Fantasia International Film Festival 2018

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Cinderella The Cat Cinderella The Cat
Cinderella The Cat and The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot
1987: When The Day Comes (Country: South Korea; Year: 2017; Director: Jang Joon-hwan; Writer: Kim Kyung-chan; Stars: Kim Yoon-seok, Ha Jung-woo, Yoo Hai-jin, Kim Tae-ri, Park Hee-soon)
A historical drama about attempts to expose corruption and torture in South Korea in the run-up to the Seoul Olympics.
Ajin: Demi-Human (Country: Japan; Year: 2017; Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro; Writer: Kouji Seko; Stars: Takeru Satoh, Go Ayano, Tetsuji Tamayama, Yu Shirota, Yudai Chiba)
When a young man dies and is brought back to life through demon possession, he finds himself caught between two violent factions.
Amanita Pestilens (Country: Canada; Year: 1963; Director: René Bonnière; Stars: Denise Bombardier, Geneviève Bujold, Benoit Girard, Blake James, Jacques Labrecque, Jean-Louis Millette, Huguette Oligny)
As his daughter falls for a guitarist from a strip joint, a worried father finds his prized lawn infested by the mushrooms colloquially known as 'poisoned love'.
Amiko (Country: Japan; Year: 2017; Director: Yoko Yamanaka; Writer: Yoko Yamanaka; Stars: Yukino Abe, Ayu Hasegawa, Miayu Hirowatari, Ginji Kaneko, Maiko Mineo, Hiroto Oshita, Aira Sunohara)
After becoming obsessed with a boy at her school, Amiko decides to follow him when he runs away to Tokyo.
Among The Living (Morto Não Fala) (Country: Brazil; Year: 2018; Director: Dennison Ramalho; Writer: Dennison Ramalho; Stars: Daniel de Oliveira, Fabiula Nascimento, Bianca Comparato)
A morgue attendant working the night shift in a very large, very violent city possesses an occult ability to communicate with cadavers. He commits the sin of acting on information obtained from the dead and horrifically curses himself and those that he loves.
What Keeps You Alive What Keeps You Alive
What Keeps You Alive and Tremble All You Want
Anna And The Apocalypse (Country: UK, US; Year: 2017; Director: John McPhail; Writer: Alan McDonald, Ryan McHenry; Stars: Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming, Sarah Swire, Christopher Leveaux, Ben Wiggins, Marli Siu, Mark Benton, Paul Kaye, Ella Jarvis, Calum Cormack, Euan Bennet, Sean Connor, Janet Lawson, Janet Lawson, Kirsty Strain)
When the zombie apocalypse hits the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - teenager Anna and her high school friends have to fight, sing and dance to survive, with the undead horde all around them.
Aragne: Sign Of Vermillion (Country: Japan; Year: 2018; Director: Saku Sakamoto; Writer: Saku Sakamoto; Stars: Kana Hanazawa)
A student living in a sinister neighbourhood beings to suspect that something supernatural is about to happen.
Arizona (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Jonathan Watson; Writer: Luke Del Tredici; Stars: Elizabeth Gillies, Kaitlin Olson, Danny McBride, Rosemarie DeWitt, Luke Wilson, Travis Hammer, David Alan Grier, Cullen Moss, Jade Kammerman, Lolli Sorenson, Julian Wondolowski)
Set in the midst of the 2009 housing crisis, this darkly comedic story follows Cassie Fowler, a single mom and struggling realtor whose life goes off the rails when she witnesses a murder.
Being Natural (Country: Japan; Year: 2018; Director: Tadashi Nagayama; Writer: Tadashi Nagayama, Yuriko Suzuki; Stars: Yota Kawase, Kanji Tsuda, Natsuki Mieda)
The life of a gentle, happy-go-lucky man is turned upside down when his uncle dies.
Believer (Country: South Korea; Year: 2018; Director: Lee Hae-young; Writer: Lee Hae-young, Chung Seo-kyung; Stars: Park Hae-jun, Cho Jin-woong, Kim Joo-hyuck, Ryu Jun-yeol, Cha Seoung-won, Kim Sung-ryoung)
A detective and a bereaved drug dealer work together to try and bring down a Chinese-Korean cartel.
People's Republic Of Desire People's Republic Of Desire
People's Republic Of Desire and Piercing
Black Tide (Fleuve Noir) (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2018; Director: Erick Zonca; Writer: Dror Mishani, Erick Zonca, Lou Signolet de Fanget; Stars: Vincent Cassel, Romain Duris, Sandrine Kiberlain, Élodie Bouchez, Charles Berling, Christophe Tek, Lauréna Thellier, Sadek, Vincent Cassel, Romain Duris, Sandrine Kiberlain, Élodie Bouchez, Charles Berling, Christophe Tek, Lauréna Thellier)
An alcoholic cop investigates the disappearance of a teenager who is the same age as his son.
Bleach (Country: Japan; Year: 2016; Director: Shinsuke Sato; Writer: Shinsuke Sato, Daisuke Habara; Stars: Sota Fukushi, Hana Sugisaki, Ryo Yoshizawa, Taichi Saotome, Miyavi)
When a human boy is transformed into a shinigami, he must deal with the prejudice of his fellows as well as battling to protect the Earth from monsters.
