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A discarded baby alligator grows into a giant in the sewers of Chicago and then emerges to go on a rampage.
Two rookie cops are determined to solve a seemingly clear-cut homicide, only to find themselves in an alternate reality of their worst nightmares.
On the surface it's believed to be another urban legend - a supernatural being from the afterlife is violently killing anyone who cheats on their significant other in the small college town of Silvercreek, Pennsylvania. But the town's unusually high suicide rate is finally convincing both locals and college students that a deadly curse is closing in.
Eight-year-old Peter is plagued by a mysterious, constant tap, tap from inside his bedroom wall – a tapping his parents insist is all in his imagination. His concerned schoolteacher starts making enquiries after Peter shows clear evidence of trouble at home. But as Peter’s fear intensifies, he believes that his parents could be hiding a terrible, dangerous secret.
A family find that their new rural home is already occupied - by something supernatural.
The story of the Keith family in Beverly Hills and the reality which inspired cult film Society.
Experienced scuba divers May and Drew are two sisters with a close but complex bond who go on a deep sea diving trip to a beautiful but remote beauty spot. During their dive, May is struck by a rock from a landslide above the water, leaving her trapped on the seabed 28 meters below the surface.
At the breaking point of their dysfunctional marriage, a couple take a trip through Serbia. After meeting a mysterious local who eagerly offers to be their guide, they embark on an impromptu sightseeing expedition that soon takes a series of sinister turns.
A documentary about the men drafted in to fill the gap and keep audiences happy after the death of cinema's greatest martial arts star.
A mother fights to save her child, who may be possessed by a demon.
Due to a massive debt with his bank, James is given one hour to choose between financial ruin or murder to protect his family. Shot in one single take with no cuts.
A murder mystery surfaces in the midst of a heated mayoral election in a quaint New England town.
A young woman meets a handsome young millionaire and romance blossoms between them - but he lives with a man who pretends to be a dog.
A couple try to save their failing marriage by taking an isolated canoe trip in rural Missouri. When one of them breaks her leg, they become trapped in a small town affected by a viral outbreak.
When his girlfriend is swamped with college exams, a rowdy pro-wrestler struggling to make ends meet agrees to fill in as a last-minute replacement for her well-paying babysitting job. Tom arrives at an isolated family home where he meets the precocious 10-year-old Grace. But what starts off as a quiet night of pizza and video games quickly spirals into bloody, violent, demonic chaos.
A heavily pregnant woman starts readying her fiancé’s rural family estate for bed and breakfast guests. Strange noises start occurring, the electricity keeps failing and she thinks she sees a prowler on the premises. Investigating the cellar she finds a secret room that hints at dark secrets in the Welling family past, linked to the brutal German colonial history of the Herero genocide in 1904.
Two documentary filmmakers traverse alternate dimensions, confronting nightmares to uncover the truth behind a graffiti artist’s disappearance who seems to have vanished into thin air. These dimensions mix the ordinary with the bizarre - a hilly idyll is thrown off kilter by whales floating across the skies.
A teenager finds herself having strange visions and becomes convinced that something dangerous is following her.
Sam, an Indian-American teen, lives in an idyllic suburb with her conservative mother and her assimilated father. Sam’s cultural insecurities grow due to her estranged friend, Tamira, who mysteriously carries around an empty mason jar all the time. In a moment of anger, Sam breaks Tamira’s jar and unleashes an ancient Indian demonic force that kidnaps Tamira.
A personal story about growing up with horror films and coping as a gay man under Thatcherism.
How did a single ‘Big in Japan’ videotape change the course of global horror history? This documentary charts the origins, evolution and diffusion across the world of a distinctive brand of Japanese supernatural chillers featuring vengeful ghosts manifesting themselves through contemporary technology against a backdrop of urban alienation and social decay.
Playing with the forms and tropes of various cinema genres, the filmmaker sets off on a quest to find a legendary lost video collection of 55,000 movies in Sicily.
A new back-country ranger travels alone through the dangerous wilderness, hoping to uncover the origins of a tragedy which has haunted her since she was a child.
Polymath Twemlow was a nightclub bouncer, novelist, composer, singer, screenwriter, producer and actor, who for a decade was the most prolific indie filmmaker in the UK! Witness how this 20th century Renaissance man created his own innovative micro-film industry in Manchester.
