FrightFest 2019
Dark Encounter Dark Encounter
Dark Encounter and Tenebrae
Are We Dead Yet (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Fredi Nwaka; Stars: Jessica Jane Stafford, Paul Danan, Hakan Hussan, Aurie Styla, Bradley Turner)
A robbery goes horrifyingly wrong when five have a go criminals are forced to take refuge from the police in an old castle.
The Banana Splits (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Danishka Esterhazy; Stars: Dani Kind, Finlay Wojtak-Hissong, Romeo Carere, Steve Lund)
Bingo, Fleegle, Drooper and Snorky, the zany collective better known as The Banana Splits, are coming back with a vengeance - and with a body count.
The Barge People (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Charlie Steeds; Stars: Kate Davies-Speak, Mark McKirdy, Makenna Guyler, Natalie Martins)
A barge holiday goes horribly wrong thanks to boorish behaviour and the arrival of a family of flesh-eating fish mutants.
The Black String (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Brian Hanson; Stars: Frankie Muniz, Jackie Moore, Chelsea Edmundson, Ravi Patel)
Lonely slacker Jonathan is stuck working night shifts at a convenience store. When he goes on a blind date with a strange woman, his world suddenly begins to unravel in horrifying fashion. Plagued by paranoia, illness and nightmarish visions, he desperately searches the suburbs for the mysterious seductress.
Bliss (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Joe Begos; Writer: Joe Begos; Stars: Dora Madison, Tru Collins, Rhys Wakefield, Jeremy Gardner, Graham Skipper, Chris McKenna, Rachel Avery, Mark Beltzman, George Wendt, Abraham Benrubi, Jesse Merlin, Matt Mercer, Josh Ethier, Jackson Birnbaum, Susan Slaughter)
In need of creative inspiration, a professionally stagnant and hard-partying Los Angeles artist recklessly indulges in a series of drug binges. As the narcotics fly out of control, so does her newfound and inexplicable, yet unquenchable, craving for blood.
A Good Woman Is Hard To Find A Good Woman Is Hard To Find
A Good Woman Is Hard To Find and Extracurricular
Bloodline (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Henry Jacobson; Stars: Seann William Scott, Mariela Garriga, Dale Dickey, Kevin Carroll)
Is it possible to be both a serial killer and a family man? School social worker Evan thinks so as he juggles viciously murdering those making his abused clients’ lives a misery with being a first time, caring father.
Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death Of Al Adamson (Sick! Savage! Sensual! The Reel Life And Ghastly Death Of Al Adamson) (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: David Gregory; Stars: Al Adamson, Stevee Ashlock, John Bloom)
A documentary about the uncommon life and unthinkable murder of the legendary no-budget exploitation filmmaker and the communities he inhabited in Seventies California.
Bullets Of Justice (Country: Russia, Argentina; Year: 2019; Director: Valeri Milev; Stars: Timur Turisbekov, Danny Trejo, Doroteya Toleva, Yana Marinova)
During World War III, the American government initiates a secret project codenamed ‘Army Bacon’ in order to create super soldiers by inbreeding humans with pigs. 25 years later the hybrid Muzzles have occupied the top of the food chain, eating and farming humanity.
Come To Daddy (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Ant Timpson; Writer: Toby Harvard; Stars: Elijah Wood, Madeleine Sami, Stephen McHattie, Ona Grauer, Michael Smiley, Martin Donovan, Raresh DiMofte, Garfield Wilson, Simon Chin, Alla Rouba)
After receiving a cryptic letter from his estranged father, Norval travels to his dad’s oceanfront home for what he hopes will be a positive experience. If only he’d known the dark truth about his old man beforehand.
Crawl (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Alexandre Aja; Stars: Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Ross Anderson, Anson Boon)
When a massive hurricane hits her Florida hometown, competitive swimmer Haley ignores evacuation orders to search for her missing father. After she finds him, they learn that the inhabitants of the local alligator farm are on the loose.
Tales From The Lodge Tales From The Lodge
Tales From The Lodge and Darlin'
Criminal Audition (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Samuel Gridley; Stars: Noeleen Comiskey, Rich Keeble, Angela Peters, Rebecca Calienda)
An ex-lawyer and his crack team run an underworld service; seeking the most desperate and greedy to become fake criminals to take the fall for the rich and powerful elite’s felonies - but they are about to be betrayed.
