On Saturday 24th October, Grimm Up North brings you a very special double bill of Lovecraft classics, taking place at MMU’s Geoffrey Manton Building in Manchester.
Whilst Lovecraft inspired generations of literary greats with his texts he also inspired some of the greatest horror films of the 80’s and Grimm Up North are celebrating two of the best cinematic adaptations of his works; by self professed Lovecraft fanboys, Director & Producer team Stuart Gordon & Brian Yuzna: RE-ANIMATOR and FROM BEYOND.
They will also have the films producer Brian Yuzna all the way from LA for a very special Q&A about the films and their Lovecraftian influences.
In this H.P. Lovecraft tale, Herbert West is a Swiss scientist who has discovered a fluid which brings dead tissue back to life. After the suspicious death of his professor in Switzerland, West moves to Miskatonic University to continue his research. He involves fellow student Dan Cain and his fiancée Megan Halsey in his research by experimenting on their dead cat. Dan, fascinated by West’s research, agrees to smuggle him into the hospital morgue with predictable results.
Dr. Pretorius and his colleagues are working on a sensational experiment: by means of stimulation of the pineal gland, they want to open the human mind to higher dimensions.
When the experiment succeeds, however, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms, which apparently are floating around us all the time. When Dr. Pretorius is killed by one of them, Dr. Tillinghast is under suspect and thrown into the mental ward due to his stories. Only the ambitious psychologist Dr. McMichaels believes him and wants to continue the experiment.
The double screening takes place on Saturday 24th October at MMU’s Geoffrey Manton Building, Lecture Theatre 2 in Manchester.
Tickets are £15 availble to book online and doors open at 6pm.