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It's Grimm up north: Stephen King season

It's Grimm up north: Stephen King season

Grimmfest are showing a very special season of screenings to all fans of horror and the macabre.

Stephen King Season kicks off on Tuesday February 10 with the UK premiere of ‘A Good Marriage’. Patrons of Manchester’s Dancehouse Theatre on Oxford Road will be treated to a big-screen adaptation of the novella from King’s best-selling collection ‘Full Dark, No Stars’.

After 25 years of a good marriage, what will Darcy do once she discovers her husband's sinister secret?

The festival runs until April 30 and will showcase the very best stories from the King of horror, reimagined for the big screen. As well as the aforementioned premiere, the Dancehouse will be showing classics ‘Salem’s Lot’, ‘Pet Sematary’ and the unforgettable Oscar-nominated ‘Carrie’.

Also on the bill is lesser-known cult classic ‘Creepshow’ - a collection of ghastly shorts penned exclusively for the big screen by King and brought to life by iconic director, George A. Romero. This is a pairing made in heaven (or could it be hell?) and a must-see for all die-hard horror fans. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for a special guest appearance from a young King himself in ‘The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verill’.

Tickets start from £6.50 per screening or you can purchase a season ticket, granting you entry to all 5 films for just £25.

Doors open to the public at 7.30pm, with viewings starting at 8pm.

See Time Out's guide to the Stephen King season