Fantasia International Film Festival 2024
The Tenants The Tenants
The Tenants and Carnage For Christmas
100 Yards (Men Qian Bao Di) (Country: China; Year: 2023; Director: Xu Haofeng, Xu Junfeng; Writer: Xu Haofeng; Stars: Xu Changchu, Jacky Heung, Bea Hayden Kuo, Kevin Lee)
Two bitter rivals duel for stewardship of a wushu academy.
4pm (Country: South Korea; Year: 2024; Director: Jay Song; Writer: Kim Hae-gon; Stars: Oh Dal-su, Jang Young-nam, Kim Hong-pa, Min Do-hee)
A suspense thriller depicting a peaceful couple's daily life slowly turning into a nightmare due to a neighbour who visits every day at 4pm.
Ababouiné (Country: Canada; Year: 2024; Director: André Forcier; Writer: Jean Boileau, André Forcier, Laurie Perron, Renaud Pinet Forcier, François Pinet-Forcier; Stars: Rémy Girard, Éric Bruneau, Mylène Mackay, Pierre-Luc Brillant)
A rowdy group of kids goes to war against the Catholic Church in Quebec.
Adrianne & The Castle (Country: Canada; Year: 2024; Director: Shannon Walsh; Writer: Shannon Walsh, Laurel Sprengelmyer; Stars: Alan St-George, Adrianne St-George)
A musical documentary about grief and the creative power of love, told through the astonishing story of Alan and Adrianne St-George and their hand-built castle in rural Illinois.
The A-Frame (Country: US; Year: 2024; Director: Calvin Lee Reeder; Writer: Calvin Lee Reeder; Stars: Johnny Whitworth, Dana Namerode, Nik Dodani, Laketa Caston)
A quantum physicist's groundbreaking machine inadvertently opens a portal to a subatomic universe while attempting to prove its efficacy. During his experiments on rats, he stumbles upon a radical cancer treatment that could revolutionise modern medicine.
Kryptic Kryptic
Kryptic and The G
Animalia Paradoxa (Country: Chile; Year: 2024; Director: Niles Atallah)
A strange creature, Animalia, roams an abandoned building. Dressed in rags and gas mask she moves like an alien dancer, crawling and stretching across concrete, plastic waste. She collects and fills empty bottles for a modest bath.
Avenging Eagle (Leng Xue Shi San Ying) (Country: Hong Kong; Year: 1978; Director: Sun Chung; Writer: Hung Chin, Kuang Ni; Stars: Sheng Fu, Lung Ti, Feng Ku, Lung Chan, Kuo Hua Chang, Szu Hsiao)
A man on the run from his former gang agrees to help a stranger who seems to struggle to take life seriously but is searching for a master swordsman by whose hand he wishes to die.
Azrael (Country: Estonia, US; Year: 2024; Director: EL Katz; Writer: Simon Barrett; Stars: Samara Weaving, Vic Carmen Sonne, Katariina Unt, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett)
Many years following the apocalypse, a devout cult of mute zealots hunts down a young woman who has escaped her imprisonment.
The Beast Within (Year: 2024; Director: Alexander J Farrel; Stars: Kit Harington, Caoilinn Springall, Ashleigh Cummings, James Cosmo)
A ten-year-old girl she starts to question her atypical life in her family's fortified compound in rural England, and he father's strange behaviour.
Black Eyed Susan (Year: 2024; Director: Scooter McCrae; Stars: Damian Maffei, Yvonne Emilie Thälker)
Desperate for work, Derek accepts a job at a shady tech start-up, working intimately with Susan, a bleeding-edge BDSM sex doll meant to receive and appreciate sexual punishment as an integral part of her evolving AI.
The Missing The Missing
The Missing and Meanwhile On Earth
Bookworm (Country: New Zealand/Aotearoa; Year: 2024; Director: Ant Timpson; Writer: Toby Harvard, Ant Timpson; Stars: Elijah Wood, Michael Smiley, Nell Fisher, Morgana O'Reilly, Vanessa Stacey)
11 year old Mildred's world is turned upside-down when her estranged father, the washed-up magician Strawn Wise comes to look after her and agrees to take her camping to find a mythological beast known as the Canterbury Panther.
Brave Citizen (Yonggamhan Simin) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2023; Director: Park Jin-pyo; Writer: Ji Na Yeo; Stars: Shin Hye-sun, Lee Tae Gyun, Cha Woo-min, Lee Chan-hyeong, Cha Chyeong-hwa)
A former female boxing champion now works as a substitute high school teacher, but after witnessing intolerable violence, she decides to take justice on her own fists.
