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This site lists films and events from the 2016 BFI London Film Festival. The festival programme for 2017 will be announced later this year.
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Films in Cult

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

Cult gala

  • The Autopsy of Jane Doe

    The Autopsy of Jane Doe

    The director of cult hit Troll Hunter returns with a morgue-set shocker that will have you screaming in the aisles.


  • Blue Velvet Revisited

    Blue Velvet Revisited

    A meditative collage of film, photographic and audio materials captured on the set of David Lynch’s iconic masterpiece.

  • Callback


    A struggling voice actor in New York turns to murder in this blackly comic psychodrama from Spanish director Carles Torras.

  • Creepy


    J-Horror master Kiyoshi Kurosawa returns to the genre which made him a cult name with his latest study in terror.

  • A Dark Song

    A Dark Song

    Steve Oram and Catherine Walker excel in this occult chamber piece about a grieving mother attempting to contact her deceased child.

  • The Eyes of My Mother

    The Eyes of My Mother

    A young woman explores her morbid curiosities in this beautifully photographed but exceptionally brutal slice of arthouse exploitation.

  • I Am Not a Serial Killer

    I Am Not a Serial Killer

    A teenage sociopath comes face to face with an evil force in this chilling and darkly humorous adaptation of Dan Wells’ acclaimed cult novel.

  • Into the Forest

    Into the Forest

    Two young boys take a nightmarish trip to the forest in this supernaturally tinged thriller from Gilles Marchand.

  • Lake Bodom

    Lake Bodom

    A gang of Finnish teens recreate an infamous crime scene in this unexpected riff on the campsite slashers of the 1980s.

  • The Noonday Witch

    The Noonday Witch

    A single mother must protect her daughter from a mysterious spectral figure in this modern retelling of an old Czech folk tale.

  • Phantasm: Remastered

    Phantasm: Remastered

    A brand new 4K restoration of the 1970s horror cult classic, brought to us by devoted superfan J.J. Abrams.

  • Psychonauts, the Forgotten Children

    Psychonauts, the Forgotten Children

    Birdboy and his animal friends plan their escape from an ecologically devastated island in this surreal, animated fantasy.

  • The Void

    The Void

    Terror unfolds inside a deserted hospital in this nightmarish throwback to old-school creature features and practical monster FX.

  • Without Name

    Without Name

    A land surveyor has an encounter with the uncanny in Lorcan Finnegan’s creeping and imaginative slice of modern rural gothic.

Short films programme

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