The 23rd edition of the Montreal genre film festival has lots of treats in store, with premières of new horror, science fiction, fantasy and animé films from around the globe. It will open with Hideo Nakata's hotly anticipated return to the Ring series, simply titled Sadako. and include a special tribute to First Blood director Ted Kotcheff.

The festival runs from 11 July to 1 August.

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Jesus Shows You The Way To The Highway
Jesus Shows You The Way To The Highway
Two CIA agents are tasked with the perilous mission of destroying the Soviet Union, but as they enter a VR simulation their mission turns into a delirious trap, with the fabric of reality unravelling around them
Dreadout: Tower Of Hell
Dreadout: Tower Of Hell
A group of young people keen to look good on social media break into an abandoned apartment and accidentally open a portal to another realm.
Stare
Stare
A young woman begins to investigate after her friend joins those mysteriously found dead with their eyeballs exploded.
Idol
Idol
Politician Koo Myung-hui discovers his wife in the garage, cleaning their son’s bloodstained car. He has just run someone over.
Mystery Of The Night
Mystery Of The Night
A film about Spanish colonial rule and aswangs.
The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil
The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil
A gang boss survives an attack by a serial killer and works with a detective to try and track him down.
Critters Attack!
Critters Attack!
A babysitter takes her young charges on a hike, unaware that mysterious alien critters have crash landed and started devouring every living thing they encounter.
The Art Of Self-Defense
The Art Of Self-Defense
After being beaten up on the street, an accountant joins a karate studio to learn how to protect himself.
The Deeper You Dig
The Deeper You Dig
Driving home drunk one snowy Catskills night, Kurt Miller accidentally kills 14 year-old Echo Allen sledding in the dark. As Kurt desperately tries to cover up the crime and his tracks, Echo's mother is looking for her missing child - and her child is looking for her.
Sadako
Sadako
A group of people must find out how to stop the newborn deadly curse, which has born and gone viral after a Youtuber accidentally captured a vengeful ghost on camera.
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Capturing a life behind the camera
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Sadako to open Fantasia
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