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Cheap Thrills Cheap Thrills
Cheap Thrills and Stalled
100 Bloody Acres (Country: Australia; Year: 2012; Director: Colin Cairnes, Cameron Cairnes; Writer: Cameron Cairnes, Colin Cairnes; Stars: Damon Herriman, Angus Sampson, Anna McGahan, Oliver Ackland, Paul Blackwell, Chrissie Page, John Jarrat, Reg the Dog)
Two enterprising brothers from the Australian boondocks launch a rickety business selling organic fertiliser - with a secret ingredient.
The American Scream (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Michael Stephenson; Stars: Matthew Brodeur, Victor Bariteau, Manny Souza, Lori Souza)
Three Massachusetts families pepare haunted houses for Halloween.
Antisocial (Country: Canada; Year: 2013; Director: Cody Calahan)
Five friends trapped in the house where they were celebrating New Year desperately try to research the epidemic apparently unfolding outside.
Banshee Chapter (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Blair Erickson; Writer: Blair Erickson, Daniel J Healy; Stars: Ted Levine, Katia Winter, Michael McMillian, Jenny Gabrielle, Chad Brumnet)
An internet journalist discovers that a dangerous hallucinogenic drug has been extracted from the pineal glands of dead humans, and the CIA may be to blame.
Big Bad Wolves (Country: Israel; Year: 2013; Director: Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado; Writer: Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado; Stars: Lior Ashkenazi, Tzahi Grad, Rotem Keinan, Doval'e Glickman)
Two vigilantes kidnap a suspected child-killer.
Big Bad Wolves Big Bad Wolves
Big Bad Wolves and V/H/S/2
The Borderlands (Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: Elliot Goldner; Stars: Aidan McArdle, Patrick Godfrey, Gordon Kennedy, Luke Neal, Robin Hill)
Vatican investigators use hidden cameras to try and discern the cause of strange happenings in a West Country church.
Bring Me The Head Of The Machine Gun Woman (Tráiganme La Cabeza De La Mujer Metralleta ) (Country: Chile; Year: 2012; Director: Ernesto Díaz Espinoza; Writer: Ernesto Díaz Espinoza; Stars: Fernanda Urrejola, Matías Oviedo, Jorge Alis, Nicolás Ibieta)
A powerful gangster will spare no expense to arrange the assassinaton of the mercenary who is out for his blood.
Cannon Fodder (Country: Israel; Year: 2012; Director: Eitan Gafny; Stars: Liron Levo, Yafit Shallev, Roi Miller, Emos Ayeno, Gome Sarig)
A mysterious epidemic gives an Israeli commando on a secret operation into Palestinian territory a lot more to worry about than Hezbollah.
Cheap Thrills (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: EL Katz; Writer: David Chirchirillo, Trent Haaga; Stars: Pat Healy, Ethan Embry, Sara Paxton, David Koechner, Amanda Fuller)
Two friends trying to drown their sorrows meet a bored married couple who engage them in a series of increasingly bloody and dangerous bets.
Curse Of Chucky (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Don Mancini; Writer: Don Mancini; Stars: Fiona Dourif, Brad Dourif, Danielle Bisutti, Brennan Elliott, A Martinez)
The demonic doll returns to wreak havoc within a dysfunctional family that’s regrouped for a funeral.
The Hypnotist The Hypnotist
The Hypnotist and 100 Bloody Acres
Dark Touch (Country: France, Ireland, Sweden; Year: 2013; Director: Marina de Van; Writer: Marina de Van; Stars: Art Parkinson, Anabel Sweeney, Padraic Delaney, Mark Huberman, Marcella Plunkett, Olga Wehrly, Marie Missy Keating, Robert Donnelly, Ella Hayes, charlotte Flyvholm, Susie Power)
A child is haunted by abuse.
The Dead 2 (The Dead 2: India) (Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: Howard J Ford, Jon Ford; Writer: Howard J Ford, Jon Ford; Stars: Joseph Millson, Meenu, Anand Goyal, Sandip Datta Gupta, Poonam Mathur)
A street kid helps an engineer make his way across zombie-infested India to save the latter's pregnant girlfriend.