The Blonde Fury (Country: China; Year: 1989; Director: Shum Sai-Shing; Writer: Shum Sai-Shing; Stars: Cynthia Rothrock, Chin Siu-Ho, Ronny Yu, Elizabeth Lee, Roy Chiao)
An FBI agent travels to Hong Kong to investigate a newspaper editor suspected of printing counterfeit money.
Blue My Mind (Country: Switzerland; Year: 2017; Director: Lisa Brühlmann; Writer: Lisa Brühlmann; Stars: Luna Wedler, Zoë Pastelle Holthuizen, Nicola Perot)
When a teenager who has trouble with her parents moves to Zurich with them, she starts to walk on the wild side.
Body Melt (Country: Australia; Year: 1993; Director: Philip Brophy; Writer: Rod Bishop, based on the short stories by Philip Brophy.; Stars: Gerard Kennedy, Andrew Daddo, Ian Smith, Regina Gaigalas, Vincent Gil, Neil Foley, William McInnes, Maurie Annese, Nick Polites, Lisa McCune)
Mad scientists perform crazed experiments on unwitting Aussie suburbanites.
Heavy Trip Heavy Trip
Heavy Trip and Destiny: The Tale Of Kamakura
Boiled Angels: The Trial Of Mike Diana (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Frank Henenlotter; Writer: Frank Henenlotter; Stars: Peter Bagge, Stephen Bissette, Mike Diana, Neil Gaiman)
A look at the politics and courtroom shenanigans behind the first ever US conviction of an artist for obscenity.
The Brink (Country: Hong Kong, China; Year: 2017; Director: Jonathan Li; Writer: Lee Chun-Fai; Stars: Gordon Lam, Janice Man, Shawn Yu, Wu Yue, Max Zhang)
A detective takes on a gangster who is obsessed with sunken treasure.
Brothers' Nest (Country: Australia; Year: 2018; Director: Clayton Jacobson; Writer: Jaime Brown; Stars: Clayton Jacobson, Shane Jacobson, Lynette Curran, Kim Gyngell, Sarah Snook)
Two brothers plot to commit murder for money, but the situation gets worse and worse.
Buffalo Boys (Country: Indonesia, Singapore; Year: 2018; Director: Mike Wiluan; Writer: Raymond Lee, Rayya Makarim, Mike Wiluan; Stars: Ario Bayu, Pevita Pearce, Yoshi Sudarso)
A man and his sons spend years in exile, working as cowboys in the American West, before returning to Indonesia bent on revenge.
BuyBust (Country: Philippines; Year: 2018; Director: Erik Matti; Writer: Erik Matti, Anton Santamaria; Stars: Anne Curtis, Brandon Vera)
A rookie police officer is among those trapped after a drugs bust in the slums goes wrong.
Blood And Black Lace Blood And Black Lace
Blood And Black Lace and Mandy
Blood And Black Lace (Sei Donne Per L’Assassino) (Country: Italy; Year: 1964; Director: Mario Bava; Writer: Marcello Fondato, Giuseppe Barilla, Mario Bava; Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Eva Bartok, Lea Lander)
Six models are stalked by a psychopath.
Bodied (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Joseph Kahn; Writer: Joseph Kahn, Alex Larsen; Stars: Calum Worthy, Jackie Long, Rory Uphold, Jonathan Park, Walter Perez, Shoniqua Shandai, Charlamagne Tha God, Dizaster, Debra Wilson, Anthony Michael Hall, Lisa Maley, Eddie Perino, Eric Allen Smith, Candice Renee, Daniel Rashid)
A graduate student's interest in battle rap as a subject for a thesis becomes an obsession.
Bridegroom (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Linda Bloodworth-Thomason; Stars: Shane Bitney-Crone, Tom Bridegroom)
A documentary about a young man whose life is turned upside down when his partner dies
Cam (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Daniel Goldhaber; Writer: Isa Mazzei; Stars: Madeline Brewer, Patch Darragh, Devin Druid, Samantha Robinson, Melora Walters)
A sex cam worker finds that her identity has been appropriated by a mysterious doppelgänger.
Chained For Life (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Aaron Schimberg; Writer: Aaron Schimberg; Stars: Jess Weixler, Adam Pearson, Stephen Plunkett, Charlie Korsmo, Sari Lennick)
A starlet finds herself in unfamiliar territory when she appears in a film about disfigurement that features real disabled people.
Tokyo Vampire Hotel Tokyo Vampire Hotel
Tokyo Vampire Hotel and The Scythian
Champion (Country: South Korea; Year: 2018; Director: Kim Yong-wan; Writer: Kim Yong-wan; Stars: Don Lee (Ma Dong-seok), Kwon Yul, Han Ye-ri, Choi Seung-hoon, Ok Ye-rin)
A sometime arm wrestling champion who was adopted as a child reconnects with his birth family.
Chuck Steel: Night Of The Trampires (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Mike Mort; Writer: Mike Mort; Stars: Jennifer Saunders, Paul Whitehouse)
When the streets of Los Angeles are swarmed by vampire hobos, only Chuck Steel can save the day.
