Preview: The 18th Annual Pucheon International Fantastic Film Festival

South Korea’s 18th annual Pucheon International Film Festival (PiFan) — perhaps the largest film fest in Asia dedicated to horror, science fiction, fantasy, and similar genre films — will be held this year from July 17 through July 27. I will be covering the festival for both Horrornews.net and the Horror News Radio podcast.

Each July, PiFan presents more than 200 feature-length and short films from around the world — some of … Continue reading

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Perfect Sisters (2014)

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Tired of their mother’s alcoholism and a string of her abusive boyfriends, two sisters plot to kill her.

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Repentance (2014)

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An earnest life-coach/author, Thomas Carter, is mysteriously abducted by a deranged client, Angel Sanchez, who delves into Thomas’ teachings and uses his spiritual messages of Karma

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Poltergeist (2015)

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Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan reimagine and contemporize the classic…

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Cell (2015)


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When a mysterious cell phone signal causes apocalyptic chaos, an artist is determined to reunite with his young son in New England.

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The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

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A young couple works to survive on the streets after their car breaks down right as the annual purge commences.

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Deliver Us from Evil (2014)

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NY police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), investigates a series of crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the possessions that are terrorizing their city.

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The Babadook (2014)

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A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

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The Ideal (2013)

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It’s a summer job for Julia and Alexander — the chance to work with charismatic teacher, Mr. Zenidro. But something else awaits them in the mysterious school building. As the past and present blur together so do sanity and madness, and Mr. Zenidro draws them into a lesson not found in books.

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Wicked Blood (2013)

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Hannah Lee (Abigail Breslin) is a bright teen girl trapped in the dark Southern underworld of violence and guns, drugs and vicious biker gangs. Neglected by her angry sister Amber (Alexa Vega), her only refuge is her troubled uncle Donny, who is a drug addict. Both live in fear of “Uncle Frank” Stinson (Sean Bean), who runs the illegal family business with an iron fist, aided by his psychotic … Continue reading

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Psychophony (2013)

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The chilling movie recreates the risky experiment that Dr. Helena Jara undertook with a group of patients suffering from schizophrenia in order to prove that their hallucinations had a paranormal origin. The mystery hidden in the youngest patient, Ainara, will change the course of events. Based on the finding of the original video and audio tapes of the experiment in March 2006, the film shot in 2011 shows the unexpected occurrence of … Continue reading

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Alienate (2014)

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At the end of his marriage, David leaves on a business trip to give his wife much-needed space. When airplanes start mysteriously falling out of the sky and cell towers fail across the nation, he finds himself trapped. The Earth falling to an alien invasion, David fights to return to whatever is left of home

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Dead Bounty (2014)

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While on the search of a fleeing felon, a group of bounty hunters head into a vast New England forest in hopes to capture this dangerous man. While on the trail of their quarry, the group encounters more than just a murderer on the run when they are confronted with a seemingly endless horde of the undead. With no shelter, no help and no end to the carnage, survival … Continue reading

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Cute Little Buggers (2014)

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From the Director of ‘DEADTIME’ and ‘Crying Wolf’ comes Cute Little Buggers! Will you let them take our women? It’s Gremlins meets Hot Fuzz set in the English countryside. When hostile aliens crash land on local farmland the villagers at the summer ball get suspicious when young women start going missing. The villagers soon band together around our hero Melchoir to fend off the invaders and bring back peace to the sleepy … Continue reading

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The Pact II (2014)

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A woman who is plagued by nightmares involving a serial killer learns her dreams have a horrifying connection to the real world.

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Beautiful Evil (2014)

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A taste of immortality in “Beautiful Evil” as the Hollywood Hills are littered with the bodies of Sunset Strip prostitutes…

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