Uploaded: 11 April 2018   


 

Visions of Suffering: Final Director's Cut
Horror / Experimental

Sasha, overcome with feelings of despair, hides out in his apartment. Allowing himself to be consumed with an obsession for the macabre. While locked away, Sasha begins to hear things — voices within his walls and his telephone. Soon he starts to see people hiding in the rain, and the shadows in his home begin to move with malicious intent. Soon Sasha can no longer tell if he's experiencing a nightmare or if the monsters he is seeing are real and waiting for the moment they'll drag him into a hellish void of torment and suffering.

 
Uploaded: 10 March 2018   


 

Mohawk
Thriller / Drama / Action

Towards the end of the War of 1812, surviving members of a Mohawk tribe is forced to take part of a war that they had no intention to be part of. Two Mohawks and a British man, involved in an intimate relationship, step up to fight the attacking American soldiers that are invading their territory.

 
Uploaded: 21 January 2018    
 

 

 


If you thought we were late LAST YEAR, we're almost in 2019 before this list came online! What a year it has been... I mean, Trump, right? Hollywoodian perverts, eh? Worst of all, we didn't review much at all in 2017! That said, we've still managed to put together a pretty solid list of 30 titles, as is our tradition. I don't feel like typing more, so hurry up and check it out!


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Uploaded: 30 December 2017   


 

Cold Ground
Horror / Mystery / Mockumentary

Cattle has been mysteriously mutilated up in the mountains by the French-Swiss border. Two journalists decide to investigate the case with the help of experts. Once they arrive at the scientist camp they're met with the sight of the camp being destroyed. There is something alive up there in the mountains and it's out to get them.

 
Uploaded: 25 December 2017   


 

Christmas Eve
Horror / Slasher

Atsuko, her boyfriend, Kyoji, and their friends, plan on celebrating Christmas Eve up at a cabin in the snowy mountains. Their party is crashed by an unknown individual who has an obsession with Atsuko but there seems to be a game the mysterious man is playing. With each friend who is picked off, and each attempt to escape thwarted, Atsuko is forced to look inside herself for the answer she needs in order to survive.

 
Uploaded: 21 December 2017   


 

A Thought of Ecstasy
Adult / Romance / Mystery

In 2019, a man goes to America to find his lost love. In the midst of the heatwave, he follows every step of a book to find her, but instead he finds himself in a destructive world of paranoia and lust.

 
Uploaded: 11 December 2017   


 

Poor Agnes
Crime / Thriller / Horror

Agnes is a serial killer and in an attempt to solve a man's disappearance, a private detective comes to visit her. The two of them hit it off and end up having sex in the kitchen. Afterwards, Agnes pulls out her shotgun and takes him hostage...

 
Uploaded: 6 December 2017   


 

Good Manners
Drama / Fantasy / Horror

When Clara is looking for a job as a nanny and ends up working for the wealthy Ana, her life changes drastically. In Ana she finds a friend and partner, but something is wrong with Ana every month when the moon is full. Is it simply the struggles of pregnancy, or is she cursed?

 
Uploaded: 3 December 2017   


 

Lost Gully Road
Thriller / Horror

Lucy needs to get away from a dangerous person in her life, so she and her sister rent a cabin. Lucy just needs to wait a few days there on her own before he sister can get everything ready at home, for them to execute their plan. But something in the house has a plan of its own, and it's coming after Lucy.

 
Uploaded: 30 November 2017   


 

The New Radical
Documentary

We live in a world where one simple idea can break the entire system as we know it. This documentary takes a look at Cody Wilson and his idea of 3D-printing guns, Amir Taaki and the bitcoin, and their many battles against the government.

 
Uploaded: 6 November 2017   


 

Most Beautiful Island (Fantasia 2017 review)
Drama / Thriller

As the undocumented immigrant Luciana is trying to survive in New York by taking random jobs, she gets an invitation to a party that is said to pay very well. She's given a locked handbag, a time and location, and all she has to do is show up and take part.

