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Cult

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

Have you ever had the feeling that you’re being watched? From the ultra contemporary chills of It Follows, through to the quiet unease of Jamie Marks is Dead, and stopping off in Texas for a spot of chainsaw massacring along the way, it’s a sensation that the poor folk who populate this year’s Cult strand know all too well. Elsewhere, whether it be in the Yakuza hip hop world of Tokyo Tribe, the macabre romance of Spring, or the forbidding desert terrains of No Man’s Land, you’ll find a curious selection of films guaranteed to provoke, excite and take you entirely off guard. Welcome to the weird side.

Michael Blyth

Cult Gala

The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom

An action-packed, effects-laden new vision of Liang Yusheng’s classic novel ‘Baifa Monü Zhuan’.

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Cub Cub

A cub scout expedition turns into a nightmare in this dark modern fairytale.

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Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films

A new love letter to exploitation cinema from the maker of Not Quite Hollywood and Machete Maidens Unleashed!.

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In Darkness We Fall In Darkness We Fall

Found footage frights prevail in Alfredo Montero’s gruelling contemporary fable.

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It Follows It Follows

David Robert Mitchell, director of The Myth of the American Sleepover, returns with a horror film that is both smart and terrifying.

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Jamie Marks Is Dead Jamie Marks Is Dead

A melancholic and unconventional ghost story from director Carter Smith.

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Kristy Kristy

A gloriously nasty slasher throwback from British filmmaker Olly Blackburn.

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The Man in the Orange Jacket The Man in the Orange Jacket

A brutally austere horror film from Latvia about a worker avenging the boss who fired him.

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No Man’s Land No Man’s Land

A smart, blackly hilarious, and gleefully unhinged homage to the Spaghetti Western from Ning Hao.

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Shrew’s Nest Shrew’s Nest

A wickedly wonderful horror flic set in post-Civil War Spain produced by gore veteran Alex de la Iglesia.

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Spring Spring

Part love story, part horror film, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s latest creation continues to break genre rules.

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Unrivalled in its relentless vision of pure terror, Tobe Hooper’s horror masterpiece remains as brutal and horrific as it ever was.

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Tokyo Tribe Tokyo Tribe

Sion Sono is here to blow your mind again, this time with an ingenious hybrid of Yakuza gang action and hip-hop musical!

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The Town That Dreaded Sundown The Town That Dreaded Sundown

A fiendishly clever riff on the 1976 cult horror classic of the same name.

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When Animals Dream When Animals Dream

Jonas Alexander Arnby blends Nordic noir and grisly coming-of-age fantasy in this modern werewolf tale.

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Short films programme

Take Me to the Other Side Take Me to the Other Side

Featuring Zombies, crazed scientists, tattooed criminals, humanoid robots, foley artists and indescribable horrors, this short film programme is for specialists in all cult genres.

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