VUE Cinema West 12 Shepherds Bush Green London W12 8PP
FRIDAY 26TH - ENGLISH PREMIERE – FRANCESCA
DISCOVERY SCREEN 2 - 1.25PM
Director: Luciano Onetti. Cast: Raul Gederlini, Silvana Grippaldi, Gustavo Dallesandro, Luis Emilio Rodriguez. Argentina 2015. 80 mins.
A visually striking, totally amazing and gorgeous-looking homage to the Italian Giallo genre, director Luciano Onetti’s tribute to Mario Bava, Dario Argento, Sergio Martino and Lucio Fulci is an absolute must-see for all lovers of Spaghetti Shock. A psychopath stalks the city cleaning it of “impure and damned souls”. Moretti and Succo are the mismatched detectives tasked with resolving these Dante-esque crimes. Little do they know that secrets to the murderous mystery will be revealed by Francesca, a little girl who was abducted 15 years ago but has now reappeared to help solve the chilling conundrum.
FRIDAY 26TH - UK PREMIERE – ANOTHER EVIL
DISCOVERY SCREEN 2 - 3.55PM
Director: Carson D. Mell. Cast: Steve Zissis, Jennifer Irwin, Dax Flame, Dan Bakkedah, Mark Proksch. USA 2016. 90 mins.
Modern artist Dan and his family come to their new weekend cabin for a relaxing few days away, but soon discover something else is in the house with them. As the paranormal encounters increase Dan decides to bring in a casual spiritualist to determine what’s going on. But when he suggests learning to live with the ghosts, Dan hires an industrial-grade exorcist to eliminate the spectral vermin. But Dan soon realizes ridding his home of evil won’t be that simple, especially as his ‘poltergeist assassin’ is a complete psycho in this absurdly funny and painfully scary haunted house comedy horror.
FRIDAY 26TH - EUROPEAN PREMIERE – POPULATION ZERO
DISCOVERY SCREEN 2 - 6.25PM
Directors: Adam Levins With: Julian T. Pinder. Canada/USA 2016. 84 mins.
In 2009 three young men were killed in a remote part of Yellowstone National Park. Authorities never found the murderer. He found them! Hours after the trio were gunned down, Dwayne Nelson confessed to the crime. Despite this Nelson was allowed to go free because of an American Constitution loophole. Documentarian Julian T. Pinder travels to Yellowstone in a compelling chase for truth behind a crime that should have rocked the nation. How did a guilty man go free? In his hunt for answers Pinder risks his own life when he finds evidence that could re-open the case years later.
FRIDAY 26TH - EUROPEAN PREMIERE – BENAVIDEZ’S CASE
DISCOVERY SCREEN 2 - 9.05PM
Director: Laura Casabe. Cast: Norma Aleandro, Paula Brasca, Jorge Marrale, Guillermo Pfening, Valentín Javier Diment. Argentina 2016. 85 mins.
A surreal satire on the arts world, Laura Casabe’s extraordinarily assured feature debut is highly stylised fright fare and another tour de force from the burgeoning Argentine genre hotbed. Frustrated art teacher Benavidez is sick of living in the shadow of his formidable artist father and seeks refuge at his psychiatrist’s house where equally tormented creative spirits live in the basement in return for producing artworks sold at elite auction. As the immense mansion transforms into a bizarre maze, with its endless corridors and weird rooms a reflection of Benavidez’ tortured soul, true horror lies at the labyrinth’s end.
FRIDAY 26TH - UK PREMIERE – THE SIMILARS
DISCOVERY SCREEN 2 - 11.10PM
Director: Isaac Ezban. Cast: Luis Alberti, Carmen Beato, Fernando Becerril, Humberto Busto, Cassandra Ciangherotti. Mexico 2015. 89 mins.
On the torrentially rainy night of October 2, 1968, in an isolated bus station five hours outside of Mexico City a man is getting impatient waiting for the next bus to arrive to take him to his wife who is in labour. Soon a pregnant woman runs in determined to catch any bus away from an abusive relationship. One by one other strangers enter the drenched station… and then the weird events begin. Convulsive fits are followed by physical transformations causing fear and paranoia in director Isaac Ezban’s valentine to ‘The Twilight Zone’, vintage American sci-fi and Mexican anti-establishment history.