 
Uploaded: 23 October 2017   


 

The Unquenchable Thirst for Beau Nerjoose
Comedy / Science Fiction / Musical

Life sucks for Ron; his wife just left him, he gave his only role of name-brand toilet paper to a bum, and his mother who’s been locked away in a looney bin has gone into a coma. However, a spiritual journey through the woods has revealed that life has a plan for Ron: he has to save the universe. He must stop the nefarious Dr. Nerjoose — Dr. Beau Nerjoose — from uniting The Great Dildo with The Great Fleshlight for his evil plans.

 
Uploaded: 1 October 2017   


 

The Nobodies
Mockumentary / Drama / Horror / Exploitation

In 1993, Warren Werner set out to make his first feature film: “Pumpkin”. When he premiered the completed film to his town in Alabama, he was met with backlash. Not long after, Warren and his girlfriend, Samantha Dixon, committed suicide. “Pumpkin” disappeared from existence while rumors escalated about Warren and Samantha. The following year, a group of filmmakers decided to make a documentary about the film and its creators.

 
Uploaded: 6 August 2017   


 

Town in a Lake (Fantasia 2017 review)
Drama

Matangtubig is a small and quiet fishing town but its usual tranquil nature is shattered when the townsfolk discover the body of a local young woman and realize another is missing. The town demands justice while the girls’ families try to cope with these shocking murders. As the press turns their attention to Matangtubig, the town’s secrets begin to seep to the surface. Now, the only witness to the crime has to decide what he must do, even if coming forward could mean the destruction of the town.

 
Uploaded: 6 August 2017   


 

Junk Head (Fantasia 2017 review)
Science Fiction / Horror / Adventure / Comedy

With what remains of mankind on the brink of destruction due to inability to reproduce, human volunteers are sent deep into a subterranean world that’s inhabited by rejected clones. There, humans believe the secret to their survival lies within the humanoids and the monsters that now exist, carrying traces of those original clones.

 
Uploaded: 5 August 2017   


 

Almost Coming, Almost Dying (Fantasia 2017 review)
Drama / Comedy

Manabu Nakagawa is 29-years old and still living with his parents due to his complete lack of direction and interest in anything. Eventually his father helps find him a job in the education field, and to Nakagawa’s surprise, not only is he good at it, but he enjoys it. After receiving his first paycheck and having a small layover in Sapporo, he decides to visit a brothel as a reward for himself. While being orally pleasured by a prostitute, he suffers a brain hemorrhage. He’s rushed to the hospital and informed he’s not out of the woods yet — he’s still at risk of the blood clot being fatal. Nakagawa now has to spend the next few weeks recovering in the hospital all the while trying to hide his secret of being at a brothel when the incident occurred.

 
Uploaded: 4 August 2017   


 

The Laplace's Demon (Fantasia 2017 review)
Mystery / Suspense

A research team studying the idea that there is code behind probability — that a person could use a formula to predict behavior and to challenge the very idea of destiny. This research catches the attention of a professor who invites the team out to his secluded mansion to discuss their work. However, when they arrive, they soon find out that they are in fact the professor’s test subjects as he declares that he has already discovered the formula. Now he wants to test it out by challenging his guinea pigs to survive the night in his home with an unknown monster hiding in the shadows. A monster that will pick off each member based on the predictable choices that they make.

 
Uploaded: 4 August 2017   


 

The Tokyo Night Sky Is Always the Densest Shade of Blue (Fantasia 2017 review)
Drama

With an ever growing population, it’s becoming harder and harder to find connections in the city of Tokyo. It’s even harder to find love. Mika, a young woman working two jobs to make ends meet, feels that love is meaningless for someone like her. Shinji is a half-blind construction worker who’s barely getting by but thinks love is something that’s out of reach for someone like him. When Mika and Shinji cross paths, will it be possible for the two of them to find love together?

 
Uploaded: 4 August 2017   


 

Replace (Fantasia 2017 review)
Horror / Drama / Thriller / Science-Fiction

Kira wakes up one morning and her life isn’t what it seems. Everything feels completely foreign to her as her memory isn't lining up with her reality. She also's horrified to discover that the skin around her hand is beginning to peel and flake away — and worse, the infection appears to be growing. When she receives a call from a doctor’s office, she goes to her scheduled appointment in hopes of finding answers to her problems. Instead she discovers that her flesh is slowly rotting away.

