From horror flicks to comedies to works that defy any genre, these unruly films will keep you edge-seated and wide awake. Each is a world premiere.
The Guest and The Babadook
(Country: Australia; Year: 2014; Director: Jennifer Kent; Writer: Jennifer Kent; Stars: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Tim Purcell, Benjamin Winspear, Hayley McElhinney, Daniel Henshall)
A character in a pop up book haunts the nightscape of a six-year-old boy
(Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Jonathan Milott, Cary Murnion; Writer: Ian Brennan, Leigh Whannell; Stars: Elijah Wood, Alison Pill, Rainn Wilson, Armani Jackson, Leigh Whannell, Morgan Lily, Nasim Pedrad, Jack McBrayer, Jorge Garcia, Peter Kwong, Cooper Roth, Kate Flannery, Rebecca Marshall, Elizabeth Bogush, Sunny May Allison)
A mysterious virus hits an isolated elementary school and transforms the students into a feral swarm of mass savages. An unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives.
Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead (Død Snø 2, Dead Snow 2)
(Country: Norway, Iceland; Year: 2014; Director: Tommy Wirkola; Writer: Stig Frode Henriksen, Vegar Hoel, Tommy Wirkola; Stars: Martin Starr, Derek Mears, Amrita Acharia, Ingrid Haas, Kristoffer Joner, Stig Frode Henriksen, Christian Rubeck, Vegar Hoel, Jocelyn DeBoer, Charlotte Frogner, Ingar Helge Gimle, Daniel Berge Halvorsen, Ørjan Gamst, David Skaufjord, Bjarte Tjøstheim)
The gruesome Nazi Zombies are back to finish their mission, but our hero is not willing to die. He is gathering his own army to give them a final fight.
(Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Adam Wingard; Writer: Simon Barrett; Stars: Dan Stevens, Joel David Moore, Lance Reddick, Leland Orser, Brendan Meyer, Maika Monroe, Sheila Kelley, Chase Williamson, Tait Fletcher, Jesse Luken, Alex Knight, Mike Miller, Tina Borek, Frank Bond, Michael Stone)
A man inveigles his way into a family home by saying he is a friend of a dead soldier.
(Country: Indonesia, Japan; Year: 2014; Director: Mo Brothers, Kimo Stamboel, Timo Tjahjanto; Writer: Takuji Ushiyama, Timo Tjahjanto; Stars: Rin Takanashi, Luna Maya, Ray Sahetapy, Kazuki Kitamura, Epy Kusnandar, Oka Antara, Mei Kurokawa, Tara Basro)
An accomplished but bored serial killer takes a journalist who is drawn to murder under his wing.
Killers and What We Do In The Shadows
(Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: William Eubank; Writer: Carlyle Eubank, William Eubank, William Eubank, William Eubank, David Frigerio, David Frigerio, David Frigerio; Stars: Brenton Thwaites, Laurence Fishburne, Sarah Clarke, Lin Shaye, Olivia Cooke, Beau Knapp, Robert Longstreet, Jeffrey Grover)
Three college students disappear under mysterious circumstances while tracking a computer hacker through the Southwest.
Under The Electric Sky
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz; Stars: Pasquale Rotella)
This 3-D film chronicles the love, community, and life of festivalgoers during Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, the largest music festival in the US.
What We Do In The Shadows
(Year: 2014; Director: New Zealand, US; Writer: Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement; Stars: Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement, Jonathan Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Stu Rutherford, Jackie van Beek, Ben Fransham, Elena Stejko, Jason Hoyte)