Overlook Film Festival 2024
I Saw the TV Glow I Saw the TV Glow
I Saw the TV Glow and The Hands Of Orlac
Abigail (Country: US, Ireland; Year: 2024; Director: Matt Bettinelli-OlpinTyler Gillett; Writer: Guy Busick, Stephen Shields; Stars: Alsha Weir, Kathryn Newton, Giancarlo Esposito, Dan Stevens)
After a group of criminals kidnap the ballerina daughter of a powerful underworld figure, they retreat to an isolated mansion, unaware that they're locked inside with no normal little girl.
All You Need Is Death (Country: Ireland; Year: 2023; Director: Paul Duane; Writer: Paul Duane; Stars: Simone Collins, Charlie Maher, Olwen Fouéré, Catherine Siggins, Barry McKiernan, Benedict Stewardson)
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.
Azrael (Country: Estonia, US; Year: 2024; Director: EL Katz; Writer: Simon Barrett; Stars: Samara Weaving, Vic Carmen Sonne, Katariina Unt, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett)
Many years following the apocalypse, a devout cult of mute zealots hunts down a young woman who has escaped her imprisonment.
The Beyond (E Tu Vivrai Nel Terrore - L'Aldilà, Seven Doors of Death) (Country: Italy; Year: 1981; Director: Lucio Fulci; Writer: Dardano Sacchetti; Stars: Catriona MacColl, David Warbeck, Cinzia Monreale, Antoine Saint-John, Veronica Lazar), Trailer
A woman inherits a New Orleans hotel with a sinister secret, and horror commences.
Birdeater (Country: Australia; Year: 2023; Director: Jack Clark, Jim Weir; Stars: Shabana Azeez, Mackenzie Fearnley, Ben Hunter, Jack Bannister, Clementine Anderson, Alfie Gledhill, Harley Wilson, Caroline McQuade)
When a bride-to-be is invited to her own fiancé's bachelor party in the Australian outback, a night to remember takes a feral turn.
The Beyond The Beyond
The Beyond and Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person
Blackout (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Larry Fessenden; Writer: Larry Fessenden; Stars: Addison Timlin, Kevin Corrigan, James Le Gros, Barbara Crampton, Marshall Bell, Joe Swanberg, Ella Rae Peck)
A fine arts painter becomes convinced that he is a werewolf, wreaking havoc on a small American town under the full moon.
Creature From The Black Lagoon (Country: US; Year: 1954; Director: Jack Arnold; Stars: Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning, Antonio Morano, Nestor Paiva)
An aquatic humanoid is captured and put on display, but trouble brews when he falls for a human woman.
Cuckoo (Country: Germany; Year: 2024; Director: Tilman Singer; Stars: Hunter Schafer, Dan Stevens, Jessica Henwick, Marton Csókás, Jan Bluthardt)
On a trip to the German Alps with her father and stepmother, Gretchen discovers that the resort town where they’re staying hides sinister secrets, as she’s plagued by strange noises and frightening visions of a woman pursuing her.
The Hands Of Orlac (Orlacs Hände) (Country: Austria; Year: 1924; Director: Robert Wiene; Writer: Louis Nerz, based on the book by Maurice Renard; Stars: Conrad Veidt, Alexandra Sorina, Fritz Strassny, Paul Askonas, Carmen Cartellieri)
A world-famous pianist loses both hands in an accident. He is given new ones - taken from a man executed for murder.
Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person (Vampire Humaniste Cherche Suicidaire Consentant) (Country: Canada; Year: 2023; Director: Ariane Louis-Seize; Writer: Christine Doyon, Ariane Louis-Seize; Stars: Sara Montpetit, Félix-Antoine Bénard, Steve Laplante, Sophie Cadieux, Noémie O'Farrell, Lilas-Rose Cantin, Arnaud Vachon, Marie Brassard, Madeleine Péloquin, Gabriel-Antoine Roy, Isabella Villalba, Patrick Hivon, Marc Beaupré, Micheline Bernard, Sylvie Lemay)
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
New Life and All You Need Is Death
Infested (Vermines) (Country: France; Year: 2023; Director: Sébastien Vanicek; Writer: Florent Bernard, Sébastien Vanicek; Stars: Théo Christine, Sofia Lesaffre, Jérôme Niel, Lisa Nyarko, Finnegan Oldfield, Marie-Philomène Nga, Mahamadou Sangaré, Abdellah Moundy)
Residents of a run-down French apartment building battle against an army of deadly, rapidly reproducing spiders.
