Grimmfest 2021 Preview #2

August Maturo in Slapface

The date this episode drops (7th October 2021) is the first day of Grimmfest, Manchester’s festival of fantastic film, returning as a live event for the first time since 2019.  And here is the second of our preview episodes, in which you can learn some details about two of the films screening there – Tarumama and Slapface.  Dan and Stella are here to introduce the interviews.

00.16.20 The first interviewee is Andrés Beltran (@andresbcine on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook), director and co-writer of Columbian supernatural horror drama from Dynamo Productions, Tarumama (Columbian title: Llanto Maldito).  Dan spoke to him over Zoom.  Andrés’ short film Vanity Mirror is also showing at the Sitges Film Festival this weekend and details can be found here.  And the trailer for Tarumama (as well as screening details and booking links) can be found on the Grimmfest website here.

00.43.20 The second interview (with Dan filling in for Ian, who had to drop out at short notice due to family circumstances) is about Slapface (on Twitter as @SlapfaceFilm, soon to come to Shudder).  Dan talks over Zoom to writer/director Jeremiah Kipp (@JeremiahKipp), actor/producer Mike Manning (@Mike_Manning_), and actors August Maturo (@AugustMaturo) and Libe Barer (@libebarer).  Booking links for the Grimmfest screenings can be found here.

01.30.28 Recommendations

Next week we will be dropping, at long last, Howard, Dan, Spider-Dan and Ian’s take on Halloween (2018) – just in time for the release of Halloween Kills.  However, if you’d like to hear the review right now – and get access to a number of other bonuses – please consider subscribing to our Patreon.


Midnight Mass is currently streaming on Netflix

The Fly (1986, in the Star section) and every Simpsons Treehouse of Horror are currently streaming on Disney+

All soundtrack clips are used for the purposes of criticism, in the spirit of Fair Dealing (UK law) and Fair Use (US law).  No copyright infringement is intended

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