Critters Attack! (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Bobby Miller; Writer: Scott Lobdell, Domonic Muir; Stars: Tashiana Washington, Dee Wallace, Jaeden Noel, Jack Fulton, Ava Preston)
A babysitter takes her young charges on a hike, unaware that mysterious alien critters have crash landed and started devouring every living thing they encounter.
Cut-Off (Country: Germany; Year: 2018; Director: Christian Alvart; Stars: Moritz Bleibtreu, Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Lars Eidinger, Fahri Yardim)
Coroner Paul Herzfeld finds a capsule buried deep in the head of a heavily mutilated corpse, containing a phone number and single word: the name of his daughter.
Dachra (Country: Tunisia; Year: 2018; Director: Abdelhamid Bouchnak; Writer: Abdelhamid Bouchnak; Stars: Hela Ayed, Yassmine Dimassi, Aziz Jbali)
A group of journalism students discover a hidden tribal society that has cultivated a way of life brimming with ancient practices and beliefs, rituals and blood.
Daniel Isn’t Real (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Adam Egypt Mortimer; Writer: Brian DeLeeuw, Adam Egypt Mortimer; Stars: Miles Robbins, Sasha Lane, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Mary Stuart Masterson, Hannah Marks)
A troubled college freshman, Luke, suffers a violent family trauma and resurrects his childhood imaginary friend Daniel to help him cope.
Here Comes Hell Here Comes Hell
Here Comes Hell and The Legend Of The Stardust Brothers
Dark Encounter (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Carl Strathie; Writer: Carl Strathie; Stars: Laura Fraser, Mel Raido, Vincent Regan, Alice Lowe)
A year after the disappearance of their 8-year-old daughter, grieving parents return home with friends and family from her memorial service in their small town. Suddenly strange lights appear in the nearby forest and everyone is exposed to inexplicable phenomena - but things are about get much more disturbing.
Dark Light (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Padraig Reynolds; Stars: Jessica Madsen, Opal Littleton, Ed Brody, Kristina Clifford)
Annie Knox returns to her remote family home after a divorce, the death of her mother and a nervous breakdown. But something lurks in the walls and bowels of the house and wants her daughter Emily in their clutches.
The Dark Red (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Dan Bush; Writer: Dan Bush, Conal Byrne; Stars: April Billingsley, Conal Byrne, Bernard Setaro Clark, Jill Jane Clements)
A young woman is committed to a psychiatric hospital and claims her newborn was stolen by a dark cult.
Dark Sense (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Magnus Wake; Stars: James Robinson, Siobhan Redmond, Gordon Kennedy, Jim Sturgeon)
Traumatised Simon can glimpse into the future because of particularly strong psychic powers. His terrifying mental connection with a crazed serial killer means he will do anything to stop him even if it actually means being the murderer’s final victim.
Darlin' (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Pollyanna McIntosh; Writer: Pollyanna McIntosh, Jack Ketchum; Stars: Pollyanna McIntosh, Cooper Andrews, Nora-Jane Noone, Eugenie Bondurant, Brian Batt, Lauren Ashley Carter)
A sequel to The Woman in which a feral teenage girl is taken into strict Catholic care and prepared for her First Holy Communion.
I Trapped The Devil I Trapped The Devil
I Trapped The Devil and The Wind
Deadcon (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Cary Wachter; Stars: Claudia Sulewski, Lauren Elizabeth, Lukas Gage, Dominic Burgess)
Ashley is a social media star attending View Con, an event where rabid fans can selfie their favourite YouTubers 24/7. But due to a hotel room mix-up, she’s put on a floor where a mysterious tragedy happened in 1984, the earliest days of the Internet revolution.
Death Of A Vlogger (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Graham Hughes; Stars: Graham Hughes, Annabel Logan, Paddy Kondracki, Joma West)
A mockumentary following YouTuber Graham as he investigates the darker supernatural side of the web and dealing with the effects of being famous on the internet
The Deeper You Dig (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Toby Poser, John Adams; Stars: Toby Poser, John Adams, Zelda Adams, Shawn Wilson)
Driving home drunk one snowy Catskills night, Kurt Miller accidentally kills 14 year-old Echo Allen sledding in the dark. As Kurt desperately tries to cover up the crime and his tracks, Echo's mother is looking for her missing child - and her child is looking for her.
