Ghosts, Monsters and Zombies..Oh My!

The Conjuring

UK premiere - James Wan / USA / 2013 / 111 mins/ Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga

Supernatural terror beyond belief.

A couple and their three daughters are terrified to find their new rural home already occupied by a malevolent force. Called on to investigate, paranormal researchers Ed and Lorraine Wilson (Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga) face the most challenging and dangerous case of their careers. Director James Wan (Saw) comes across with a chilling, entertaining film that re-captures the mood of some of the great 1970s American horror films with uncanny accuracy.

           • 27 June, 20:30 at Filmhouse 1
           • 29 June, 18:30 at Filmhouse 1

The Complex (Kuroyuri danchi)

UK premiere- Hideo Nakata / Japan / 2013 / 106 mins/ Atsuko Maeda, Hiroki Narimiya, Masanobu Katsumura, Naomi Nishida, Kanau Tanaka

A master of Japanese horror returns.

Hideo Nakata (Ring, Dark Water) is back with a new experiment in nerve-shattering terror. Young student Asuka has just moved with her family into a new housing complex. Strange sounds indicate that all is not well there. Soon Asuka becomes involved with the fates of two neighbours: an elderly hermit and a young boy who constantly plays alone... A subtle exercise in mounting suspense that leads to a ferocious climax.

         • 22 June, 21:45 at Cineworld 5
         • 25 June, 20:40 at Cineworld 11

Frankenstein’s Army

UK premiere - Richard Raaphorst / USA, Netherlands / 2013 / 84 min /Karel Roden, Joshua Sasse, Robert Gwilym, Alexander Mercury, Luke Newberry, Hon Ping Tang

What could be scarier than Frankenstein’s monster? Frankenstein’s army!

Eastern Germany, World War II. A ragged unit of Russian soldiers discovers a secret Nazi laboratory complex, where deranged scientists are using Frankenstein’s work as a blueprint, recycling dead soldiers into an army of vicious, unstoppable monsters for the Führer’s final assault. Shocks and gore flow thick and fast as steampunk zombie robots run amok in this brilliantly conceived and executed ‘found footage’ horror extravaganza.

           • 28 June, 22:30 at Filmhouse 1
           • 29 June, 14:45 at Cineworld 11


Outpost 3: Rise of the Spetsnaz

World premiere - Kieran Parker / UK / 2013 / 87 mins/ Bryan Larkin, Ivan Kamaras Michael McKell, Velibor Topic, Alec Utgoff, Laurentiu Possa

The third instalment in the popular Nazi zombie saga...

The third instalment in the popular Nazi zombie saga restores the series to its WW2 origins and introduces a new hero in Dolokhov (Bryan Larkin), a member of Russia’s elite special forces. His strength and survival skills are sorely put to the test when he is captured by the Germans and taken to an underground bunker, where the most horrifying experiments are under way. Frenetic action, gory horror, and a sardonic touch make this a welcome sequel.

         • 27 June, 23:00 at Filmhouse 1
         • 29 June, 12:30 at Cineworld 11


Longing for the Rain

World Perspectives / UK premiere Longing for the Rain (Chunmeng) Yang Lina / Hong Kong / 2013 / 98 mins /  Zhao Siyuan, Fu Jia, Dej Pongpazroj, Xue Hong

 A daring erotic ghost story from China.

A Beijing housewife, contented with her loveless marriage, her female friends, and her little daughter, finds her comfortable existence threatened by the visits of a ghostly lover with whom she has passionate sex. Her addiction to this new relationship threatens her comfortable existence. This subtle and unpredictable film delves with great imagination into the erotic and spiritual lives of women in contemporary China.

         • 24 June, 20:35 at Cineworld 11
         • 25 June, 20:55 at Cineworld 13



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