Tribeca Film Festival 2014

Too terrifying, strange, or downright hilarious for daylight hours...

View other Tribeca Film Festival Films by strand: Special Screenings, Spotlight, Viewpoints, World Documentary Feature Competition, World Narrative Feature Competition

The Canal (Country: Ireland; Year: 2014; Director: Ivan Kavanagh; Writer: Ivan Kavanagh; Stars: Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Rupert Evans, Steve Oram, Hannah Hoekstra, Calum Heath, Anneke Blok, Serena Brabazon, Maura Foley, Anthony Murphy, Kelly Byrne, Sinead Watters, Carl Shaaban, Alicja Ayres)
Film archivist David and his wife are perfectly happy—or so he believes. When a looming secret shatters their marriage at the same time as a turn-of-the-century film reel he is studying reveals their house to be the site of a 1902 multiple-murder, David begins to unravel, and the house’s eerie history threatens to repeat itself.
World premiere. Narrative.
Der Samurai (Country: Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Till Kleinert; Writer: Till Kleinert; Stars: Uwe Preuss, Pit Bukowski, Michael Schumacher, Ulrike Bliefert, Manfred Möck, Yvonne Yung Hee, Janin Halisch, Ulrike Hanke-Haensch, Michel Diercks, Gernot Alwin Kunert, Christopher Kane, Kaja Blachnik)
A young policeman from a remote village in the middle of nowhere, finds his small world unhinged when an ominous, nameless stranger in a woman’s dress emerges from the forest and commences a wave of destruction.
International premiere. Narrative.
Extraterrestrial (Country: Canada; Year: 2014; Director: Colin Minihan; Writer: The Vicious Brothers; Stars: Brittany Allen, Freddie Stroma, Melanie Papalia, Jesse Moss, Anja Savcic, Sean Rogerson, Emily Perkins, Mike Kovac, Ian Brown, Fred Keating, Michael Ironside, Gil Bellows, Jacob Tremblay, Reese Alexander)
Five friends set out to a cabin in the woods for a fun weekend getaway - that is, until extraterrestrial visitors turn it into a fight for their lives. The group is pulled from their reverie when a flickering object crashes deep in the woods. As they investigate, the friends stumble across an alien spacecraft, and its inhabitants have not arrived in peace.
World premiere. Narrative.
Indigenous (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Alastair Orr; Stars: Zachary Soetenga, Lindsey McKeon, Sofia Pernas, Pierson Fode, Jamie Anderson, Juanxo Villaverde, Laura Penuela, Yana Galuz, Jaime Newball)
A group of five American friends on the cusp of adulthood travel to Panama to relax and reconnect. They befriend a local woman in their hotel bar — and despite some ominous whispers — she goes against the specific instructions of her brother and brings the Americans on a daytrip into the pristine falls at the nearby jungle. What begins as an innocent outing to a picturesque waterfall quickly turns terrifying after she suddenly goes missing. As night closes in, the friends realise too late the truth behind the rumours — the legendary, blood-sucking Chupacabra is now stalking them.
World premiere. Narrative.
Intramural (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Andrew Disney; Writer: Bradley Jackson; Stars: Jake Lacy, Nikki Reed, Kate McKinnon, Beck Bennett, Nick Kocher, Brian McElhaney, Gabriel Luna, Will Elliott, Kirk C. Johnson, Sam Eidson, Nicholas Rutherford, Jay Pharoah, D.C. Pierson, Michael Hogan, Lauren Knutti)
There comes a time in every fifth-year senior’s life where they must either accept the impending ‘real world’ of jobs, marriage, and payment plans or shirk that responsibility in favour of playing the most glorious intramural football game your school probably doesn’t really care to see. Sports movie satire.
World premiere. Narrative.
Preservation (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Christopher Denham; Writer: Christopher Denham; Stars: Pablo Schreiber, Aaron Staton, Wrenn Schmidt, Nick Saso, Cody Saintgnue, Michael Chacon)
Three family members head deep into the woods for a hunting trip that doubles as a distraction from their troubles at home. When all of their gear is stolen, they turn on each other, but soon realise there are much more treacherous forces at work.
World premiere. Narrative.
Zombeavers (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Jordan Rubin; Writer: Al Kaplan, Jon Kaplan, Jordan Rubin; Stars: Bill Burr, Cortney Palm, Rachel Melvin, Hutch Dano, Rex Linn, Jake Weary, Lexi Atkins, Brent Briscoe, Robert R. Shafer, Peter Gilroy, Chad Anderson, Phyllis Katz)
You know the story: sexy teens head to a secluded lakeside cabin for a weekend of debauched fun, only to be menaced by a mysterious force picking them off one by one. But here, the culprit proves to be a horde of rabid zombie beavers.
World premiere. Narrative.
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