During the 1982 invasion of Lebanon at a private school on the outskirts of Beirut, 11-year-old Wissam tries to tell a classmate about his crush on her, while his teachers — on different sides of the political divide — try to mask their fears, in this poignant debut feature from Oualid Mouaness. 1982 recently won the NETPAC Award at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, the FIPRESCI at Elgouna, the Youth Audience Award at Festival CINEMED, and is Lebanon's submission for the 92nd Academy Awards' International Feature Film category.
Body at Brighton Rock is survival thriller centered on a novice park ranger who must spend the night guarding a potential crime scene on a remote mountain trail. Magnet Releasing acquired the movie, based on an original screenplay by writer and director Roxanne Benjamin, from Soapbox Films and Protostar Pictures. Benjamin is a rising star in the horror world. “Body at Brighton Rock” will mark her feature film directorial debut. The film premiered at SXSW as part of the Midnighters program and is currently available on VOD.
An unseen evil haunts the homestead in this chilling, folkloric tale of madness, paranoia, and otherworldly terror. Lizzy (Caitlin Gerard) is a tough, resourceful frontierswoman settling a remote stretch of land on the 19th-century American frontier. Isolated from civilization in a desolate wilderness where the wind never stops howling, she begins to sense a sinister presence that seems to be borne of the land itself, an overwhelming dread that her husband (Ashley Zukerman) dismisses as superstition. When a newlywed couple arrives on a nearby homestead, their presence amplifies Lizzy’s fears, setting into motion a shocking chain of events. Masterfully blending haunting visuals with pulse-pounding sound design, director Emma Tammi evokes a godforsaken world in which the forces of nature come alive with quivering menace. Released domestically by IFC, now on VOD.
XX is the first ever all-female horror anthology, featuring four short films all directed and written by women. “The Box” is written and directed by Jovanka Vuckovic (“The Captured Bird”), “The Birthday Party” is co-written by Roxanne Benjamin and Annie Clark and directed by Clark (in her directorial debut), “Don’t Fall” is written and directed by Roxanne Benjamin (Southbound, V/H/S, and V/H/S/2), and “Her Only Living Son” is written and directed by Karyn Kusama (Jennifer’s Body and The Invitation). XX premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and was distributed by Magnet Releasing.
All roads lead to terror in the acclaimed horror anthology Southbound. From the creators of the popular V/H/S trilogy, the movie follows the fates of a group of weary travelers who confront their worst nightmares over one long night on a desolate stretch of desert highway. Southbound had its world premiere in the Midnight Madness section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.
An Official Selection at Fantastic Fest 2015 and the 2015 Scary Movies Film Festival, Southbound was released by The Orchard theatrically and digitally in 2017 and was dubbed the "‘Twilight Zone’ for the indie horror generation."
Syncronicity is a mind-bending ‘Sci-fi Noir’ in the tradition of Blade Runner, Gattaca and Memento directed by Jacob Gentry (The Signal) and starring Chadrian McKnight and Michael Ironside. Synchronicity premiered at the 2015 Fantasia International Film Festival.
In horror anthology film The Mortuary Collection, a young girl attends a funeral in an old mortuary and stumbles upon a secret room full of curiosities where she meets the towering, ominous mortician who guides her through his collection, sharing four stories of wild, unique, and memorable deaths.
The Mortuary Collection is the debut feature from filmmaker Ryan Spindell and stars Clancy Brown, Caitlin Fisher, Christine Kilmer, and Jacob Elordi from Euphoria, among others. The film features prosthetics designed by legendary Academy Award-nominated effects artist Alec Gillis, whose many credits include Aliens and Starship Troopers.
A claustrophobic thriller about a young CIA agent that is captured by a terrorist cell and must use her wits to stay alive long enough to somehow escape. Starring BAFTA award winner Georgina Campbell and Luke Benward.