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Films in Cult

From the mind-altering and unclassifiable to fantasy, sci-fi and horror.

Ever find yourself drawn to the dark side? Well, you’ll be in good company with the outcasts and reprobates taking centre stage in this year’s Cult crop. Get to know a budding sociopath in the form of Craig William Macneill’s The Boy, or even spend the night at the morgue courtesy of The Corpse of Anna Fritz. Elsewhere, you might encounter homicidal punk rockers (Green Room), rampaging talking turtles (Love and Peace), maniacal mannequins (Ghost Theatre), and of course that ultimate dark side ambassador himself, Darth Vader (Elstree 1976). Join our cult, if you dare.

Michael Blyth

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Bone TomahawkBone Tomahawk

Kurt Russell heads an all-star cast in this unpredictable and sometimes shocking fusion of horror and western.

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The Boy The Boy

A young’s boys preoccupation with death takes a chilling turn in Craig William Macneill’s hypnotic debut feature.

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The Corpse of Anna Fritz The Corpse of Anna Fritz

A hospital morgue is the setting for this seriously nasty thriller that is not for the faint-hearted.

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Don’t Grow Up Don’t Grow Up

A mysterious epidemic sends all the adults mad in this genre-defying shocker from Thierry Poiraud.

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Elstree 1976 Elstree 1976

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, ten actors landed themselves small roles in Star Wars. Here are their stories.

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Ghost Theater Ghost Theater

From the visionary director of J-horror classic Ringu comes a new tale of terror.

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Green Room Green Room

From the director of Blue Ruin comes this ultra-violent tale of a punk band falling prey to a gang of neo-nazis.

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The Invitation The Invitation

A chilling chamber piece from Jennifer’s Body director, Karyn Kasuama.

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Love and Peace Love and Peace

Punk rock, talking turtles and underground sewer communities – it must be Sion Sono time!

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Observance Observance

Almost impossible to define, this slice of surrealist horror will have you thinking for days.

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Ratter Ratter

A thrilling exercise in techno terror which sees a young woman cyber-stalked by an unseen assailant.

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What We Become What We Become

A small Danish town is ravaged by an unknown disease in this quiet chiller from Bo Mikkelsen.

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Yakuza Apocalypse Yakuza Apocalypse

The ever outrageous Takashi Miike fuses elements of action, horror, slapstick and exploitation in this wild gangster vampire saga.

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Short films programme

ManomanWild at Heart and Weird on Top

Cult short films bringing you horror, surrealism and all-out craziness.

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