Grimmfest have announced a Halloween takeover as part of the BFI UK-wide season ‘Days of Fear and Wonder’ and the Manchester Science Festival, which will see them presenting three iconic science fiction double bills by three of the most famed directors of the genre – Terry Gilliam, Paul Verhoeven and Ridley Scott.

The event will see Grimmfest at the Museum of Science and Industry on 29th, 30th and 31st October with each evening of films starting with guest speakers at 6.30pm with the first movie at 7.00pm.


Wednesday 29th October – Terry Gilliam Double Bill

First up with be the Terry Gilliam Double Bill with a showing of his classic sci-fi movie Brazil with a post-Orwellian re-imagining of 1984.  This will be followed by a screening of the sci-fi epic 12 Monkeys featuring Bruce Willis, sent back in time from the future to identify the source of a virus which has wiped out most of the population.


Thursday 30th October – Paul Verhoeven Double Bill

The second night of the Grimmfest takeover features two sci-fi action films from Paul Verhoeven.  Starting off with the Arnold Schwarzenegger classic Total Recall, in which he stars as Douglas Quiad a man who seeks to have a false memory implanted in his mind, triggering an incredible inter-stellar spy and espionage jaunt.  Next up is the battle between humans and bugs with Starship Troopers starring Casper Van Dien in the space military action movie which has drawn countless comparisons with historical events.


Friday 31st October – Ridley Scott Double Bill

The final night at the museum showcases two of the biggest and greatest alien films ever to grace the big screen – Alien (which needs no introduction) followed by the prequel, the highly rated Prometheus which follows a team of explorers looking for the clues to the origins of mankind, taking them across the universe and into a battle for the future of humanity.


Grimmfest at the Museum of Science and Industry is supported by Film Hub North West Central.  Tickets for each double bill cost £12.50 or a three event pass costs £30.00 plus booking fees.  Tickets available from

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