Midnighters

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Lindsey and Jeff Pittman are on their way home from a New Year’s party. Their marriage is frosty, the atmosphere is tense and the darkness lies like a damp blanket over the roads. Suddenly a man appears on the road in front of them and the disaster is a fact before they have barely blinked. They have run him over. Properly. And what follows is a staggering spiral into the darkest corners of the human mind and life as more clusters, truths and dark secrets come up into the... Read More

Saving Sally

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Last year we screened one of Avid Liongrens short films and this year he’s back with his feature film Saving Sally, a labour of love that took nearly 12 years to make. Marty is an aspiring comic-book artist who is secretly in love with his best friend, Sally, the gadget inventor. Like every love story, there are complications: Sally has monsters for parents and a literal dick for a boyfriend, while Marty has the innate ability to do nothing about everything despite his vivid... Read More

Crone Wood

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Found footage might be one of the toughest sub-genre to renew and bring originality into, which is why we are so happy to have this gem in our program. Lucky for all of us Mark Sheridan debut feature Crone Wood, shows us how found footage can be used to bring a great twist to a story, with more than breaking twigs. Crone Wood bring us into the Irish forest together with two young people, Danny and Hailey, who just met the night before. They have decided to go camping and investigate... Read More

Heretics

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A notorious cult kidnaps a young girl, and sacrifice themselves by the light of the locust moon. The next morning the girl awakes, caked in dried blood and surrounded by corpses…but safe – or so she thinks. Years later, the locust moon is about to rise again and the girl is captured once more by a surviving member of the cult. She is taken to a remote cabin where she learns that a demon has been growing inside of her all these years, and before the dawn it will rise.  Read More

Top Knot Detective

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What do you get if you take one part Forgotten Silver (Peter Jackson’s mockumentary about a New Zealand film pioneer), one part Sion Sono and a whole lot of sake? Well then you get Top Knot Detective, a wonderfully entertaining mockumentary about a forgotten Japanese Samurai TV series! In the early 90s, a little known Japanese Samurai/Detective series hit Australia where it quickly became a cult hit. In Japan it was called ‘Ronin Suiri Tentai’ (Deductive Reasoning... Read More

Habit

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You know that feeling when you accidently stumble upon a film and then wondered why no one has never told you about it? Simeon Halligans Habit, is a thrilling film with an original story and solid craft work. He obviously know what he is doing down to the smallest details. The film revolves around Michael, who divides his time between the job center and the pub. By chance he meets Lee, a young woman who is not afraid to be he self. Lee introduces Michael to her Uncle Ian, and... Read More

Dead Shack

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Jason joins his best friend Colin and his family for a relaxing (haha) weekend in a remote cabin in the woods that they found on Craigslist. Their company is Colin’s sister whom Jason is bashfully in love with and their father and his somewhat alcoholic girlfriend. For the three teenagers, relaxing means boring and they are understandably not that keen on having a ‘relaxing weekend’ in the middle of nowhere with two drunk adults. They may not know that ‘boring’... Read More

Dearest Sister

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One of this year’s most intriguing films is directed by Lao’s only horror film director, actually the country’s only female director in general, Mattie Do. Nok, a young woman from the impoverished rural areas moves to the city to accompany and support her cousin Ana who has suddenly suffered a loss of vision. Ana lives a posh upper class life with her European husband and their servants in a fancy home. Ana may be blind but it doesn’t take long before Nok realizes... Read More

Lilith’s Awakening

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Lucy lives an incredibly uneventful life somewhere in the wilds of sleepy mid America. She spends her working days at her whiny father’s gas station and at home she shares an uninspired living with her husband Jonathan who cares more about his boss coming for dinner than the fact that his wife becoming increasingly distracted. A woman has entered Lucy’s world. Lilith. A shadowy, blood-sucking, creepy but free and beautiful woman who haunts Lucy’s dreams. Or is it... Read More

Don’t Knock Twice

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Urban legends are nothing to mess with. Caradog W. James’ Don’t Knock Twice quickly learn us that. A guilt-ridden mother is desperately trying to re-connect with her teenage daughter, Chloe, who has spent most of her life as a foster child. One night Chloe and her boyfriend decides that it would be a good idea to visit the house of an urban legend. The legend says, that is you knock twice a witch will come and take you. To prove that this is just an urban legend, Chloe’s... Read More