FrightFest 2017

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Diane and Mansfield 66/67
3rd Night (Country: Australia; Year: 2017; Director: Adam Graveley; Stars: Jesse McGinn, Robert Hartburn, Bruce Denny, Connor Gosatti, Rose McKenna)
A young couple decides to move to an Australian orchard surrounded by natural bushland to escape the madness of modern life. But they soon get the feeling their property is being watched, and find out their house has a past history and that after terrorising his victims for a couple of days the unknown Watcher always kills his victims on the 3rd night.
Bad Match (Country: Singapore, US; Year: 2017; Director: David Chirchirillo; Writer: David Chirchirillo; Stars: Lili Simmons, Noureen DeWulf, Trent Haaga)
A playboy's life spirals out of control after he meets a woman through internet dating.
Death Laid An Egg (Country: Italy; Year: 1967; Director: Giulio Questi; Stars: Gina Lollobrigida, Jean-Louis Trintigant, Ewa Aulin, Jean Sobieski, Renato Romano)
A serial killer of prostitutes is married to a rich poultry rancher, breeding wingless and headless chickens to maximise profits, who plans to run off with his secretary.
Diane (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Michael Mongillo; Writer: Matt Giannini, Michael Mongillo; Stars: Jason Alan Smith, Carlee Avers, Dick Boland, Margaret Rose Champagne, Jim Thalman)
A disabled war veteran discovers the dead body of beautiful singer Diane in his back yard. Obsessed with her, he soon becomes the prime suspect in her murder - but worse is to come.
Freddy/Eddy (Country: Germany; Year: 2017; Director: Tini Tüllmann; Writer: Tini Tüllmann; Stars: Felix Schäfer, Jessica Schwarz, Greta Bohacek, Alexander Finkenwirth, Katharina Schüttler.)
After being accused of beating up his wife, Freddy finds himself in the biggest crisis of his life. No one will believe that the real culprit is Eddy, who looks just like him.
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Our Evil and Freddy/Eddy
The Glass Coffin (El ataúd de cristal) (Country: Spain; Year: 2016; Director: Haritz Zubillaga; Writer: Aitor Eneriz, Haritz Zubillaga; Stars: Paola Bontempi)
Dressed for the occasion in an elegant evening dress, Amanda enters the huge and luxurious limousine waiting in front of her house to take her to the gala where she will receive a prize for her acting career. Suddenly the windows are tinted black, Amanda's cell phone is disabled and she cannot open any of the doors. And then a voice, distorted by a metallic filter, starts a series of lurid, invasive and shocking commands.
Good Match (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: David Chirchirillo; Stars: Lili Simmons, Noureen DeWulf, Chase Williamson, Jack Cutmore-Scott, Brandon Scott)
An internet dating playboy's life spirals out of control after he meets a woman online.
Mindhack (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Royze Gorsuch; Stars: Chris Mason, Scott Mechlowicz, Spencer Locke, Faran Tahir, Brandon Scott)
A brilliant scientist is on a mission to hack the human mind to save humanity from its own catastrophic errors and is pushed to do whatever is necessary to complete the assignment.
Mansfield 66/67 (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: P David Ebersole, Todd Hughes; Stars: John Waters, Mamie Van Doren, Dolly Reed, Kenneth Anger, Tippi Hedren)
A documentary about the final years of movie goddess Jayne Mansfield's life and untimely death. Was that ill-fated car crash really caused by a curse after her alleged romantic dalliance with Anton LaVey, head of the Church of Satan?
Our Evil (Country: Brazil; Year: 2017; Director: Samuel Galli; Writer: Samuel Galli; Stars: Ademir Esteves, Ricardo Casella, Sonia Morena, Anthony Mello, Luara Pepita)
A man with spiritualist powers is told by his mentor that a demonic entity is returning to destroy his daughter's soul and that he should take drastic measures to prevent this from happening.
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The Glass Coffin and Bad Match
Redwood (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Tom Paton; Stars: Nicholas Brendon, Tatjana Nardone, Mike Beckingham, Muzz Khan, Jessica Jane Stafford)
After some bad news back at home, musician Josh and his girlfriend Beth head out to a secluded national park in search of some clarity on the situation they’ll face when they return. But the couple get more than they bargained for when they ignore the advice of Park Rangers and venture off the trail, coming face to face with The Redwood’s legendary wildlife.
Ruin Me (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Preston DeFrancis; Writer: Trysta A Bissett, Preston DeFrancis; Stars: Marcienne Dwyer, Matt Dellapina, Eva Hamilton, John Odom, Chris Hill)
Welcome to Slasher Sleepout: The Ultimate Horror Movie Experience combining camping, haunted house, and an escape room into one extreme 36-hour event. Six strangers are hooded, dropped in the middle of the woods, and must survive a simulated horror movie. But then people start dying for real.
Veronica (Country: Mexico; Year: 2017; Director: Carlos Algara, Alejandro Martinez-Beltran; Stars: Olga Segura, Sofía Garza, Arcelia Ramírez, Horacio Castelo, Juan Salvador Fernandez)
A reclusive female psychologist who has stopped practicing medicine, decides against her better judgment to take the case of disturbed Veronica de la Serna, a young woman whose previous therapist has mysteriously disappeared.

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