Brush Of The God (Kami No Fude) (Country: Japan; Year: 2024; Director: Keizô Murase; Writer: Keizô Murase, Takeshi Nakazawa; Stars: Takumi Saitô, Shinji Higuchi, Yumiko Shaku, Shirô Sano, Rio Suzuki, Takeru Narahara)
A boy comes across a rabbit, guardian of a magical brush to prevent the Yamata no Orochi from re-emerging in the modern world.
Carnage For Christmas (Country: Australia; Year: 2024; Director: Alice Maio Mackay; Writer: Alice Maio Mackay, Benjamin Pahl Robinson; Stars: Chris Asimos, Dominique Booth, Betsey Brown, Lewi Dawson, Olivia Beeble)
When true-crime podcaster and sleuth Lola visits her hometown for the first time since running away and transitioning, the local urban legend, The Toymaker, is the least of her worries. But then the vengeful ghost of the historical murderer seemingly rises again.
Chainsaws Were Singing (Country: Estonia; Year: 2024; Director: Sander Maran; Writer: Sander Maran, Karl Ilves; Stars: Karl Ilves, Laura Niils, Martin Ruus, Janno Puusepp, Rita Rätsepp, Ra Ragnar Novod)
Adventures await when new lovers are separated by a chainsaw killer in this absurdist musical.
Brush Of The God Brush Of The God
Brush Of The God and Dark Match
The Chapel (La Ermita) (Year: 2023; Director: Carlota Pereda; Stars: Maia Zaitegi, Belen Rueda)
A girl petitions a cynical and fake medium to help her, in the hopes that contacting the spirit of a child who has spent centuries trapped inside a chapel may let her remain close to her dying mother after she passes - but what the medium fails to anticipate is that her new student has genuine talent.
A Chinese Ghost Story II (Sien Lui Yau Wan II: Yan Gaan Dou) (Country: Hong Kong; Year: 1990; Director: Ching Siu-tung; Writer: Keito Kan, Lam Kee-to, Lau Tai-mok; Stars: Leslie Cheung, Joey Wang, Michelle Reis, Jacky Cheung)
Rival kung fu enemies converge to fight monsters and a giant centipede.
The Code (Country: US; Year: 2024; Director: Eugene Kotlyarenko; Stars: Peter Vack, Dasha Nekrasova)
Surveillance technologies reveal a singularly alien view of contemporary American life.
Confession (Year: 2024; Director: Nobuhiro Yamashita; Stars: Yang Ik-joon, Toma Ikuta)
After an accident on a mountain prompts a dying confession, unexpected survival leaves two men having to deal with a truth never intended to be shared in life.
The Count Of Monte Cristo (Country: France; Year: 2024; Director: Alexandre de La Patellière, Matthieu Delaporte; Writer: Matthieu Delaporte, Alexandre de La Patellière, based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas; Stars: Pierre Niney, Pierfrancesco Favino, Anaïs Demoustier, Anamaria Vartolomei, Laurent Lafitte, Julien De Saint Jean, Oscar Lesage, Vassili Schneider, Bastien Bouillon, Patrick Mille, Matthew T Reynolds, Abde Maziane, Bruno Raffaelli, Françoise Gazio, Olivier Le Montagner)
Adaptation of the Dumas classic.
4pm 4pm
4pm and Sunburnt Unicorn
Cuckoo (Country: Germany; Year: 2024; Director: Tilman Singer; Stars: Hunter Schafer, Dan Stevens, Jessica Henwick, Marton Csókás, Jan Bluthardt)
On a trip to the German Alps with her father and stepmother, Gretchen discovers that the resort town where they’re staying hides sinister secrets, as she’s plagued by strange noises and frightening visions of a woman pursuing her.
Cockfighter (Country: US; Year: 1974; Director: Monte Hellman; Writer: Charles Willeford, Charles Willeford; Stars: Warren Oates, Richard B. Shull, Harry Dean Stanton, Ed Begley Jr., Laurie Bird, Troy Donahue, Warren Finnerty, Robert Earl Jones, Patricia Pearcy, Millie Perkins, Steve Railsback)
A man who wants to be cockfighter of the year.
Darkest Miriam (Country: Canada; Year: 2024; Director: Naomi Jaye; Writer: Martha Baillie, Maureen Dorey, Naomi Jaye; Stars: Britt Lower, Tom Mercier, Sook-Yin Lee, Jean Yoon, Jaimara Beals, Clyde Whitham, Susannah Hoffmann, Scott McCulloch, Igor Shamuilov, Joshua Odjick, Sarah Li Wen Du, Anita Yung, Peter Millard, Danté Prince, Scott Ryan Yamamura)
The fog of grief shrouding Miriam, a branch librarian, begins to lift when she starts a love affair with cab driver Janko. But what’s the deal with the vaguely threatening letters she keeps finding?
