Working for the Miskatonic Historical Society, John Spangler seeks a prized antique mirror that was stolen by an employee who retired a few years back. The mirror, know as The Carter's Glass, is rumored to be cursed.
Hannah Fierman, Randy Havens, Ron Ogden, Christopher Marrone, Christie Setlock, Maxie McClintock , Ben Owen
| United States
Gut Punch is a horror-comedy in the Lovecraftian Universe. It's The Hangover meets Rosemary's Baby with a splash of Evil Dead all wrapped up in a HP Lovecraftian Cthulhu themed party-glass! It's Battle of the Sexes seen through the eyes of madness. In true trope fashion, hilarity and horror ensue. A rag-tag group of good time seeking bro's are invited to the party of their dreams.... a sorority lake house bash! But the next morning, they find their dream party has become a nightmarish reality. Starring Hannah Fierman (VHS, Siren), Randy Havens (Stranger Things, Halt and Catch Fire), Ron Ogden (Residude, Paranormal Investigation Specialist Squad), Christopher Marrone (Paranormal Investigation Specialist Squad), Maxie McClintock (Ozark), Ben Owen, and Christie Setlock Featuring music by Carpenter Brut (Hotline Miami) and an original score by Jonah Weingarten (Pyramaze, Sentinels)
Jon Carlo, Bryn Elizan Harris, Jude Evans, Charlotte Barlow, Hoolis C. Nation
| United States
Eli's on a long journey when he gets stuck in a small coastal village and has to wait out the night in the town watering hole. But there's something odd about the locals, not to mention a secret in the back room. Shame Eli isn't picking up on the barkeep's warnings...things could get out of hand. An homage to H.P. Lovecraft's "The Shadow Over Innsmouth."
An adaptation of Laird Barron's short story "-30-", directed by the screen writer of Europa Report; two scientists are sent to investigate strange occurrences on a remote piece of land once occupied by a cult.
THEY REMAIN defies categorization and journeys into the shadowy realm where nature, science, and the supernatural co-exist in horrific symbiosis. William Harper Jackson (“True Story” and "The Good Place") and Rebecca Henderson (“Mistress America”) star as two scientists investigating the root of environmental changes and strange animal behavior at a remote site where a Manson Family-style cult committed atrocities. The isolated location, the unraveling of their relationship, and the biome itself begin to lead them down a path of doom where primeval forces threaten to consume them. Whether you’re a fan of author Laird Barron or a fan of cosmic horror cinema, you will not want to miss this screening.
Macarena Gomez, Jamie Scott Gordon, Nicholas Vince
| United Kingdom
Dr. Finn Galloway is a psychologist obsessed with the mysterious death of his young patient, and her belief in a strange and terrifying entity. Determined to find answers, Finn discovers a vital clue when he learns that once-famous ballerina Elisa Grey now lives in crippling fear of a similar entity... the so-called Owlman. In the crumbling Baldurrock Estate, he finds the ballerina hidden away, under the watchful eye of her sinister guardian, Lorena Velasco. There, in the bleak isolation of the Scottish Highlands, Finn must battle against a force of unimaginable evil - a nightmare foe like no other.
An original, personal vision from debut director Gabriel Gettman, inspired by Mimi-nashi Hōichi 耳なし芳—, an ancient Japanese myth. A blind feral girl, with unearthly spiritual power, is taken in at a desolate medieval monastery. Can her priestly protector's faith save her from the dark forces drawn by her presence?
A Knight, with a shadowy past, is lost in a dense and murky forest. He is found by a Lady who takes care of him, but who also hides a mystery. Two wandering souls in the middle of the forest. A journey through the mists of memories and conscience. Based on John Keats' ballad "La belle dame sans merci".
