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Sky Sharks Sky Sharks
Sky Sharks and The Columnist
12 Hour Shift (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Brea Grant; Writer: Brea Grant; Stars: Angela Bettis, David Arquette, Chloe Farnworth, Mick Foley, Kit Williamson, Nikea Gamby-Turner, Tara Perry, Brooke Seguin, Dusty Warren, Tom DeTrinis, Thomas Hobson, Julianne Dowler, Briana Lane, Taylor Alden, Scott Dean)
Nurse Mandy is just trying to make it through her double shift alive, but her nasty drug addiction, annoying coworkers, needy patients, and devious cousin are making it pretty tough, not to mention organ-stealing criminals and an injured convict.
Aquaslash (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Renaud Gauthier; Writer: Renaud Gauthier; Stars: Brittany Drisdelle, Nick Walker, Xavier Sotelo, Lanisa Dawn, Jessica Abruzzese, Samantha Hodhod, Ryan Ali, Jonathan Emond, Paul Zinno, Chip Chuipka, Suzanna Lenir, Howard Rosenstein, Nicolas Fontaine, Madeline Harvey, Cameron Geller)
A water park becomes the backdrop to a bloodbath... and everyone is a suspect.
Av: The Hunt (Country: Turkey; Year: 2020; Director: Emre Akay; Writer: Emre Akay, Deniz Cuylan; Stars: Ahmet Rifat Sungar, Emre Yetim, Adam Bay, Billur Melis Koç)
A thriller about honour killing.
Blind (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Marcel Walz; Writer: Joe Knetter; Stars: Sarah French, Jed Rowen, Caroline Williams, Tyler Gallant)
A former actress who has lost her sight begins to suspect that she's in danger.
Clapboard Jungle (Clapboard Jungle: Surviving The Independent Film Business) (Country: Canada; Year: 2020; Director: Justin McConnell; Stars: Guillermo del Toro, George A Romero, Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead, Lloyd Kaufman, Brian Yuzna, Larry Fessenden, Frank Henenlotter, Uwe Boll, Mitch Davis)
Following five years in the life and career of an independent filmmaker, supported by dozens of interviews, posing one question: how does an indie filmmaker survive in the current film business?
The Swerve The Swerve
The Swerve and Two Heads Creek
The Columnist (De Kuthoer) (Country: Netherlands; Year: 2019; Director: Ivo van Aart; Writer: Daan Windhorst; Stars: Genio de Groot, Katja Herbers, Rein Hofman, Bram van der Kelen)
Columnist and author Femke is flooded with anonymous nasty messages and death threats on social media. One day she has enough and decides to take revenge.
Dark Place (Country: Australia; Year: 2019; Director: Kodie Bedford, Perun Bonser, Rob Braslin, Liam Phillips, Bjorn Stewart; Writer: Kodie Bedford, Perun Bonser, Rob Braslin, Liam Phillips, Bjorn Stewart; Stars: Nelson Baker, Katherine Beckett, Shakira Clanton, Bernard Curry)
An anthology of indigenous Australian horror tales.
Don't Click (Country: Canada; Year: 2020; Director: Kim G-hey; Writer: Courtney Ellum; Stars: Valter Skarsgård, Mark Koufos, Catherine Howard)
An internet-based chiller.
Enhanced (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: James Mark; Writer: James Mark, Matthew Nayman; Stars: George Tchortov, Alanna Bale, Adrian Holmes, Chris Mark, Eric Hicks)
Enhanced mutants go on the run from the government after being declared illegal.
A Ghost Waits (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Adam Stovall; Writer: Adam Stovall; Stars: MacLeod Andrews, Natalie Walker, Sydney Vollmer, Amanda Miller)
A man's job requires him to clean a house, which turns out to be haunted. In the course of trying to exorcise the ghost, he falls in love with her.
Playhouse Playhouse
Playhouse and Clapboard Jungle
Hail To The Deadites (Country: Canada; Year: 2020; Director: Steve Villeneuve; Writer: Steve Villeneuve; Stars: Patricia Tallman, Ellen Sandweiss, Kassie Wesley DePaiva, Dan Hicks, Betsy Baker)
A documentary about fans of the Evil Dead films.
Hall (Country: Canada; Year: 2020; Director: Francesco Giannini; Writer: Derrick Adams, Francesco Giannini; Stars: Carolina Bartczak, Yumiko Shaku, Mark Gibson, Bailey Thain, Julian Richings)
When a debilitating sickness spreads across a long hotel hallway, a few scattered victims fight for survival, and try to escape from the dark narrow stretch of isolated carnage.
