Week of September 27 – October 3:
1. 12 Hour Shift
Release: Theatrical (Limited)
Nurse Mandy (Angela Bettis) is desperate to make it through her double shift without incident. This is particularly hard to do when you’re an addict and are also involved in a black market organ-trading scheme. When her hapless but dangerous cousin Regina (Chloe Farnworth) messes up a kidney delivery, chaos descends on the Arkansas hospital as Mandy and Regina frantically try to secure a replacement organ through any means necessary. Things grow increasingly complicated when injured convict Jefferson (David Arquette) is brought in, and events spiral even further out of control.
2. The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw
Release: Theatrical (Limited); On Demand October 6
Set against the autumnal palette of harvest season in 1973, The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw explores the disturbed bond between Audrey, an enigmatic young woman, and Agatha, her domineering ‘mother’, who live secretly as occultists on the outskirts of a remote Protestant village. As the community is besieged by a pestilence of unknown origin: children, fields, and livestock begin to die — yet the Earnshaw farm remains strangely unaffected. As mass hysteria sets in the village, the townsfolk commence accusations against Audrey and Agatha of witchcraft.
3. Death of Me
Release: On Demand
Vacationing on an island off the coast of Thailand, Christine (Maggie Q) and Neil Oliver (Luke Hemsworth) awake hungover and with no memory of the previous night. They find footage on Neil’s camera, and watch, horrified, as Neil appears to murder Christine. With 24 hours until the next ferry and a typhoon threatening the island, Christine and Neil attempt to reconstruct the night’s events — and are snared in a web of mystery, black magic, and murder.
4. Do Not Reply
Release: Theatrical (Limited)/On Demand
Chelsea, a lonely teenage high school girl, falls prey to a button-down psychopath social media predator. The texting turns into phone calls. When Chelsea feels comfortable enough, Brad invites her to a Halloween warehouse party as a zombie cheerleader. She shows up and Brad is there, concealed in a zombie football quarterback costume. Brad drugs Chelsea and kidnaps her in the parking area outside. Chelsea wakes up chained in a basement with a dirt floor, where Brad, who systematically forces her to refer to herself as Sadie, holds her captive. After being conditioned to behave, she is allowed to stay in his fortified house with three other teenage girls. Chelsea soon discovers that Brad kills the girls he abducts while wearing a virtual reality camera helmet so that he can experience it again and again. Chelsea desperately attempts to convince the other girls to try to escape, but to have a fighting chance, she must push her morals and values beyond what she ever imagined.
Release: On Demand
On Christmas Eve, an innocent couple becomes hosts to a malicious entity. Throughout the night they proceed to terrorize a family of five in unimaginably violent and disturbing ways. But these demonic possessions won’t end with this unfortunate family; they mark just the beginning of a horrific worldwide epidemic. Beneath its nerve-jangling suspense, the film offers a dark and bloody insight into how lying to your loved ones can not only alienate them, it can completely destroy your bonds with them forever.
6. Let’s Scare Julie
Release: On Demand
A group of teen girls set out to scare their reclusive new neighbor, but the prank turns to terror when some of them don’t come back. A suspenseful contemporary ghost story about how making the wrong choices can end with horrific results, filmed in real time on a single camera in one uninterrupted, continuous take, the tension in the film rapidly escalates as the girls’ seemingly harmless pranks start to have life-altering consequences.
Release: Theatrical (Limited)
From the visionary mind of writer/director Brandon Cronenberg, Possessor is an arresting sci-fi thriller about elite, corporate assassin Tasya Vos. Using brain-implant technology, Vos takes control of other people’s bodies to execute high profile targets. As she sinks deeper into her latest assignment Vos becomes trapped inside a mind that threatens to obliterate her.
8. Scare Me
During a power outage, two strangers tell scary stories.The more Fred and Fanny commit to their tales, the more the stories come to life in the dark of a Catskills cabin. The horrors of reality manifest when Fred confronts his ultimate fear: Fanny may be the better storyteller.