Cinderella The Cat (Country: Italy; Year: 2016; Director: Alessandro Rak, Ivan Cappiello, Marino Guarnieri, Dario Sansone; Writer: Ivan Cappiello, Marianna Garofalo, Marino Guarnieri, Corrado Morra, Alessandro Rak, Dario Sansone, Italo Scialdone; Stars: Ivan Cappiello, Dario Sansone, Marino Guarnieri, Alessandro Rak, Marianna Garofalo, Italo Scialdone)
The daughter of a brilliant builder betrayed by those close to him finds herself in deadly danger as she reaches the brink of adolescence under the watching eyes of her cruel stepmother and the local mafia.
Cold Skin (Country: Spain, France; Year: 2017; Director: Xavier Gens; Writer: Jesús Olmo, Eron Sheean; Stars: Ray Stevenson, David Oakes, Aura Garrido)
A young man who takes up the role of weather observer on a remote island finds himself trapped in a battle with sinister people from the sea.
Crisis Jung (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Baptiste Gaubert, Jérémie Hoarau; Writer: Baptiste Gaubert, Jérémie Périn; Stars: Karim Tougui, Pauline Moingeon, Martial Le Minoux)
A young man must confront ferocious demons if he is to save his beloved.
The Ranger The Ranger
The Ranger and Satan's Slaves
Dans La Brume (Just A Breath Away) (Country: France, Canada; Year: 2018; Director: Daniel Roby; Writer: Guillaume Lemans, Jimmy Bemon; Stars: Romain Duris, Olga Kurylenko, Fantine Harduin, Michel Robin, Anna Gaylor)
A family struggles to survive when a massive earthquake in Paris is followed by the appearance of a strange white mist.
The Dark (Country: Austria; Year: 2018; Director: Justin P Lange; Writer: Justin P Lange; Stars: Nadia Alexander, Toby Nichols, Karl Markovics, Margarete Tiesel, Dylan Trowbridge, Sarah Murphy-Dyson, Scott Beaudin, Chris Farquhar, Nadia Alexander, Toby Nichols, Karl Markovics, Margarete Tiesel, Dylan Trowbridge, Sarah Murphy-Dyson, Scott Beaudin)
Undead and hating it, young flesh-eater Mina haunts the woods surrounding her childhood home. When she befriends a physically abused boy, she must figure out why, for once, she isn’t feeling homicidal.
Da Hu Fa (Country: China; Year: 2017; Director: Busifan; Writer: Busifan; Stars: Xiao Liansha, Tutehameng, Jin Shijie)
Short, fat, and a formidable fighter, Da Hu Fa – the Grand Protector of Yiwei – is searching for the kingdom’s capricious prince, whose life he is sworn to safeguard.
Destiny: The Tale Of Kamakura (Kamakura Monogatari) (Country: Japan; Year: 2017; Director: Takashi Yamazaki; Writer: Takashi Yamazaki; Stars: Masato Sakai, Mitsuki Takahata, Shinichi Tsutsumi, Sakura Ando, Min Tanaka, Jun Kunimura)
A woman tries to cope when her fantasy writer husband moves them to a small town regularly visited by fantastic creatures.
Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings (Country: Hong Kong, China; Year: 2018; Director: Tsui Hark; Writer: Chang Chialu; Stars: Mark Chao, Carina Lau, Lin Gengxin, Ethan Juan, Feng Shaofeng, Ma Sichun)
The great detective must confront a dangerous new enemy after the city is shaken by a series of supernatural incidents.
Penguin Highway Penguin Highway
Penguin Highway and Cam
The Field Guide To Evil (Country: US, Austria, India, Greece; Year: 2018; Director: Ashim Ahluwalia, Can Evrenol, Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz, Katrin Gebbe, Calvin Reeder, Agnieszka Smoczynska, Peter Strickland, Yannis Veslemes; Writer: Robert Bolesto, Elif Domanic, Can Evrenol, Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz, Katrin Gebbe, Calvin Reeder, Peter Strickland, Silvia Wolkan; Stars: Birgit Minichmayr, Sarah Navratil, Jilon VanOver)
An anthology of supernatural horror stories.
Fireworks (Country: Japan; Year: 2017; Director: Akiyuki Shinbo, Nobuyuki Takeuchi; Writer: Hitoshi Ohne; Stars: Shintaro Asanuma, Suzu Hirose, Mamoru Miyano, Masaki Suda)
Love is more complicated than ever for high school friends thanks to a disruption in the flow of time.
Five Fingers For Marseilles (Country: South Africa; Year: 2017; Director: Michael Matthews; Writer: Sean Drummond, Sean Drummond; Stars: Zethu Dlomo, Kenneth Fok, Warren Masemola, Garth Breytenbach, Anthony Oseyemi, Vuyo Dabula, Mduduzi Mabaso, Kenneth Nkosi, Brendon Daniels, Jerry Mofokeng, Dean Fourie, Aubrey Poolo, Hamilton Dhlamini, Lizwi Vilakazi)
Lives change forever when a young man kills two corrupt cops.
The Fortress (Country: UK, South Korea; Year: 2017; Director: Hwang Dong-hyuk; Stars: Byung-hun Lee, Yun-seok Kim, Soo Go, Woo-jin Jo)
In 1636, the Qing dynasty attacks Joseon. King Injo and his retainers, including Choi Myung-kil and Kim Sang-hun, hide in the mountain fortress city of Namhansanseong.
