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Relic Relic
Relic and The Returned
Alien On Stage (Country: UK; Year: 2020; Director: Danielle Kummer; Lucy Harvey.)
The story of the Dorset Bus Drivers whose amateur dramatics group created a serious stage adaptation of the science fiction horror classic Alien and ended up performing in London's West End.
Babysitter Must Die (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Kohl Glass; Stars: Kristen Marie Jensen, Nathan Stevens, Scarlett Hazen, Riley Scott)
Babysitter Josie Jane just found the perfect hiding spot for a game of hide-and-seek with the child in her care. Seconds later, the family's home is invaded by a pack of brutal cultists, hunting down an apocalyptic secret hidden within its walls.
The Banishing (Country: UK; Year: 2020; Director: Chris Smith; Writer: David Beton, Ray Bogdanovich; Stars: Jessica Brown Findlay, Sean Harris, John Lynch, John Heffernan, Anya McKenna-Bruce)
The story of the most haunted house in England. In the 1930s, a young reverend, his wife and daughter move into a manor with a horrifying secret.
Benny Loves You (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Karl Holt; Stars: Karl Holt, Claire Cartwright, George Collie, James Parsons)
After the accidental death of his parents, Jack must sell his family home and start a new life. Cleaning out the house, he trashes his old belongings, including beloved childhood stuffed animal, Benny. It’s a move that turns lethal as Benny springs to life with one goal in mind: protect Jack at all costs, even if the price is death.
The Brain That Wouldn't Die (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Derek Carl; Writer: Hank Huffman, based on characters created by Rex Carlton, Joseph Green; Stars: Rachael Perrell Fosket, Patrick D. Green, David Withers, Jason Reynolds)
A doctor experiments with transplant techniques to keep his girlfriend's head alive after she is decapitated in a car crash.
The Brain That Wouldn't Die The Brain That Wouldn't Die
The Brain That Wouldn't Die and Honeydew
Breeder (Country: Denmark; Year: 2019; Director: Jens Dahl; Writer: Sissel Dalsgaard Thomsen; Stars: Sara Hjort Ditlevsen, Anders Heinrichsen|, Signe Egholm, Olsen, Morten Holst)
A renowned health supplement company, run by a ruthless businesswoman, is selecting and abducting young women as part of an experiment bio-hacking babies’ DNA to enable her clients to reverse the ageing process
Broil (Country: Canada; Year: 2020; Director: Edward Drake; Writer: Edward Drake, Piper Mars; Stars: Johnathan Lipnicki, Avery Konrad, Timothy V. Murphy, Annette Reilly)
A bored girl is sentenced to live with her draconian grandfather, August, after a violent incident at school. Locked inside the sprawling Sinclair Estate, she begins to question the source of her family's immense wealth and power.
Butchers (Country: Canada; Year: 2020; Director: Adrian Langley; Stars: Simon Phillips, Michael Swatton, Julie Mainville, Anne-Carolyne Binette, James Hicks, Blake Canning, Nick Allan)
After their car breaks down, four youths find themselves stranded in the middle of nowhere. One pair stay with the car whilst the other pair of friends head-off to find help. Little do they know they are being watched. Both group soon fall captive to a family of sadistic butchers.
Caveat (Country: UK; Year: 2020; Director: Damian McCarthy; Writer: Damian McCarthy; Stars: Ben Caplan, Tiffany-Ellen Robinson, Jonathan French, Conor Dwane, Jed)
An amnesiac drifter accepts a strange job from his old landlord: to look after his niece, a psychologically troubled woman living in an abandoned house on an isolated island.
Concrete Plans (Country: UK; Year: 2020; Director: Will Jewel; Writer: Will Jewell; Stars: Amber Rose Revah, James Lance, Kevin Guthrie, Charley Palmer Rothwell)
High in the remote Welsh mountains, five builders renovate a farmhouse. Two of them take a dislike to Ukranian Viktor. When payments are late, tempers fray and one man makes an astonishing proposition.
The Stylist The Stylist
The Stylist and Don't Look Back
The Curse Of Audrey Earnshaw (The Ballad Of Audrey Earnshaw) (Country: Canada; Year: 2020; Director: Thomas Robert Lee; Writer: Thomas Robert Lee; Stars: Jared Abrahamson, Hannah Emily Anderson, Catherine Walker, Don McKellar)
A mother and daughter are suspected of witchcraft by their devout rural community.
Cyst (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Tyler Russell; Stars: Greg Sestero, Eva Habermann, Jason Douglas, Gene Jones)
In the early Sixties a doctor invents a machine to remove skin abnormalities. But his nurse thinks it's dangerous. The struggle between the two causes it to malfunction, creating a giant cyst monster.