Christopher Plummer, Jeffrey Combs, Doug Bradley, Mark Hamill, Ron Perlman
| United States
Before he becomes the famed horror writer H. P. Lovecraft, young Howard Lovecraft is a curious and imaginative boy living with his mother, because his father is locked up in Arkham Sanitarium. But after his mother unwittingly gave Howard the legendary Necronomicon, Howard went to a dangerous and frozen land where he saved and befriended a monstrous creature he named Spot. Howard thought that was behind him, but now there is a new threat, and only Howard and Spot can save the day. Howard’s mother has been kidnapped and evil forces are turning Howard into a fish creature. Howard will have to find his father’s old journals if there is any hope to save him mother and himself!
THE TRANSITION OF JUAN ROMERO takes place at the Norton Mine where mysterious things happen. A miner owns a unique ring that seems to be the source of all the trouble along with the arrival of Juan Romero.
A strange tale of a dangerous storm and its uncanny effect on the rusting equipment of a lonely farmhouse, told with 2D illustration and handmade miniature 3D sets. THIS FILM WAS MADE AS PART OF OUR 72-HOUR FILM COMPETITION AND CAN ONLY BE SEEN AT THE LOVECRAFT UNDER THE GUN EVENT AT 1PM ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8TH.
Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Andrea Checchi, Ivo Garrani, Arturo Dominici
A vengeful witch and her fiendish servant return from the grave and begin a bloody campaign to possess the body of the witch's beautiful look-alike descendant. Only the girl's brother and a handsome doctor stand in her way. Barbara Steele stars in Mario Bava's directorial debut. Black Sunday was considered unusually gruesome, and was banned in the UK until 1968 because of its violence. In the US, some of the gore was censored in-house by distributor American International Pictures before its theatrical release. With it's dramatic lighting, macabre sets of crumbling castles, barren graveyards, and haunted forests, Black Sunday is a masterpiece of gothic horror.
A young couple is trapped in a remote town where a dangerous religious cult of children believe everyone over the age of 18 must be killed. Based on the story by Stephen King, this classic 1984 film stars Linda Hamilton, Peter Horton, and Courtney Gains. Special Guest Courtney Gains will introduce the film and do Q&A afterwards.
An international crew of astronauts undertakes a privately funded mission to search for life on Jupiter's fourth largest moon, Europa. With intro and Q&A by screenwriter Philip Gelatt, Europa Report cannily straddles the line between cosmic horror and science fiction.
A sci-fi horror film based on the story by Stephen King. A first person POV perspective allows the audience to get inside the head of an astronaut trapped in a spaceship, as a strange virus grows inside him, altering his mind. To save himself he must take drastic action.
Puppet Lovecraft tells us a tale of horror and adventure from the Dreamlands to the distant sea. THIS FILM WAS MADE AS PART OF OUR 72-HOUR FILM CONTEST AND CAN ONLY BE SEEN AT THE LOVECRAFT UNDER THE GUN EVENT AT 1PM ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8TH.
Sinister secrets await as Mary helps her girlfriend Marsha escape from her parent's gothic mansion, one dark and eldritch night. This hand drawn and digitally animated 'one shot' film takes us on a Lovecraftian escapade through the Manor of Madness. Our goal with this film was to combine the creeping horror of H. P. Lovecraft with the wacky action of classic Saturday morning cartoons.
Diagnosed with total sterility by her doctor and friend, Greta, Ester’s desire to get pregnant becomes a growing obsession that leads her through a number of one-night stands, until Greta brings her face-to-face with a hidden world of horror.
Richard Pickman's apprentice completes his master's work and offers important advice to the aspiring artist. THIS FILM WAS MADE AS PART OF OUR 72-HOUR FILM CONTEST AND CAN ONLY BE SEEN AT THE LOVECRAFT UNDER THE GUN EVENT AT 1PM ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8TH.
Sound From the Deep is a voyage to the unknown, inspired by the stories of H. P. Lovecraft. A research group searches for oil in the Arctic Ocean, but they find much much more at the bottom of the deep, dark ocean. Could it be the remnants of a long-forgotten city?
