Grimmfest 2020
Triggered Triggered
Triggered and Unearth
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.
Anonymous Animals (Les Animaux Anonymes) (Country: France; Year: 2020; Director: Baptiste Rouveure; Stars: Pauline Guilpain, Emilien Lavaut, Thierry Marcos, Aurelia Schikarski)
A series of vignettes illustrating human captives being literally treated like animals by humanoid figures with animal heads - who or what exactly are these people?
An Ideal Host (Country: Australia; Year: 2020; Director: Robert Woods; Writer: Tyler Jacob Jones; Stars: Nadia Collins, Evan Williams, Naomi Brockwell, St John Cowcher, Mary Soudi)
Liz just wants to host the perfect dinner party but an unexpected guest sends the evening into chaos, with potentially apocalyptic consequences.
Death Ranch (Country: UK; Year: 2020; Director: Charlie Steeds; Writer: Charlie Steeds; Stars: Deiondre Teagle, Faith Monique, Travis Cutner, Scot Scurlock, Brad Belemjian, Thomas Mark Higgins)
Three African American siblings on the run from the police take refuge at an abandoned Tennessee Ranch, unaware their hideout is on the hunting grounds of a cannibalistic Ku Klux Klan cult
The Deep Ones (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Chad Ferrin; Writer: Chad Ferrin, based on the work of HP Lovecraft; Stars: Jackie Debatin, Johann Urb, Kelli Maroney, Nicolas Coster, Gina La Piana)
A married couple rent a beach side Airbnb only to find themselves in the grip of a mysterious cult and its ancient sea god.
The Horror Crowd The Horror Crowd
The Horror Crowd and Fried Barry
Fried Barry (Country: South Africa; Year: 2020; Director: Ryan Kruger; Writer: Ryan Kruger; Stars: Gary Green, Brett Williams, Joey Cramer, Sean Cameron Michael, Steve Wall)
Barry is a drug-addled, abusive bastard who - after yet another bender - is abducted by aliens. Barry takes a backseat as an alien visitor assumes control of his body and takes it for a joyride through Cape Town.
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.
It Cuts Deep (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Nicholas Payne Santos; Writer: Nicholas Payne Santos; Stars: Quinn Jackson, Chloe Roe, Alison Fraser, John Anderson)
A commitment-phobic man fights to hold onto his girlfriend after her obsessive childhood friend starts vying for her attention.
I Am Ren (Panacea) (Country: Poland; Year: 2019; Director: Piotr Ryczko; Writer: Piotr Ryczko; Stars: Marta Król, Marcin Sztabinski, Marieta Zukowska, Janusz Chabior)
An ordinary mother becomes convinced that she's an android and has started to malfunction.
The Medium (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Brando Lee; Writer: Brando Lee, Alfie Palermo; Stars: Fiona Dourif, Harris Dickinson, Randy Wayne, William Miller, Malin Crépin, Jordan Belfi, Ashlyn Boots)
A team of paranormal investigators head for the highlands of Fraser's Hill, Malaysia, to probe a series of alleged disturbances at a house with a dark past.
Ten Minutes To Midnight Ten Minutes To Midnight
Ten Minutes To Midnight and Ropes
The Oak Room (Country: Canada; Year: 2020; Director: Cody Calahan; Writer: Peter Genoway; Stars: RJ Mitte, Peter Outerbridge, Ari Millen, Nicholas Campbell, Martin Roach)
During a raging snowstorm, a drifter returns home to the blue-collar bar located in the remote Canadian town where he was born. When he offers to settle an old debt with a grizzled bartender by telling him a story, the night's events quickly spin into a dark tale of mistaken identities, double-crosses and shocking violence.
Rent-A-Pal (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Jon Stevenson; Writer: Jon Stevenson; Stars: Brian Landis Folkins, Wil Wheaton, Amy Rutledge, Kathleen Brady)
A lonely carer looking for love becomes obsessed by a videotape featuring a man who offers to be his friend.
Revenge Ride (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Melanie Aitkenhead; Writer: Timothy Durham; Stars: Serinda Swan, Diego Boneta, Jake Lockett, Pollyanna Macintosh, Vanessa Dubasso, Reem Kadem)
After a young woman is drugged at a party, her cousin's all-female biker gang rides out for revenge.
Ropes (Cuerdas, Prey) (Country: Spain; Year: 2019; Director: José Luis Montesinos; Writer: Yako Blesa, José Luis Montesinos; Stars: Paula del Río, Miguel Ángel Jenner, Jordi Aguilar, Paula del Río, Miguel Ángel Jenner, Jordi Aguilar)
A young quadriplegic woman who has lost her sister moves to a country house with her father. A trained dog helps her, but then becomes her worst enemy.
The Special (Country: US; Year: 2010; Director: B Harrison Smith; Writer: James Newman, Mark Steensland; Stars: Davy Raphaely, Dave Sheridan, Sarah French, Doug henderson, Susan Moses, Paul Cottman)
Suspecting his wife of infidelity, Jerry follows his friend down a dark rabbit hole into a horror landscape of addiction.
Rent-A-Pal Rent-A-Pal
Rent-A-Pal and Revenge Ride
Stray (Tvar) (Country: Russia; Year: 2019; Director: Olga Gorodetskaya; Writer: Olga Gorodetskaya, Anna Starobinets; Stars: Elena Lyadova, Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Sevastian Bugaev, Yan Runov)
A couple who have lost their son decide to adopt, but the boy they get is not what either of them expected.
Ten Minutes To Midnight (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Erik Bloomquist; Writer: Erik Bloomquist, Carson Bloomquist; Stars: Caroline Williams, Nicole Kang, Nicholas Tucci, William Youmans)
A late night radio host is trapped inside the station by a violent storm after being bitten by a rabid bat.
They Reach (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Sylas Dall; Writer: Sylas Dall; Stars: Mary Madaline Roe, Morgan Chandler, Eden Campbell, Kyan Zielinski)
In 1979, a young girl stumbles upon a possessed tape player. She unwittingly unleashes a demonic entity that haunts her family while slowly dragging the small town of Clarkston to Hell.
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.
Unearth (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: John C Lyons, Dorota Swies; Writer: Kelsey Goldberg, John C Lyons; Stars: Adrienne Barbeau, Marc Blucas, Brooke Sorenson, Allison McAtee, PJ Marshall, Rachel McKeon)
The relationship between two neighbouring farm families is strained when one of them chooses to lease land to an oil and gas company - and something long dormant and terrifying, deep beneath the earth's surface, is released.
12 Hour Shift 12 Hour Shift
12 Hour Shift and The Oak Room
The Unhealer (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Martin Guigui; Writer: J. Shawn Harris, Kevin E. Moore; Stars: Adam Beach, Elijah Nelson, Natasha Henstridge, Lance Henriksen)
A botched faith healing bestows supernatural shamanic powers on a bullied teenager. When his lifelong tormentors pull a prank that kills someone he loves, he uses his powers for revenge and goes on a bloody rampage to settle the score.
Urubú (Country: Spain; Year: 2019; Director: Alejandro Ibáñez; Writer: Carlos Bianchi, Alejandra Heredia; Stars: Carlos Urrutia, Clarice Alves, José Carabias, Alejandro Ibáñez, Jullie D'Arrigo)
A birdwatcher and photographer, tries to give his career a push by taking an impossible photograph: an albino urubú never seen outside captivity. To this end, he drags his wife and daughter to the Amazon rainforest.

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