Dangerous To Know (Country: Canada; Year: 2020; Director: David Simpson; Stars: David Simpson, Demelza Randall, Andrew Robert Wilson, James An)
A troubled young woman recovers from a suicide attempt in a secluded cabin, but when a series of unexplained and terrifying incidents occur, she realises someone-or something-has a far darker future planned for her.
Dead (Country: New Zealand; Year: 2020; Director: Hayden J Weal; Writer: Thomas Sainsbury, Hayden J Weal; Stars: Emily Campbell, Michael Hurst, Tomai Ihaia, Mayen Mehta, Kanye Peters)
Marbles, a hapless stoner, can see ghosts. Tagg, a recently dead wannabe super-cop, needs to find a serial killer. Can a critical ghost cop and a directionless stoner get over their prejudices and work together to save lives - and deaths?
Don't Look Back (Good Samaritan) (Country: US; Year: 90; Director: Jeffrey Reddick; Writer: Jeffrey Reddick; Stars: Kourtney Bell, Will Stout, Skyler Hart, Jeffrey Holm)
A young woman trying to overcome her traumatic past is walking through the park one day she sees a man brutally assaulted while passers-by stop to film it on their phones. Later, one by one, the witnesses fall prey to someone or something seeking revenge.
Scavenger Scavenger
Scavenger and Slaxx
Dune Drifter (Country: UK; Year: 2020; Director: Marc Price; Writer: Marc Price; Stars: Phoebe Sparrow, Daisy Aitkens, Simon Dwyer-Thomas, Charlotte Mounter)
When a trainee pilot and her mortally wounded gunner are shot down, they crash land on a nearby planet. An enemy craft offers the chance of spare parts to fix her ship, but then she spots another survivor - an enemy alien soldier with no intention of letting her escape.
Embryo (Country: Chile; Year: 2020; Director: Patricio Valladares; Stars: Romina Perazzo, Domingo Guzmán, Carolina Escobar, Cristial Cuentrejo)
Kevin and his girlfriend Evelyn are camping in the woods when she is abducted and impregnated by otherworldly beings. As the entity inside her begins to grow at a rapid rate, Evelyn’s cravings can only be satiated by the taste of human flesh.
For The Sake Of Vicious (Country: Canada; Year: 2020; Director: Gabriel Carrer, Reese Eveneshen; Writer: Gabriel Carrer, Reese Eveneshen; Stars: Lora Burke, Nick Smyth, Colin Paradine, TJ Kennedy, James Fler, Erin Stuart)
An innocent nurse, a tortured maniac and a suspicious hostage face off against a wave of violent intruders as they descend upon their place of refuge on Halloween night.
The Funeral Home (La Funeraria, The Undertaker's Home) (Country: Argentina; Year: 2019; Director: Mauro Iván Ojeda; Writer: Mauro Iván Ojeda; Stars: Luís Machín, Celeste Gerez, Camila Vaccarini)
An undertaker's dysfunctional family lives amongst coffins, wreaths and mischievous but nonviolent ghosts - but then a malevolent entity arrives.
Heckle (Year: 2020; Director: Martyn Pick; Writer: Airell Anthony Hayles; Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Clark Gable III, Toyah Wilcox, Nicholas Vince)
Stand-up Joe Johnson decides to share a Halloween weekend away with a group of friends. They jokingly suggest that if they get drunk, high, and behave badly enough, hopefully they'll attract their own psycho killer. The joke is suddenly very much on them.
Dead Dead
Dead and The Owners
Held (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Travis Cluff, Chris Lofing; Writer: Jill Awbrey; Stars: Jill Awbrey, Bart Johnson, Rez Kempton, Zack Gold, Jener Dasilva)
A couple's ailing marriage is put to the test when they are held hostage in an isolated vacation rental by an unseen Voice that commands their every move.
Honeydew (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Devereux Milburn; Writer: Dan Kennedy, Devereux Milburn, Devereux Milburn; Stars: Sawyer Spielberg, Malin Barr, Barbara Kingsley, Stephen D'Ambrose, Jamie Bradley, Joshua Patrick Dudley, Rachel Alexandria Arnold, William Aydelott, Shauna Mizula, Sawyer Spielberg, Malin Barr, Barbara Kingsley, Stephen D'Ambrose, Jamie Bradley, Joshua Patrick Dudley)
Unfortunately for a young couple on a camping trip, their car broke down in the middle of the night. Even more unfortunate: In hopes of using a phone for help, they’ve stepped foot inside a house of, to put it lightly, very strange horrors.
Hosts (Country: UK; Year: 2020; Director: Adam Leader, Richard Oakes; Writer: Adam Leader, Richard Oakes; Stars: Neal Ward, Nadia Lamin, Frank Jakeman, Jennifer K Preston)
When a family invites their neighbours, a sweet young couple, over to celebrate Christmas Eve and some very happy personal news, they do not realise that their dinner guests have just become hosts to malicious entities.