Dark Match (Country: Canada; Year: 2024; Director: Lowell Dean; Writer: Lowell Dean; Stars: Steven Ogg, Sara Canning, Michael Eklund, Chris Jericho, Jonathan Cherry, Ayisha Issa)
A small-time wrestling company accepts a well-paying gig in a backwoods town only to learn, too late, that the community is run by a mysterious cult leader with devious plans for their match.
Dead Dead Full Dead (Country: India; Year: 2024; Director: Pratul Gaikwad)
Junior police officers Balraam and Zubeida make a cute couple, but not the most diligent detectives. Called to a luxury apartment tower to investigate a reported murder, the seemingly straightforward case quickly becomes a conundrum. When the victim herself returns from the afterlife, matters become even more muddled, and soon enough the question isn’t who killed her, but who didn’t.
Voivod: We Are Connected Voivod: We Are Connected
Voivod: We Are Connected and Witchboard
The Dead Thing (Year: 2024; Director: Elric Kane; Writer: Elric Kane, Webb Wilcoxen; Stars: Ben Smith-Petersen, Blu Hunt, Katherine Hughes, John Karna, Brennan Mejia, Emily Joy Lemus)
A young woman lost in a series of meaningless connections falls in love with a charismatic and sensitive man, who hides a dark secret that turns her affair into a dangerous obsession.
Deaner '89 (Country: Canada; Year: 2024; Director: Sam McGlynn; Writer: Paul Spence; Stars: Will Sasso, Kevin McDonald, Mary Walsh, Julian Black Antelope, Star Slade, Maddy Foley)
Dean Murdoch, a party animal, travels back in time to 1989.
Devil Times Five (People Toys) (Country: US; Year: 1974; Director: Sean MacGregor, David Sheldon; Writer: John Durren, Dylan Jones, Sandra Lee Blowitz; Stars: Sorrell Booke, Gene Evans, Taylor Lacher, Shelley Morrison, Joan McCall, Carolyn Stellar, John Durren)
After five insane children are involved in a minibus crash, they start killing people at a lodge who insulted them or were rude to them.
Don't Call It Mystery (Misuteri To Iu Nakare) (Country: Japan; Year: 2023; Director: Hiroaki Matsuyama; Writer: Tomoko Aizawa, Yumi Tamura; Stars: Yasunori Danta, Riku Hagiwara, Nanoka Hara, Sairi Itô)
Kuno Totono, a curly-haired college student, visits Hiroshima and becomes embroiled in a mystery surrounding the inheritance of the Kariatsumari family's assets, using his intelligence and loquaciousness to unravel the case.
Electrophilia (Los Impactados) (Country: Argentina; Year: 2023; Director: Lucía Puenzo; Writer: Lucía Puenzo, Lorena Ventimiglia; Stars: Mariana Di Girólamo, Germán Palacios, Guillermo Pfening)
A woman who survives a lightning strike finds herself drawn into an underground society of fellow survivors intent on engaging with strange and erotic new experiences.
Black Eyed Susan Black Eyed Susan
Black Eyed Susan and Steppenwolf
FAQ (Country: South Korea; Year: 2023; Director: Kim Da-min; Writer: Kim Da-min; Stars: Kim Hee-won, Park Hyo-ju, Park Na-eun)
Dong-chun picks up a barrel of rice wine. When she realises that the fermentation bubbles tried to say something, she uses Morse code and Farsi language to find out the message that reveals the truth of the world.
Fly Me To The Saitama: From Biwa Lake With Love (Country: Japan; Year: 2024; Director: Hideki Takeuchi; Stars: Gackt, Fumi Nikaido)
Another adventure in a fantastical imaginary Japan.
Frankie Freako! (Country: Canada; Year: 2024; Director: Steven Kostanski; Writer: Steven Kostanski; Stars: Adam Brooks, Conor Sweeney, Kristy Wordsworth)
In an attempt to impress his wife and boss, a nerdy man is lured by a 1-900 TV ad to party with a strange little creature called Frankie Freako. All hell breaks loose when Frankie and his two friends wreak interdimensional havoc in his life.
From My Cold Dead Hands (Country: Spain; Year: 2024; Director: Javier Horcajada Fontecha; Writer: Javier Horcajada Fontecha)
Guns, explosions, musical numbers, zombies, tanks and Youtube. Thousands of hours of YouTube videos turned into a bizarre cocktail to show us the most extreme, wild and crazy gun-loving Americans. But what if they are just ordinary Americans?
