SATURDAY 29TH - EUROPEAN PREMIERE - SHUT IN
Film 4 Screen 10.30am - Arrow Screen 1.20pm - Horror Channel Screen 4.00pm.
Director: Adam Schindler. Cast: Beth Riesgraf, Martin Starr, Jack Kesy, Rory Culkin, Leticia Jimenez. USA 2015. 90 mins.
Anna Rook is isolated from human contact in nearly every way, which is exactly how she likes it. Suffering from crippling agoraphobia and holed up in an old Victorian mansion on the outskirts of town, the people in Anna’s life can be counted on two fingers: her terminally-ill brother, Conrad, and the charismatic Meals-on-Wheels driver, Dan. But Anna’s home is about to be invaded by a trio of small-time criminals after a hidden stash of cash. She can’t bring herself to flee, but what the intruders don't realise is that agoraphobia is the least of her psychoses.
SATURDAY 29TH - PREVIEW – BAIT
Film 4 Screen 12.45pm - Arrow Screen 3.30pm - Horror Channel Screen 11.00am.
Director: Dominic Brunt. Cast: Victoria Smurfit, Joanne Mitchell, Jonathan Slinger, Rula Lenska, Adam Fogerty. UK 2015. 84 mins.
Dominic Brunt’s impressive second feature after the beloved ‘Emmerdale’ actor took the genre by storm with BEFORE DAWN is a tense female revenge saga - a frightening true-life crime thriller graced by a scalpel-sharp screenplay and extraordinary performances. Two women who dream of opening their own café in a work-depressed northern town go to the wrong person for a loan in this chilling allegory of the economic brutality independent businesses face within the austerity-led banking system. Unable to meet the outrageous payment demands, the hardened duo must find it within themselves to take pitiless, bloody retribution on their malicious aggressor.
SATURDAY 29TH - UK PREMIERE – FRANKENSTEIN
Film 4 Screen 3.15pm - Arrow Screen 10.45am - Horror Channel Screen 1.30pm.
Director: Bernard Rose. Cast: Xavier Samuel, Danny Huston, Carrie-Anne Moss, Tony Todd, Maya Erskine. USA 2015. 89 mins.
Mary Shelley’s immortal beloved lives again in CANDYMAN director Bernard Rose’s stylishly smart update of the classic myth set in present day Los Angeles. Adam is artificially created with a revolutionary 3D printer by married research scientists. But when bodily malfunctions relegate him to the scrapheap, Adam faces nothing but aggression and violence from the world around him as he discovers the true nature of humanity. Told from the Monster’s perspective and showcasing a stunning central performance by TWILIGHT star Xavier Samuel, this brilliant adaptation also gives horror icon Tony Todd his best role in years as blind hobo Eddie.
SATURDAY 29TH - UK PREMIERE – SOME KIND OF HATE
Film 4 Screen 6.15pm - Arrow Screen 8.55pm - Horror Channel Screen 11.30pm.
Director: Adam Egypt Mortimer. Cast: Ronen Rubinstein, Grace Phipps, Spencer Breslin, Maestro Harrell, Sierra McCormick. USA 2015. 83 mins.
What if your past came back for you as a fully formed, physical thing that was going to kill you? Tightly wound Lincoln is a favourite target for the local high school bullies. One day he violently snaps and is sent to the Mind’s Eye Academy, a remote desert reformatory. But the harassment doesn’t stop and in despair he accidentally summons the kindred spirit of Moira, a girl tormented to suicide in the same establishment, who is more than happy to take vengeance on his persecutors. Director Adam Egypt Mortimer calls his payback body counter “A feminist slasher movie”.
SATURDAY 29TH - WORLD PREMIERE – RABID DOGS
Film 4 Screen 8.40pm - Arrow Screen 10.55pm - Horror Channel Screen 6.45pm.
Director: Éric Hannezo. Cast: François Arnaud, Franck Gastambide, Guillaume Gouix. Lambert Wilson, Virginie Ledoyen. France 2015. 90 mins.
In 1974, Italian horror maestro Mario Bava directed a brutal kidnap thriller that was never completed because a key investor tragically died. Finally taken off the shelf in 1996 and released with new footage by Bava’s son Lamberto, RABID DOGS was acclaimed as a minimalist noir masterpiece, one that would have put the cult director on a new career path. Now first-time director Éric Hannezo and THE HORDE co-writer/director Yannick Dahan take Bava’s template of a bank job gone wrong for three desperate criminals fighting for survival and weave a fast and furious, white-knuckle violent road trip. Hold on tight!
SATURDAY 29TH - UK PREMIERE – DEATHGASM
Film 4 Screen 10.45pm - Arrow Screen 6.30pm - Horror Channel Screen 9.10pm.
Director: Jason Lei Howden. Cast: Milo Cawthorne, James Blake, Kimberley Crossman, Sam Berkley, Daniel Cresswell. New Zealand 2015. 90 mins.
From the producers of HOUSEBOUND and FRANKENSTEIN’S ARMY, a splatstick shocker full of brutal, bloody, fanatical fun. When metal-thrashing outcast Brodie meets a kindred spirit in Zakk, they start their own band Deathgasm. Soon the duo’s resentment of the suburban wasteland leads them to sheet music said to grant the Ultimate Power to whoever plays it. But the music also summons the ancient evil entity Aeloth The Blind One who threatens to tear apart existence itself. With their classmates and family inhabited by demonic forces that turns them into psycho killers, can the wicked force be stopped devouring all mankind?
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