All Jacked Up And Full Of Worms
A wriggling, drug-induced creature feature.
The Artifice Girl
When an internet vigilante develops a revolutionary new computer program to combat online predators, its rapid advancement leads to serious questions about autonomy, oppression, and what it really means to be human.
Baby Assassins
Chisato and Mahilo are two high school girls who are about to graduate. They also happen to both be highly skilled assassins. When the organisation they work for orders them to share a room, the relationship between turns sour.
The Breach
John Hawkins, who is set to retire as police chief is tucked away in deep wood. Following the discovery of a gruesome body with uncanny injuries, he's pulled into an investigation to solve the horrifying mystery, which evades explanation.
Compulsus
Women who have experienced misogynistic violence decide to take justice into their own hands.
Confession
A story about a man who has been pointed out as the culprit of a locked-room murder and his lawyer approaching the truth.
Convenience Story
One day, when a struggling screenwriter steps out to buy dog food, he stumbles into a mysterious convenience store where he discovers he can find anything his heart desires.
Country Gold
George Jones invites country music superstar Troyal Brooks out on the town in Nashville the night before George is to be cryogenically frozen in 1994.
Cruise
With sweat-soaked skin, in a state of mortal fear, a man is forced to make lame telemarketing calls to strangers.
Cult Hero
Manager-summoning control freak Kallie Jones attempts to rescue her husband from a 'wellness center' with the help of a washed-up expert cult buster.

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Dark Glasses
A woman who has lost her sight in her car crash and is guided by a young Chinese orphan tries to escape the serial killer who is stalking the streets of Rome armed with deadly cello strings.
Dark Nature
Members of a therapy group are forced to confront the monsters of their past when an isolated weekend retreat tests their emotional resilience and ability to survive.
The Deadly Spawn
A toothy alien horror goes on the rampage.
Employee Of The Month
Black comedy. An employee at a cleaning products company accidentally commits a messily bloody crime – and must figure out how to cover her tracks with the help of her young trainee.
The Fall Of The House Of Usher
A loose adaptation of the Poe classic, with a lonely aristocrat obsessively painting his wife as she wastes away.
Face/Off
A government agent chases a criminal mastermind.
Facies
An inventor is ordered by a Medieval inquisitor to build the perfect torture device.
The Fifth Thoracic Vertebra
After a couple splits up, mould left behind on a mattress slowly grows into a creature that steals the vertebrae of humans who inhabit the bed.
The Fight Machine
Two young men from different backgrounds find their destinies linked when they meet up in the world of illegal bare-knuckle fighting.
Final Cut
Things go badly for a small film crew shooting a low-budget zombie movie when they are attacked by real zombies.
The Girl From The Other Side
A dark and monstrous creature becomes the guardian of an innocent human child.
Give Me Pity!
Sissy St. Claire graces the small screen for her first ever television special, an evening full of music and laughter, glamour and entertainment. But Sissy's live event quickly begins to curdle into a psychedelic nightmare.
Goodbye Don Glees!
When three boys get lost together in the forest, the adventure they share will change them forever.
Good Boy
Not everyone can be a dog sitter. A young woman learns this the hard way when the tiny Pomeranian she’s hired to watch reveals itself to be a deranged murder junkie.
Hansan: Rising Dragon
The story of a critical sea battle between Koreans and invading Japanese forces in 1592.
The Harbinger
A woman leaves her family quarantine to help a friend who's suffering from terrible nightmares - but she learns too late that the bad dreams are contagious, along with the demon behind them.
Harold And Maude
A morbid young man falls in love with a vivacious septuagenarian.
Honeycomb
Five girls stray from society on the hunt for something more special...you can find them if you follow the sound.
Hypochondriac
When his bipolar mother walks back into his life, a young gay man is forced to contend with his family history of mental illness.

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Incredible But True
A mysterious tunnel in the cellar of a new home turns lives upside down.
Inu-oh
Inu-Oh is born with unique physical characteristics, and the horrified adults cover every inch of his body with garments, including a mask on his face... but through his creative abilities he forges a different destiny to the one they intend.
In My Skin
An upwardly mobile PR assistant accidentally slashes her leg at a party and becomes increasingly fixated on the wound. After an initial period of bodily disorientation, she secretly falls in love with her own skin – and wants to see what lies beneath.
The Killer
A retired assassin regains his murderous instincts when the teenage girl he’s looking after is targeted by a gang.
Legions
Antonio is a sorcerer from a powerful bloodline, trapped in an asylum against his will. After an omen informs him that his daughter will be sacrificed by an evil entity, he must use his magical skills to escape and save her.
Lily's Mirror
A woman's hand is chopped off during a dinner date, leading her on an offbeat revenge journey filled with mirrors, ghosts and gore.

