April 6, 2014
8pm - BYZANTIUM - (2012, Ireland, UK, USA) A run-down coastal resort becomes the epicenter of unimaginable evil when two mysterious women suddenly appear there seeking refuge. Alluring Clara (Gemma Arterton, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters) and schoolgirl Eleanor (Saoirse Ronan, Hanna) meet local loner Noel (Daniel Mays, Atonement) and take up residence in his deserted guesthouse, Byzantium. Before long Eleanor befriends another local, Frank (Caleb Landry Jones, Antiviral) and reveals to him the lethal secret the two women share: they were born 200 years ago and survive on human blood. As knowledge of their secret spreads, their shared past threatens to catch up to them with deadly consequences.
10pm - BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO - (2012, UK) Mild-mannered sound engineer Gilderoy (Toby Jones, The Hunger Games, Captain America) arrives in Rome to begin work on the soundtrack to a film called The Equestrian Vortex, a tale of witchcraft and murder set inside an all-girl riding academy. Before long he finds himself entranced by the film s mysteriously terrifying allure, and the lines between reality and fantasy begin to blur. Now Gilderoy s own mind has become the battleground between his horrifying delusions and his desperate grasp on the real world. Tense, claustrophobic, and featuring a tour-de-force performance by Jones, BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO is an electrifying portrayal of a man s descent into the darkest pit of madness.
Midnight - DEVIL’S PASS - (2013, UK, Russia) In February of 1959, nine Russian hikers ventured into a remote area of the Ural Mountains. Two weeks later, all of them were found dead. What happened is a mystery that has baffled investigators and researchers for decades. It has become known as the Dyatlov Pass Incident.
When five ambitious American college students are issued a grant to return to the site of the original events, they gear up with the belief that they can uncover and document the truth of what happened to the supposedly experienced hikers. But what they find is more shocking than anything they could have imagined. Retracing the steps of the Russians ill-fated journey, the students are plagued by strange and increasingly terrifying phenomena that suggest that in spite of the desolate surroundings, they are not alone.
April 13, 2014
8pm - BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE AND FALL OF LESLIE VERNON - (2006, USA) You know legendary maniacs Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers and Freddy Krueger. Now meet Leslie Vernon, the next great psycho-slasher. Nathan Baesel of INVASION stars as Vernon, a good-natured killing machine who invites a documentary film crew to follow him as he reminisces with his murder mentor (Scott Wilson of IN COLD BLOOD), evades his psychiatrist/nemesis (Robert Englund of A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET), deconstructs Freudian symbolism, and meticulously plots his upcoming slaughter spree. But when the actual carnage begins, where do you draw the line between voyeuristic thrills, mythic evil, and good old- fashioned slasher movie mayhem? Angela Goethals (24) and Zelda Rubinstein (POLTERGEIST) co-stars in this ingeniously twisted and awardwinning shocker.
10pm - 13 SINS - (2014, USA) 13 Sins, also known as Angry Little God and 13: Game of Death, is an American horror remake of the 2006 Thai horror comedy/psychological thriller film 13 Beloved. A brilliant seller is deeply in debt and about to be married. He receives a mysterious phone call informing him that he is in a game of hidden cameras, where he must perform 13 tasks to receive a cash prize of millions of dollars.
Midnight - STAKE LAND - (2010, USA) America is a lost nation. When an epidemic of vampirism strikes and his family is slaughtered, young Martin (Gossip Girl’s Connor Paolo) is taken under the wing of a grizzled, wayward hunter (In the Cut’s Nick Damici) whose new prey are the undead. Simply known as Mister, the vampire stalker takes Martin on a journey through the locked-down towns of America’s heartland, searching for a better place to call home while taking down any bloodsuckers that cross their path.