 
Uploaded: 2 August 2017   


 

Assholes (Fantasia 2017 review)
Comedy / Romance / Drama

Aaron gets herpes from using his friend Adam's bong. One day the now-sober Adah, Adam's sister, starts making out with Aaron. From that moment on, Adah and Aaron's affair grows into a relationship built on herpes-heavy sex, getting stoned, rectums and hating the mundane lives other people live.

 
Uploaded: 1 August 2017   


 

Pork Pie (Fantasia 2017 review)
Comedy / Crime / Romance

Jon, an aimless novelist, decides he needs to speak with his ex-fiancée at their mutual friend’s wedding. Along the way, Jon crosses path with Luke — a young man on the run after stealing a Mini Cooper. Jon inadvertently ends up joining Luke on his getaway after a small run-in with the police. Now the two are traveling across New Zealand and are shortly joined up with Kiera, an animal activist. Together, the three of them become folk-heroes of sorts as they evade the law to try and get Jon back together with his ex.

 
Uploaded: 1 August 2017   


 

68 Kill (Fantasia 2017 review)
Crime / Comedy / Thriller / Romance

Life is not great for Chip and Liza, so Liza finds a way for them to score $68,000 it does not take a lot of effort to get Chip to join her. All it takes is breaking into a house and grab the money from a vault, and then they can start a new life together! Of course, everything imaginable goes wrong and Chip's life will never be the same again.

 
Uploaded: 1 August 2017   


 

Fashionista (Fantasia 2017 review)
Thriller / Mystery / Drama

The couple April and Eric are running a Bohemian fashion clothing store, and their entire apartment is filled with clothing laying around everywhere. The clothes have become an important part of their lives, and they are April's way of expressing herself. When she discovers that Eric is cheating on her, she gets rid of all the clothes in a fit of rage, and begins to date a mysterious rich man who forces her to change her fashion style completely. As she gets to know him more, she also finds out about his depraved games...

 
Uploaded: 30 July 2017   


 

Expo 67: Mission Impossible (Fantasia 2017 review)
Documentary

After the Soviet Union drops out of hosting the World’s Fair in 1967, Canada is elected as the new host country. While Canada as whole is excited by the news there is a problem: they have only 4 years to build new islands on a river that the exposition is going to take place on. And this is only the start of the issues they face.

 
Uploaded: 30 July 2017   


 

Cocolors (Fantasia 2017 review)
Animation / Short / Sci-fi / Drama

A long time after a horrific eruption of Mt. Fuji, the world is no longer the same. Deep in the underground, a society of survivors live in a town welded together with scrap metal pieces, concrete and the will to stay alive. This story follows the boys Aki and Fuyu. Fuyu is a creative soul who will never get a chance to see the outside world, and Aki makes it his mission to bring the outside world to him.

 
Uploaded: 29 July 2017   


 

Sequence Break (Fantasia 2017 review)
Science-Fiction / Horror / Romance

Oz is a reclusive young man who hides away in a world of pixels but one of his few safe havens — his job of repairing old arcade machines — is being taken away as his boss is closing down the business. It is at that time that a weird arcade game arrives in their shop. Oz tests it out like any other game and isn’t before long that the door to another dimension is opened. Now Oz’s only hope of escaping the clutches of the mysterious and nightmarish void is lies with a young woman named Tess.

 
Uploaded: 28 July 2017   


 

Tokyo Idols (Fantasia 2017 review)
Documentary

This documentary takes a look into the cultural phenomenon that is girl idols and their obsessive adult male fans. We follow the 19 year old Rio as she aims for the top, as well as a few other girl idols and fans that live and breathe this J-pop world.

 
Uploaded: 28 July 2017   


 

Love and Other Cults (Fantasia 2017 review)
Drama / Comedy

When Ai and Ryoto's paths cross, it is only the beginning of a long struggle in the urban world. Though their lives are not always spent with each other, there doesn't seem to be anyone else who understands their struggles than the two of them.

 
Uploaded: 27 July 2017   


 

November (Fantasia 2017 review)
Arthouse / Fantasy / Drama / Romance

In a pagan village in Estonia, nothing is too weird. It's a world of ghosts, weird metal creatures, werewolves and plagues, but none of these things are as big of a problem as the coldness of the winter and the fellow humans. In the midst of all the stealing and darkness, a love drama unfolds.

