THIS FILM SCREENING IS NOW FREE FOR THOSE WITH A FULL FESTIVAL OR EARLY BIRD PASS ONLY*
USA; 2013; 87 mins; The Plaza Super Cinema, Stockport
Director: Duane Journey
Starring: Molly C. Quinn; Michael Welch; Lara Flynn Boyle; Yancy Butler
Status: Northern Premiere
Screening: Wednesday 2nd October; 5.00pm – 6.37pm
“It’s a clever update to the story, in an entirely different way from the original” – Triskaidekaffles
“some wickedly entertaining moments that produce an intoxicating high” – wegotthiscovered
“A gory re-imagining of the classic tale of two children that defeat a flesh eating witch, who now lives in modern day Pasadena” – rgethings
A brother and sister begin to suspect the motives of a local marijuana dealer, who is offering particularly potent weed to local teenagers…
GRIMM’S EYE VIEW: This year marks the Bicentennial of the publication of that infamous volume of dark and distinctly unDisneyish fairy tales compiled by our illustrious namesakes, the Brothers Grimm. How could we resist offering a little off-colour tribute? This mischievous and mean-spirited black comedy of horrors sees the ghoulish tale of kids lost in the forest and gingerbread houses with sinister secrets updated to suburban America, where a cannibal pot dealer lures sibling stoners to their deaths with some super strong skunk weed. Featuring an unsettlingly witchy lead turn from TWIN PEAKS’ Lara Flynn Boyle, TWILIGHT hunk Michael Welch as Hansel, and a supporting turn from the Witchblade herself, Yancy Butler, it serves as a rollicking reminder that fairy tales aren’t just for kids.
*Those that have already purchased an Early Bird Pass or a Full Festival pass are entitled entry to this screening during the preview night. The other screenings occurring on Wednesday 2nd are NOT included and tickets MUST be purchased separately. You do not need to have your festival ticket with you, we will have your name on a list and you will be granted entry upon your arrival.