The G (Country: Canada; Year: 2023; Director: Karl R Hearne; Writer: Karl R Hearne; Stars: Dale Dickey, Romane Denis, Roc Lafortune, Bruce Ramsay, Jonathan Koensgen)
After a corrupt legal guardian ruins her life, a gran sets out for revenge.
Kizumonogatari: Koyomi Vamp Kizumonogatari: Koyomi Vamp
Kizumonogatari: Koyomi Vamp and Timestalker
Ghost Cat Anzu (Bakeneko Anzu-Chan) (Country: Japan, France; Year: 2024; Director: Yôko Kuno, Nobuhiro Yamashita; Writer: Takashi Imashiro; Stars: Mirai Moriyama, Noa Gotô)
When a youngster is left at her grandad's house in the countryside, the old man asks his ghost cat to look after her.
Haunting In Our Blood (Country: US; Year: 2024; Director: Pedro Kos; Writer: Steven Klein, Aaron Kogan, Clay Tweel; Stars: EJ Bonilla, Alanna Ubach, Brittany O'Grady, Bianca Comparato, Krisha Fairchild, Oscar Avilo)
A filmmaker teams up with a cinematographer to shoot an intimate documentary about reuniting with her mother after a decade apart. When her mother suddenly goes missing, they must piece together increasingly disturbing clues, hoping to find her before it’s too late.
Haze (Country: US; Year: 2024; Director: Matthew Fifer; Writer: Matthew Fifer; Stars: Cole Doman, Brian J Smith, David Pittu, Kirby Denny, Annie Golden)
A young man returns home after rehab and uncovers the secrets of his town's abandoned psychiatric centre.
Heavens: The Boy And His Robot (Country: Singapore; Year: 2023; Director: Rich Ho; Writer: Rich Ho; Stars: Jonathan See, Kenny Woo Kah Weng, Tan Hsien Jin, Rich Ho, Desmond Yeo, See Jason, Gavin Leong)
The journey of a struggling young pilot, Kai, and his fighter mecha, Little Dragon, set against a backdrop of epic galactic warfare.
Hell Hole (Country: US; Year: 2024; Director: John Adams; Writer: Toby Poser; Stars: John Adams, Lulu Adams, Toby Poser)
In the Adams Family's celebration of the classic creature-feature, an American-led fracking crew working deep in the Serbian wilderness find themselves at odds with government assigned environmental advisors. When they get approval to drill, the workers uncover the unimaginable: a dormant parasitic monster entombed deep in the frozen rock. Now awakened, it tears through the mining facility in search of the perfect host.
Mash Ville Mash Ville
Mash Ville and Electrophilia
Hollywood 90028 (Country: US; Year: 1973; Director: Christina Hornisher; Writer: Christina Hornisher; Stars: Christopher Augustine, Jeannette Dilger, Dick Glass, Gayle Davis, Ralph Campbell, Kia Cameron)
A young photographer, travels to Hollywood hoping to make it as a cameraman in the movie business. Unfortunately, the only jobs he can find are shooting porn loops for a sleazy producer. Depressed and increasingly delusional, he begins to take out his frustrations on women he meets - by strangling them.
House Of Sayuri (Country: Japan; Year: 2024; Director: Koji Shiraishi)
A vengeful ghost disseminates a family until a counterattack from a bold grandmother brings a startling new dynamic into the house.
Hunting Daze (Country: Canada; Year: 2024; Director: Annick Blanc; Writer: Annick Blanc; Stars: Nahéma Ricci, Bruno Marcil, Frédéric Millaire-Zouvi, Marc Beaupré, Alexandre Landry, Maxime Genois, Noubi Ndiaye)
A young, tempestuous woman, is taken in by a group of hunters in a remote cabin. In the midst of this tough, yet endearing, male microsociety, she feels like she finally belongs. A mysterious stranger’s arrival disrupts her newfound haven.
Infinite Summer (Country: Estonia; Year: 2024; Director: Miguel Llansó; Writer: Miguel Llansó; Stars: Hannah Gross, Ciaron Davies, Katariina Unt, Ciaron Davies)
Three young women's week at the beach turns into a transhumanist mystery romp in one Estonian summer.
Kidnapping Inc. (Country: France, Canada, Haiti; Year: 2024; Director: Bruno Mourral; Writer: Jasmuel Andri, Bruno Mourral, Gilbert Mirambeau Jr.; Stars: Bruno Mourral, Anabel Lopez, Gessica Geneus, Jasmuel Andri, Edmond Erthon, Ludner Louis, Nadine Stephenson, Jimmy Jean-Baptiste, Ricardo Andres Florez Valderrama, Ashley Laraque, Clara-Luce Lafond, Guillaume Leuillet, Rolando Etienne, Marcus Boereau, Manfred Marcelin)
Tasked with what appears to be a simple abduction for hire, two hapless kidnappers find out that it’s anything but and end up in the middle of a political conspiracy.