Gaston Lagaffe (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Pierre François Martin-Laval; Writer: Mathias Gavarry, Pierre François Martin-Laval; Stars: Théo Fernandez, Franc Bruneau, Pierre François Martin-Laval, Jérôme Commandeur, Arnaud Ducret, Alison Wheeler)
A disaster-prone young man tries to make life better for his colleagues in a business that's struggling to survive.
Microhabitat Microhabitat
Microhabitat and Our House
Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum (Country: South Korea; Year: 2018; Director: Jeong Beom-sik; Writer: Jeong Beom-sik, Park Sang-min; Stars: Wi Ha-joon, Park Ji-hyun, Oh A-yeon)
A found footage horror film in which a YouTube presenter explores a deserted asylum rumoured to have been used for government torture.
Gremlins (Country: US; Year: 1984; Director: Joe Dante; Writer: Chris Columbus; Stars: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Corey Feldman, Polly Holliday, Hoyt Axton)
The cute creature Billy gets for Christmas creates chaos by producing a legion of mischievous monsters.
Heavy Trip (Country: Belgium, Finland, Norway; Year: 2018; Director: Juuso Laatio, Jukka Vidgren; Writer: Juuso Laatio, Jari Olavi Rantala, Aleksi Puranen, Jukka Vidgren; Stars: Johannes Holopainen, Minka Kuustonen, Ville Tiihonen)
Struggling black metal band Impaled Rektum have the chance to perform at a big rock festival, but getting there is half the battle.
The Howling (Country: US; Year: 1981; Director: Joe Dante; Writer: John Sayles, based on the book by Gary Brandner; Stars: Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, Dennis Dugan, Dick Miller)
After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a television newswoman is sent to a remote mountain resort whose residents may not be what they seem.
Hurt (Country: Canada, US; Year: 2018; Director: Sonny Mallhi; Writer: Sonny Mallhi; Stars: Emily van Raay, Andrew Creer, Michelle Treacy, Stephanie Moran, Bradley Hamilton)
The residents of a small town don masks to celebrate Halloween, but there's real horror under the surface.
Rondo Rondo
Rondo and Bridegroom
I Have A Date With Spring (Na-wa-bom-nal-eui-yak-sok) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2018; Director: Seung-bin Baek; Writer: Seung-bin Baek; Stars: Young-nam Jang, Ha-Neul Kang, Hak-sun Kim, Sung-Kyun Kim, Joo-Young Lee)
Ashes cover the sky and an unknown existence chooses four humans on their birthdays to give them the most unforgettable gift a day before the world ends.
I Am A Hero (Country: Japan; Year: 2015; Director: Shinsuke Sato; Writer: Kengo Hanazawa, Akiko Nogi; Stars: Masami Nagasawa, Kasumi Arimura, Miho Suzuki, Yô Ôizumi, Nana Katase, Makita Sports, Hisashi Yoshizawa, Yoshinori Okada, Yu Tokui, Toshifumi Muramatsu, Muga Tsukaji, Jin Katagiri, Natsu Andô, Kazunori Kaneko)
A manga artist turns hero after his city is beset by zombies.
King Boxer (Tian xia di yi quan, Five Fingers of Death, 5 Fingers Of Death, Invincible Boxer, Hand Of Death) (Country: Hong Kong; Year: 1972; Director: Jeong Chang-hwa; Writer: Chiang Yang; Stars: Lo Lieh, Wang Ping, Tien Feng, Chiao Hsiung, James Nam)
To win the hand of his beloved, Chi-Hao must enter and triumph in a regional martial arts tournament.
Kasane (Country: Japan; Year: 2018; Director: Yuichi Sato; Writer: Tsutomu Kuroiwa, based on the manga by Daruma Matsuura; Stars: Tao Tsuchiya, Kyoko Yoshine, Yu Yokoyama, Tadanobu Asano, Rei Dan, Macaulay Callard)
A young actress with a scarred face inherits a magical lipstick that will let her switch faces with anyone she kisses.
Knuckleball (Country: Canada; Year: 2018; Director: Michael Peterson; Writer: Kevin Cockle, Michael Peterson; Stars: Luca Villacis, Munro Chambers, Michael Ironside, Kathleen Munroe)
A boy is sent to stay with his grandfather out on a farm, but runs into trouble with a creepy neighbour.
Buffalo Boys Buffalo Boys
Buffalo Boys and The Witch: Part 1, The Subversion
Laplace's Witch (Country: Japan; Year: 2018; Director: Takashi Miike; Writer: Hiroyuki Yatsu; Stars: Shô Sakurai, Suzu Hirose, Sota Fukushi, Rei Dan, Lily Franky, Tao Okamoto, Eriko Sato)
A geochemistry professor is called in to help the police after two dead bodies are found by hot springs, but the truth is much stranger than any of them suspect.
L'Inferno (Country: Italy; Year: 1911; Director: Francesco Bertolini, Adolfo Padovan; Writer: Dante Alighieri; Stars: Giuseppe De Liguoro, Salvatore Papa, Arturo Pirovano)
An early film adaptation of Dante's Inferno.
Louder! Can't Hear What You're Singin, Wimp! (Country: Japan; Year: 2018; Director: Satoshi Miki; Stars: Sadao Abe, Riho Yoshioka)
A comedy musical about what happens when a rock musician with an superhuman, steroid-enhanced voice, meets a gifted busker.