Dementamania (Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: Kit Ryan; Stars: Sam Robertson, Vincent Regan, Kal Penn, Geoff Bell, John Thomson)
When ordinary software analyst Edward Arkham is stung by a wasp, his stress continues to build over the course of the day, gradually driving him mad.
The Demon's Book (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: James Sizemore; Stars: Ashleigh Jo Sizemore, James Sizemore, John Chatham. Melanie Richardson, Sade Smith)
A lost boy raised by a demon inadvertently draws malevolent demons to our world, where he must fight to stop them from taking over.
The Desert (Country: Argentina; Year: 2013; Director: Christoph Behl; Stars: Lautaro Delgado, Victoria Almeida, William Prociuk, Lucas Lagre, Maria Figueras)
Three people trying to cope in a broken love triangle in a post-apocalyptic world find life changing when they adopt a wandering zombie.
Rewind This Rewind This
Rewind This and Nosferatu
The Dyatlov Pass Incident (Devil's Pass) (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Renny Harlin; Writer: Vikram Weet; Stars: Richard Reid, Gemma Atkinson, Matt Stokoe, Luke Albright, Holly Goss)
Five young filmmakers investigate the mysterious disappearance of a group of hikers in a remote mountain pass.
For Elisa (Country: Spain; Year: 2013; Director: Juanra Ferandez; Stars: Ana Turpin, Ona Casamiquela, Luisa Gavasa, Jesus Caba, Sheila Ponce)
A student taking on a part time job as a nanny finds herself kept prisoner by a deranged diva and her peculiar daughter in a house full of dolls.
Frankenstein's Army (Country: Netherlands, US; Year: 2013; Director: Richard Raaphorst; Writer: Chris W Mitchell, Richard Raaphorst, Miguel Tejada-Flores; Stars: Karel Roden, Joshua Sasse, Robert Gwilym, Alexander Mercury, Luke Newberry, Hon Ping Tang, Andrei Zayats, Mark Stevenson, Cristina Catalina, Jan de Lukowicz, Zdenek Barinka, Linda Balabanova, Valentine Berning, Ivana Lokajová, Klaus Lucas)
Russian soldiers try to track down an evil scientist who is working for the Nazis.
Hammer Of The Gods (Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: Farren Blackburn; Stars: Charlie Bewley, James Cosmo, Michael Jibson, Clive Standen, Glynis Barber)
Dying King Bagsecg needs reinforcements with a strong leader to cement the Viking position in central Britain. So he sends his son, Steinar, and his brutal associates, Grim, Jokul and Hagen, to find his vicious firstborn Hakan the Ferocious to take on the gathering Saxon armies.
Hansel And Gretel: The 420 Witch (Hansel And Gretel Get Baked) (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Duane Journey; Stars: Cary Elwes, Lara Flynn Boyle, Michael Welch, Molly C Quinn, Yancy Butler)
A young woman must dodge a drug turf war to take on the witch who ate her boyfriend.
Curse Of Chucky Curse Of Chucky
Curse Of Chucky and You're Next
Hatchet III (Hatchet 3) (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: BJ McDonnell; Stars: Danielle Harris, Kane Hodder, Zach Galligan, Caroline Williams, Derek Mears)
When Marybeth uncovers the true secret to stopping the voodoo curse that has left the ghost of deformed maniac Victor Crowley haunting and stalking the Honey Island swamplands in the New Orleans bayou for decades. An entire police department, paramedic response team and heavily armed SWAT unit face off with the infamous slaughter-machine.
Haunter (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Vincenzo Natali; Writer: Brian King; Stars: Abigail Breslin, Michelle Nolden, David Hewlett, Peter Outerbridge, Stephen McHattie)
A spooky tale of vintage murders, time travel, and unclear boundaries between the living and the dead.
The House Of Usher (The Fall Of The House Of Usher, The Mysterious House Of Usher) (Country: US; Year: 1960; Director: Roger Corman; Writer: Richard Matheson, based on the short story by Edgar Allen Poe.; Stars: Vincent Price, Mark Damon, Myrna Fahey, Harry Ellerbe)
A brother fiercely refuses to let his sister marry her fiance - but are his motives rooted in something darker than mere jealousy?
