From May 9 to 15, thirty-six movies from all around the world will premiere in Athens and compete for this year’s Horrorant awards.
Don’t bite your nails!!!
The Movies – Schedule
- Freaks (2018, Dir: Zach Lipovsky, Adam B. Stein), [Opening Movie, International Competition], May 9th
In this genre-bending psychological sci-fi thriller, a bold girl discovers a bizarre, threatening, and mysterious new world beyond her front door after she escapes her father’s protective and paranoid control.
- Mon Mon Mon Monsters! -Guai guai guai guaiwu!, orig. title- (2017, Dir: Giddens Ko), [Best Horrorant FF Movie 2018], May 9th
A group of teenagers capture a man-eating monster.
- Anya (2018, Dir: Erik Zavala), [International Competition – European Premiere], May 9th & May 11th
Anya is kidnapped and isolated by Emilio who will psychologically and physically abuse her, leading to a breaking point where the only exit will be to face her captor and the demons inside her.
- Long Lost (2018, Dir: Erik Bloomquist), [Panorama], May 9th & May 14th
When Seth receives a mysterious letter inviting him to spend the weekend at a secluded mansion in the country, he soon realizes the people inside the house may know him better than he knows himself.
- Sonno Profondo (2013, Dir: Luciano Onetti), [Focus 3X3], May 9th
After murdering a woman, a killer that is traumatized from his childhood memories, gets a mysterious envelope slipped under his door. The hunter becomes the prey when he finds out that the envelope contains photos that show him killing the young woman.
- Two Times You -Dos Veces Tú, orig. title- (2018, Dir: Salomón Askenazi), [Panorama], May 9th & May 13th
Tania and Daniela exchange husbands during a wedding just for fun, but a fatal accident will create new, strange relationships.
- Albatroz (2019, Dir: Daniel Augusto), [Panorama], May 10th & May 12th
A photographer travels to Jerusalem and register a terrorist attack, but receive negative critics for taking pictures instead of trying to avoid it. He falls into depression and stands on the border between reality, dream and delirium.
- Scopophilia (2018, Dir: Electra Angeletopoulou, Natalia Lampropoulou), [Panorama], May 10th & May 15th
Through the voyeuristic nature of the internet, Alexis unintentionally witness a murder through his computer. Will he be able to uncover the murderer or he will be caught into his trap?
- Every Time I Die (2019, Dir: Robi Michael), [Panorama], May 10th
When Sam is murdered in a remote lake, his consciousness begins to travel through the bodies of his friends in an effort to protect them from his killer. This dark passage leads him on a greater journey – discovering his own true identity.
- The Tenants -Inquilinos, orig. title- (2018, Dir: Chava Cartas), [International Competition], May 10th & May 12th
Luzma and Demián, a young couple, have just moved to an old neighborhood trying to leave behind an incident that torments them. Hopeful, they do their best to take this change as an opportunity to start over. Nevertheless, Luzma begins to discover that their neighbors hide terrible secrets that lead to paranormal phenomena; however, Demian is starting to believe that Luzma is losing her mind.
- Kill Ben Lyk (2018, Dir: Erwan Marinopoulos), [Panorama], May 10th & May 12th
Within 24 hours, three people have been murdered in London, all by the name of Ben Lyk. Scotland Yard decides to gather together all the other Ben Lyks located in London until they can figure out who’s after them and why.
- The Spell (2019, Dir: Amit Dubey), [International Competition], May 10th
A dark spirit’s vengeance shatters the life of a couple in their new home. The couple must now decide to leave or stay behind to their possible death.
- Finale (2018, Dir: Søren Juul Petersen), [International Competition – Director’s attendance plus post-movie Q&A], May 10th & May 14th
During the night of the biggest sports final of the year, two girls working in a gas station experience strange incidents. Is it just staged pranks or is it something of a more aggressive intent?
- Trauma (2017, Dir: Lucio A. Rojas), [Focus 3X3], May 10th
Four friends visit a rural locality of Chile, are brutally attacked by a man and his son. After not finding help in the town, they decide to confront these men with the help of a pair of policemen. But in this way, they will discover that their attackers have in their blood the direct legacy of the darkest period of Chilean history and will have to face the most brutal enemy.
- Carga (2018, Dir: Bruno Gascon), [Panorama], May 11th
A lorry, a road and an unpredictable destiny, all intersecting in a human trafficking network. Caught up in this web, Viktoriya has only one chance: fight to survive.
- Cursed Seat -Proigrannoe mesto, orig. title- (2018, Dir: Nadezhda Mikhalkova), [International Competition], May 11th & May 13th
In this gruesome shocker, a group of teens are haunted by evil forces that’s set to claim their lives. When the malevolent spirit escalates its attack and the classmates begin dying in strange and horrible ways, they band together to try and figure out its grand design. A wave of death has been unleashed and death is chasing each of them.
- Werewolf -Wilkolak, orig. title- (2018, Dir: Adrian Panek), [International Competition], May 11th
Children liberated from a Nazi concentration camp have to overcome hunger, thirst and vicious dogs in an abandoned mansion surrounded by the forest.
- Pledge (2018, Dir: Daniel Robbins), [International Competition], May 11th
A group of college freshmen pledge an exclusive fraternity but soon realize there’s more at stake than they could have ever imagined.
- Last Sunrise (2019, Dir: Wen Ren), [Panorama], May 11th
A future reliant on solar energy falls into chaos after the sun disappears, forcing a reclusive astronomer and his bubbly neighbor out of the city in search of light in the perpetual darkness.