 
Uploaded: 25 July 2017   


 

Killing Ground (Fantasia 2017 review)
Horror / Thriller

When a couple goes camping only to notice that the campers next to them never return they start to worry. The couple soon find out that the campers are dead, and they are next.

 
Uploaded: 24 July 2017   


 

Ron Goossens, Low-Budget Stuntman (Fantasia 2017 review)
Comedy

Always drunk and always injured, Ron Goossens is an alcoholic stuntman who has to find a way to sleep with the most successful actress in the Netherlands to save his own marriage. He gets a job as a low-budget stuntman on big motion pictures, but can Ron Goossens' situation even be saved?

 
Uploaded: 23 July 2017   


 

The Senior Class (Fantasia 2017 review)
Animation / Drama

With graduation around the corner, Jung-woo and his fellow classmates are working on their final thesis projects. At the top of the class is Ju-hee; a young woman who interacts with her classmates very little but Jung-woo spends his time admiring her from afar. Too afraid to speak to her. As chance would have it, while helping his buddy out with a late night delivery, Jung-woo ends up crossing paths with Ju-hee and uncovers the secret that causes her to separate from others: she works as a hostess at night. This secret allows a relationship to develop between the two but it could also be the thing that tears them apart.

 
Uploaded: 23 July 2017   


 

House of the Disappeared (Fantasia 2017 review)
Thriller / Mystery / Horror

25 years after a tragic incident that destroyed her family, Mi-hee is allowed to leave prison to visit the old house to fully remember what happened. As she tries to recall what happened, she finds out that there have been other tragedies here, and everything might be connected.

 
Uploaded: 22 July 2017   


 

Night of the Virgin (Fantasia 2017 review)
Comedy / Horror

Nico, a hopeless dork, wanders through a club on New Year’s Eve in a desperate attempt to hook up with a woman. After countless rejections and embarrassing situations, Nico catches the attention of Medea — an older woman who finds his awkwardness cute and charming. She eventually invites Nico back to her place, and while he thinks tonight will be the night he sheds his virginity, Medea has different plans for the young man.

 
Uploaded: 22 July 2017   


 

Tilt (Fantasia 2017 review)
Psychological / Thriller / Drama

Struggling to complete his second documentary, the unemployed filmmaker Joseph Burns begins to lose himself in the process after finding out that his wife is pregnant. The worries about the future and whether his new documentary can make more money than his last film put a strain on his well-being.

 
Uploaded: 21 July 2017   


 

The Villainess (Fantasia 2017 review)
Action / Drama

Sook-hee is seeking revenge for her past, but is taken into custody. They give her the offer of fighting for them as an assassin. In return, she will be free again in 10 years. Between her past trauma and her new deal, things are not quite as easy.

 
Uploaded: 20 July 2017   


 

Animals (Fantasia 2017 review)
Mystery / Thriller / Drama

A couple with a rocky relationship end up hitting a sheep on their way to the country. After the accident, nothing seems as before. They both experience weird black outs, have different memories of events, and sometimes outright can't tell if what's happening to them is real.

 
Uploaded: 16 July 2017   


 

The Honor Farm (Fantasia 2017 review)
Mystery / Thriller

When things don't go as planned at prom for Lucy, she and her friend decide to join a group of people that are going out to party at the old abandoned prison - the Honor Farm. Packed with psychedelic drugs they get a night they will never forget.

 
Uploaded: 27 May 2017   


 

Bloody Muscle Body Builder in Hell
Independent / Horror / Comedy

To help aid his girlfriend in her research of the paranormal, Shinji takes her, and a professional psychic, to an abandoned house previously owned by his father. The house has remained empty for 30-years and Shinji’s presence awakens the vengeful spirit of a woman who was accidentally murdered by his father.

 
Uploaded: 29 April 2017   


 

The Ungovernable Force
Independent / Comedy / Horror

There’s a secret war being fought between nazi cops who patrol the city streets and the cult of homeless bums who run on chemicals and black magic. However, a group of young-punks who are only trying to enjoy a life of wild concerts, good sex and bad drugs, find themselves caught in the middle of this war. Now the punks must team up with the city’s freaks and unwanted if they wish to stop the local sheriff, who’s a rapist and murderer, from winning the election and taking over the city.