In A Violent Nature (Country: Canada; Year: 2024; Director: Chris Nash; Writer: Chris Nash; Stars: Lauren-Marie Taylor, Andrea Pavlovic, Reece Presley, Ry Barrett, Charlotte Creaghan, Liam Leone, Sam Roulston, Timothy Paul McCarthy)
The enigmatic resurrection, rampage, and retribution of an undead monster in a remote wilderness.
I Saw the TV Glow (Country: US; Year: 2024; Director: Jane Schoenbrun; Writer: Jane Schoenbrun; Stars: Justice Smith, Michael C. Maronna, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Amber Benson, Danny Tamberelli, Conner O'Malley, Danielle Deadwyler, Emma Portner, Helena Howard, Will Fitz, Ben Heineman, Ian Foreman, Timothy Griffin Allan, Michael Twaine, Michelle Santiago)
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.
Kill Your Lover (Country: UK; Year: 2023; Director: Alix Austin, Keir Siewert; Writer: Alix Austin, Keir Siewert; Stars: Paige Gilmour, Shane Quigley-Murphy, May Kelly, Joshua Whincup, Chloe Wigmore, Rachael James, Eva-Marie Kung, Joanna Lusua, Lauren McConville)
When Dakota tries to break off her toxic relationship with Axel, it starts transforming him into a monstrous creature.
Look Into My Eyes (Country: US; Year: 2024; Director: Lana Wilson; Writer: Lana Wilson)
A group of New York City psychics conduct deeply intimate readings for their clients, revealing a kaleidoscope of loneliness, connection, and healing.
Blackout Blackout
Blackout and Oculus
New Life (Country: US; 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.
Oculus (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Mike Flanagan; Writer: Mike Flanagan, Jeff Howard; Stars: Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Katee Sackhoff, Rory Cochrane, Annalise Basso, Garrett Ryan, James Lafferty, Miguel Sandoval, Kate Siegel, Scott Graham, Michael J. Fourticq, Katie Parker, Justin Gordon, Bob Gebert, Brett Luciana Murray)
A woman tries to prove her brother is taking the rap for a murder committed by a supernatural phenomenon.
Oddity (Country: Ireland; Year: 2024; Director: Damian McCarthy; Writer: Damian McCarthy; Stars: Gwilym Lee, Carolyn Bracken, Tadhg Murphy, Caroline Menton, Steve Wall, Jonathan French, Joe Rooney)
A blind medium uncovers the truth behind her sister's death with the help of a frightening wooden mannequin.
Phantom Of The Paradise (Country: US; Year: 1974; Director: Brian De Palma; Writer: Brian De Palma; Stars: Paul Williams, William Finley, Jessica Harper, Gerrit Graham, George Memmoli)
A disfigured composer sells his soul for the woman he loves so that she will perform his music - but an evil record tycoon betrays him and steals his music to open his rock palace, The Paradise.
Sleep (Country: South Korea; Year: 2023; Director: Jason Yu; Writer: Jason Yu; Stars: Kim Gook Hee, Yoon Kyung-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Jung Yu-mi)
A couple find their marriage deteriorating after a disturbing episode when the husband declares in his sleep, “Someone’s inside”.
In A Violent Nature In A Violent Nature
In A Violent Nature and Look Into My Eyes
Things Will Be Different (Country: US; Year: 2024; Director: Michael Felker; Writer: Michael Felker; Stars: Adam David Thompson, Riley Dandy, Chloe Skoczen, Justin Benson, Sarah Bolger, Jori Lynn Felker)
In order to escape police after a robbery, two estranged siblings lay low in a metaphysical farmhouse that hides them away in a different time. There they reckon with a mysterious force that pushes their familial bonds to unnatural breaking points.

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