Depraved (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Larry Fessenden; Writer: Larry Fessenden; Stars: David Call, Joshua Leonard, Alex Breaux, Ans Kayne)
A disillusioned field surgeon suffering from PTSD makes a man out of body parts and brings him to life in a Brooklyn loft.
Driven (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Glenn Payne; Stars: Casey Dillard, Richard Speight Jr., Jessica Harthcock, Glenn Payne)
A cab driver gets caught up in a race against time to defeat an ancient evil after after picking up manic Roger, a mysterious passenger out to break an curse.
The Sonata The Sonata
The Sonata and The Furies
The Drone (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Jordan Rubin; Writer: Al Kaplan, Jon Kaplan; Stars: Alex Essoe, Anita Briem, John Brotherton, Simon Rex, Rex Linn, Gonzalo Menendez, Neil Sandilands)
A newlywed couple is terrorized by a consumer drone that has become sentient with the consciousness of a deranged serial killer.
Eat Brains Love (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Rodman Flender; Stars: Jake Cannavale, Angelique Rivera, Sarah Yarkin, Alex Stage)
The good news: Jake's dream girl, Amanda, finally knows his name. The bad? It's because they both contracted a sexually transmitted mysterious zombie virus and devoured the brains of half their senior class. Now both are on the run
Extracurricular (Country: Canada; Year: 2018; Director: Ray Xue; Writer: Matthew Abrams, Padgett Arango; Stars: Luke Goss, Keenan Tracey, Brittany Raymond, Spencer Macpherson, Brittany Teo)
Four high school seniors feel their day-to-day lives at school are getting a little dull, so they made a pact to plan and execute a series of perfect, elaborate murders and get some thrills behind them before heading off to college.
Feedback (Country: Spain, US; Year: 2018; Director: Pedro C Alonso; Writer: Pedro C Alonso, Alberto Marini; Stars: Eddie Marsan, Paul Anderson, Ivana Baquero, Richard Brake)
Masked men take the celebrity host of true crime show The Grim Reality hostage but he has no idea how to give them what they want - and then people start getting killed.
Fingers (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Juan Ortiz; Stars: Sabina Friedman-Seitz, Jeremy Gardner, Michael St. Michaels. Michael Richardson)
Amanda has a finger-phobia and an abject loathing of all human strangeness. So she decides to read and take pointers from a recommended self-help book. Meanwhile two hit men are hired by to cut a man's fingers off as an act of revenge.
The Dark Red The Dark Red
The Dark Red and A Serial Killer's Guide To Life
For We Are Many (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Lawrie Brewster, Andrew Ionides, Brad Watson, Mitch Wilson, Carlos Omar De Leon, Matthan Harris, Dane Keil, Mark Logan; Stars: Eileen Dietz, Laurence R. Harvey, Nicholas Vince, Jamie Scott Gordon, Paddy MurphyGavin Robertson, Thomas Staunton, Alex Harron, Keith Robson)
A legion of demons is brought to life in this anthology feature.
Freaks (Country: Canada; Year: 2018; Director: Zach Lipovsky, Adam B Stein; Writer: Zach Lipovsky, Adam B Stein; Stars: Emile Hirsch, Bruce Dern, Lexy Kolker)
Seven-year-old Chloe's father tells her to adopt an assumed identity if she’s ever separated from him, or to hide in a well-provisioned panic room if he should not return from one of his forays outside. But Chloe is determined to find out what exactly lies outside the door he's frightened of.
The Furies (Country: Australia; Year: 2019; Director: Tony D'Aquino; Writer: Tony D'Aquino; Stars: Airlie Dodds, Linda Ngo, Taylor Ferguson, Ebony Vagulans, Danielle Horvat, Tom O'Sullivan, Jessica Baker, Kaitlyn Boyé, Harriet Davies, Steve Morris, Ben Toyer, Leon Stripp, Dean Gould, Brendan Kelly, Tim Stiles)
Two women and one wakes to find herself playing a deadly game of cat and mouse.
Ghost Killers Vs Bloody Mary (Country: Brazil; Year: 2018; Director: Fabricio Bittar; Stars: Dani Calabresa, Léo Lins, Danilo Gentili. Murilo Couto)
Four ambitious YouTubers receive a call to exorcise a demon haunting the toilets of a local high school but the spirit they encounter is none other than the urban legendary Bloody Mary.
