From Re-Animator to Beyond the Gates and You're Next, Barbara Crampton's wonderful work spans decades and has inspired generations of performers, which is why the 10th annual Grimmfest at the ODEON Manchester Great Northern is honoring her with a lifetime achievement award this October. Continue reading for more information on the exciting special guest announcement and for information on how to get passes for the festival:

Press Release: UK genre film festival Grimmfest is delighted to announce that this year’s 10th Anniversary festival will take place at the ODEON Manchester Great Northern, 4th-7th October.

Their special guest will be actress and horror genre icon BARBARA CRAMPTON. Renowned for her roles in cult classics such as RE-ANIMATOR and FROM BEYOND, Barbara continues to be a major figure in contemporary genre cinema, appearing in such acclaimed recent releases as YOU'RE NEXT, BEYOND THE GATES, SUN CHOKE, WE ARE STILL HERE and REPLACE.

Festival director Simeon Halligan said: "This is our 10th anniversary year and to celebrate, we will be focusing on women in horror. We’ve already announced our new awards structure and the all-female jury but we also felt it was perfect timing to invite one of our favorite screen stars to the festival".

Barbara will be talking about her acting career and will introduce a special screening of 80's horror classic RE-ANIMATOR as well as a premiere of one of her new movies. She will also receive a lifetime achievement award, sponsored by Horror Channel.

Full festival passes for the 10th edition of Grimmfest are on sale from 9am on Monday 4th June, and are available to purchase at

Photo Credit: Above photo by Lesley Bohm.

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    Tamika hails from North Beach, Maryland, a tiny town inches from the Chesapeake Bay.She knew she wanted to be an actor after reciting a soliloquy by Sojourner Truth in front of her entire fifth grade class. Since then, she's appeared in over 20 film and television projects. In addition to acting, Tamika is the Indie Spotlight manager for Daily Dead, where she brings readers news on independent horror projects every weekend.

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