Tribeca Film Festival says: "The fun, playful slate of this year’s Cinemania program represents a well-rounded spectrum of contemporary genre filmmaking, including science fiction, horror, exploitation, and fantasy."
Rabies and Beyond The Black Rainbow
Beyond The Black Rainbow
(Country: Canada; Year: 2011; Director: Panos Cosmatos; Writer: Panos Cosmatos; Stars: Michael Rogers, Eva Allan, Scott Hylands, Marilyn Norry, Rondel Reynoldson, Ryley Zinger, Gerry South, Chris Gauthier, Geoffrey Conder, Roy Campsall, Richard Jollymore, Christian Sloan, Sara Stockstad)
Sci-fi fable about a young woman imprisoned in an experimental laboratory facility and the mysterious scientist who is her captor.
The Bleeding House
(Country: US; Year: 2010; Director: Philip Gelatt; Writer: Philip Gelatt; Stars: Patrick Breen, Alexandra Chando, Betsy Aidem, Charlie Hewson, Richard Bekins, Nina Lisandrello, Court Young, Henderson Wade, Victoria Dalpe), Official Site
eet the Smiths — a family full of secrets who keep to themselves on a back road outside a small Midwestern town. In this visceral, tightly wound horror/thriller, their lives are shaken when a sweet-talking Texan arrives on their doorstep on a mission for retribution. Will he succeed in his goal to bleed them of their sins, or will the family’s haunted past prove to be even more deadly than he bargained for?
(Country: Canada; Year: 2010; Director: The Vicious Brothers; Writer: The Vicious Brothers; Stars: Sean Rogerson, Juan Riedinger, Ashleigh Gryzko, Mackenzie Gray, Michele Cummins, Merwin Mondesir, Shawn Macdonald, Ben Wilkinson, Luis Javier, Arthur Corber, Bob Rathie), Official Site
The crew of ghost-hunting reality TV show Grave Encounters decides to shoot an episode inside an abandoned psychiatric hospital with a dark past. All in the name of good television, they voluntarily lock themselves inside the building for the night to begin a paranormal investigation, capturing everything on camera. They quickly realize that the building is more than just haunted — it is alive, and has no intention of ever letting them go.
Neon Flesh (Carne de neón)
(Country: Spain, Argentina, Sweden; Year: 2010; Director: Paco Cabezas; Writer: Paco Cabezas; Stars: Mario Casas, Vicente Romero, Macarena Gómez, Darío Grandinetti, Dámaso Conde, Ángela Molina, Blanca Suárez, Luciano Cáceres, Antonio de la Torre, Angela P. Martinez, Vanessa Oliveira, Juan Carlos Vellido)
Young hustler Ricky was left to a life on the streets at the age of 12 when his hooker mother got sent to the can, but upon learning she’ll soon be released, Ricky enlists a couple of good-for-nothing buddies to help him open a whorehouse as a tribute to Mom.
North American Premiere
(Country: Israel; Year: 2010; Director: Ahron Keshales, Navot Paposhaddo; Writer: Ahron Keshales, Navot Paposhaddo; Stars: Lior Ashkenazi, Ania Bukstein, Ofer Shechter, Yael Grobglas, Ran Danker, Menashe Noy, Danny Geva, Henry David, Liat Har Lev, Efrat Boimold, Yaron Motola, Efrat Rayten), Official Site
As a psycho killer lurks in the woods, a group of nervous people might represent a bigger threat to each other.
North American Premiere
Troll Hunter and Saint
(Country: Netherlands; Year: 2010; Director: Dick Maas; Writer: Dick Maas; Stars: Egbert Jan Weeber, Caro Lenssen, Huub Stapel, Cynthia Abma, Kees Boot, Madelief Blanken, Frederik Brom, Ben Ramakers, Joey van der Velden, Christopher Parren, Rob Andrist Plourde, Fred Goessens, Escha Tanihatu, Bert Luppes, Bob Schwarze), Official Site
After being murdered, bishop St Niklas seeks revenge every 32 years by giving the parents and children a Christmas they will never forget.
North American Premiere
Troll Hunter (Trolljegeren, Trollhunter)
(Country: Norway; Year: 2010; Director: André Øvredal; Writer: André Øvredal; Stars: Otto Jespersen, Hans Morten Hansen, Tomas Alf Larsen, Johanna Mørck, Knut Nærum, Robert Stoltenberg, Glenn Erland Tosterud), Official Site
A group of student filmmakers get more than they bargained for when tangling with a man tasked with protecting Norway from giant trolls.
New York premiere
Underwater Love (Onna no kappa)
(Country: Japan, Germany; Year: 2011; Director: Shinji Imaoka; Writer: Tom Mes, Shinji Imaoka, Fumio Moriya; Stars: Mutsuo Yoshioka, Emi Nishimura, Sawa Masaki, Hiroshi Satô, Yoshirô Umezawa, Ai Narita, Fumio Moriya, Yutaka Ônishi)
A spectacle of songs and sex that is at once zany and erotic, Underwater Love puts an unforgettable new spin on the Japanese tradition of softcore “pink” films. Asuka has an easy life with her doting fiancé—but everything’s about to change when she discovers her childhood friend has been reborn as a folkloric water sprite, and she decides to take him home….