Ghost Cat Anzu Ghost Cat Anzu
Ghost Cat Anzu and Animalia Paradoxa
The Killers (Country: South Korea; Year: 2024; Director: Kim Jong-kwan, Roh Deok, Chang Hang-jun, Lee Myung-Se)
Four films about hitmen.
Killer Constable (Wan Ren Zan) (Country: Hong Kong; Year: 1980; Director: Kuei Chih-hung; Writer: On Szeto; Stars: Kuan Tai Chen, Feng Ku, Jason Piao Pai, Yu Tsui-ling)
Righteous constable Leng Tian-Ying has a fearsome reputation of killing criminals without remorse. But after being assigned to track a gang that robbed the imperial treasury, he comes to find that his reputation is being used against him.
Kizumonogatari: Koyomi Vamp (Country: Japan; Year: 2024; Director: Tatsuya Oishi; Writer: Nisio Isin, Tatsuya Oishi)
After helping a vampire, Reki becomes one of them. To become human again, she must recover the vampire's limbs captured by hunters.
Kryptic (Country: Canada, UK; Year: 2024; Director: Kourtney Roy; Writer: Paul Bromley; Stars: Chloe Pirrie, Jeff Gladstone, Jason Deline, Ali Rusu-Tahir, Christina Meredith Lewall, Patti Allen, Pam Kearns, Jennifer Copping)
A psychothriller about a woman’s search for a missing monster hunter and her growing realisation that she is inescapably linked to the creature being pursued.
A Legend (Chuan Shuo) (Country: China, Hong Kong; Year: 2024; Director: Stanley Tong; Writer: Stanley Tong; Stars: Jackie Chan, Gülnezer Bextiyar, Yixing Zhang, Aarif Lee, Cheng Li, Shawn Dou)
An archeologist noticed that the texture of the relics discovered during the excavation of a glacier closely resembled a jade pendant seen in one of his dreams. He and his team then embark on an expedition into the depths of the glacier.
Shelby Oaks Shelby Oaks
Shelby Oaks and The Paragon
La Loi Du Cochon (Country: Canada; Year: 2001; Director: Erik Canuel; Writer: Joanne Arseneau; Stars: Isabel Richer, Sylvain Marcel, Catherine Trudeau, Jean-Nicolas Verreault, Stéphane Demers, Marie Brassard, Zhenhu Han)
Faced with an ultimatum from the bank, which is about to seize the pig farm she inherited from her father, a compulsive gambler tries to make a quick buck by selling a crop of cannabis that two city criminals are growing on her land.
Love And Pop (Country: Japan; Year: 1998; Director: Hideaki Anno; Writer: Hideaki Anno, Akio Satsukawa, Ryû Murakami; Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Megumi Hayashibara, Akira Ishida, Naomi Kawase, Kariri)
A high school girl engages in compensated dating in order to buy an expensive ring before the day ends.
Mantra Warrior: The Legend Of The Eight Moons (Country: Thailand; Year: 2023; Director: Veerapatra Jinanavin, Manassavin Malevong; Writer: Sornperes Subsermsri; Stars: Ranee Campen, Tachaya Prathumwan, Sorrawid Tongtheng, Pattaeshin Sasipattanatada, Tanakrit Jenkrongtham)
A story inspired by the original Ramayana, retold in a futuristic universe, involving brave warriors who possess ancient powers from another dimension.
Mash Ville (Country: South Korea; Year: 2024; Director: Hwang Wook)
Someone has died after drinking the bootleg liquor brewed by Se-jong and his two younger brothers. While on a mission to retrieve their deadly booze before another person perishes from it, they come across two homicidal cultists who are terrorising the villagers.
Meanwhile On Earth (Pendant Ce Temps Sur Terre) (Country: France; Year: 2024; Director: Jérémy Clapin; Writer: Jérémy Clapin; Stars: Megan Northam, Dimitri Doré, Sébastien Pouderoux, Catherine Salée, Sam Louwyck, Roman Williams, Sofia Lesaffre, Nicolas Avinée, Yoann Thibaut Mathias, Arcadi Radeff, Sabine Timoteo, Marie Bray, Christian Bouillette)
Siblings Elsa and Franck were very close. Since Franck disappeared during a space mission three years ago, Elsa has struggled to move on with her life. Until one day she is contacted by an unidentified life form.
