after the day was done, is in the running for best film of day two.

Next up, and after we finally made it to the event, was Cherry Tree. Introduced by producer  John McDonnell, as “It’s got witches and centipedes, I hope you like it”, we were already intrigued.

While it’s no cult classic like The Craft, Cherry Tree does boast a great cast, and the special effects and makeup for the end scenes were phenomenal. Special shout out goes to actress Anna Walton, who plays the seductive and powerful head witch Sissy, bu far the stand out performance of the film.

Our second film of the day was Turbo Kid, the film I was most excited about watching on day two. As an eighties child I have a soft spot for films such as The Goonies, and now I’m in my thirties, imagine taking a film with the feel of the Goonies, but updated for an adult audience, and crossed with Mad Max. You now have Turbo Kid, a highly charged, action comedy that will be sure to please any audience. Stars Munro Chambers and Laurence Leboef have amazing chemistry on screen, and I could watch these two all day. Turbo Kid for me is definitely my favourite film of the festival so far.

Last up for day two was The Hive, which unfortunately I couldn’t stay for, but judging by social media it was another well received showing.

I think is definitely something I’m going to have catch in the future.

All in all it looks like a great second day to Grimmfest, roll on day three!


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