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In a desolate community full of drug-addled Marines and rumors of kidnapping, a wild-eyed stoner named Lou wakes up after a wild night of partying with symptoms of a strange illness and recurring visions as she struggles to get a grip on reality while stories of conspiracy spread. Starring: Natasha Lyonne, Chloe Sevigny, and Meg Tilly Directed and written by: Danny Perez   The story in "Antibirth" centers around Lou (Natasha Lyonne), who's one hell of a party girl. If she can drink it, she’ll drink it. If she can smoke it, she’ll smoke it. She’s truly down for anything, and apparently that’s what she got. After a night of parting with her friend, Sadie (Chloe Savigny), she starts feeling sick, the kind of sick feeling a woman gets when she might be pregnant.    She’s absolutely sure she didn’t sleep with anyone, so she’s confused at why she’s pregnant. However, this doesn’t stop her from drinking and smoking. It probably makes her do it more. Her stom


A group of friends break into the house of a wealthy blind man, thinking they’ll get away with the perfect heist. They’re wrong. Starring: Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, and Daniel Zovatto Directed by: Fede Alvarez Written by: Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues   On the surface, the premiss for “Don’t Breathe” seems pretty simple. As simple as a three friends, Rocky (Jane Levy), Alex (Dylan Minnette), and Money (Daniel Zovatto), trying to rob a blind man (Stephen Lang) in his house. There’s some concern that this is going to turn out to be just another home invasion movie. However, there’s one hell of a twist that puts this movie on the map!   This well constructed story begins with the friends robbing a house, and displaying that they have done this more than once. Soon after that, the audience gets a glimpse of each character away from the group. It’s here that they’re trying to get the audience to have some sympathy for them, even with knowing what the


In a small Midwestern town, a troubled teen with homicidal tendencies must hunt down a killer whilst keeping his own inner demons at bay.* Starring: Christopher Lloyd, Max Records, and Laura Fraser Directed by: Billy O’Brien Written by: Christopher Hyde, and Billy O’Brien   Sometimes the beauty of a horror movie isn’t blood, and guts, but more about giving the audience the unexpected. “I Am Not A Serial Killer” does exactly that time after time. The audience is introduced to John (Max Records), who is fighting off the urges to kill someone. Immediately the show “Dexter” comes to mind, and a possible vision of where this story can go. Pleasantly, this doesn’t become “Dexter” the movie!   Dexter is an interesting character, and so is John. He develops rules to help him fight the urge to kill, and studies famous serial killers. While he’s not a killer, he does get to work with dead bodies while assisting his mother in the town morgue. Business picks up when an app


  A high school cheerleader faces a grisly manifestation of her self-deprecating inner demons. Starring: Isadora Leiva, Pablo Gonzalez, and Isabella Groff Directed by: Jake Hammond Written by: Jake Hammond and Nicola Newton   In “Pigskin,” a high school cheerleader, Laurie ( Isadora Leiva), appears to be battling an eating disorder because she throws up behind the bleachers before cheerleading practice. The team gets together with the football team, and one of the players has taken an interest in her. They do a little flirting, but it seems like her mind is also on something else. They agree to meet up after cleaning up in the locker room.   Things get weird when she’s starts massaging her stomach in the shower, and then sees an ugly creature behind her. She doesn’t necessarily fear it, but is running from it figuratively and soon literally. She clearly is trying to hide these scars, which becomes hard when Glenn (Pablo Gonzalez) takes her to the pool for a swi


As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war-torn Tehran of the 1980s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home. Starring: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, and Bobby Naderi Directed and written by: Babak Anvari   There are so many things to like about “Under the Shadow” that it’s hard to know where to begin. Lets start with how well the story is set up. The events of the movie take place during the Iraq-Iran war in the 1980s. It’s an important backdrop to the story, and one that’s never forgotten. Every time the audience might forget that there’s a war going on, something happens to bring it right back into the picture.   Dealing with the war is just one of the several obstacles Shideh (Narges Rashidi) and her family has to deal with. She’s trying to do better for her family by studying to become a doctor, but she has just been kicked out of school. That stresses her out, and she takes it out on her husband. Things aren’t


