We’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to a lucky reader for Grimm Up North’s screening of Maniac and 247°F at The Dancehouse, Oxford Road in Manchester on 7th March 2013.
Maniac is the story of Frank Zito, an isolated, mentally disturbed man who runs a mannequin store. Following the death of his overbearing mother, Frank’s twisted fantasies about women, and in particular women’s hair, begin increasingly to control his life. He descends further and further into madness and violent murder… An unflinchingly fierce and full-blooded re-imagining of William Lustig’s infamous, oft-banned 1980 cult shocker, from the boundary-pushing creative team behind Haut Tension / Switchblade Romance, P2, Mirrors and the Hills Have Eyes and Piranha reboots, this nightmarish study of misogynous psychosis is shot almost entirely POV, forcing the viewer to inhabit the fetid world of Zito’s imagination, and thus to become uncomfortably complicit in his bloody crimes. Challenging, controversial, and confrontational, this is truly a film that takes no prisoners.
In 247°F, four young friends travel to an isolated lakeside cabin for a weekend of partying, including hot times in a sauna. Only problem is, things start to get a little too hot, as they find themselves trapped in the steam room, with the heat on full-blast and no way to turn it off. With its attractive young cast, including Scout Taylor-Compton (the rebooted Halloween I and II), Travis Van Winkle (Transformers, the Friday The 13th reboot), Michael Copon (One Tree Hill) and Christina Ulloa (Charmed) and initial “weekend party” set up, you could be forgiven for expecting this to be a typical “dumb-teens-in-peril” schlocker. But then it takes a turn into much darker, more harrowing territory, as the temperature rises and the panic sets in…
To enter, simply answer the following question…
Which Lord of the Rings actor stars in Maniac?
To enter, just send your answer along with your name, address and telephone number to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘Maniac Grimm Screening comp‘.
The competition will close at 11.59pm GMT on Monday 4th March 2013 and one winner will be picked at random from the correct entries.
**Please only enter if you can attend the screening in Manchester – the prize does not include transport to venue**
• This promotion is open to UK residents only.
• Entrants must be 18 years or over
• One entry per household
• There is no cash or other alternative to the prize stated and the prize is not transferable and no part or parts of the prize may be substituted for other benefits, items or additions.
• 1 winner will win a pair of tickets to the screening.
• The Editor’s decision is final and binding on the entrants. No correspondence will be entered into.