The popular New Orleans festival returns, promising a mix of new and classic independent horror cinema alongside the latest in interactive and live shows, with the participation of the Academy of Magical Arts.

The festival runs from 4 to 7 April.

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All You Need Is Death
All You Need Is Death
A young couple records and collects folk songs in rural Ireland, selling them to a mysterious, rich buyer. When rumours of a song never-before-heard reach the couple, they find themselves in an uneasy alliance with a music professor to discover an ancient song.
I Saw the TV Glow
I Saw the TV Glow
Teenager Owen is just trying to make it through life in the suburbs when his classmate introduces him to a mysterious late-night TV show - a vision of a supernatural world beneath their own. In the pale glow of the television, Owen’s view of reality begins to crack.
Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person
Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person
Sasha is a young vampire with a serious problem: she’s too sensitive to kill. When her exasperated parents cut off her blood supply, Sasha’s life is in jeopardy. Luckily, she a lonely teenager with suicidal tendencies. But their friendly agreement soon becomes a nocturnal quest.
New Life
New Life
A fixer is sent out to find a mysterious woman on the run, and the stakes of the pursuit rise to apocalyptic proportions.
A fine arts painter becomes convinced that he is a werewolf, wreaking havoc on a small American town under the full moon.
The Hands Of Orlac
The Hands Of Orlac
A world-famous pianist loses both hands in an accident. He is given new ones - taken from a man executed for murder.
A woman tries to prove her brother is taking the rap for a murder committed by a supernatural phenomenon.
The Beyond
The Beyond
A woman inherits a New Orleans hotel with a sinister secret, and horror commences.

Overlook Film Festival Features

Just trying to live
Sébastien Vanicek on suburban life in France, spiders and Infested
In tune with the darkness
Paul Duane on music, monstrosities and All You Need Is Death
Altered perspective
John Rosman on character, tension and the music of Bob Dylan in New Life
Everything under the moon
Larry Fessenden on werewolves, the monsters within us and Blackout
It's a scream
Catriona MacColl looks back on her life as a horror heroine.

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