Girl On The Third Floor (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Travis Stevens; Writer: Travis Stevens; Stars: CM Punk, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Sarah Brooks)
Don Koch tries to renovate a rundown mansion with a sordid history for his growing family, only to learn that the house has other plans.
Critters Attack! Critters Attack!
Critters Attack! and Rabid
A Good Woman Is Hard To Find (Country: UK, Belgium, Ireland; Year: 2019; Director: Abner Pastoll; Writer: Roland Blaney; Stars: Sarah Bolger, Edward Hogg, Andrew Simpson)
A recently widowed young mother will go to any lengths to protect her children as she seeks the truth behind her husband's murder.
Halloween Party (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Jay Dahl; Stars: Amy Groening, T Thomason, Shelley Thompson, Bradley Bailey)
They were known as the ‘Halloween Party’, a group of five badly disfigured children who made a pact to take revenge on a world that couldn’t look at them. Unwittingly released from their closet grave via a Halloween-themed computer meme, they now take malevolent joy in terrorising college students with their worst fears.
Happy Face (Country: Canada; Year: 2018; Director: Alexandre Franchi; Stars: ER Ruiz, Cindy Nicholsen, David Roche, Dawn Shaw)
The story of a handsome teenager who deforms his face and attends a support group for disfigured people. and in turn, changes all their lives - for good and bad. Based on real events.
Harpoon (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Rob Grant; Writer: Rob Grant, Mike Kovac; Stars: Munro Chambers, Emily Tyra, Christopher Gray)
Rivalries, dark secrets, and sexual tension emerge when three best friends find themselves stranded on a yacht in the middle of the ocean under suspicious circumstances.
Haunt (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Scott Beck, Bryan Woods; Stars: Katie Stevens, Will Brittain, Lauryn Alisa McClain, Andrew Caldwell)
On Halloween night, a group of college friends travel to a remote country location to enter an extreme haunted house attraction - but some of its horrors are real.
Porno Porno
Porno and Satanic Panic
Here Comes Hell (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Jack McHenry; Writer: Jack McHenry, Alice Sidgwick; Stars: Margaret Clunie, Jasper Britton, Timothy Renouf, Tom Bailey)
A sophisticated Thirties soiree at an isolated country mansion descends into carnage, gore and demonic possession as rivalries and old friendships are put to the test when a gateway to Hell opens up.
I'll Take Your Dead (Country: Canada; Year: 2018; Director: Chad Archibald; Stars: Aidan Devine, Ava Preston, Jess Salgueiro, Ari Millen)
William has a simple job - making dead bodies disappear. Through unforeseen circumstances, his remote farmhouse has become a dumping ground for the victims of gang related murders. Then Jackie’s body turns up for William’s meticulous vanishing process, but she isn’t really dead.
Impossible Crimes (Country: Argentina; Year: 2019; Director: Hernan Findling; Stars: Federico Bal, Sofia del Tuffo, Marcelo Sein, Daniel Alvaredo)
A recently bereaved detective starts investigating a series of impossible crimes that a young nun claims responsibility for. Is she really the devil’s emissary ordered to carry out seemingly senseless slaughter? Or does she suffer from a mystical delirium?
I Am Toxic (Country: Argentina; Year: 2018; Director: Pablo Pares; Stars: Esteban Prol, Horacio Fontova, Sergio Podley, Gaston Cochiarale)
In a pile of dead bodies, someone wakes up. Who is he? How did he end up there? Amnesia is the first stage of an infection that turns humans into dried husks of flesh. If he is to survive, he has to act fast.
I Trapped The Devil (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Josh Lobo; Writer: Josh Lobo; Stars: Chris Sullivan, Jocelin Donahue, AJ Bowen, Scott Poythress, Susan Burke)
A man descends into paranoia after trapping what he believes to be the devil in his basement, but things take a dark turn when his family unexpectedly arrive for Christmas.
Freaks Freaks
Freaks and Cut-Off
Kindred Spirits (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Lucky McKee; Stars: Thora Birch, Caitlin Stasey, Macon Blair, Sasha Frolova)
A single mother in a clandestine relationship with her neighbour Alex that even her daughter knows nothing about. But when her sister Sadie comes back home after a long unexplained absence, a grim incident from the past rears its horrific head once more.
