Brackenmore - 73 min - United Kingdom
(Screening: Saturday, April 8 - 7:15 PM - w/Halloween Baby & Blight)
Directed by JP Davidson
The close-knit community of Brackenmore is harbouring a secret.
After the untimely death of an uncle she never knew she had, Kate (Sophie Hopkins - BBC Dr Who spin-off series CLASS) is forced to return to her ancestral home, a tiny rural village in the South of Ireland. Soon after her arrival she meets Tom (D.J. McGrath - Philomenia), a mysterious young local who helps her to rediscover her long-neglected roots and forget about the anxieties of her life in London.
The longer Kate stays in Brackenmore, the more she begins to realise that the eccentricities of its self-protective residents, suspicious of any newcomers, may be more ominous than she first thought.
A story of festering family history and enigmatic traditions, Brackenmore is a suspenseful thriller that weaves together the exploration of occult ritual with complex human relationships.
Caught - 86 min - United Kingdom
(Screening: Sunday, April 9 - 6:00 PM - w/The Fake Brothers' Bal, Graveyard Shift & Walking Supply)
Directed by Jamie Patterson
Caught stars Mickey Sumner (Frances Ha, End of the Tour, The Mend), April Pearson (Skins, Tormented, Age of Kill), Cian Barry (Dr. Foster, Nina Forever), Ruben Crow (Doctors, Austenland), David Mounfield (This is Jinsy), and newcomers Aaron Davis and baby Regan Brown. It was filmed in East Sussex, UK, where aliens were sighted in 1967.
While on an afternoon walk with their children, two small town reporters notice the military camped on a hilltop. Debating the possible significance of this activity, they answer their door when two unusual strangers come knocking and find themselves held hostage in their own home.
Holy Hell - 90 min - Canada
(Screening: Saturday, April 8 - 11:20 PM - w/Scream Queen & King Competition & Exposure)
Directed by Ryan LaPlante
Probably the most offensive yet hilarious film we have ever screened. You have been warned and/or enticed!
HOLY HELL is the over-the-top, outrageous, sexually-deviant, blood-drenched story of Father Augustus Bane: a priest pushed too far who begins praying to a revolver and hunting down the gangsters who killed his parishioners. Having been described as "DEATH WISH meets THE TOXIC AVENGER, by way of HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN" (nerdly.co.uk), HOLY HELL is a modern take on classic Action, Horror and Exploitation film tropes. The goal of this feature length movie is to break through every limit set by film, taste and reasonable societal behavior: all with anarchic glee.
Occupants - 81 min - USA
(Screening: Saturday, April 8 - 3:00 PM - w/Kookie)
Directed by Russ Emanuel
'Occupants' is a film about Annie Curtis, an award-winning documentarian and her husband Neil. Annie and Neil embark on a '30 Days of Clean Living' documentary, setting up cameras all over their house to document, via the Internet, their new eating habits. By doing so, half of their cameras capture a parallel version of themselves - a version that ultimately unravels and threatens their very existence.
Sinister Circle / Círculo Siniestro - 87 min - Peru
(Screening: Saturday, April 8 - 9:15 PM - w/My Eternity & Glimpse)
Directed by Dorian Fernández-Moris
A skeptical psychologist returns to the stage where a collective tragedy took place when playing the ouija and her mother was involved. She and her son Julio will be involved in strange events taking starring an ancient ouija board and a band of sinister individuals who are determined to do anything to preserve the precious treasure, which will emerge one of the most powerful evil force.
The Droid - 84 min - Belgium
(Screening: Sunday, April 9 - 4:00 PM - w/I Ain't Lazy, I'm Just Dreamin' & The Alan Dimension)
Directed by Marc Goldstein
What happens when a domestic droid, outfitted with a highly sophisticated personality chip makes a move to take his master hostage for his own good?
Two major rival pianists, Jack and Henry, argue one day about a woman. Henry smashes Jack's hand. His career as a pianist is over. Jack gets then a test domestic robot, Glenn, to help him with the housekeeping. Until one day Jack discovers that Glenn could play the piano. Jack challenges Henry against his robot; but the robot has other plans for them.
Told with offbeat humor by the droid himself, a story eminently human, about what's good in men, about the quest of a machine, and eventually about love and respect for mankind.
A cult movie in the making!
The Haunt - 97 min - Canada
(Screening: Friday, April 7 - 9:00 PM - w/Run)
Directed by David Paul Scott
When a young woman starts receiving messages from a ghost-hunting TV show, she is pushed over the edge, believing that her apartment is haunted by a dark figure with a plastic-bag-covered head.
The Spring of Life - 91 min - Russia
(Screening: Saturday, April 8 - 1:00 PM - w/Dreams on Sale)
Directed by Nadezhda Vitalskaya
Ivan, a typical resident of the big city, visits a provincial town on a job assignment and falls in love with the young and beautiful Alyona. Everything gets in the way of the young lovers’ budding romance: the city authorities, Ivan’s older brother, and the circumstances prove to be not in their favor.
The Unwilling - 84 min - USA
(Screening: Friday, April 7 - 7:00 PM - w/Johnny Clegg - Take My Heart Away & Infirmity)
Directed by Jonathan Heap
Six family members arrive for the reading of the will of a wealthy patriarch. All are shocked when an antique wooden box arrives instead. The instructions are simple: one by one the six in attendance must prick their fingers on steel pins which appear from the box to open it and receive their rewards. Once their blood is drawn however events take a turn for the worse as they release a sinister evil no one may leave alive.