The Hypnotist (Country: Sweden; Year: 2012; Director: Lasse Hallström; Writer: Alexander Ahndoril, Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril, Paolo Vacirca, based on the novel by Lars Kepler; Stars: Tobias Zilliacus, Mikael Persbrandt, Lena Olin, Helena af Sandeberg, Jonatan Bökman, Oscar Pettersson, Eva Melander, Anna Azcarate, Johan Hallström, Göran Thorell, Jan Waldekranz, Emma Mehonic, Tomas Magnusson, Nadja Josephson)
A detective pairs up with a hypnotist to try to solve a brutal murder.
In Fear (Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: Jeremy Lovering; Writer: Jeremy Lovering; Stars: Alice Englert, Iain De Caestecker, Allen Leech), Official Site, Trailer
A couple get lost in the countryside and as night falls they realise they may not be alone.
Odd Thomas Odd Thomas
Odd Thomas and R.I.P.D.
I Spit On Your Grave 2 (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Steven R Monroe; Stars: Jemma Dallander, Joe Absolom, Yavor Baharov, Aleksander Aleksiev, Mary Stockley)
A young fashion model who is kidnapped, trafficked, tortured and buried alive survives to set out on a course of bloody revenge.
The Last Days (Los últimos días) (Country: Spain; Year: 2013; Director: Àlex Pastor, David Pastor; Writer: Àlex Pastor and David Pastor; Stars: Quim Guttierez, Jose Coronado, Marta Etura, Leticia Dolera)
A couple of months after an epidemic has rendered most of the world's population agoraphobic, and scared to actual death if they go outside, Marc heads underground to make his way across Barcelona in search of his girlfriend.
Missionary (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Anthony DiBlasi; Stars: Mitch Ryan, Connor Christie, Dawn Olivieri, Jesse Malinowski, Kip Pardue)
A Mormon missionary seduces a lonely housewife and tips over into murderous madness as he loses his faith.
Nosferatu (Nosferatu eine Symphonie des Grauens, Nosferatu - A Symphony Of Horrors) (Country: Germany; Year: 1922; Director: FW Murnau; Writer: Henrik Galeen; Stars: Max Schreck, Gustav Von Wangenheim, Greta Schroder, Georg Heinrich Schnell, Ruth Landshoff, Gustav Botz, Alexander Granach, John Gottowt)
F W Murnau's silent adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula.
No One Lives (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Ryuhei Kitamura; Writer: David Cohen; Stars: Luke Evans, Adelaide Clemens, Lee Tergesen, Derek Magyar, Beau Knapp)
Robbers on the run carjack a killer with a hostage on board.
Dark Touch Dark Touch
Dark Touch and In Fear
Odd Thomas (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Stephen Sommers; Writer: Stephen Sommers, based on the novel by Dean Koontz; Stars: Anton Yelchin, Willem Dafoe, Shuler Hensley, Patton Oswalt, Addison Timlin)
Odd Thomas sees murdered dead people and feels it’s his duty to make the people responsible pay for their sins. He works with the local police chief but one day he encounters something that may be too big for either of them to handle.
On Tender Hooks (Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: Kate Shenton; Stars: Kate Shenton, Tam Smith, Ana Laco, Håvve Fjell, Charlyne Chiappone)
A documentary looking at groups of people who routinely suspend their bodies on hooks inserted in their flesh.
Outpost 3: Rise Of The Spetsnaz (Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: Kieran Parker; Writer: Rae Brunton; Stars: Bryan Larkin, Ivan Kamaras Michael McKell, Velibor Topic, Alec Utgoff, Laurentiu Possa)
A member of Russia's elite special forces must battle to survive after he is captured by the Nazis and comes face to face with their grotesque zombie experiments.
Painless (Insensibles) (Country: France, Spain, Portugal; Year: 2012; Director: Juan Carlos Medina; Writer: Juan Carlos Medina, Luiso Berdejo; Stars: Tómas Lemarquis, Alex Brendemühl, Derek De Lint)
Gothic horror entwining the story in 1930s Catalonia of a group of children who cannot feel pain, with a man searching for his biological parents in the present day.