Let's Scare Julie (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Jud Cremata; Writer: Jud Cremata; Stars: Troy Leigh-Anne Johnson, Isabel May, Odessa A’zion, Brooke Sorenson)
The victim of a prank by her cousin’s friends, Emma ups the ante by planning to scare the mysterious, reclusive girl who lives across the street. But what starts off as a simple plan becomes a nightmare.
Lucky (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Natasha Kermani; Writer: Brea Grant; Stars: Brea Grant, Hunter C Smith, Kristina Klebe, Kausar Mohammed, Dhruv Uday Singh)
A suburban woman fights to be believed as she finds herself stalked by a threatening figure who returns to her house night after night.
For The Sake Of Vicious For The Sake Of Vicious
For The Sake Of Vicious and Concrete Plans
The Nights Before Christmas (Country: Canada; Year: 2020; Director: Paul Tanter; Stars: Simon Phillips, Sayla de Goede, Kate Schroder, Anne-Carolyne Binette)
In the run-up to Christmas, FBI Special Agent Natalie Parker is tasked with tracking a pair of psychotic serial killers who have styled themselves after Santa Claus and his wife.
Origin Unknown (Country: Mexico; Year: 2020; Director: Rigoberto Castañeda; Stars: Daniel Martínez, Lisette Morelos, Paulina Gil, Horacio Garcia Rojas)
When a former drug-runner tries to buy his way out of the Cartels, he expects trouble. He takes his family into a safe house surrounded by armed guards, a little girl breaches the perimeter. Then a group of unknown assailants with near-mystical powers come after her, and it quickly seems that an armoured compound might not be enough.
The Owners (Country: UK; Year: 2020; Director: Julius Berg; Writer: Mathieu Gompel, Julius Berg, Geoff Cox; Stars: Maisie Williams, Sylvester McCoy, Rita Tushingham, Jake Curran)
One night in Nineties rural England, a retired couple finds their isolated house besieged by a gang of young criminals. The thieves think it will be easy to make them give up the secret of their safe. But they have no idea what nightmare they’ve gotten themselves into as they fight to escape the house alive.
The Pale Door (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Aaron B Koontz; Stars: Melora Walters, Natasha Bassett, Zachary Knighton, Noah Segan)
The legendary Dalton Gang battles a coven of bloodthirsty witches in a hybrid Western horror with gunfights and gore.
The Reckoning (Country: UK; Year: 2020; Director: Neil Marshall; Writer: Edward Evers-Swindell, Charlotte Kirk; Stars: Sean Pertwee, Charlotte Kirk, Steven Waddington, Joe Anderson, Ian Whyte)
A period thriller set in 1665 during the Great Plague and subsequent witch hunts.
The Reckoning The Reckoning
The Reckoning and Hosts
Redwood Massacre: Annihilation (Country: UK; Year: 2020; Director: David Ryan Keith; Stars: Danielle Harris, Damien Puckler, Gary Kasper, Jon Campling)
Twenty years ago at the infamous Redwood Farm, the owner went mad and killed his family and himself. Shrouded in urban legend ever since, a stranger obsessed with the unsolved Redwood murders convinces a group of bereaved family members to venture into the wilderness in the hope of proving the existence of the notorious burlap bag-masked maniac.
Relic (Country: Australia, US; Year: 2020; Director: Natalie Erika James; Writer: Natalie Erika James, Christian White; Stars: Emily Mortimer, Bella Heathcote, Robyn Nevin, Emily Mortimer, Bella Heathcote, Robyn Nevin)
When Edna, the elderly and widowed matriarch of the family, goes missing, her daughter Kay and granddaughter Sam travel to their remote family home to find her. Soon after her return, they start to discover a sinister presence haunting the house and taking control of Edna.
The Returned (Los Que Vuelven) (Country: Argentina; Year: 2020; Director: Laura Casabé; Writer: Laura Casabe, Lisandro Colaberardino, Paulo Soria; Stars: Alberto Ajaka, Edgardo Castro, Javier Drolas, Lali Gonzalez)
The indigenous people of the Guarani tribe has either been exterminated or reduced to servitude. Julia, the wife of a wealthy landowner, gives birth to her third dead child. In desperation, she begs Kerana, her indigenous housekeeper with ancient powers, to bring him back to life - but he doesn't return alone.
Sacrifice (The Colour Of Madness) (Country: UK; Year: 2021; Director: Andy Collier, Toor Mian; Writer: Andy Collier, Paul Kane; Stars: Barbara Crampton, Sophie Stevens, Ludovic Hughes, Lucas Loughran, Johanna Adde Dahl)
After the death of his mother, Isaac and his pregnant wife Emma return to the remote Norwegian island of his birth to deal with an unexpected inheritance.