- Romina (2018, Dir: Diego Cohen), [Focus 3X3], May 11th
A shocking assault inspires horrific violence when a group of teens encounters a girl from their school while camping in a remote spot.
- Alive (2018, Dir: Rob Grant), [International Competition], May 11th & May 12th
A severely injured man and woman awake in an abandoned sanitarium only to discover that a sadistic caretaker holds the keys to their freedom and the horrific answers as to their real identity.
- The Soul Conductor -Provodnik, orig. title- (2018, Dir: Ilya S. Maksimov), [International Competition – Director’s attendance], May 12th
A psychological film exploring the fine line between reality and imagination.
- I’ll Take Your Dead (2018, Dir: Chad Archibald), [International Competition], May 12th
I’ll Take Your Dead follows William who has a simple job, he makes dead bodies disappear. This isn’t something he likes to or even wants to do, but through circumstances out of his control, his little farm house in the country has become a dumping ground for the casualties of the gang related murders in the nearby city. His daughter Gloria has become used to rough looking men dropping off corpses and is even convinced that some of them are haunting their house. After a woman’s body, is dumped at the house, William begins his meticulous process when he realizes, she’s not actually dead. As the gang activity increases, William patches the woman up and holds her against her will until he can figure out what to do with her. As they begin to develop a very unusual respect for each other, the woman’s murderers get word that she’s still alive and make plan to go finish what they started.
- After the Lethargy (2018, Dir: Marc Carreté), [International Competition], May 12th & May 14th
The police confirms the presence of a “86-Code” in the National Park. A beast, coming from another world, could have woken up from its lethargy.
- Path -Sendero, orig. title- (2015, Dir: Lucio A. Rojas), [Focus 3X3], May 12th
Ana is a young woman who has just been given a scholarship to study in a foreign country. She decides to celebrate with their friends out of the city. On the road, after helping an injured woman, they are kidnapped by a weird family.
- The Last Serb In Croatia -Posljednji Srbin u Hrvatskoj, orig. title- (2019, Dir: Predrag Licina), [International Competition], May 13th
Croatia, seven years after bankruptcy. There is a fight going on in the world – water has become more precious than oil. In order to get hold of it, the powerful are ready to start wars, conquer, destroy, and even plant a zombie-virus. Mico, a bon viveur from Zagreb, whose daily routine includes massage parlours, restaurants and cinemas, where he watches a movie series featuring his favorite actress Franka Anic, is caught completely off guard by the zombie-epidemics. Nevertheless, he boldly embarks on an Odyssey accompanied by his movie heroine, with one highly unattainable, goal: to survive.
- Abrakadabra (2018, Dir: Luciano Onetti, Nicolás Onetti), [Focus 3X3], May 13th
In the tradition of giallos of the early 70s a magician finds himself the target of a sadistic serial killer.
- Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (2018, Dir: Sonny Laguna, Tommy Wiklund), [International Competition], May 13th
All hell breaks loose when a strange force animates the puppets up for auction at a convention, setting them on a bloody killing spree that’s motivated by an evil as old as time.
- Go Home – A casa loro (2018, Dir: Luna Gualano), [International Competition], May 14th
In the course of a demonstration in Rome against the opening of a refugee camp, an apocalypse of zombies breaks out.
- Punto Muerto (2018, Dir: Daniel de la Vega), [Panorama], May 14th
In his new feature, Daniel de la Vega embarks on a classical approach: Dead End is a full-blown crime flick; a traditional whodunit influenced by the best examples of the genre in cinema and literature – the plot is particularly literary. A crime writer must solve a series of murders that bear a remarkable resemblance to those depicted in his latest (unpublished) novel, making him the prime suspect. De la Vega keeps the narrative moving with great skill and creates some fine visuals, especially during the murder sequences. Another of his decisions, however, is even more striking, as it keeps with the classic, but also flirts with modernist themes: the film looks as though it was made in the 30s or 40s; the photography is black and white and the make-up is typical of the period.
- Dukun (2018, Dir: Dain Said), [International Competition], May 14th
In a case that had the nation riveted and human rights organizations the world over up in arms due to the death sentence handed out to the accused, comes a tale about the lure of riches, power, eternal youth, beauty and the blood one must spill to achieve this.
- Perfidia (2014, Dir: Lucio A. Rojas (as Lucio Rojas)), [Focus 3X3], May 15th
Laura and Ruben reunite after spending 15 years apart in a remote cabin in the woods.
- Luna de miel (2015, Dir: Diego Cohen), [Focus 3X3], May 15th
What are you willing to do for love?
- Perdidos (2014, Dir: Diego Cohen), [Focus 3X3], May 15th
In september 2012, four film students disappeared while making a documentary in an abandoned building in downtown Mexico city. This is the footage recovered from the shooting.
- Francesca (2015, Dir: Luciano Onetti), [Focus 3X3], May 15th
Two detectives must catch a serial killer, but their only chance to find him, is to solve the case of missing girl who disappeared 15 years ago.
- Blood Fest (2018, Dir: Owen Egerton), [Closing Screening], May 15th
Fans flock to a festival celebrating the most iconic horror movies, only to discover that the charismatic showman behind the event has a diabolical agenda.
7 short movies will also be featured on the 6th HFF.
***For more info visit: http://www.horrorantfilmfestival.com/
‘Assembled’ by Christos Doukakis