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GENRE: Horror


Bad Hair

Justin Simien  |   United States
Comedy, Horror
English  
Drive-in SOLD OUT
In this hilarious horror satire set in 1989, an ambitious young woman gets a weave in order to succeed in the image-obsessed world of music television, but her flourishing career comes at a cost when she realizes that her new hairstyle might have a mind of its own. As he did with his auspicious debut [...]

The Columnist De Kuthoer

Ivo van Aart  |   The Netherlands
Action, Comedy, Horror, Social Commentary
Dutch  
Streaming SOLD OUT
Silver Audience Award for Best European Feature, Fantasia International Film Festival Femke is over it! The constant critique, the gaslighting for speaking her truth, the trolls’ anonymous, sexist insults. A columnist for a revered publication in The Netherlands, the divorced, city-dwelling single mother faces a daily barrage of negativity on social media. Sure, she shouldn’t [...]

The Dark and the Wicked

Bryan Bertino  |   United States
Family Affairs, Horror, Thriller
English  
Drive-in SOLD OUT

After adult siblings Louise and Michael return to their family farm to say goodbye to their dying father and comfort their distressed mother, they’re overwhelmed by an unstoppable evil that threatens to consume them all. The Dark and the Wicked taps into deep anxieties about our responsibilities to our loved ones—even as it plunges us ever further into a harrowing waking nightmare.

Sleep Schlaf

Michael Venus  |   Germany
Family Affairs, Horror
German  
Streaming SOLD OUT

After a woman’s recurring nightmares send her on a search for answers, both she and her daughter find themselves drawn to a hotel where they become trapped in a web of unsettling visions as dreams and reality collide. A horror-tinged thriller that channels Grimms’ Fairy Tales by way of David Lynch.