Director Adam Green (Hatchet, Spiral) takes the helm for this relentlessly tense tale of three snowboarders who must fight for their lives in the freezing cold after getting stranded on a ski lift. As the trio rides up the mountain in preparation for their final run of the day, the night lights suddenly go dark, and the lift chairs grind to a sudden halt. Realizing that the resort will be closed until the following weekend, the three friends decide to take their fate into their own hands, and find their way down to terra firma. Once they do, they realize that hypothermia isn’t the only thing they have to fear. Shawn Ashmore, Kevin Zegers, and Emma Bell star in the film.
Pig Hunt (2008)
Jason X director James Isaac leaves Hollywood behind and comes back down to Earth for this no-hold-barred, neo-exploitation romp about a group of hunters who head into the country on a quest to bag a 3,000 pound, man-eating black boar. All Jack and his girlfriend wanted was to get out of San Francisco for the weekend. Together with a few friends, the couple loads up their truck and prepares for a few days of hunting wild boar at a secluded ranch that was owned by Jack’s late uncle. Along the way, the heavily-armed weekend warriors learn of a local legend surrounding The Ripper, a massive force of nature with a taste for human flesh.
The Haunting (2009)
Inspired by actual documents from the archives of the Catholic Church, writer/director Elio Quiroga’s The Haunting tells the tale of a respected pediatrician who falls prey to a supernatural force while grieving the death of her infant child. Shortly after losing her child to SIDS, Francesca (Ana Torrent) moves with her family to a sprawling mansion in the Spanish countryside and attempts to take the first slow steps toward emotional recovery. But despite the best efforts of her husband Pedro and their psychiatrist friend Jean, Francesco cannot break free from the suffocating grip of grief. Later, a series of shocking and horrific visions drive the mourning mother to the edge of madness: is Francesco’s new house really haunted, or is it all just in her head.
Dark House (2008)
A cutting-edge haunted house attraction is constructed inside a foster home that was the scene o a gruesome murder spree, and the young performers begin to die in the most horrible ways imaginable when the killer’s ghost is stirred from its slumber. Charismatic and flamboyant, Walston Rey (Jeffrey Combs) is a true master of illusion. Upon discovering a derelict foster home where a killer named Janet Darrode murdered several children, Walston believes he has found the perfect venue for his most recent venture – a haunted attraction driven by revolutionary new holographic technology.
Road Kill (2010)
Four campers are driving across the Australian outback when their car is suddenly run off the road by a massive semi, and realize that their nightmare has just begun after commandeering the vehicle and making a terrifying discovery in the trailers the truck is hauling.
Five strangers realize they’ve become the unwitting subjects of a macabre experiment after awakening in a darkened dungeon with no means of escape, and no food to keep them nourished. Now, with each hour that passes, their desperation grows, and their humanity erodes. Lori Heuring and Linden Ashby star.
The Tomb (2008)
Wes Bentley, Eric Roberts, and Michael Madsen headline first-time feature filmmaker Michael Straininger’s story of a successful writer and scholar who falls under the spell of a bewitching seductress on an obsessive quest for immortality. Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s acclaimed short story of the same name, Ligeia tells the story of Jonathan Merrick (Bentley), a respected academic engaged to the beautiful Rowena (Kaitlin Doubleday), but unable to resist the advances of ravishing siren Ligeia (Sofya Skya). Ligeia suffers from a terminal illness, and in order to cheat death she extracts the souls of others.
A malevolent supernatural force besets a dilapidated children’s hospital on the Isle of Man, terrifying the young patients and breaking their bones in this supernatural thriller from Spanish horror specialist Jaume Balagueró (The Nameless, [REC]). Mercy Falls Hospital has been in operation for nearly a hundred years, but now the authorities have declared it unfit for human inhabitation. As a result, the time has come for the hospital to close. But just as the helicopters arrive to transport the children to a new facility, bad weather forces them to remain grounded. Later, as Nurse Amy (Calista Flockhart) tends to her young charges, the children’s bones begin to fracture for no apparent reason.
Grimm Love (2006)
A young woman finds herself becoming obsessed with a violently disturbed man in this gruesome thriller inspired by actual events. Katie Armstrong (Keri Russell) is an American college student who is majoring in criminal psychology while studying abroad in Germany. Needing to explore a notorious murder case for a class project, Armstrong begins looking into the life and crimes of Oliver Hartwin (Thomas Kretschmann), who had been convicted of murder after killing and eating another man. Hartwin’s crime was unusual in that he posted a message in an internet chat room asking for a male volunteer between the ages of 21 and 40 who would be willing to be murdered and cannibalized afterwards.