Madeline's Madeline (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Josephine Decker; Writer: Josephine Decker; Stars: Helena Howard, Molly Parker, Miranda July, Curtiss Cook)
A young woman with mental health issues finds herself pushed to the limit by the demands of a theatre group.
Mandy (Country: Belgium, US; Year: 2018; Director: Panos Cosmatos; Writer: Panos Cosmatos, Aaron Stewart-Ahn; Stars: Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, Linus Roache, Bill Duke, Richard Brake, Ned Dennehy, Olwen Fouere, Hayley Saywell)
Pacific Northwest. 1983. Outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their haven is savagely destroyed by a cult, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance.
King Boxer King Boxer
King Boxer and Tigers Are Not Afraid
The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Robert D Krzykowski; Writer: Robert D Krzykowski; Stars: Aidan Turner, Sam Elliott, Ron Livingston, Caitlin FitzGerald)
A legendary American war veteran is recruited to hunt a mythical creature.
Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms (Sayonara No Asa Ni Yakusoku No Hana O Kazarô, Let’s Decorate The Promised Flowers In The Farewell Morning) (Country: Japan; Year: 2018; Director: Mari Okada, Toshiya Shinohara; Writer: Mari Okada; Stars: Manaka Iwami, Miyu Irino, Yôko Hikasa)
An immortal girl and mortal boy meet and become friends, sharing a bond that lasts throughout the years.
Mega Time Squad (Country: New Zealand; Year: 2018; Director: Tim Van Dammen; Writer: Tim Van Dammen; Stars: Anton Tennet, Arlo Gibson, Johnny Brugh, Milo Cawthrone)
A petty drug dealer with a once in a lifetime opportunity to pull off a big score unexpectedly gains the ability to bend time.
Microhabitat (So-gong-nyeo) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2017; Director: Jeon Go-woon; Writer: Jeon Go-woon; Stars: Esom, Ahn Jae-hong, Choi Duk-moon)
When a woman living on the breadline becomes homeless, she gains a new perspective on her life through her observations of the lives of the old friends she stays with.
Montreal Dead End (Country: Canada; Year: 2018; Director: Hugo Belhassen, Audric Cussigh; Writer: Yohann Thiou; Stars: Guy Jodoin, Marco Collin, Mirianne Brûlé, Lise Roy)
An anthology film about what happens to Montreal when green smoke starts emerging from the sewers.
Violence Voyager Violence Voyager
Violence Voyager and Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms
Mon Garçon (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Christian Carion; Writer: Christian Carion; Stars: Guillaume Canet, Olivier De Benoist, Mélanie Laurent)
A father is desperate to recover his missing son, who police believe to be the victim of a kidnapping.
Neomanila (Country: Philippines; Year: 2017; Director: Mikhail Red; Writer: Zig Dulay, Mikhail Red, Rae Red; Stars: Angeline Andoy, Angeli Bayani, Timothy Castillo, Jess Mendoza, Rocky Salumbides, Eula Valdes)
Two assassins decide to train a boy who has been marked for death after betraying his gang.
The Nightshifter (Morto Não Fala) (Country: Brazil; Year: 2018; Director: Dennison Ramalho; Writer: Claudia Jouvin, Dennison Ramalho; Stars: Daniel De Oliveira, Bianca Comparato, Cauã Martins, Annalara Prates, Marco Ricca, Fabíula Nascimento)
A morgue worker is used to hearing the voices of the dead but when one day he decides to use the secrets they tell him for his own ends, he brings down a terrible curse upon his family.
The Night Eats The World (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Dominique Rocher; Writer: Pit Agarmen, Jérémie Guez, Guillaume Lemans, Dominique Rocher; Stars: Anders Danielsen Lie, Golshifteh Farahani, Denis Lavant, Sigrid Bouaziz, David Kammenos, Jean-Yves Cylly, Nancy Murillo, Lina-Rose Djedje, Victor Van Der Woerd, Léo Poulet, Déborah Marique, Tess Osscini Boudebesse Bejjani, Fabien Houssaye, Jean-Louis Priou, Marie-Thérèse Priou)
Following one hell of a party, Sam wakes up to the worst-ever morning after — blood-stained walls, an empty apartment building, and Parisian streets filled with the living dead. Even worse, he’s all alone.
Number 37 (Nommer 37) (Country: South Africa; Year: 2017; Director: Nosipho Dumisa; Writer: Nosipho Dumisa, Daryne Joshua; Stars: Irshaad Ally, Ephraim Gordon, Luke Jansen, Elton Landrew, Deon Lotz, David Manuel, Monique Rockman, Danny Ross, Sandi Schultz)
A man who has recently become partially paralysed owes money to the gangster who financed the job on which he was injured, and hatches a still more desperate plan to get it.
Cold Skin Cold Skin
Cold Skin and The Dark
Our House (Country: Canada, Germany, US; Year: 2018; Director: Anthony Scott Burns; Writer: Matt Osterman, Nathan Parker; Stars: Thomas Mann, Kate Moyer, Percy Hynes White, Nicola Peltz, Robert B Kennedy, Xavier de Guzman)
A young physicist experimenting with the principle of wireless electricity accidentally makes way for something from elsewhere to interact with our world - but is it a force for good or for evil?