Knives And Skin (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Jennifer Reeder; Writer: Jennifer Reeder; Stars: Kate Arrington, Tony Fitzpatrick, Tim Hopper, Marika Engelhardt, James Vincent Meredith, Robert T. Cunningham, Marilyn Dodds Frank, Ty Olwin, Raven Whitley, Audrey Francis, Grace Etzkorn, Genevieve Venjohnson, Ireon Roach, Kayla Carter, Haley Bolithon)
Trouble brews in small town America after the disappearance of a teenager.
The Legend Of The Stardust Brothers (Hoshikuzu Kyôdai No Densetsu) (Country: Japan; Year: 1985; Director: Macoto Tezuka; Writer: Macoto Tezuka; Stars: Shingo Kubota, Kan Takagi, Kyoko Togawa, Kiyohiko Ozaki)
A cult musical charting the rise and fall of a manufactured pop duo and their struggle to navigate fame, fortune and jealousy.
Madness In The Method (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Jason Mewes; Stars: Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Teri Hatcher, Vinnie Jones, Danny Trejo, Stan Lee, Casper Van Dien, Zach Galligan)
Playing an alternative version of his persona, and tired of Hollywood’s perception of him, Jason Mewes embarks on a quest to reinvent himself as a serious actor. Upon advice from his best friend Kevin Smith, he tracks down a secret book outlining all the mysteries of the Method Acting process, with disastrous consequences.
The Magnificent Obsession Of Michael Reeves (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Dima Ballin; Stars: Ian Ogilvy, Tom Baker, Gavin Baddeley, Ingrid Cranfield)
A documentary about the brilliant horror director who helmed Witchfinder General and died from an accidental overdose at the age of just 25.
The Drone The Drone
The Drone and The Deeper You Dig
Mary (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Michael Goi; Stars: Gary Oldman, Emily Mortimer, Jennifer Esposito, Stefanie Scott)
A struggling family buys an old ship in the hope of starting a tourist charter business but after it sails into isolated waters, the ship’s terrifying secrets start surfacing.
Master Of Dark Shadows (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: David Gregory; Stars: Dan Curtis, Barbara Steele, Whoopi Goldberg, Jonathan Frid)
A documentary about Dan Curtis, the ‘King of TV Horror’, creator of the 1966 daytime gothic soap opera Dark Shadows and Trilogy of Terror.
Mutant Blast (Country: US, Portugal; Year: 2018; Director: Fernando Alle; Stars: Pedro Barão Dias, Maria Leite, Joaquim Guerreiro, João Vilas)
Fearless soldier Maria and superhuman strongman TS-347 are being pursued by a military cell responsible for scientific experiments resulting in a zombie apocalypse. When they meet Pedro, who has few ambitions and a great hangover, they try to escape to a safe place, but there are complications in the form of a nuclear bomb.
Nekrotronic (Country: Australia; Year: 2018; Director: Kiah Roache-Turner; Writer: Kiah Roache-Turner, Tristan Roache-Turner; Stars: Ben O’Toole, Epine Bob, Savea, Dave Beamish, Monica Bellucci)
As the eternal fight between Nekromancers and their nemeses rages on, they’ve become locked in a new type of cyber warfare. An app is being designed to send the soul of any user to hell. The fate of all mankind now rests on the shoulders of a sanitation worker and his best friend.
The Perished (Country: Ireland; Year: 2019; Director: Paddy Murphy; Stars: Courtney McKeon, Fiach Kunz, Paul Fitzgerald, Noelle Clarke)
Dealing with a pregnancy termination in Ireland has been hard for Sarah Dekker. Shunned by her religious zealot family and unforgiving boyfriend, she travels to a friend’s country house to recover. But unbeknownst to her, it sits atop a mass grave of unwanted babies and their lost, confused sprits want to be reborn.
Harpoon Harpoon
Harpoon and Why Don't You Just Die
Porno (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Keola Racela; Writer: Matt Black, Laurence Vannicelli; Stars: Evan Daves, Larry Saperstein, Jillian Mueller, Glenn Stott, Katelyn Pearce, Robbie Tann, Bill Phillips)
When five teenage employees at the local cinema in a small Christian town discover a mysterious old film hidden in its basement, they unleash an alluring succubus who gives them a sex education written in blood.
Rabid (Rage) (Country: Canada; Year: 1977; Director: David Cronenberg; Writer: David Cronenberg; Stars: Marilyn Chambers, Frank Moore, Joe Silver, Howard Ryshpan, Patricia Gage, Susan Roman)
A young woman's strange mutation, triggered by experimental surgery, triggers an epidemic of aggression.