Scavenger (Country: Argentina; Year: 2019; Director: Luciana Garraza, Eric Fleitas.; Writer: Sheila Fentana, Eric Fleitas, Luciana Garraza; Stars: Nayla Churruarin, Sofia Lanaro, Gonzalo Tolosa, Tisso Solis Vargas)
In a post-apocalyptic future, a woman murders others for their organs so she can afford to find the brutal cartel that murdered her family and wreak an explosive revenge.
Let's Scare Julie Let's Scare Julie
Let's Scare Julie and Broil
The Sinners (The Color Rose) (Country: Canada; Year: 2020; Director: Courtney Paige; Writer: Erin Hazlehurst, Courtney Paige; Stars: Kaitlyn Bernard, Brenna Llewellyn, Brenna Coates, Keilani Elizabbeth Rose, Jasmine Randhawa)
An A-List Girl clique starts a secret cult where each of them must embody one of the seven deadly sins. They realise there's more to their small religious town when they start to go missing one by one.
Skylin3s (Country: France; Year: 2020; Director: Liam O'Donnell; Stars: Rhona Mitra, Lindsey Morgan, Alexander Siddig, James Cosmo)
Captain Rose Corley has extraterrestrial superpowers meaning she is the only person powerful enough to vanquish the alien marauders. When a virus threatens to turn Earth-dwelling friendly alien hybrids against humans, Corley assembles an elite team of mercenaries on a mission to the alien world to save humanity.
Slaxx (Country: Canada; Year: 2020; Director: Elza Kephart; Writer: Patricia Gomez, Elza Kephart; Stars: Romane Denis, Brett Donahue, Sehar Bhojani, Kenny Wong)
When a possessed pair of jeans begins to kill the staff of a trendy clothing store, it is up to Libby, an idealistic young salesclerk, to stop its bloody rampage.
Spare Parts (Country: Canada; Year: 2020; Director: Andrew Thomas Hunt; Stars: Julian Richings, Michelle Argyris, Emily Alatalo, Jason Rouse)
Members of a punk band who have been surgically altered to have with an axe, drill or chainsaw attached to one arm and are forced to fight gladiator-style in an arena-style scrapyard for the amusement of the Emperor and his sadistic townsfolk.
Stranger (Country: Ukraine; Year: 2019; Director: Dmitriy Tomapolskiy; Stars: Anastasiya Yevtushenko, Darya Tregubova, Maria Bruni)
Inspector Gluhovsky, whose track record in solving cases is unrivalled, is assigned the case of the mysterious disappearance of a team of six synchronised swimmers during their performance at a water therapy clinic.
Dune Drifter Dune Drifter
Dune Drifter and The Funeral Home
The Stylist (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Jill Gervagizian; Writer: Jill Gevargizian, Eric Havens, Eric Stolze; Stars: Brea Grant, Najarra Townsend, Laura Kirk, Sarah McGuire, Jennifer Seward, Millie Milan, Kimberly Igla, Kyle Ament, Davis DeRock, Steven Hugh Nelson, Bety Le, Edward Patterson, Pepper, Vienna Maas, Chelsea Brown)
A lonely hair stylist becomes obsessed with the lives of her clients and descends into murderous madness.
Tailgate (Bumperkleef) (Country: Netherlands; Year: 2019; Director: Lodewijk Crijns; Writer: Lodewijk Crijns; Stars: Jeroen Spitzenberger, Anniek Pheifer, Roosmarijn van der Hoek, Liz Vergeer)
Hans is a self-confident, cocksure man who decides to visit his parents on the other side of the country. With his wife and two young daughters along for the ride, the road trip goes well. Until a road raging, traffic fight with a weird van driver causes a major family upset. Ed, the van driver, wants revenge.
Woman Of The Photographs (Country: Japan; Year: 2020; Director: Takeshi Kushida; Stars: Hideki Nagai, Itsuki Otaki, Toshiaki Inomata, Toki Koinuma)
A misogynistic photographer discovers for the first time in his life the joys of loving a woman, by helping her in her perceptions of herself with his retouching skills.
The World We Knew (Country: UK; Year: 2020; Director: Matthew Benjamin Jones, Luke Skinner.; Writer: Matthew Benjamin Jones, Kirk Lake; Stars: Matthew Benjamin Jones & Luke Skinner. With: Struan Rodger, Johann Myers, Finbar Lynch, Kirk Lake)
After a job goes bad, six armed robbers must spend a single night at a deserted safe house. But during the stay their pasts come back to haunt them and the men find themselves fighting for their lives and their sanity.

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