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Broadcast Signal Intrusion (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Jacob Gentry; Writer: hil Drinkwater, Tim Woodall; Stars: Harry Shum Jr., Kelley Mack, Chris Sullivan, Jennifer Jelsema, Arif Yampolsky, Justin Welborn, Michael B. Woods, Steve Pringle)
In the late Nineties, a video archivist unearths a series of sinister pirate broadcasts and becomes obsessed with uncovering the dark conspiracy behind them.
The Feast (Country: UK; Year: 2021; Director: Lee-Haven Jones; Writer: Roger Williams; Stars: Anne Elwy, Nia Roberts, Julian Lewis Jones, Steffan Cennydd, Sion Alun Davies, Lisa Palfrey, Rhodri Meilir)
Over an evening a wealthy family gathers for a sumptuous dinner with guests in their ostentatious house in the Welsh mountains. Served by a mysteriously disturbing young woman, the assembled party do not realise they are about to eat their last supper.
Gala (Country: South Africa; Year: 2021; Director: Jaco Bouwer; Writer: Tertius Kapp; Stars: Monique Rockman, Carel Nel, Alex van Dyk, Anthony Oseyemi)
In the depths of an ancient forest, something has been growing. Something older than humanity itself, and perhaps greater too. When a park ranger discovers a man and his son living wild, she stumbles onto a secret that is about to change the world.
Jakob's Wife (Year: 2021; Director: Travis Stevens; Writer: Travis Stevens, Kathy Charles, Mark Steensland; Stars: Barbara Crampton, Larry Fessenden, Bonnie Aarons, Mark Kelly, Sarah Lind, Robert Rusler, Nyisha Bell, Phil Brooks)
The disappearance of a young woman threatens to change the beige and banal lives of Anne Fedder and her pastor husband Jakob Fedder forever.
Offseason (Year: 2021; Director: Mickey Keating; Writer: Mickey Keating; Stars: Joe Swanberg, Jocelin Donahue, Melora Walters, Richard Brake, Jeremy Gardner)
After receiving a mysterious letter, a woman travels to a desolate island town and soon becomes trapped in a nightmare.
Sound Of Violence (Year: 2021; Director: Alex Noyer; Writer: Alex Noyer; Stars: Jasmin Savoy Brown, Lili Simmons, James Jagger, Tessa Munro)
A young girl recovers her hearing and gains synesthetic abilities during the brutal murder of her family. Finding solace in the sounds of bodily harm, as an adult, she pursues a career in music composing her masterpiece through gruesome murders.
The Spine Of Night (Year: 2021; Director: Philip Gelatt, Morgan Galen King; Stars: Richard E Grant, Lucy Lawless, Patton Oswalt, Betty Gabriel, Joe Manganiello, Larry Fessenden, Nina Lisandrello, Abby Savage, Tom Lipinski, Patrick Breen)
In this ultra-violent fantasy epic, ancient dark magic falls into sinister hands and unleashes ages of suffering onto mankind. A group of heroes from different eras and cultures must band together in order to defeat it at all costs
Woodlands Dark And Days Bewitched: A History Of Folk Horror (Year: 2021; Director: Kier-La Janisse)
A documentary about the history of folk horror cinema from the 1960s to today.
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