Rabid (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska; Writer: John Serge, Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska; Stars: Laura Vandervoort, Hanneke Talbot, Benjamin Hollingsworth, Stephen McHattie, Greg Bryk, MacKenzie Gray, Ted Atherton, Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska)
A remake of David Cronenberg's original, in which experimental plastic surgery leads to a sudden outbreak of disease.
Ready Or Not (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett; Writer: Guy Busick, Ryan Murphy; Stars: Samara Weaving, Andie MacDowell, Mark O'Brien, Adam Brody)
A bride's wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying game.
Red Letter Day (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Cameron Macgowan; Stars: Dawn Van de Schoot, Hailey Foss, Kaeleb Zain Gartner, Roger LeBlanc)
A recently divorced mother receives mysterious letters instructing her and her teenage children to slaughter the people pictured in their correspondence before those people can kill them.
Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death Of Al Adamson Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death Of Al Adamson
Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death Of Al Adamson and Knives And Skin
Rock, Paper And Scissors (Country: Argentina; Year: 2019; Director: Macarena García Lenzi, Martín Blousson; Stars: Pablo Sigal, Valeria Giorcelli, Agustina Cerviño)
Jesus and Maria José live together in the grand house that belonged to their recently deceased father. Their playful routine is disrupted when Magdalena, their half-sister on their dad’s side, returns from Spain asking for her part of the inheritance which they have no intention of sharing.
Sadistic Intentions (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Eric Pennycoff; Stars: Larry Fessenden, Jeremy Gardner, Michael Patrick Nicholson, Taylor Zaudtke)
Desperate for success and quickly losing their mental grip, a pair of metal musicians lure a young woman to a remote mansion in hopes of inspiring their next album, but one accidentally falls in love with their intended victim.
Satanic Panic (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Chelsea Stardust; Writer: Ted Geoghegan, Grady Hendrix; Stars: Rebecca Romijn, Jerry O'Connell, Ruby Modine, Jordan Ladd, Arden Myrin)
A pizza delivery girl at the end of her financial rope has to fight for her life - and her tips - when her last order of the night turns out to be high society Satanists in need of a virgin sacrifice.
Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark (Country: US, Canada; Director: André Øvredal; Stars: Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Austin Zajur, Dean Norris)
America, 1968, and in the small town of Mill Valley, the shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large for generations. It was in their mansion on the edge of town that the tormented Sarah turned her tortured life into a series of scary stories, locked away safely in a book - until teenagers chose to read from it...
A Serial Killer's Guide To Life (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Staten Cousins-Roe; Stars: Katie Brayben, Poppy Roe, Sinead Matthews, Ben Lloyd-Hughes)
A frustrated thirtysomething woman stuck in a small seaside town meets a charismatic life coach who promises to transform her world with alternative therapy - and who is also a serial killer.
Nekrotronic Nekrotronic
Nekrotronic and Come To Daddy
The Sonata (Country: UK, France; Year: 2018; Director: Andrew Desmond; Writer: Andrew Desmond, Arthur Morin; Stars: Freya Tingley, Simon Abkarian, Rutger Hauer, James Faulkner)
After the death of her estranged but famous composer father Richard Marlow, young virtuoso violinist Rose inherits his old French mansion. There, she discovers her father’s final work: a mysterious score marked with arcane symbols. He may be dead but his plans for her are still very much alive.
Spiral (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Kurtis David Harder; Stars: Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Lochlyn Munro, Ari Cohen, Chandra West)
A same-sex couple move to a small town so they can enjoy a better quality of life and raise their 16-year-old daughter with the best social values. But nothing is as it seems in their picturesque neighbourhood, and when Malik sees the folks next door throwing a very strange party, something has got to give.
Stairs (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Tom Paton; Stars: Shayne Ward, Toby Osmond, Simon Meacock, Rachel Warren)
A special operations squad known in secret elite circles as Hell's Bastards is sent to infiltrate a civil war in order to retrieve vital intelligence. But the crack unit soon finds themselves trapped on a never-ending, twisting and turning stairwell, which they are forced to climb - or they will die.
Stalked (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Justin Edgar; Stars: Rebecca Rogers, Nathalie Buscombe, Laurence Saunders)
Former Royal Marine Commando and single mother Sam is brutally kidnapped and wakes up disorientated in what seems to be a deserted military factory. Worried about her baby at home, she finds all the exits sealed, and soon learns she is not alone.