The Paranormal Diaries: Clophill (Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: Kieran Parker; Stars: Bryan Larkin, James ‘The Colossus’ Thompson, Velibor Topic, Ben Lambert, Vivien Taylor)
A documentary team investigates Satanic rituals held in an old ruin during the Sixties, and investigates the possibility that the cult behind them may still be active.
Frankenstein's Army Frankenstein's Army
Frankenstein's Army and No One Lives
Rewind This (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Josh Johnson; Stars: Atom Egoyan, Jason Eisener, Frank Henenlotter, Charles Band, Cassandra Petersen)
A celebration of VHS and the genres it enabled to flourish.
R.I.P.D. (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Robert Schwentke; Writer: Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi, David Dobkin, Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi, based on the comic by Peter M Lenkov; Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon, Jeff Bridges, Mary-Louise Parker, Stephanie Szostak)
Mismatched cops whose job it is to track down ghosts in human form discover a plot to destroy all life on Earth.
Sadik 2 (Country: France; Year: 2013; Director: Robin Etreinger; Stars: Alexandra Bialy, Chloe Gallen, Guillaume Gamand, Leon Vitale, Damien Gorce)
A group of friends in a remote country house are picked off oe by one as part of a reality TV experiment.
Snap (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Youssef Delara, Victor Teran; Stars: Jake Hoffman, Nikki Reed, Scott Bakula, Thomas Dekker, Jason Priestley)
A troubled schizophrenic musician becomes obsessed with a social worker who has problems of her own.
Stalled (Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: Christian James; Stars: Dan Palmer, Antonia Bernath, Tamaryn Payne, Mark Holden, Giles Alderson)
A janitor is trapped in the toilets when a zombie outbreak strikes the office party.
The House Of Usher The House Of Usher
The House Of Usher and Banshee Chapter
V/H/S/2 (S-VHS) (Country: US, Canada; Year: 2013; Director: Simon Barrett, Adam Wingard, Edúardo Sanchez, Gregg Hale, Timo Tjahjanto, Gareth Huw Evans, Jason Eisener; Writer: Simon Barrett, Jamie Nash, Timo Tjahjanto & Gareth Huw Evans, John Davies; Stars: Adam Wingard, Lawrence Levine, LC Holt, Kelsy Abbott, Hannah Hughes)
An anthology of short found footage horror films using inventive visual perspectives.
Wake In Fright (Outback) (Country: Australia, US; Year: 1971; Director: Ted Kotcheff; Writer: Evan Jones, based on the book by Kenneth Cook.; Stars: Donald Pleasance, Gary Bond, Chips Rafferty), Official Site
A young teacher gets more than he bargained for in a violent outback town, in a film that reportedly even gives Nick Cave nightmares...
We Are What We Are (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Jim Mickle; Writer: Nick Damici, Jim Mickle; Stars: Bill Sage, Ambyr Childers, Julia Garner, Michael Parks, Wyatt Russell, Kelly McGillis)
A cannibal family faces an uncertain future following a bereavement.
Willow Creek (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Bobcat Goldthwait; Stars: Alexie Gilmore, Bryce Johnson)
A cryptozoology enthusiast and his cynical girlfriend go camping in the woods where he hopes to find Bigfoot.
Wither (Country: Sweden; Year: 2012; Director: Sonny Laguna, Tommy Wiklund; Stars: Patrik Almqvist, Lisa Henni, Amanda Renberg, Patrick Saxe, Ralf Beck)
A small group of friends accidentally unleashes an ancient horror from beneath the floorboards of a remote woodland cabin.
Wake In Fright Wake In Fright
Wake In Fright and Haunter
You're Next (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Adam Wingard; Stars: Sharni Vinson, AJ Bowen, Joe Swanberg, Amy Seimetz, Ti West)
During an anniversary celebration a family home is invaded by would-be killers, but they didn't count on a new girlfriend with fierce survival instincts.

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