The Outlaws (Crime City) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2017; Director: Kang Yoon-Seong ; Writer: Kang Yoon-Seong ; Stars: Don Lee, Yoon Kye-sang, Cho Cha-yu)
A hard-boiled cop takes on a gang of violent gangsters.
Parallel (Country: Canada; Year: 2018; Director: Isaac Ezban; Writer: Scott Blaszak; Stars: Aml Ameen, Alyssa Diaz, David Harewood, Georgia King, Mark O'Brien, Kathleen Quinlan, Martin Wallström)
A group of young tech developers discover a portal to a multiverse and use it for work, but they're meddling with powers they don't understand.
Penguin Highway (Country: Japan; Year: 2018; Director: Hiroyasu Ishida; Writer: Makoto Ueda; Stars: Kana Kita, Yû Aoi)
A schoolboy becomes fascinated by the colony of penguins that has mysteriously appeared in the middle of his town.
People's Republic Of Desire (Country: China; Year: 2018; Director: Hao Wu; Writer: Hao Wu; Stars: Jiang Congyong, Man Shen, Li Xianliang), Official Site
A documentary exploring live streaming, fame and fandom in China.
Gremlins Gremlins
Gremlins and Under The Silver Lake
Piercing (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Nicolas Pesce; Writer: Nicolas Pesce, based on the novel by Ryû Murakami; Stars: Christopher Abbott, Mia Wasikowska, Laia Costa, Wendell Pierce, Marin Ireland, Maria Dizzia, Dakota Lustick, Olivia Bond)
In this twisted love story, a man seeks out an unsuspecting stranger to help him purge the dark torments of his past. His plan goes awry when he encounters a woman with plans of her own. A playful psycho-thriller game of cat-and-mouse.
Playing Hard (Country: Canada; Year: 2018; Director: Jean-Simon Chartier; Writer: Jean-Simon Chartier; Stars: Luc Duchaine, VandenBerghe Jason, Cardin Stéphane)
A documentary following video game designers in Montreal.
Pledge (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Daniel Robbins; Writer: Zachary Weiner; Stars: Phillip Andre Botello, Erica Boozer, Zachery Byrd, Cameron Cowperthwaite, Aaron Dalla Villa, Jean-Louis Droulers, Joe Gallagher, Jesse Pimentel, Melanie Rothman, Zachary Weiner)
Rejected by the main campus fraternities, three young men accept a beautiful woman's invitation to undergo a hazing experience at a remote woodland mansion, only to find that their lives are on the line.
La Pomme, La Queue Et Les Pépins (Country: Canada; Year: 1974; Director: Claude Fournier; Stars: Donald Lautrec, Han Masson, Roméo Pérusse, Janine Sutto, Réal Béland, Jean Lapointe, Louise Turcot, Denis Drouin, Paul Buissonneau)
A newlywed goes to great lengths to try and cure his erectile dysfunction.
Pourquoi L'étrange Monsieur Zolock S'intéressait-il Tant à La Bande Dessinée? (Country: Canada; Year: 1983; Director: Yves Simoneau; Stars: Michel Rivard, Jean-Louis Millette, Yves Desgagnés)
An eccentric millionaire hires a private eye to investigate the comic-book industry and its effect on popular culture.
Boiled Angels: The Trial Of Mike Diana Boiled Angels: The Trial Of Mike Diana
Boiled Angels: The Trial Of Mike Diana and Rokuroku: The Promise Of The Witch
Profile (Country: US, UK, Cyprus, Russia; Year: 2018; Director: Timur Bekmambetov; Writer: Brittany Poulton, Olga Kharina, Timur Bekmambetov, Anna Érelle; Stars: Valene Kane, Shazad Latif, Christine Adams, Amir Rahimzadeh, Morgan Watkins, Emma Cater, Kelley Mack, Louis Martin, Kate Watson, Therica Wilson-Read, Valene Kane, Shazad Latif, Christine Adams, Amir Rahimzadeh, Morgan Watkins)
Thriller sees a journalist try to infiltrate the digital propaganda channels of Islamic State.
Punk Samurai Slash Down (Country: Japan; Year: 2018; Director: Gakuryu Ishii; Writer: Kankuro Kudo; Stars: Go Ayano, Keiko Kitagawa, Shota Sometani, Masahiro Higashide, Tadanobu Asano, Masatoshi Nagase, Jun Murakami)
A ronin will do anything to secure a place in the Kurokaze clan, but between doomsday cultists and monkey warlords, he has a lot to contend with.
Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Sonny Laguna, Tommy Wiklund; Writer: S Craig Zahler; Stars: Alex Beh, Barbara Crampton, Nelson Franklin, Skeeta Jenkins, Udo Kier, Thomas Lennon, Michael Paré, Jenny Pellicer, Charlyne Yi)
The deceased Puppet Master's deadly dolls start killing on their own initiative.
La Quinceañera (Country: Canada, US; Year: 2018; Director: Gigi Saul Guerrero; Writer: Shane McKenzie; Stars: Bertila Damas, Patricia De Leon, Veronica Diaz, Gustavo Gomez, Mauricio Mendoza, Mathias Retamal, Gabriela Reynoso, Mia Xitlali)
When, on the eve of her party, cartel members attack her family, a young woman and her abuela must survive to exact a bloody revenge.
