Abertoir 2019

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Death Line Death Line
Death Line and Come To Daddy
8 (Country: South Africa; Year: 2019; Director: Harold Holscher; Writer: Harold Holscher; Stars: Inge Beckmann, Garth Breytenbach, Keita Luna, Tashmano Sebe, Chris April)
An old man, fated to collect souls for eternity, seeks atonement after trading his daughter's soul.
Achoura (Country: Morocco, France; Year: 2018; Director: Talal Selhami; Stars: Sofiia Manousha, Younes Bouab, Omar Lofti, Iván González)
Four childhood friends are reunited when one of them surfaces after 20 years, forcing them to confront a creature straight out of a spine-chilling Moroccan legend.
Alien (The Eighth Passenger) (Country: UK; Year: 1979; Director: Ridley Scott; Writer: Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett; Stars: Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Ian Holm, John Hurt, Harry Dean Stanton, Yaphet Kotto, Veronica Cartwright)
Ridley Scott's fabulously frightening grimy spaceship classic.
Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death Of Al Adamson (Sick! Savage! Sensual! The Reel Life And Ghastly Death Of Al Adamson) (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: David Gregory; Stars: Al Adamson, Stevee Ashlock, John Bloom)
A documentary about the uncommon life and unthinkable murder of the legendary no-budget exploitation filmmaker and the communities he inhabited in Seventies California.
Blood Machines (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Seth Ickerman; Stars: Elisa Lasowski, Noémie Stevens, Joëlle Berckmans, Anders Heinrichsen)
Two space hunters are tracking down a machine trying to free itself. After taking it down, they witness a mystical phenomenon: the ghost of a young woman pulls itself out of the machine, as if the spaceship had a soul.
Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death Of Al Adamson Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death Of Al Adamson
Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death Of Al Adamson and Prince Of Darkness
Color Out Of Space (Country: United States; Year: 2019; Director: Richard Stanley; Writer: Scarlett Amaris, Richard Stanley, based on the story by HP Lovecraft; Stars: Nicolas Cage, Joely Richardson, Q'orianka Kilcher, Tommy Chong, Madeleine Arthur, Brendan Meyer, Julian Hilliard, Elliot Knight, Melissa Nearman, Nicolas Cage, Joely Richardson, Q'orianka Kilcher, Tommy Chong, Madeleine Arthur, Brendan Meyer)
A meteorite lands in the frontyard of a family who have moved to a farm... and begins to mutate everything it touches.
Come To Daddy (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Ant Timpson; Writer: Toby Harvard; Stars: Elijah Wood, Madeleine Sami, Stephen McHattie, Ona Grauer, Michael Smiley, Martin Donovan, Raresh DiMofte, Garfield Wilson, Simon Chin, Alla Rouba)
After receiving a cryptic letter from his estranged father, Norval travels to his dad’s oceanfront home for what he hopes will be a positive experience. If only he’d known the dark truth about his old man beforehand.
Diner (Country: Japan; Year: 2019; Director: Mika Ninagawa; Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Tina Tamashiro, Masataka Kubota)
After applying for a part time job, a young woman is sold to a restaurant with fortress-like walls. Trapped within, she has no choice but to work as a waitress for the owner, a genius chef who also happens to be a retired assassin.
Death Line (Raw Meat) (Country: UK; Year: 1972; Director: Gary Sherman; Writer: Ceri Jones; Stars: Donald Pleasence, Norman Rossington, David Ladd, Sharon Gurney, Hugh Armstrong, June Turner, Clive Swift, James Cossins, Christopher Lee)
Cult horror re-emerges after 30 years down the tube.
Event Horizon (Country: US/UK; Year: 1997; Director: Paul WS Anderson; Writer: Philip Eisner; Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan, Joely Richardson, Sean Pertwee)
Deep space rescue mission crew are tormented by evil from another dimension.
It Came From Outer Space It Came From Outer Space
It Came From Outer Space and The Nightingale
First Love (Hatsukoi) (Country: Japan, UK; Year: 2019; Director: Takashi Miike; Writer: Masaru Nakamura; Stars: Masataka Kubota, Nao Omori, Shota Sometani, Sakurako Konishi, Becky, Jun Murakami, Sansei Shiomi, Seiyo Uchino)
Set over one night in Tokyo, we follow Leo, a young boxer down on his luck as he meets his ‘first love’ Monica, a call girl and an addict but still an innocent. Little does Leo know, Monica is unwittingly caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme, and the two are pursued through the night by a corrupt cop, a yakuza, his nemesis, and a female assassin sent by the Chinese Triads.
Flesh And The Fiends (Country: UK; Year: 1960; Director: John Gilling; Stars: Peter Cushing, Donald Pleasence, George Rose, Billie Whitelaw)
A scientist employs two apparent grave-robbers, Burke and Hare, to obtain bodies for his research.