Wake the Witch (2009)
Three friends inadvertently awaken a powerful witch during an excursion into the forest. As the witch’s influence spreads, the trio struggles to find the answer that will break her curse. Little do the naïve teens realize that they’re dealing with forces far beyond human comprehension.
The Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981)
Misguided townsfolk, blinded by bias and fear, mistakenly kill a mentally retarded man after someone accuses him of raping the young girl he had befriended. Shortly thereafter the entire town is beset by a supernatural terror. The story originally aired on television.
A quiet suburban community finds things aren’t so quiet anymore when a huge, blood-thirsty beast named Grim emerges from beneath the ground with a fondness for killing and a very short temper.
Tales of the Dead: Grim Stories of Curses, Horror and Gore
Five friends gather on Halloween night to tell some spooky tales, and their frightening yarns take on a life of their own in this anthology horror film. In “Less Is More,” a young woman suffering from Body Integrity Identity Disorder begins to feel that cutting off her extremities is the only way to become complete, and meets a doctor who can grant her wish – for a price. The shocks keep on coming when a horror-obsessed slacker daydreams his way to terror in “Wolf Cry,” and a depraved serial killer engages an alcoholic detective in a treacherous game of cat and mouse in “Penance.” The final story, entitled “Missing,” follows a young group of paranormal investigators from England who inadvertently awaken a malevolent force while investigating a mysterious curse.
A bottom-shelf bar band gets a second shot at the big time when they’re transformed into vampires and start to develop a loyal following. Joey (Rob Stefaniuk) fronts The Winners, a go-nowhere rock group accustomed to playing empty bowling alleys and deserted bars. They’ve never had a hit, and their manager Jeff (Dave Foley) voids them like the plague. Dumped by his girlfriend and advised by a sinister bartender (Alice Cooper) to simply snuff it, Joey keeps plugging away at his dreams until the one fateful night when everything changes. Hours after disappearing to an after party with a creepy goth guy (Dimitri Coats), sexy bass player Jennifer (Jessica Paré) shows up lacking more pigment than usual. Before long the Winners are dining on groupies, and dominating the charts. But their success has come at a particularly high price, and when Joey has the opportunity to set things right, he prepares to make the biggest decision of his life. Also featuring Henry Rollins, Iggy Pop, Moby, and Malcolm McDowell.
Nightmares in Red, White and Blue (2009)
Filmmakers Andrew Monument and Joseph Maddrey offer a comprehensive history of the American horror film with this documentary that opens with a reflection on Thomas Edison’s Frankenstein, and traces the progression of the genre straight through to the 21st Century. Narrated by Lance Henriksen and based on the 2004 tome of the same name, Nightmares in Red, White, and Blue highlights the many intriguing parallels between the turbulent social history of the United States, and the ways in which filmmakers have continually used fiction to further explore the most pressing issues of the day. Interviewees Roger Corman, George A. Romero, John Carpenter, Larry Cohen, Brian Yuzna, Darren Lynn Bousman, Tony Timpone, and John Kenneth Muir speak at length about the connections between history and horror cinema, revealing that many genre filmmakers have secret agendas that go far beyond giving us goosebumps.
7 Days (2010)
A surgeon seeks revenge on the man who raped and murdered his eight year old daughter by kidnapping her accused killer and torturing him for seven days. His life and marriage destroyed by the heinous crime, grieving father Bruno Hamel (Claude Legault) sinks in to a deep depression, and begins formulating a diabolical plan for revenge. Intercepting the police escort as they transport the alleged perpetrator (Martin Dubreuil) to the courthouse, Bruno abducts the man and whisks him away into the countryside. Bruno’s plan: slowly torture his daughter’s killer for seven days, and then execute him at the absolute height of pain. Keeping police abreast of his sinister project throughout the week, Bruno announces that he will turn himself in once justice has been served. Author Patrick Senécal adapts his own best-selling novel for the screen in a film directed by Daniel Grou (aka Podz).
8213: Gacy House (200)
When a group of paranormal investigators decide to explore the house that was constructed on the site where notorious serial killer John Wayne Gacy once lived, they quickly discover the horrors of the past live on in the afterlife.
New Blood (2002)
A policeman and an exorcist team up to stop a vengeful suicide victim from haunting the blood donors who saved her boyfriend’s life after their suicide pact ended in failure.