Germany 2017 74m. Dir: Lars Kokemüller.
Terminally ill Leon invents a technology to upload his consciousness to a computer as a way of avoiding death. Little does he know that this will eventually cause the downfall of humanity. A female assassin named Aqua is sent back to prevent this by killing Leon. When the two fall in love things get very complicated very quickly. Full of memorable characters and highly amusing moments, Leon Must Die is a cult waiting to happen.
USA 2018 90m. Dir: Stephen Portland.
After the birth of their first child a young couple are struggling to cope with the massive change in their lives it represents. Things become even more difficult when a mysterious apparition begins to intrude upon their home. A mysterious and twisty thriller with echoes of Henry James’ The Turn Of The Screw.
UK 2017 97m. Dir: Tom David Large.
Husband and Wife Ben and Rosie are in financial trouble and sign up to a behavioural experiment to make some quick cash. Arriving at the given location they are surprised to find a run-down farm rather than a state-of-the-art medical facility. Even stranger is the experiment which requires them to complete a series of mysterious tasks each more sinister than the last. Before long it become clear the couple need to forget about making some money and concentrate on getting out alive.
USA 2017 85m. Dir: Chris Blake.
Successful horror novelist Savannah Martin brings some friends back to the small town she grew up in, where her father remains the chief of police. Whilst there, the dark secret at the crux of Savannah’s success stirs in her dreams and seeps into her reality. Amidst sexual tensions and fireside stories, Savannah’s despondency and a case her father is working on collide with gruesome and horrifying results, leaving little distinction between the subconscious and reality.
Brazil 2017 104m. Dir: Sérgio Gomes.
In this chilling tale of the supernatural, drawing inspiration from the writing of Henry James and Peter Straub, a young couple moves into a new home and find themselves plagued by terrifying apparitions. Their search for a solution will lead them to encounter a terrifying reality that will irreversibly change the course of their lives.
USA 2018 102m. Dir: Various.
In this anthology feature two young women take the “Terror Tour” through the underbelly of Hollywood and are led into a bizarre world of unspeakable horror. Their first stop proves that “Death Has a Conscience”, but doesn’t spare the unlucky souls who stumble into his path. Next, a meeting with the “Dealers of Death” exposes the perils of collecting murder memorabilia. Then, it’s off to a quick “Night Drop”, where your next movie rental may be your last. An actress’ worst nightmare unfolds as she is forced to perform a terrifying “Cold Read”, and our Terror Tour comes to a disturbing end as we meet the ancient, seductive evil known as “The Muse”.
UK / South Africa 2018 84m. Dir: Calum Waddell
A historical documentary on the largely unknown period of South African B-movies, and the later cinematic identity of the nation, that was established under the apartheid regime - from Zulu language spaghetti westerns to gangster thrillers, low budget home invasion horror and much, much more!
We are delighted to welcome director Calum Waddell to Paracinema for a Q+A following this screening of his film.
UK 2017 96m. Dir: Andy Collier & Tor Mian.
In this psychological thriller, rookie detective Rebecca Faraway is trying to establish herself in a police department defined by a culture of intolerance and bullying. When a serial killer, who is responsible for a series of brutal and seemingly ritualistic murders, takes a personal interest in her she finds herself caught up in a terrifying game of cat and mouse. Soon she begins to feel her grip on reality slipping…
“A potent cocktail of horror and black comedy that cuts a bloody dash” - Starburst Magazine
UK 2017 80m. Dir: Dominic Brunt.
In this new comedic horror thriller from director Dominic Brunt (Bait, Before Dawn) two teenagers break into a country mansion to steal some top secret files. What they don’t know is that the mansion is the base of operations for a group of rich, powerful men who relieve their stress by dressing as babies and enacting strange nappy-based fantasies with a group of nurses employed to satisfy their every whim. Even stranger is what this bizarre coterie is keeping in the cellar…
Director Dominic Brunt, screenwriter/actress Joanne Mitchell and animator Lee Hardcastle will be joining us for a Q+A following our screening of their unique and very funny genre-smashing new film. Filmmaker Jake West (Doghouse, Evil Aliens) will be on hand to ask the questions.
"Dominic Brunt has made a truly original, and surprisingly meaningful British horror-comedy in the most extreme way possible, and that is no easy feat" - Hey U Guys
France 2017 107m. Dir: Michel Hazanavicius
The Oscar winning director of The Artist turns his attention to another period of film history with this new drama set in Paris in the late 60s. Jean-Luc Godard (Louis Garrel), considered the leading French filmmaker of his generation after successes including A Bout De Souffle & Pierrot Le Fou, is shooting his new film La Chinoise. The film’s star is Anne Wiazemsky (Stacy Martin), and the two are in love. They soon marry and are happy until the critical response to the finished film shakes Godard’s confidence. When civil unrest breaks out across France in May 1968 Godard enters a spiral and the young marriage faces a huge test. Hazanavicius’ new film is a funny and moving treat and is sure to delight anyone with an interest in one of the titans of European cinema.
“A dazzlingly executed, hugely enjoyable act of stylistic homage, but also the poignant story of a dysfunctional marriage and an insightful recreation of a critical and contradiction-ridden period of modern French history” – Screen Daily