Bleed With Me
During a winter getaway at an isolated cabin, a self-destructive young woman becomes convinced that her best friend is stealing her blood.
The Block Island Sound
A mysterious force lurks off the coast of Block Island, curiously influencing the surrounding town and wildlife.
Clapboard Jungle
Following five years in the life and career of an independent filmmaker, supported by dozens of interviews, posing one question: how does an indie filmmaker survive in the current film business?
Class Action Park
A documentary that focuses on a famously dangerous water park and its slew of injuries and crimes along with child safety concerns.
Climate Of The Hunter
Two sisters vie for the affections of a man who may or may not be a vampire.
The Columnist
Columnist and author Femke is flooded with anonymous nasty messages and death threats on social media. One day she has enough and decides to take revenge.
A Costume For Nicholas
Nicholas, a ten-year-old with Down Syndrome, has a grand collection of costumes his mother made him, but as he and his resentful and troubled cousin David find out, just because it’s make-believe doesn’t mean it’s not real.
Crazy Samurai Musashi
A 77-minute, one-scene, no-cut action sequence in which samurai Miyamoto defeats 588 enemies, one after the other.
The Curse Of Audrey Earnshaw
A mother and daughter are suspected of witchcraft by their devout rural community.

D

The Day Of The Beast
A Basque priest discovers that the Antichrist is due to be born in Madrid on Christmas Day and sets out to avert the apocalypse with the help of a heavy metal fan and a television psychic.
The Dark And The Wicked
On a secluded farm in a nondescript rural town, a man is slowly dying. His family gathers to mourn, and soon a darkness grows, marked by waking nightmares and a growing sense that something evil is taking over the family.
Death Of Nintendo
Hunting ghosts to impress girls. Undergoing circumcision in order to finally become a man. A pop homage to puberty and adolescence.
Don't Text Back
A woman seeks help after a supernatural gift starts to do her harm.
La Dosis
Marcos is an experienced nurse. He works in the night shift of a provincial private clinic. He is applied and professional but has a secret: in some extreme cases he applies euthanasia. Then he meets a handsome young nurse who kills patients on a whim.
Feels Good Man
When indie comic character Pepe the Frog becomes an unwitting icon of hate, his creator, artist Matt Furie, fights to bring Pepe back from the darkness and navigate America's cultural divide.
For The Sake Of Vicious
An innocent nurse, a tortured maniac and a suspicious hostage face off against a wave of violent intruders as they descend upon their place of refuge on Halloween night.
Free Country
Two detectives investigate the disappearance of two teenage sisters in a remote town, where it seems like everyone has something to hide - including the bodies.
Fried Barry
Barry is a drug-addled, abusive bastard who - after yet another bender - is abducted by aliens. Barry takes a backseat as an alien visitor assumes control of his body and takes it for a joyride through Cape Town.
Fugitive Dreams
In this allegorical road movie touching on issues of homelessness, mental health, and addiction, two lost souls embark across a dreamscape America. Their darkly strange journey confronts them with their traumatic pasts, and bonds them in compassion and love.
The Grave Of Saint Oran
On the Irish island of Iona in the sixth century, two saints come ashore and try to build a chapel.
Gunda
Pigs, cows and chickens. Intimate portraits of living beings who wind up dead on a plate every day.
Hail To The Deadites
A documentary about fans of the Evil Dead films.
Hunted
A woman who trusted the wrong man must use all her resources to survive - but the forest is on her side.

I

Kakegurui
At an elite school where everything is based around gambling, a dispute between factions creates an opportunity for an ambitious student to try and outsmart all the others.
Kriya
A DJ encounters a beautiful woman at a club, goes back to her home, and finds himself thrust into a nightmare odyssey of ritual magic, patriarchal death customs and unusual family conflict.
Lapsis
After a series of two-bit hustles and unsuccessful swindles, Ray takes a job in a strange new realm of the gig economy: trekking deep into the forest, pulling cable over miles of terrain to connect large, metal cubes that link together the new quantum trading market.
Legally Declared Dead
When an insurance agent discovers the corpse of a young boy, he becomes convinced that the child's stepdad must have murdered him for the insurance money.
Life: Untitled
A closed-room drama about the hardships and resilience of a group of young women working in the escort industry.
Lucky
A suburban woman fights to be believed as she finds herself stalked by a threatening figure who returns to her house night after night.

