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Raging Grace Raging Grace
Raging Grace and Piper
Cheat (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Nick Psinakis, Kevin Ignatius; Stars: Corin Clay, Mick Thayer, Danielle Grotsky, April Clark)
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.
Cobweb (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Samuel Bodin; Stars: Lizzy Caplan, Anthony Starr, Cleopatra Coleman, Woody Norman)
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.
Cold Meat (Country: UK, Canada; Year: 2023; Director: Sébastien Drouin; Stars: Allen Leech, Nina Bergman, Yan Tual, Sydney Hendricks)
After saving a waitress from her violent ex-husband during a break from driving, a man hits the road again in a dangerous blizzard. One false move behind the wheel has him waking up inside a ravine, in the freezing eye of the storm, with a shadowy beast starts prowling around outside his car.
Creeping Death (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Matt Sampere; Stars: Monique Parent, Scott Lea, Matt Sampere, Delian Lincourt)
While trying to enjoy a peaceful Halloween with his mother, Tim is paid a visit by his rambunctious, up-for- anything friends. After reluctantly letting them inside the house he's caught up in their Halloween pranking. It turns out that that has broken a sacred tradition kept between humans and otherworldly deities known as the Aos Si.
The Dive (Country: Germany; Year: 2023; Director: Maximilian Erlenwein; Stars: Sophie Lowe, Louisa Krause)
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.
Founders Day Founders Day
Founders Day and The Seeding
The Exorcist (Director's Cut) (The Exorcist) (Country: United States; Year: 1973; Director: William Friedkin; Writer: William Peter Blatty; Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Max Von Sydow, Jason Miller, Lee j Cobb, Kitty Winn, Jack MacGowran)
A mother fights to save her child, who may be possessed by a demon.
Faceless After Dark (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Raymond Wood; Writer: Todd Jacobs, Jenna Kanell; Stars: Jenna Kanell, Danny Kang, Danielle Lynn, Michael Aaron Milligan)
Following her breakout success in a killer clown horror flick, a young actor finds herself held hostage by an unhinged fan determined to recreate the film's fatal plot.
Founders Day (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Erik Bloomquist; Writer: Erik Bloomquist, Carson Bloomquist; Stars: Devin Druid, Emilia McCarthy, Amy Hargreaves, Catherine Curtin)
A murder mystery surfaces in the midst of a heated mayoral election in a quaint New England town.
Herd (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Steven Pierce; Stars: Ellen Adair, Mitzi Akaha, Jeremy Holm, Corbin Bernsen)
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.
Home Sweet Home: Where Evil Lives (Country: Germany; Year: 2023; Director: Thomas Sieben; Stars: Nilam Farooq, David Kross, Justus von Dohnányi, Olga Von Luckwald)
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.
New Life New Life
New Life and Cheat
It Lives Inside (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Bishal Dutta; Writer: Bishal Dutta, Ashish Mehta; Stars: Megan Suri, Neeru Bajwa, Mohana Krishnan, Betty Gabriel, Vik Sahay)
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.
Mayhem! (Farang) (Country: France; Year: 2023; Director: Xavier Gens; Writer: Xavier Gens, Guillaume Lemans, Magali Rossitto; Stars: Nassim Lyes, Kenneth Won, Vithaya Pansringarm, Olivier Gourmet)
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.
Monolith (Country: Australia; Year: 2022; Director: Matt Vesely; Writer: Lucy Campbell; Stars: Lily Sullivan)
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.
My Mother's Eyes (Country: Japan; Year: 2023; Director: Takeshi Kushida; Stars: Akane Ono, Mone Shitara, Takuma Izumi, Shusaku Uchida)
A mother and daughter who achieve love and honesty through imaginary bodies when a futuristic contact lens device, with a built-in camera and VR goggles, changes their lives forever.
New Life (Year: 2023; Director: John Rosman; Writer: John Rosman; Stars: Sonya Walger, Tony Amendola, Hayley Erin, Ayanna Berkshire, Nick George, Jeb Berrier, Blaine Palmer)
A fixer is sent out to find a mysterious woman on the run, and the stakes of the pursuit rise to apocalyptic proportions.
Home Sweet Home: Where Evil Lives Home Sweet Home: Where Evil Lives
Home Sweet Home: Where Evil Lives and Mayhem!
Pandemonium (Country: France; Year: 2023; Director: Quarxx; Writer: Quarxx; Stars: Arben Bajraktaraj, Ophélia Kolb, Manon Maindivide, Hugo Dillon, Sidwell Weber, Carl Laforêt, Jérôme Paquatte)
A confused traveller refuses to abandon all hope as he enters the gates of Hell.
Piper (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Anthony Waller; Stars: Elizabeth Hurley, Mia Jenkins, Jack Stuart, Robert Daws)
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.
Raging Grace (Country: UK; Year: 2023; Director: Paris Zarcilla; Writer: Paris Zarcilla; Stars: Max Eigenman, Leanne Best, David Hayman)
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.
The Sacrifice Game (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Jenn Wexler; Writer: Sean Redlitz, Jenn Wexler; Stars: Olivia Scott Welch, Mena Massoud, Chloë Levine, Gus Kenworthy, Madison Baines)
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.
The Seeding (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Barnaby Clay; Writer: Barnaby Clay; Stars: Scott Haze, Kate Lyn Sheil)
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.
The Exorcist (Director's Cut) The Exorcist (Director's Cut)
The Exorcist (Director's Cut) and Suitable Flesh
Suitable Flesh (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Joe Lynch; Writer: Dennis Paoli, based on a book by HP Lovecraft; Stars: Heather Graham, Judah Lewis, Barbara Crampton, Bruce Davison, Johnathon Schaech)
A psychiatrist becomes obsessed by a young patient who seems to have multiple personalities.
That's A Wrap (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Marcel Walz; Stars: Cerina Vincent, Monique Parent, Sarah French, Gigi Gustin)
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.
Transmission (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Michael J Hurst; Stars: Vernon Wells, Felissa Rose, Dave Sheridan, Sadie Katz)
A story which unfolds on a television screen as we switch between different channels which reveal different aspects of the same horrific narrative.
Where The Devil Roams (Year: 2023; Director: John Adams, Zelda Adams, Toby Poser; Writer: John Adams, Zelda Adams, Toby Poser; Stars: Zelda Adams, Toby Poser, John Adams)
A family of murderous sideshow performers travels around the world on the dying carnival circuit.
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