Release: Theatrical (Limited); On Demand October 6
Get ready for the most outrageous coming-of-age love story about growing up…and blowing up! When students in their high school begin inexplicably exploding (literally…), seniors Mara (Katherine Langford) and Dylan (Charlie Plummer) struggle to survive in a world where each moment may be their last. As an unexpected romance blossoms between them, Mara and Dylan discover that when tomorrow is no longer promised, they can finally start living for today!
10. Vampires vs. the Bronx
A group of young friends from the Bronx fight to save their neighborhood from a band of vampires.
11. Another Evil Night
In 1992, Jimmy Fisher killed a group of kids who tormented him and left him for dead after a prank gone wrong. Andrew is pushed over the edge of sanity when he meets Jimmy himself and the two become best friends and a tag team of revenge. With Jimmy’s telekinetic abilities and Andrew’s newfound rage, the pair paint the town blood red.
12. Blumhouse of Horrors 10-Movie Collection
Invite yourself into the Blumhouse of Horrors 10-Movie Collection and visit the most thrilling, chilling, and unforgettable characters from Get Out, The Purge, Ouija, Split, The Visit, Unfriended, Truth or Dare, The Boy Next Door, Happy Death Day and Ma.
13. The Caller
On a cold winter night, a woman living alone in the middle of the woods receives an unexpected visitor: a mysterious middle-aged man who asks to use her phone. Obliging the stranger, it soon becomes apparent that they might know more about each other than they’re letting on. As hours and then days pass, the two become engaged in a series of bizarre and sinister mind games uncovering unnerving secrets along the way. All the while, the ongoing confrontation begs the question of…what mysterious events are transpiring in the nearby woods? Sumptuously photographed by Daniele Nannuzzi (Santa Sangre), The Caller is a labyrinthine mystery tinged with horror and science fiction elements which stars Malcolm McDowell.
14. Conjuring the Devil
Kate, a young woman of faith, publicly humiliates a new priest at her church when he tries to drive out members of the congregation. In retaliation, the priest calls upon the spirit of an evil nun for revenge. Kate must unravel the secret of this vengeful demon before it destroys her and everyone she knows.
15. Cruel Jaws
He defied all laws of good taste and international copyright with SHOCKING DARK and ROBOWAR. He reset the bar for batsh*t crazy ItaloHorror with RATS: NIGHT OF TERROR and HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD. And in 1995, legendary director Bruno Mattei — here as ‘William Snyder’ — stunned the civilized world with this ultimate sharksploitation saga that liberally borrows characters, plot and footage from Joe D’Amato’s DEEP BLOOD and Enzo G. Castellari’s THE LAST SHARK (and that’s just the tip of a very litigious fin). Filmed in South Florida with a cast of now-ashamed unknowns that includes a Hulk Hogan lookalike, experience the epitome of outrageous thievery cinema — actually released in some countries as JAWS 5 — now remastered uncut in HD for the first time ever.
16. The Dead Ones
For four outcast teens, summer detention means being assigned to clean their high school after a horrific incident. But they are not alone; a macabre gang wearing guises of The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse — Famine, Pestilence, War and Death — has locked them inside and is hunting them through the school’s ravaged hallways. As the four students battle to survive, each must confront the supernatural echoes of past traumas they have struggled to forget – and may be condemned to relive.
17. Faces of Fear
A chilling omnibus of terror tales from the cutting edge of the horror underground, featuring short but devilishly sweet bites of blood-soaked stories.
18. Ghost Ship: Collector’s Edition
Any abandoned ship floating in international waters can be claimed and towed to port by whomever is fortunate enough to find it. Or, in the case of one team of salvage experts, unfortunate enough. In this stylish, effects-packed chiller, salvagers trained for any situation imaginable come face to horrifying face with the unimaginable after boarding a derelict luxury liner. Julianna Margulies, Gabriel Byrne, Ron Eldard and Isaiah Washington are among the hands on deck who’ll confront a seafaring collector of souls.