The Honeymoon Phase (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Phillip G Carroll Jr; Writer: Phillip G Carroll Jr; Stars: François Chau, Tara Westwood, Ione Butler, Chloe Carroll, Jim Schubin)
Struggling young lovers, Tom and Eve, must endure a 30-day scientific experiment. Room, board, $50,000 and a month alone together in research facility housing. What could possibly go wrong?
The Horror Crowd (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Ruben Pla; Stars: Lin Shaye, Greg Grunberg, Russell Mulcahy, Clare Kramer)
A documentary about the Hollywood horror community.
I Am Lisa (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Patrick Rea; Writer: Eric Winkler; Stars: Kristen Vaganos, Jennifer Seward, Manon Halliburton, Carmen Anello, Chris Bylsma)
A sadistic, small-town sheriff and her underlings brutalise Lisa and leave her for dead in the woods. Bitten by a werewolf and bestowed with supernatural abilities, she goes looking for revenge.
Triggered Triggered
Triggered and Dark Place
Playhouse (Country: UK; Year: 2020; Director: Fionn Watts, Toby Watts; Writer: Fionn Watts, Toby Watts; Stars: James Rottger, Julie Higginson, Helen Mackay, Rebecca Callenda, Jim Page)
In a remote Scottish castle, an irreverent writer faces terrifying consequences when his daughter falls prey to an evil curse lurking within the walls.
Skull: The Mask (Country: Brazil, US; Year: 2020; Director: Armando Fonseca, Kapel Furman; Writer: Armando Fonseca, Kapel Furman; Stars: Natallia Rodrigues, Wilton Andrade, Rurik Jr)
An ancient mask used in a military experiment possesses a body and starts to carry out sacrifices to avenge a murdered god.
Sky Sharks (Country: Germany; Year: 2020; Director: Marc Fehse; Writer: Marc Fehse, AD Morel; Stars: Tony Todd, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Naomi Grossman, Robert LaSardo, Amanda Bearse, Dave Sheridan)
Deep in the Antarctic, a team of geologists uncover an old Nazi laboratory where dark experiments once occurred. In order to conquer the world, the Nazis created modified sharks who were able to fly and whose riders are genetically mutated, undead super-humans.
Stalker (Blinders) (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Tyler Savage; Writer: Dash Hawkins, Tyler Savage; Stars: Christine Ko, Vincent Van Horn, Michael Lee Joplin, Dusty Sorg, Carla Valentine)
A young man's budding romance is threatened when he befriends an unstable ride-share driver.
The Swerve (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Dean Kapsalis; Writer: Dean Kapsalis; Stars: Azura Skye, Bryce Pinkham, Ashley Bell, Zach Rand)
A middle aged woman begins to break down under the pressures of day to day life.
Av: The Hunt Av: The Hunt
Av: The Hunt and Stalker
There's No Such Thing As Vampires (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Logan Thomas; Writer: Aric Cushing, Logan Thomas; Stars: Meg Foster, Raphael Sbarge, Emma Holzer, Maria Olsen, Judy Tenuta)
A group of teenagers encounter vampires in a remote outpost.
They're Outside (Country: UK; Year: 2020; Director: Sam Casserly, Airell Anthony Hayles; Writer: Airell Anthony Hayles; Stars: Emily Booth, Emma Burdon-Sutton, Nicholas Vince, Jon-Paul Gates)
While filming a documentary about an agoraphobic woman, a celebrity psychologist is drawn into supernatural events.
Triggered (Country: South Africa; Year: 2020; Director: Alistair Orr; Writer: David D Jones; Stars: Liesl Ahlers, Reine Swart, Sean Cameron Michael, Steven John Ward, Craig Urbani)
Nine friends, each harbouring a dark secret, go camping in the woods. When they wake up with bombs strapped to their chests, they find themselves caught up in a deadly game.
Two Heads Creek (Country: UK, Australia; Year: 2019; Director: Jesse O'Brien; Writer: Jordan Waller; Stars: Kerry Armstrong, Gary Sweet, Kathryn Wilder, Stephen Hunter, Jordan Waller, Don Bridges, Helen Dallimore, Kevin Harrington, Kasha Bajor, Madelaine Nunn, Kent Lee, Anna Tolputt, Gregory J. Fryer, Danxia Yang, David Adlam)
After their adoptive mother dies, a pair of twins move to Australia in search of their biological mother and stumble across a dark secret.

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