The Beast Within The Beast Within
The Beast Within and The Dead Thing
Me And My Victim (Year: 2024; Director: Maurane Pedlow, Billy Pedlow; Stars: Maurane Pedlow, Billy Pedlow)
A messy, docufiction take on a sometimes sexual, sometimes romantic friendship.
The Missing (Iti Mapukpukaw) (Country: Philippines, Thailand; Year: 2023; Director: Carl Joseph Papa; Writer: Carl Joseph Papa; Stars: Carlo Aquino, Gio Gahol, Dolly De Leon)
When an alien comes back to take him, a mouthless young man's life twists and turns as his memories untangle.
Mononoke The Movie: The Phantom In The Rain (Country: Japan; Year: 2024; Director: Kenji Nakamura)
A mysterious Medicine Seller is caught up in palace intrigue in Edo-era Japan.
Not Friends (Phuean (Mai) Sanit) (Country: Thailand; Year: 2023; Director: Atta Hemwadee; Writer: Atta Hemwadee; Stars: Anthony Buisseret, Pisitpol Ekaphongpisit, Thitiya Jirapornsilp, Tanakorn Tiyanont)
What are the most important things in your teenage life? ...For them, they're 'friends' and 'films'.
Oddity (Country: Ireland; Year: 2024; Director: Damian McCarthy; Writer: Damian McCarthy; Stars: Gwilym Lee, Carolyn Bracken, Tadhg Murphy, Caroline Menton, Steve Wall, Jonathan French, Joe Rooney)
A blind medium uncovers the truth behind her sister's death with the help of a frightening wooden mannequin.
The Count Of Monte Cristo The Count Of Monte Cristo
The Count Of Monte Cristo and Oddity
The Old Man And The Demon Sword (Country: Portugal; Year: 2024; Director: Fábio Powers; Stars: António da Luz)
In the remote Portuguese mountain village of Pé da Serra, a monk arrives wielding a demonic sword. Before long, the mystical weapon ends up in the hands of the town drunk. Now, the drunkard and the sword will have to learn to fight an encroaching evil together.
Out Of The Shadow (Year: 2024; Director: Ricky Ko)
A girl learns to defend herself using martial arts.
The Paragon (Country: New Zealand/Aotearoa; Year: 2023; Director: Michael Duignan; Writer: Michael Duignan; Stars: Benedict Wall, Florence Noble, Jessica Grace Smith, Jonny Brugh, Shadon Meredith, Michelle Ang)
The crippled and angry victim of a hit and run, who takes a course on how to be psychic so he can find the car that hit him and take revenge on the driver. But when his teacher draws him into her search for a mysterious crystal known as the paragon, he finds himself trapped in a parallel universe and on the run from her evil brother and his band of enslaved psychics.
Parvulos (Country: Mexico; Year: 2024; Director: Isaac Ezban; Writer: Ricardo Aguado-Fentanes, Isaac Ezban; Stars: Noé Hernández, Carla Adell, Juan Carlos Remolina, Mateo Ortega Casillas, Horacio F Lazo)
Three young brothers living in a cabin in the middle of the woods hide a dark, disturbing secret in their basement.
Penalty Loop (Country: Japan; Year: 2024; Director: Shinji Araki; Writer: Shinji Araki)
A man carefully plans and carries out the murder of the man whom he blames for his girlfriend's death, only to wake up with a confirmed sense of déjà-vu and his target alive and well, repeating the same routine as the day before.
Vulcanizadora Vulcanizadora
Vulcanizadora and The Umbrella Fairy
Rats! (Country: US; Year: 2024; Director: Carl Fry, Maxwell Nalevansky; Writer: Carl Fry, Maxwell Nalevansky; Stars: Danielle Evon Ploeger, Luke Wilcox, Darius Autry, Khali Sykes, Ariel Ash)
A teenager is arrested for spraying graffiti, while chaos swirls around him.
Rita (Country: Guatemala; Year: 2024; Director: Jayro Bustamante; Writer: Jayro Bustamante; Stars: Giuliana Santa Cruz, Ángela Quevedo, Alejandra Vásquez, Isabel Aldana)
Rita, a 13 year old girl, runs away from her abusive father to the big city. She finds solace until she's placed in a safe house run by the State. Rita and her cellmates plots an escape that ends in a shocking act of violence.
The Roundup: Punishment (Beom-Joe-do-si 4) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2024; Director: Heo Myeong Haeng; Stars: Ma Dong-seok, Kim Mu-yeol, Lee Joo-bin, Lee Dong-hwi, Park Ji-hwan, Kim Min-jae, Lee Beom-su, Lee Ji-hoon)
“Monster Cop” Ma Seok-do is investigating an illegal online gambling organisation.