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Maigret
In 1950s Paris, the body of a young woman is found dressed in an evening gown and holding no I.D. When nobody claims the body, Detective Jules Maigret is brought onto the case.
Megalomaniac
A film about the weight of patriarchy and the illusion of Manichaeism.
Mercenaries From Hong Kong
A gang of ex-military guys are hired by a mysterious dame who wants them to go into Cambodia and kidnap the assassin who killed her father.
Moloch
Betriek lives at the edge of a peat bog in the North of the Netherlands. When she and her family are attacked by a random stranger one night, Betriek sets out to find an explanation. The more she digs, the more she becomes convinced that she is being hunted by something ancient.
My Small Land
A Kurdish girl in Japan finds her life turned upside down when her family loses its refugee status.
Next Door
Chan-woo is on his fifth attempt to get into the police academy, when his friends make him a strange offer to pay the registration fee in exchange for just one drink at the bar. The next morning, he wakes up hungover in his loud neighbour’s apartment with a corpse lying face down in a pool of blood.
Next Sohee
High school student Sohee starts job training at a call centre, but she faces pressure of greedy company which leads to her death. Detective Oh Yu-jin, who has something in common with Sohee, starts to follow traces to reveal the truth.
One For The Road
Boss is a consummate ladies' man, a free spirit and a bar owner in NYC. One day, he gets a surprise call from Aood, an estranged friend who has returned home to Thailand. Dying of cancer, Aood enlists Boss' help to complete a bucket list – but both are hiding something.
Orchestrator Of Storms
A documentary portrait of filmmaker Jean Rollin.
The Pass: Last Days Of The Samurai
The chief retainer of a small domain in Echigo called Nagaoka is caught between the Eastern and Western armies after the fall of the Tokugawa Shogunate.
Les Pas D'Allure
When a man arrives at his former girlfriend's home to tell her he has just escaped from a kidnapper, it's the beginning of a long, rambling, comical story which just might hint at something serious.
Piggy
Sara deals with constant teasing from girls in her small town. But it comes to an end when a stranger kidnaps her tormentors. Sara knows more than she's saying and must decide between speaking up and saving the girls or saying nothing to protect the strange man who spared her.
Please Baby Please
Newlyweds Suse and Arthur become the dangerous obsession of a greaser gang that awakens a sleeping quandary into the couple's sexual identity.
Princess Dragon
A dragon’s adopted daughter befriends a human princess, and must contend with a frog-witch’s curse.

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Rooted
A man gets his DNA test results in and is surprised to find a mysterious West African wood mask included in the box. One that give him nightmarish visions of his ancestors’ slave dungeon whenever worn.
The Roundup
Two South Korean detectives are sent to Vietnam to extradite a suspect where they uncover a series of connected murders and crimes against tourists.
Scooter
Abandoned on the street by her boyfriend in the dead of night, a woman picks a scooter up off the sidewalk and rides towards her destiny.
Sharp Stick
A naive 26-year-old finds herself on a sexual odyssey.
Shin Ultraman
An extra-terrestrial ally steps in to save humanity from kaiju attacks, but the consequences of his decision could be even more dangerous.
Sirens
On the outskirts of Beirut, Lilas and Shery, co-founders and guitarists of the Middle East's first all-female metal band, wrestle with friendship, sexuality and destruction in their pursuit of becoming thrash metal rock stars.
Sissy
Travelling to a remote location to celebrate the hen night of her childhood best friend, a woman re-encounters her childhood bully, who is once again determined to make her suffer.
Skinamarink
Two children wake up in the middle of the night to find their father is missing, and all the windows and doors in their home have vanished.
Space Monster Wangmagwi
Aliens arrive from another world, seeking the conquest of Earth. They unleash a gigantic monster who destroys everything in his path with a powerful death ray.
Special Delivery
"I deliver everything that the post office service does not handle." Eun-ha, who is a normal junkyard employee, secretly works as a delivery clerk that deals with unusual delivery requests.
Summer Ghost
An urban legend speaks of a summer ghost, a spirit girl who appears when fireworks are set off.
Swallowed
A creepy-crawly-fable of survival and heartwarming friendship.

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What To Do With The Dead Kaiju?
A large monster attacks Japan, but dies suddenly. While the people rejoice and bask in relief, the giant corpse left behind begins to slowly rot and bloat. If it explodes, the nation will be destroyed.
Where The Witch Lives
After moving into an old isolated house with her newly-single mother and her little sister, 12-year-old Cassie begins to suspect that her family is being tormented by the spirit of a sadistic river witch.
The Witch 2: The Other One
A teenager with unusual powers escapes from an experimental facility and finds refuge with two siblings, but very dangerous people are looking for her.
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