Tales From The Lodge (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Abigail Blackmore; Writer: Abigail Blackmore; Stars: Mackenzie Crook, Dustin Demri-Burns, Laura Fraser, Sophie Thompson, Johnny Vegas, Kelly Wenham)
When a group of old friends spend the night telling stories of murders, ghosts, zombies and possessions they soon become aware of another tale unfolding around them. And this one is real.
Rabid Rabid
Rabid and Depraved
Tenebrae (Tenebre) (Country: Italy; Year: 1982; Director: Dario Argento; Writer: Dario Argento; Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Christian Borromeo, Mirella D'Angelo, Veronica Lario, Ania Pieroni, Eva Robin's, Carola Stagnaro, John Steiner, Lara Wendel, John Saxon, Daria Nicolodi, Giuliano Gemma, Isabella Amadeo, Mirella Banti, Ennio Girolami)
A thriller writer goes on the hunt for a killer who claims to be taking inspiration from his latest book.
To Your Last Death (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Jason Axinn; Stars: Morena Baccarin, Ray Wise, Bill Moseley, William Shatner)
After emerging as the sole survivor in a deadly revenge game set up by her dying father to punish his four children, Miriam receives an offer from the Game master, an otherworldly supernatural entity, to go back in time and try again.
True Fiction (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Braden Croft; Stars: Sara Garcia, John Cassini, Julian Black Antelope, Julian Richings)
A librarian who dreams of being a writer is persuaded to travel to a remote country estate to participate in a controlled psychological experiment in fear that will serve as the basis for her literary hero's next thriller novel.
Volition (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Tony Dean Smith; Stars: Adrian Glynn McMorran, Magda Apanowicz, John Cassini, Aleks Paunovic)
James is a grifter afflicted with clairvoyant visions, a gift he uses to pull cheap sports bet cons. Hired by a shady businessman to escort stolen diamonds to a buyer because the crook knows James can see problems before they happen, all he ultimately sees over and over is his death.
Why Don't You Just Die (Papa, sdokhni) (Country: Russia; Year: 2018; Director: Kirill Sokolov; Writer: Kirill Sokolov; Stars: Aleksandr Kuznetsov, Vitaliy Khaev, Evgeniya Kregzhde, Michael Gor, Elena Shevchenko, Igor Grabuzov, Aleksandr Domogarov, Ilya Gavrilenkov, Vasiliy Kopeikin, Ilya Kostyukov, Aleksandr Kuznetsov, Vitaliy Khaev, Evgeniya Kregzhde, Michael Gor, Elena Shevchenko)
A dark action comedy about a group of people brought together in the apartment of police detective Andrei: his resentful daughter, an angry thug and a cheated cop. Each one of them have a reason to want revenge.
Feedback Feedback
Feedback and Spiral
The Wind (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Emma Tammi; Writer: Teresa Sutherland; Stars: Caitlin Gerard, Julia Goldani Telles)
On the Western frontier of the United States of America in the late 1800s, a plains-woman is driven mad by the harshness and isolation of the untamed land.
Witches In The Woods (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Jordan Barker; Stars: Hannah Kasulka, Alexander De Jordy, Sasha Clements, Corbin Bleu)
A group of students head off for a snowboarding adventure on an untouched piece of land. When their SUV mysteriously stalls in a brutal snowstorm they are not only faced with the reality of freezing to death but a fate even more horrifying.
The Wretched (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Brett Pierce, Drew T Pierce; Writer: Brett Pierce, Drew T Pierce; Stars: Azie Tesfai, Piper Curda, Kevin Bigley, Tug Coker, John-Paul Howard, Gabriela Quezada Bloomgarden)
A defiant teenage boy, struggling with his parent's imminent divorce, faces off with a thousand year-old witch, who is living beneath the skin of and posing as the woman next door.
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Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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Eye For Film continues to support festivals both locally and across the world. At the moment, we're covering:

Fantastic Fest
The latest edition of Austin's famous genre festival.

Glasgow Youth Film Festival
Youth-run events celebrates its 11th year

Venice Film Festival
Italy's red carpet extravaganza

FrightFest

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Showcase specialising in films from eastern Europe

In the Archive


Archive of festival coverage.

Daily diary and reviews from 2005-2018.

Coverage of the lynchpin German festival.