The Rubber Gun (Country: Canada; Year: 1977; Director: Allan Moyle; Writer: Stephen Lack, John Laing, Allan Moyle; Stars: Joe Mattia, Armand Monroe, Allan Moyle, Bill Booth, Curzon Olstrom)
Steve is the witty and energetic leader/guru of a quasi-family of artists-turned-drug addicts living together in a commune in Montreal. Bozo is a shy and naive McGill University sociology student who infiltrates the group, his motive being that he's writing his thesis on drug culture and is fascinated by Steve and his family.
A Samurai In Time (Country: Japan; Year: 2023; Director: Jun'ichi Yasuda; Writer: Jun'ichi Yasuda; Stars: Norimasa Fuke, Yoshiharu Fukuda, Hajime Inoue, Ichiko Kurenai, Rantaro Mine)
A samurai who gets hit by lightning wakes up to find himself on a film set in the present day and starts to work as an extra on samurai films.
Heavens: The Boy And His Robot Heavens: The Boy And His Robot
Heavens: The Boy And His Robot and The Roundup: Punishment
Scared Shitless (Year: 2024; Director: Vivieno Caldinelli; Stars: Steven Ogg, Daniel Doheny, Chalsea Clark, Mark McKinney, Julian Richings)
A father and son plumbing duo face a gruesome challenge: rid a building of a toilet-dwelling creature before it unleashes itself to the rest of the world.
Self Driver (Country: Canada; Year: 2024; Director: Michael Pierro; Writer: Michael Pierro; Stars: Nathanael Chadwick, Reece Presley, Lauren Welchner, Harold Tausch, Christian Aldo)
Facing mounting expenses and the unrelenting pressure of modern living, a down-on-his-luck cab driver is lured on to a mysterious new app that promises fast, easy money.
Shelby Oaks (Country: US; Year: 2024; Director: Chris Stuckmann; Writer: Sam Liz, Chris Stuckmann; Stars: Camille Sullivan, Sarah Durn, Michael Beach, Keith David, Brendan Sexton III)
A woman's desperate search for her long-lost sister falls into obsession upon realising that the imaginary demon from their childhood may have been real.
The Silent Planet (Country: Canada; Year: 2024; Director: Jeffrey St Jules; Writer: Jeffrey St Jules; Stars: Elias Koteas, Briana Middleton, Bridget Wareham, Justin Nurse)
Follows two inmates in the near future who are sentenced to a lifetime of hard labour on a distant planet. As things unravel, they become increasingly paranoid and start to lose a sense of who they are and their past lives.
The Soul Eater (Le Mangeur D'Âmes) (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2024; Director: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury; Writer: Annelyse Batrel, Alexis Laipsker, Ludovic Lefebvre; Stars: Virginie Ledoyen, Paul Hamy, Sandrine Bonnaire, Francis Renaud, Malik Zidi, Cameron Bain)
When violent and gruesome deaths starts plaguing a small mountain village, an old legend about a malevolent creature resurfaces.
Rats! Rats!
Rats! and The Chapel
Steppenwolf (Country: Kazakhstan; Year: 2024; Director: Adilkhan Yerzhanov; Stars: Anna Starchenko)
Tamara searches for her missing son in a violent town. She hires a morally questionable ex-detective to find him. His methods are cruel but she is determined to find her son whatever the cost.
Sunburnt Unicorn (Country: Canada; Year: 2024; Director: Nick Johnson; Writer: Nick Johnson; Stars: Kathleen Barr, Brian Drummond, Diana Kaarina, Laara Sadiq, Tabitha St Germain)
Lost in an endless desert, an injured teenager adopts the identity of a mythical unicorn to survive surreal encounters and rescue his father from the Cactus King.
Swimming In A Sand Pool (Country: Japan; Year: 2024; Director: Nobuhiro Yamashita; Writer: Nakata Yumeka)
Under the relentless heat of a scorching July sun, four teenage girls find themselves with an unusual task: sweeping the sand-covered bottom of a swimming pool.
Tatsumi (Country: Japan; Year: 2023; Director: Hiroshi Shôji; Writer: Hiroshi Shôji; Stars: Yûya Endô, Kokoro Morita, Gorô Satô, Takenori Gotô, Tomoyuki Kuramoto)
Tatsumi, who lives in the underworld, gets involved in a war between the yakuza family he belongs to and his murdered ex-girlfriend's younger sister.
Teasing Master Takagi-san (Eiga Karakai Jôzu No Takagi-san) (Country: Japan; Year: 2024; Director: Rikiya Imaizumi; Writer: Jun Hagimori, Rikiya Imaizumi, Tomoki Kanazawa; Stars: Mei Nagano, Fumiya Takahashi, Yôsuke Eguchi, Jin Suzuki)
Takagi, now grown up, revisits her middle school as a trainer. She encounters Nishikata, her former classmate she used to tease, now a PE teacher there. Their playful dynamic resumes, leading to more interactions between the two.
