Films 2017

A Blade in the Dark

Film composer Bruno (Andrea Ochipinti) is holed up in a rented villa to work on a score to a new horror movie. Yet it becomes clear that something isn’t what it seems as people in…

All the Colours of the Dark

Jane (Edwige Fenech) suffers terrible nightmares, stemming from a traumatic childhood experience. Her husband remains pretty useless, and when her upstairs neighbour suggests joining a satanic cult to help forget her pain, Jane enters a…

Better Watch Out

In a snowy American suburb in the leadup to Christmas, teenager Ashley is hired by the parents of twelve-year-old Luke to babysit while they go out for the night. Luke’s desperate to prove himself boyfriend…

Blood and Black Lace

A fashion house provides the colourful backdrop for a whirlwind of scandals, secrets, drugs and violent killings that all revolve around the mysterious missing pages of a murdered girl’s diary. Having created a milder template…

Canaries

+ Q&A in association with BAFTA Cymru

London radio DJ Steve (Craig Russell) returns to his hometown in the Valleys for New Year’s Eve as a top guest at his mates’ party. Elsewhere, secret agents are hearing reports of strange, yet familiar…

Demons

OFFSITE SCREENING

Lamberto Bava’s exhilarating masterpiece of gore and terror brings true horror to the big screen, as a group of cinemagoers find themselves trapped in a late night screening, where all hell is literally about to…

Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse

Are you prepared for the end of civilization? Comedy team Diani & Devine are not. Not remotely. So when all power and communication systems mysteriously shut off, the unprepared couple pack up their things and…

Five Dolls for an August Moon

A wealthy industrialist gathers a group of friends to his island retreat to persuade them to invest in his new project. But the drinks and decadence inevitably turn to murder as one by one the…

Housewife

When Holly was a young little girl, she brutally lost her sister and father at the hands of her deranged mother. Years later, Holly (Clémentine Poidatz) is now married and having a difficult time getting…

Meatball Machine Kodoku

Yuji Noda (Yoji Tanaka) is a down-on-his-luck debt-collector. Just as he learns he’s been diagnosed with incurable cancer, the Necroborgs invade and begin turning normal, earthly citizens into ultraviolent alien cyborgs. When Noda realises his…

Mon Mon Mon Monsters

Shu-Wei Lin (Deng Yu-kai) is a grade-A nerd who’s constantly the subject of intense bullying from his classmates. When he gets in trouble with his unsympathetic teacher, Shu-Wei is assigned to community service with three…

Nicko and Joe's Bad Film Club

Once again, comedians Nicko and Joe return to Abertoir to share their utter disrespect for other people’s films, fighting the good fight when other people’s films show their utter disrespect for the poor people watching…

Return to Return to Nuke 'Em High AKA Vol. 2

Welcome to Tromaville High School, where the very worst of humanity come to study - a typical establishment, next to a typically toxic Tromorganic Foodstuffs Conglomerate factory. It’s also a typical day for Chrissy and…

Tales of Terror

Our yearly feast of Vincent Price goodness, in which he plays a part in three different dark stories, takes inspiration from the works of Edgar Allan Poe. 'Morella' sees a girl returning to her father’s…

Terror at the Opera

OFFSITE SCREENING

Betty (Cristina Marsillach), the young understudy of an opera soprano, inadvertently finds herself centre stage when a random accident leaves the show’s star incapacitated. She soon finds that her new-found stardom comes at a price…

The Bloodstained Shadow

Stefano (Lino Capolicchio) a college student, returns to the small venetian island of Murano to visit his brother Don Paolo, a priest. Once there, he finds that Don Paolo has been deeply upset by a…

The Endless

Two brothers return to the cult they fled from years ago to discover that the group's strange beliefs may be more sane than they once thought. As confronting their past threatens to completely destabilise their…

The Housemaid

Vietnam, 1953. The First Indochinese War rages, and orphaned country girl Linh (Kate Nhung) finds work as a housemaid at a French plantation. She unexpectedly falls in love with the landowner Captain Sebastien Laurent (Jean-Michel…

The Lodgers

UK PREMIERE +Q&A

1920. Anglo-Irish twins Rachel (Charlotte Vega) and Edward (Bill Milner) share a strange existence in their crumbling family estate. Each night, the property becomes the domain of a sinister presence which enforces three rules upon…

The Mimic

The parents of a missing child relocate with their young daughter to a small village near Mt. Jang. Hee-yeon (Yung Jung-ah) still mourns the disappearance of her son, but finds a strange comfort in her…

The Sleep Curse

It’s the 1990s and famed neurologist Lam Sik-ka (Anthony Wong) is troubled by bouts of insomnia. When he’s contacted by a former flame suffering from a similar affliction, he digs deeper and discovers a frightening…

Tokyo Ghoul

Young college student Ken Kaneki (Masataka Kubota) is attacked and wakes in a hospital bed transformed – he is now half-ghoul, requiring human flesh to survive. He meets other ghouls and struggles to adjust to…

Top Knot Detective

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 Ronin) but in Australia it's only…

Vampire Clay

UK PREMIERE

At a rural, run-down art school, a small class of students embarks on their new semester. Soon their dissatisfaction with the quality of teaching is eclipsed by the disappearance of some of their cohort, and…

What The Waters Left Behind

UK PREMIERE

A group of young people take a trip to the ruins of Epecuén in order to film a documentary about the fateful events that obliterated this Argentinean town from the map in the Eighties. Ignoring…

Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key

Loosely based on Edgar Allan Poe’s classic tale The Black Cat, Sergio Martino’s Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key is perhaps one of his best known and respected gialli.…
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