A woman and a young boy, who both suffered bone cancer, attempt to survive in a world that has been altered by a strange ancient 'song' emitted from earth. The song has cured their cancer, but has had strange effect on all other animal life.
A meteorite, strange vegetation, a colour: an experimental take on H.P. Lovecraft's spiral into madness, shot with a vintage camera on truly unique LomoChrome 16mm film. This is a beautiful exercise in the surreal.
On the east coast of England, a coastal erosion researcher, L, is exploring a lonely part of the beach. Her research site takes on a sinister tone when she meets two young women, Sasha and Jo. They take her on a journey to a strange house not too far away with an even stranger inhabitant, but when L tries to uncover more of the mystery, things go very wrong. Produced under Film London's "London Calling" funding scheme.
In an enchanted land, there is a mysterious lake. This land is Mnar, and once upon a time, on the banks of this strange lake, were the cities of Sarnath and Ib. But Sarnath and Ib are no more...The story of their passage into memory and history is one of prejudice, hatred, and wrath. Of xenophobic, over-zealous fervour, of Eldritch magics, and the harsh ways of strange gods. This is the story of the doom that came to Sarnath.
Ariel Hansen, Noah Van Buhren, Jocelyn Collin, Evan Hall
Pushing the boundaries of paranormal science, Professor Tillinghast leads a top secret project to capture and study interdimensional creatures. But scientific curiosity quickly turns to terror when the scientists try to trap a mysterious being with power beyond their understanding.
Scott Glenn, Jürgen Prochnow, Alberta Watson, Ian McKellen, Gabriel Byrne
| United States
THEY WERE ALL DRAWN TO THE KEEP. The soldiers who brought death. The father and daughter fighting for life. The people who have always feared it. And the one man who knows its secret... THE KEEP Tonight, they will all face the evil.
Tamlyn Tomita, Rodrigo lopresti, Gabe Fazio, Jerry lacy, Louis Ozawa Changchien
| United States
A Faustian tale about losing oneself in the process of achieving our goals. Professor Marlowe finds a piece of a map pointing to the place where the Ningyo, a mythical Japanese creature, could be found. The legend claims whomever consumes its flesh will attain remarkable longevity. He presents the project to his peers, who mock and dismiss him as a fraud. He decides to risk everything and go after the Ningyo on his own in hopes to bring to light what could be one of the greatest contributions to science. What he could not anticipate is that, in his search, he is confronted with a choice that puts the very foundations of his morality to the test.
Amanda Jones, Carissa White, Laura Wrong, Tracy Lynn Stanbury
| United States
Hollywood party girls find more than they expect at what they think is an underground rave, when they come face-to-face with the prophet of Dagon. FILMED AS PART OF OUR 72-HOUR FILM CONTEST, YOU CAN ONLY SEE THIS FILM DURING THE LOVECRAFT UNDER THE GUN EVENT AT 1PM ON SUNDAY, OCT 8TH.
A man wakes up, he goes to work, he eats in, he does a bit of home surgery, he drives to the woods. Told without words and loosely inspired by the tale by Hans Christian Andersen, 'The Sunken Convent' is a grotesque and slightly surreal story of bad habits.
Michou Friesz, Bobby Sommer, Bernd Eischeid, Lukas Strasser
H. P. Lovecraft meets Kraftwerk! Inspired by the H.P. Lovecraft story “The Music of Erich Zann“, Wattmarck follows German inventor and musician Karin Steckheim as she reassembles her band “Wattmarck“ for a final concert - to present a mysterious new synthesizer and the enigmatic sound it produces. Long time friend and musician, Anton Gsellmann, can’t simply forgive her that she sacrificed the band in order to research an apparently impossible sound, but curiosity drives him back to the factory – and the burning question: “What if she really discovered it?” Wattmarck tells its story on several layers, mixing documentary techniques with audio components, film-within-a-film as well as a hyper stylized filmic reality. This creates a dense atmosphere and an alternate history of electronic music, opening up a world that is expanded upon on the films website through videos, documents and pieces of audio.