The Soul Eater The Soul Eater
The Soul Eater and Hollywood 90028
The Tenants (Seibja) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2023; Director: Yoon Eun-kyung; Writer: Yoon Eun-kyung; Stars: Heo Dong-won, Kim Dea-geon, Park So-hyun)
In a dystopian South Korean city, a soon-to-be-evicted tenant decides to complicate the process by renting his toilet out to an eccentric couple, but their strange behaviours soon become unbearable.
This Man (Country: Japan; Year: 2024; Director: Tomojirô Amano; Writer: Tomojirô Amano)
An inexplicable wave of tragic deaths plunges two investigators into a mystery as a far-fetched urban legend seems to come true. A mother is plagued by terrifying dreams, seeing her friends and colleagues disappear one after the other, and her family witnesses the horror unfold.
Tiki Tiki (Country: Canada; Year: 1971; Director: Gerald Potterton; Writer: Donald Brittain, Jerome Chodorov, Gerald Potterton; Stars: Barry Baldaro, Gayle Claitman, Patrick Conlon, Peter Cullen)
A film about animated monkeys making a feature film in which monkey children are kidnapped by a space pirate.
Timestalker (Country: UK; Year: 2024; Director: Alice Lowe; Writer: Alice Lowe; Stars: Alice Lowe, Jacob Anderson, Aneurin Barnard, Nick Frost, Kate Dickie, Tanya Reynolds, Boyd Clack)
A woman continuously seeks out the presumed love of her life across time, in one incarnation after another.
Twilight Of The Warriors: Walled In (Country: Hong Kong; Year: 2024; Director: Soi Cheang; Writer: Au Kin-Yee, Chan Tai-Lee, Li Jun, Shum Kwan-Sin, Yi Yu; Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Louis Koo, Philip Ng, Richie Jen, Raymond Lam, Fish Liew, Pak Hon Chu, Tak-Bun Wong, Cecilia Choi, Tony Tsz-Tung Wu, Chun-Him Lau, Man Kit Cheung)
Manga adaptation.
Frankie Freako! Frankie Freako!
Frankie Freako! and Kidnapping Inc.
The Umbrella Fairy (Country: Chile; Year: 2024; Director: Shen Jie)
All things possess spirits capable of transforming into fairies, which carry the owners’ desires. One single piece of jade is used to create both an umbrella and a sword, but from the very beginning, the fairies Qingdai and Wanggui are destined for different missions.
Voivod: We Are Connected (Country: Canada; Year: 2024; Director: Felipe Belalcazar; Writer: Felipe Belalcazar; Stars: Tobias Forge, Jason Newsted, George Stroumboulopoulos, Mikael Åkerfeldt, Claude Grégoire, Ivan Doroschuk)
The story of a groundbreaking 40+ year career in metal.
Vulcanizadora (Country: US; Year: 2024; Director: Joel Potrykus; Writer: Joel Potrykus; Stars: Joel Potrykus, Joshua Burge, Sherryl Despres, Bill Vincent, Michael Saunders, Melissa Blanchard, Solo Potrykus, G. Foster II, Scott Ayotte, Dennis Grantz, Jaz Edwards)
Two friends embark on a disturbing mission in the Michigan woods. When their plan unravels, one must face the surreal and unsettling consequences back home.
Wake Up (Country: France; Year: 2023; Director: Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell, François Simard)
Incensed by the environmental destruction wrought by a fictitious minimalist Swedish furniture store, the band of six sneaks into the big-box store after hours to wreak havoc of their own, gleefully destroying displays and smearing animal blood on bathroom fixtures, but an angry night watchman is ready to bring them to justice.
Witchboard (Country: US; Year: 2024; Director: Chuck Russell; Writer: Chuck Russell, Kevin Tenney; Stars: Madison Iseman, Jamie Campbell Bower, Charlie Tahan, Antonia Desplat, Mel Jarnson, Aaron Dominguez, Renee Herbert)
When a young couple discover an ancient Wiccan artifact, a pendulum board, as they prepare to open a bistro in New Orleans' French Quarter, an ancient spirit seizes the chance to live again.
A Legend A Legend
A Legend and Chainsaws Were Singing
Yin Yang Master Zero (Country: Japan; Year: 2024; Director: Shimako Sato; Stars: Kento Yamazaki, Shota Sometani)
A wily apprentice sorcerer and his dim but good-hearted best friend confront dark forces in Heian-era Japan.

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