The Ranger (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Jenn Wexler; Writer: Giaco Furino, Jenn Wexler; Stars: Chloe Levine, Larry Fessenden, Amanda Grace Benitez, Jeremy Holm, Granit Lahu, Jeremy Pope, Bubba Weiler)
A gang of young punks on the run from the cops encounter something nasty in the woods.
Blue My Mind Blue My Mind
Blue My Mind and Chained For Life
River's Edge (Country: Japan; Year: 2018; Director: Isao Yukisada; Writer: Kyôko Okazaki, Misaki Setoyama; Stars: Fumi Nikaidô, Ryô Yoshizawa, Aoi Morikawa, Shûhei Uesugi, Sumire, Shiori Doi, Jin Shirasu, Fumi Nikaidô, Ryô Yoshizawa, Aoi Morikawa, Shûhei Uesugi, Sumire, Shiori Doi, Jin Shirasu)
Exploration of a group of high school teenagers and the problems they face.
Rokuroku: The Promise Of The Witch (Country: Japan; Year: 2017; Director: Yudai Yamaguchi; Writer: Yuki Kumagai; Stars: Miho Nakanishi, Shiho, Karia Nomoto, Moso Calibration, Mickey Curtis)
Two recently reunited former schoolmates try to find out what's behind a bizarre and deadly series of supernatural events.
Rondo (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Drew Barnhardt; Writer: Drew Barnhardt; Stars: Brenna Otts, Luke Sorge, Gena Shaw, Michael Vasicek, Reggie De Morton, Kevin Sean Ryan, Steve Van Beckum)
A invitation to cross sexual boundaries leads a troubled young man into a dangerous world.
The Saint Bernard Syndicate (Country: Denmark; Year: 2018; Director: Mads Brügger; Writer: Lærke Sanderhoff; Stars: Frederik Cilius Jørgensen, Rasmus Bruun, Flemming Sørensen, Vibeke Manniche, Mohamed Ali Osman, Jonas Bransholm, Odessa, Boyang Li, Tan Zheng, Wang Jiafei, Liu Chonghua, Lee Liheng, Hongye Dai, Chen Xiang, Deng Zhong)
Two hapless Danes' try to sell Saint Bernard dogs to China’s middle class.
Satan's Slaves (Pengabdi Satan) (Country: Indonesia, South Korea; Year: 2017; Director: Joko Anwar; Writer: Joko Anwar, Sisworo Gautama Putra; Stars: Bront Palarae, Tara Basro, Endy Arfian, Dimas Aditya, Ayu Laksmi)
A family find themselves haunted by the living, the dead and non-human entities.
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Number 37 and Body Melt
The Scythian (Skif) (Country: Russia; Year: 2018; Director: Rustam Mosafir; Writer: Vadim Golovanov, Rustam Mosafir; Stars: Aleksey Faddeev, Aleksandr Kuznetsov, Yuriy Tsurilo, Izmaylova Vasilisa)
After his wife and child are kidnapped, a warrior must seek help from a prisoner in order to save them - but can either man trust the other?
Searching (Search) (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Aneesh Chaganty; Writer: Aneesh Chaganty, Sev Ohanian; Stars: John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee, Michelle La, Sara Sohn, Thomas Barbusca, Sean O'Bryan, Ric Sarabia, Colin Woodell, Ashley Edner, Melissa Disney, Dominic Hoffman, Ben J. Pierce, Rene Michelle Aranda, Erica Jenkins)
After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her. A thriller that unfolds entirely on computer screens.
Summer of '84 (Country: US, Canada; Year: 2018; Director: François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell; Writer: Matt Leslie, Stephen J Smith; Stars: Graham Verchere, Judah Lewis, Caleb Emery, Cory Gruter-Andrew, Tiera Skovbye, Rich Sommer, Shauna Johannesen, Jason Gray-Stanford, Mark Brandon, Aren Buchholz, Susie Castillo, J. Alex Brinson, Harrison Houde, William MacDonald, Patrick Lubczyk)
Summer, 1984: a perfect time to be a carefree 15-year-old. But when neighbourhood conspiracy theorist Davey Armstrong begins to suspect his police officer neighbour might be the serial killer all over the local news, he and his three best friends begin an investigation that soon turns dangerous.
Tales From The Hood 2 (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Rusty Cundieff, Darin Scott; Writer: Rusty Cundieff, Darin Scott; Stars: Keith David, Alexandria DeBerry, Andy Cohen, Jay Huguley, Adrian Lockett, Kendrick Cross)
An anthology film focused on urban horror.
Terrified (Aterrados) (Country: Argentina; Year: 2017; Director: Demián Rugna; Writer: Demián Rugna; Stars: Ariel Chavarría, Maximiliano Ghione, Norberto Gonzalo, Elvira Onetto)
Following a series of mysterious deaths, paranormal experts are brought in to investigate what at first appear to be haunted houses.
Pledge Pledge
Pledge and The Outlaws
Tigers Are Not Afraid (Vuelven) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2017; Director: Issa López; Writer: Issa López; Stars: Paola Lara, Hanssel Casillas, Rodrigo Cortes, Tenoch Huerta, Juan Ramón López)
A dark fairy tale about a gang of five children trying to survive the horrific violence of the cartels and the ghosts created every day by the drug war.