19. Housesitter: The Night They Saved Sigfried’s Brain
An idealist medical student with a serious Elvis obsession and a determination to perfect his rat- to-rat brain transfer discovers his beloved professor and mentor is secretly a mad scientist who embarks on a murderous spree to get 13 human brains for his own terrifying experiment.
20. Massacre in Dinosaur Valley
Experience the wildest ’80s cannibal movie you’ve never seen scanned uncut in 4k from the original negative. Michael Sopkiw stars as a cocky paleontologist who crash-lands into a jungle hell chockfull of fashion models, graphic violence, rampant nudity, and tasty gobs of flesh-chomping mayhem.
21. Mummy Dearest
A mother recently confined to a wheelchair moves into her daughter’s home, but suggestions that the house is haunted and strange behavior by her daughter’s boyfriend send her on a journey into madness. Starring Lou Ferrigno, Tara Reid, Michael Pare and Richard Tyson.
In 1963, a group of college cheerleading students were brutally slain by a mysterious killer, resulting in the closure of the school they attended. Now, former student and professional cheerleader, Bambi, has decided to re-open the institution. As new students arrive, it’s not long before the murderer makes his presence known and the bloody hi-jinx resume. Even worse, the only hope of unmasking the culprit falls upon an overworked Canadian Mountie. A wildly bizarre horror film parody from Alfred Sole (Alice Sweet Alice), Pandemonium features an astonishing cast, including Carol Kane, Judge Reinhold, Phil Hartman, Tom Smothers, Paul Reubens and Tab Hunter!
23. Penny Dreadful: City of Angels – Season One
1938 Los Angeles is a time and place deeply infused with social and political tension. When a grisly murder shocks the city, Detective Tiago Vega and his partner Lewis Michener become embroiled in an epic story that reflects the rich history of Los Angeles: from the building of the city’s first freeways and its deep traditions of Mexican-American folklore, to the dangerous espionage actions of the Third Reich and the rise of radio evangelism. Before long, Tiago and his family are grappling with powerful forces that threaten to tear them apart.
Four years before they rocked Asia with Satan’s Slave, director Sisworo Gautama Putra, screenwriter Imam Tantowi and producer Gope T. Samtani made their collaborative debut with Indonesia’s first — and still only — Italian-style cannibal shocker. When three naïve anthropology students go in search of a lost primitive tribe, they’ll instead discover a nightmare of bloody rituals, depraved torture, jaw-dropping music cues and flesh-chomping brutality. Indonesian martial arts legend Barry Prima stars in this graphic jungle carnage — released in the UK as Savage Terror and classified as a Section 3 ‘Video Nasty’ — now scanned in HD from the Jakarta vault negative for the first time ever.
After a savage physical attack, a woman undergoes illegal, experimental cybernetic surgery and is fashioned with robotic parts and vision. However, the surgery causes havoc to her brain, and before long, she’s on a deadly rampage of revenge.
26. The Seven
Decades ago, a group of devil worshipers died in an unexplained fire that razed their mansion to the ground. Now, that ground is home to a university, and a brave group of seven students set out to solve the evil mystery beneath them, with tragic consequences.
27. Sometimes Aunt Martha Does Dreadful Things
Dropping somewhere between Pink Flamingos, Blood Feast and an episode of The Brady Bunch on acid, this histrionic psychodrama could only have originated in the alternate dimension known as Florida. After robbing a bank in Baltimore, cross-dressing Paul (aka Aunt Martha) and his partner Stanley hide out in a Florida town. But it’s only a matter of time before Paul’s paranoia forces him to embark on a demented killing spree. AGFA is thrilled to present one of the most unforgettable exploitation movies of all time — and an overlooked chapter of early queer cinema — preserved from the only 35mm theatrical print in existence.