Inseminoid (Country: UK; Year: 1981; Director: Norman J Warren; Writer: Nick Maley, Gloria Maley; Stars: Robin Clarke, Jennifer Ashley, Stephanie Beacham, Steven Grives, Barrie Houghton, Rosalind Lloyd)
A crew of interplanetary archaeologists is threatened when an alien creature impregnates one of their members, causing her to turn homicidal and murder them one by one.
It Came From Outer Space (Country: US; Year: 1953; Director: Jack Arnold; Writer: Harry Essex, Ray Bradbury; Stars: Richard Carlson, Barbara Rush, Charles Drake)
An astronomer suspects something is very wrong when, following an apparent meteor impact, the local townsfolk start behaving strangely.
Lake Michigan Monster (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Ryland Brickson Cole Tews; Writer: Ryland Brickson Cole Tews; Stars: Ryland Brickson Cole Tews, Erick West, Beulah Peters, Daniel Long, Wayne Tews)
An eccentric ship captain and a crew of specialists plot revenge against a mysterious creature of the deep.
Event Horizon Event Horizon
Event Horizon and Lake Michigan Monster
The Magnificent Obsession Of Michael Reeves (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Dima Ballin; Stars: Ian Ogilvy, Tom Baker, Gavin Baddeley, Ingrid Cranfield)
A documentary about the brilliant horror director who helmed Witchfinder General and died from an accidental overdose at the age of just 25.
The Monster Club (Country: UK; Year: 1981; Director: Roy Ward Baker; Stars: Vincent Price, Donald Pleasence, Richard Johnson, John Carradine, Britt Ekland, Patrick Magee)
Pausing to admire a window display of his own books, a distinguished horror writer is attacked by a desperate vampire. Apologising, the vampire then takes him to the Monster Club and tells him three tales of terror.
The Nightingale (Country: Australia; Year: 2018; Director: Jennifer Kent; Writer: Jennifer Kent; Stars: Sam Claflin, Damon Herriman, Aisling Franciosi, Ewen Leslie, Charlie Shotwell, Matthew Sunderland, Harry Greenwood, Sam Smith, Michael Sheasby, Ben McIvor, Baykali Ganambarr, Luke Carroll, Claire Jones, Magnolia Maymuru, Dallas Mugarra)
A young convict in a penal colony seeks revenge.
Planet Of The Vampires (Terrore Nello Spazio) (Country: Spain, Italy; Year: 1965; Director: Mario Bava; Writer: Mario Bava, Alberto Bevilacqua; Stars: Barry Sullivan, Norma Bengell, Ángel Aranda, Evi Marandi, Stelio Candelli, Franco Andrei, Fernando Villena, Mario Morales)
The crews of twin spaceships find themselves in trouble on an alien world where their dead colleagues mysteriously return to life.
Prince Of Darkness (Country: US; Year: 1987; Director: John Carpenter; Writer: John Carpenter, Martin Quatermass; Stars: Donald Pleasence, Lisa Blount, Victor Wong, Jameson Parker, Alice Cooper, Peter Jason, Dennis Dun, Susan Blanchard, Anne Marie Howard, Ann Yen)
I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by Satan.
Why Don't You Just Die Why Don't You Just Die
Why Don't You Just Die and Planet Of The Vampires
Sator (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Jordan Graham; Writer: Jordan Graham; Stars: Michael Daniel, Rachel Johnson, Aurora Lowe, Gabriel Nicholson)
A malevolent spirit menaces a troubled family.
Vivarium (Country: Ireland, Belgium, Denmark; Year: 2019; Director: Lorcan Finnegan; Writer: Lorcan Finnegan, Garret Shanley, Garret Shanley; Stars: Imogen Poots, Jesse Eisenberg, Jonathan Aris, Olga Wehrly, Danielle Ryan, Senan Jennings, Molly McCann, Eanna Hardwicke, Shana Hart, Imogen Poots, Jesse Eisenberg, Jonathan Aris, Olga Wehrly, Danielle Ryan, Senan Jennings)
In search of a starter home, a young couple follow a mysterious estate agent and get trapped in a strange housing development.
Why Don't You Just Die (Papa, sdokhni) (Country: Russia; Year: 2018; Director: Kirill Sokolov; Writer: Kirill Sokolov; Stars: Aleksandr Kuznetsov, Vitaliy Khaev, Evgeniya Kregzhde, Michael Gor, Elena Shevchenko, Igor Grabuzov, Aleksandr Domogarov, Ilya Gavrilenkov, Vasiliy Kopeikin, Ilya Kostyukov, Aleksandr Kuznetsov, Vitaliy Khaev, Evgeniya Kregzhde, Michael Gor, Elena Shevchenko)
A dark action comedy about a group of people brought together in the apartment of police detective Andrei: his resentful daughter, an angry thug and a cheated cop. Each one of them have a reason to want revenge.
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