Christiane and her ill mother live in a castle together with her strict aunt. On the premises, there's a big pond that hides a secret. Although she is not allowed to come near it, it has a big attraction on Christiane. Starring: Xenia Borremans, Sara De Bosschere, and Kirsten Pieters Directed by: Jeroen Dumoulin Written by: Michel Sabbe   A young girl named Christiane (Xenia Borremans) has a curiosity with the pond even though she’s not suppose to go near it. Like any child, she can’t help but make her way to the pond, where she feels like she’s being watched. It’s probably just her fears over her aunt (Sara De Bosschere) finding her there. Her aunt seems like the one in charge of the house, while Christiane’s mother (Kirten Pieters) is being heavily medicate by the aunt.    This is all the set up because “De Vijver” is all about misdirection. Things quickly change in this strange household, as events of the past come to light in shocking fashion. As expect


A horror junkie and his friends sign up with a company that brings their customer's greatest fears to life. Starring: Lucas Neff, Caitlin Stasey, Chris Marquette, Stephanie Drake, Patrick Renna, and Naomi Grossman Directed by: Vincent Masciale Written by: Luke Barnett   Are you a horror fan that walks out of horror movies saying, “there was nothing scary about that movie?” Do you walk through haunted houses knowing where all the scares are coming from? Would you be willing to pay for someone to really scare the hell out of you? Well, maybe you should call “Fear, Inc”… or maybe not!   The horror fan in this movie is Joe (Lucas Neff), and boy is he in for a treat. On the way out of a haunted house that fails to scare him, Joe and his girlfriend, Lindsay (Caitlin Stasey) are given a business card by a representative of Fear, Inc. Soon after a night of drinking with his friend Ben (Chris Marquette) and Ben’s girlfriend Ashleigh (Stephanie Drake), Joe decides to


A crusty and recluse superintendent is thrown into the ultimate fight against evil when a couple of cultists open a portal to the ancient and mystical city of R’lyeh, awakening a slumbering god. Starring: Roddy Piper, Laura Robinson, and Matt Watts Directed by: Vivieno Caldinelli Written by: Matt Watts   The one and only “Hot Rod” himself, Roddy Piper, puts on a show in unfortunately one of his last performances in “Portal to Hell!!!.” This short starts of showing Jack (Roddy Piper), a superintendent, trying to read a book but constantly being called to fix things for the people in living in an apartment building. This quickly injects some humor into the short while introducing the audience to some of people about to meet their doom!   The action picks up when Jack goes to the basement to fix the power to the building. To his surprise, he’s walked in on two crazy guys opening a portal to another world. Jack wants to avoid this situation, but the people in the bui


Two terrified girls must battle a mysterious evil force when they get left behind at their boarding school over winter break in this chilling and suspenseful horror film. Starring: Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka, Lauren Holly, and Lucy Boynton Directed and written by: Osgood Perkins   “The Blackcoat’s Daughter” is the tale of two stories coming together. The movie starts off with the story of a young girl, Katherine (Kiernan Shipka), getting left behind at boarding school over winter break. She seems like a nice, shy girl, but maybe a little troubled. She’s not the only one left behind, as an older girl named Rose (Lucy Boynton) is tasked with watching her. Rose isn’t exactly thrilled with having to do this, as she’s got more important things to do.   The audience is then introduced to another story, this one being about a girl named Joan (Emma Roberts). There’s definitely something wrong with her, but she’s pretty quiet and wants to keep to herself so it’s hard to


Four models go on a photo shoot at an abandoned house previously belonging to the infamous Kandie family. Little do they know that Jonah Kandie still lurks there, seeking revenge on anyone that comes near after being scarred beyond recognition by his father as a young boy. One by one, the models soon become the victims of the vicious killer's merciless hatred for all things beautiful. Starring: Robbie Barnes, Max Elinsky, Carl Ferrara, Justine Greenwald, Don Kilrain, Tina Grimm, Jessica Lauschin, and Ari Lehman Directed and written by: Eddie Lengyel   Sometimes it pays to be ugly! Well at least it does in “Scarred.” A group of models heads out into the middle of nowhere for a photo shoot. While they show off their good looks for the camera, they have no idea they’ve stumbled into the hunting ground of Jonah Kandie (Don Kilrain). He definitely doesn’t like the looks of the models as much as the camera does.    However, for the audience the models might be nice t