Tokyo Vampire Hotel (Country: Japan; Year: 2017; Director: Sion Sono; Writer: Sion Sono; Stars: Kaho, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Ami Tomite, Megumi Kagurazaka, Yumi Adachi)
As the end of the world approaches, two vampire clans fight it out over a human girl with special blood.
Tornado Girl (Country: Japan; Year: 2017; Director: Hitoshi One; Writer: Hitoshi One; Stars: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Kiko Mizuhara, Hirofumi Arai, Sakura Ando, Lily Franky)
A young man who gets attention by impersonating a pop star falls for a fashion publicist with a reputation for ruthlessness.
The Travelling Cat Chronicles (Country: Japan; Year: 2018; Director: Koichiro Miki; Writer: Emiko Hiramatsu; Stars: Sota Fukushi, Yuko Takeuchi, Mitsuki Takahata)
A young man searches for a new home for his beloved cat.
Tremble All You Want (Katte ni furuetero) (Country: Japan; Year: 2017; Director: Akiko Ohku; Writer: Akiko Ohku; Stars: Anna Ishibashi, Takumi Kitamura, Mayu Matsuoka, Daichi Watanabe)
Life becomes complicated when a young woman who has clung onto her unspoken love for a high school classmate for ten years meets him again - just after she's met somebody else.
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Anna And The Apocalypse and The Night Eats The World
True Fiction (Country: South Korea; Year: 2018; Director: Kim Jin-mook; Writer: Kim Jin-mook; Stars: Ji Hyun-woo, Oh Man-seok, Lee Eun-woo, Kim Hak-chul, Jo Eun-ji)
A corrupt congressman finds himself in trouble when the caretaker of his rich and influential wife's second home finds out about his mistress.
Under The Silver Lake (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: David Robert Mitchell; Writer: David Robert Mitchell; Stars: Andrew Garfield, Riley Keough, Topher Grace, Patrick Fischler, Grace Van Patten, Callie Hernandez, Zosia Mamet, Jeremy Bobb, Sydney Sweeney, Jimmi Simpson, David Yow)
A man becomes obsessed with the strange circumstances of a billionaire mogul's murder and the kidnapping of a girl.
Unfriended: Dark Web (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Stephen Susco; Writer: Stephen Susco; Stars: Connor Del Rio, Betty Gabriel, Andrew Lees, Stephanie Nogueras, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Savira Windyani, Colin Woodell)
A group of friends playing Cards Against Humanity discover dark secrets on the new laptop one of them has acquired.
Unity Of Heroes (Country: Hong Kong, China; Year: 2018; Director: Niu Xinyao, Gao Yuhao, Yang Ning, Li Zhenyi; Stars: Vincent Zhao, Michael Tong)
Legendary Chinese folk hero Wong Fei-Hung takes on a clinic owner who has been experimenting on his patients and turning them into super-strong warriors who are gradually going insane.
The Vanished (Country: South Korea; Year: 2018; Director: Lee Chang-hee; Writer: Lee Chang-hee; Stars: Kim Sang-kyung, Kim Kang-woo, Kim Hee-ae, Han Ji-an, Lee Ji-hoon)
A murder investigation becomes even more complicated when the corpse disappears from the morgue.
The Howling The Howling
The Howling and Knuckleball
Violence Voyager (Country: Japan; Year: 2017; Director: Ujicha; Writer: Ujicha; Stars: Daisuke Ono, Naoki Tanaka, Aoi Yuki)
An American boy in Japan finds himself facing a legion of horrors when he, his Japanese friend and his cat decide to explore an old abandoned amusement park.
What A Man Wants (Country: South Korea; Year: 2018; Director: Lee Byeong-heon; Writer: Lee Byeong-heon; Stars: Lee Sung-min, Shin Ha-kyun, Song Ji-Hyo, Lee El)
The brother of a philanderer has his first affair almost by accident, only to find his mistress looking for a job at the restaurant he runs with his wife.
What Keeps You Alive (Country: Canada; Year: 2018; Director: Colin Minihan; Writer: Colin Minihan; Stars: Brittany Allen, Hannah Emily Anderson)
A couple's wedding anniversary celebrations take an unexpected turn when one tries to kill the other. Far from help, can the fleeing woman figure out what's going on in time to ensure her survival?
Windigo (Country: Canada; Year: 1994; Director: Robert Morin; Stars: Guy Nadon, Donald Morin, Nathalie Coupal, Paul Berval, Michel Laperrière)
A group of First Nations people travel up the Windigo River to declare the territory of Abitibi independent.
The Witch In The Window (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Andy Mitton; Writer: Andy Mitton; Stars: Arija Bareikis, Alex Draper, Greg Naughton, Carol Stanzione, Charlie Tacker)
When a father and son head far into rural Vermont to renovate an old house, they discover that they're not alone.
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Neomanila and Searching
The Witch: Part 1, The Subversion (Manyeo) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2018; Director: Park Hoon-jung; Writer: Park Hoon-jung; Stars: Kim Da-mi)
A nefarious agency has been conducting experiments on children. One of them escapes and goes into hiding with an adopted family. Ten years later, she appears on a talent show, where she's spotted by the bad guys and becomes prey for both her peers and a hit squad.
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