A professional boxer, recently released from prison, is forced to break probation and flee to a faraway island in Thailand. He starts a family there, only to have to deal with blackmail.
When mysterious creatures invade a Greek seaside port, a misfit band of musicians, tourists, bodybuilders and grandmothers unite to save the city.
Recently disgraced and desperate for a story, a young journalist holes herself up in her parents’ luxurious home and gets to work on the only job she can get - hosting a clickbait investigative podcast. Then she discovers a strange artefact and begins to convince herself it is evidence of an alien conspiracy.
Claire was just a child when her best friend was abducted and murdered. 25 years later, Bill, the dead boy's father, has a plan to learn the truth about what really happened. With the help of psychic Eleanor, they venture deep into a haunted moor to find his son’s supposed resting place. But they find more than just the ghosts of dead children, for something dark and evil stirs at their presence.
An armoured knight has a very bad day.
A fixer is sent out to find a mysterious woman on the run, and the stakes of the pursuit rise to apocalyptic proportions.
A woman alone in her house can't be sure if the changing pictures and shapes around her are real, or whether something is watching her.
After her mother takes up the position of history teacher at the Hamelin International School in Germany, a teenager finds herself haunted by increasingly disturbing visions of the legendary piper, and a dark secret is revealed.
Local bogeyman Mr. Punch is stalking the town, and he knows just the way to do it. As the carnage escalates, a group of friends must fight to stay alive in this seaside-gothic, end-of-the-pier slasher.
An undocumented Filipina immigrant is struggling to do the best she can for her daughter when she secures the perfect job, taking care of an extremely wealthy but terminal old man. The new position pays well and guarantees a roof over their heads but very soon, she realise that something is amiss.
Haunted by strange visions and nightmares, Clari receives a mysterious call from a long lost friend who hides a dark secret from their past.
One winter in Kibune, Kyoto, people find themselves stuck in a two minute time loop. As others try to work together to find out what's going on, one woman finds herself increasingly isolated.
The story of Samantha and Clara, two students who are staying behind for the holidays at their boarding school, who must survive the night against uninvited visitors.
When a hiker gets lost in the desert, a gang of feral children propelled by haunting legacies traps him in a sadistic battle for survival with a frightening endgame.
When a paranormal investigator and a sceptic join forces to discover the truth behind a girl's disappearance, they are confounded by unexplained events.
A psychiatrist becomes obsessed by a young patient who seems to have multiple personalities.
A couple and their young son choose to move to a remote cabin in the Danish Forest for an experiment in off-grid living, with no human contact for a year. When they encounter another family in the forest, identical to themselves in almost every way, the fabric of their identities faces a test.
When the cast of a recent completed horror film arrives at the studio to celebrate what it just created, it emerges that someone has dressed up as Mistress, the central slasher, and has decided to make the art real by staging personal and highly stylised kill scenes.
An ex-priest working for NASA is sent to investigate a remote observatory that went silent after receiving a mysterious radio signal from deep space. Upon arrival, he discovers the signal has opened a portal unleashing a thorned monster. Only by recovering his faith does he stand a chance of stopping it.
In rural 17th century England, a group of men gather to carry a coffin on the long walk to the local graveyard for burial. A great deal of ancient folklore and superstition surrounds the pathway to the church, and several of the party are afraid to walk it after dark.
Ancient parasites rise from a small town, taking the most fearful and susceptible hosts. A young filmmaker finds herself as the only one who can sense the possessed resistance before the horror escapes and spreads.
After stealing a priceless painting, three men arrive at a secluded safe house by the sea to discover their fourth accomplice missing. Was one of them responsible, or is there a more sinister presence lurking at the water's edge?
A chef with gambling problems flees to a Latin American villa where he assumes another man's identity.
A family of murderous sideshow performers travels around the world on the dying carnival circuit.
Eye For Film continues to support festivals both locally and across the world. At the moment, we're covering:
New York's Rendez-Vous With French Cinema
Celebration of Gallic cinema
Glasgow Film Festival
The 20th anniversary edition of Scotland's liveliest film festival
Berlin International Film Festival
The first major European film festival of the year
Sundance Film Festival
The world's most famous indie film festival