M

Marygoround
When a small town grocery workers gets hormone replacement therapy, she undergoes a sexual awakening - but with something darker lurking just under the surface.
A Mermaid In Paris
A man rescues a mermaid and gradually falls in love with her.
Me And Me
A police detective investigating a tragedy in a small town wakes up one morning to find he’s no longer who he thought he was – or so the locals lead him to believe.
Minor Premise
Attempting to surpass his father's legacy, a reclusive neuroscientist becomes entangled in his own experiment, pitting ten fragments of his consciousness against each other.
Monster Seafood Wars
A young master at the Tsukiji Fish Market, accidentally drops his meal of mixed seafood into the Sumida River. Some time afterwards a gigantic mutated squid monster arises from the water.
Morgana
A lonely housewife's plan to end it all takes an unexpected turn when her last hurrah begins a radical journey of sexual exploration and personal re-invention.
The Mortuary Collection
Sam inquires about a Help Wanted sign outside a funeral home and in her interview with owner Montgomery Dark, four gruesomely disturbing stories are told.
The Oak Room
During a raging snowstorm, a drifter returns home to the blue-collar bar located in the remote Canadian town where he was born. When he offers to settle an old debt with a grizzled bartender by telling him a story, the night's events quickly spin into a dark tale of mistaken identities, double-crosses and shocking violence.
Paper Tigers
Three kung fu prodigies have grown into washed-up, middle-aged men, now one kick away from pulling their hamstrings. But when their master is murdered, they must juggle their dead-end jobs, dad duties, and old grudges to avenge his death.
Patrick
Patrick lives with his parents on a naturist campsite. When his dad dies and he finds himself in charge he has other things on his mind... namely a quest for his lost hammer.
Project Dreams - How To Build Mazinger Z's Hangar
An engineering team from the Maeda Corporation is ordered to draft blueprints for the fictional storage facility for giant robot Mazinger Z.

R

Ròm
Street kids in Ho Chi Minh City make a living selling lottery tickets and divining lucky numbers.
Shakespeare's Sh*tstorm
Troma takes on The Tempest, against the backdrop of the US opioid crisis.
Slaxx
When a possessed pair of jeans begins to kill the staff of a trendy clothing store, it is up to Libby, an idealistic young salesclerk, to stop its bloody rampage.
Sleep
Marlene, a woman plagued by horrific dreams, suffers a breakdown in a remote village. As her daughter Mona follows, she comes upon a well-kept family secret and an old curse that ultimately threatens her life - a never-ending nightmare.
Special Actors
An amateur actor with a nervous condition that makes him faint at the slightest sign of stress joins an agency which employs actors to stage real-life situations. Being a stand-in at a wedding or a funeral is one thing, but soon he must infiltrate a cult.
Time Of Moulting
Ignored by her mentally ill mother and largely absent father, a young girl retreats into an inner world of barbaric fantasies, with brutal consequences.
Undergods
An otherworldly journey through a Europe in decline - a collection of darkly humorous, fantasy tales about ill-fated characters and doomed fortune.
Unearth
The relationship between two neighbouring farm families is strained when one of them chooses to lease land to an oil and gas company - and something long dormant and terrifying, deep beneath the earth's surface, is released.

V

A Witness Out Of The Blue
A bungling detective investigates a jewel heist.
Woman Of The Photographs
A misogynistic photographer discovers for the first time in his life the joys of loving a woman, by helping her in her perceptions of herself with his retouching skills.
Wotakoi: Love Is Hard For Otaku
When two childhood friends find themselves working in the same office, romance is on the cards, but it's complicated by their various forms of geekery.
You Wouldn't Understand
An idyllic picnic of one is upended after the arrival of a stranger.
Yummy
When a young man releases a woman he finds strapped to a gurney in a shade plastic surgery clinic, he doesn't realise that he's unleashing a zombie plague.
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