 
Uploaded: 23 April 2017   


 

Galaxy of Horrors
Horror / Science Fiction

Little Terrors is back with another collection of short films. This time, exploring the horrors of space and technology.

 
Uploaded: 23 April 2017   


 

Territorial Behavior
Horror

Survival specialist, Bailey Rhodes, heads out into the wilderness with a camera to record a new instructional video. While filming, he runs into a pair of crazy poachers who continue to follow and terrorize him over the next few days. While Bailey tries to find his way back to the main trail, he begins to realize the poachers were intentional herding him to a specific spot in the woods where an unknown creature lurks.

 
Uploaded: 16 April 2017   


 

Minutes Past Midnight
Horror / Comedy

A collection of nine horror tales about the terrifying ghouls and the creatures that come out after the witching hour.

 
Uploaded: 16 April 2017   


 

Hunting Grounds
Horror

A father and son move out to cabin in the woods after a recent tragedy. As a way to help soften the drastic change, the father invites his friend and former brother-in-law out for a hunting trip but they end up uncovering a tribe of Sasquatch.

 
Uploaded: 14 April 2017   


 

Peelers
Horror / Comedy

Blue Jean Douglas runs the local strip bar in a small mining town but she is planning to sell it off to a local developer. On the eve of the bar’s closing, a group of miners come to partake in a show, however, they are the unwittingly carriers of a zombie virus. Now Blue Jean and her girls must do what they can to defend themselves from the undead whilst trying to prevent the disease from spreading outside the bar.

 
Uploaded: 26 March 2017   


 

The Dark Below
Thriller / Horror

After being drugged and forced into a wet suit, a woman is pushed down into the water of a frozen lake with little means to survive under the thick ice.

 
Uploaded: 25 March 2017   


 

True Stories
Comedy / Musical

David Byrne observes the citizens of the small but growing town of Virgil as they prepare to celebrate the town’s founding.

 
Uploaded: 22 March 2017   


 

The Evil Within
Horror / Drama

A mentally-handicapped young man named Dennis spends most of his time lost in his own thoughts. Even though he is looked after by his brother, John, Dennis tends to remain isolated and alone. That is until he is visited by a demon in his sleep. Now Dennis can no longer tell when he is awake or when he is dreaming as the demon takes possession of the young man and causes him to go on a murderous rampage.

 
Uploaded: 19 March 2017   


 

Catacomba
Anthology / Horror / Independent

While waiting for a haircut at an odd barber shop, a man begins to read a comic book that includes four stories of extreme violence and erotica. After reading about Satanic rituals on the countryside and dismemberment sex, the man waiting to get his hair cut will soon find himself in an equally bizarre scenario.

 
Uploaded: 26 February 2017   


 

Embalming
Thriller / Horror / Drama

The remains of a young man are found on the streets after he, apparently, committed suicide and leapt to his death. Embalmer Miyako is requested to preserve the young man’s body, and as she begins her work, she finds a mysterious pin protruding from his eyelid. Her job becomes even stranger when she comes back the following morning to find that the head of the cadaver has been stolen. These seemingly unrelated events sends Miyako deep into the underworld of Japan where death cults and organ harvesters lurk.

 
Uploaded: 26 February 2017   


 

The Devil Lives Here
Independent / Horror

Every nine months, brothers Sebastião and Luciano are tasked with carrying out an ancient ritual that keeps an evil entity only known as The Baron from returning. However, their night is interrupted when friends Ale, Magu, and Jorge decided to meet up with their friend Apolo at his family’s farm — the farm that The Baron claims as his own. Now the young friends are caught in the battle between good and evil.

 
Uploaded: 26 February 2017   


 

The Executioner, Part 2
Action / Exploitation

In LA, the streets are overrun with hoodlums, gangs, drugs and prostitutes. With the cops inability to stop the massive crimewave, a mask vigilante simply known as The Executioner takes to the streets in order to bring justice where there is none. However, because of his use of violence and hand-grenades, the chief-of-police teams up with a local reporter to stop The Executioner from turning LA into a war zone.

 




 

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