A Selection of Gory Films with a Scary Streak!


The Anomaly

Wicked and Wild / WORLD PREMIERE
Noel Clarke/UK/2014/95 min
Cast: Noel Clarke, Ian Somerhalder, Brian Cox, Alexis Knapp, Luke Hemsworth

THU 19 June 18:10 Cineworld
FRI 20 June 18:10 Cineworld
PRICE: £9.50 (£7.90 concs)

In the future, time is of the essence. A traumatised ex-soldier (Noel Clarke) wakes up in the back of a moving van with a young boy held captive beside him. So begins a stylish game of cat-and-mouse played out against a futuristic backdrop where mind control is employed alongside cutting edge bio-technology in the fight between good and evil. This ambitious science fiction thriller sees director-actor Clarke using a clever premise to his advantage, constantly refreshing the high tension as the plot unfolds and keeping the exhilarating action moving with his impressive, bone-crunching fight sequences. [15] TICKETS


The Cat (Die Katze)

Dominik Graf/Federal Republic of Germany/1988/118 min
Cast: Götz George, Gudrun Landgrebe, Joachim Kemmer, Heinz Hoenig

Sat 21 June 13:10 Filmhouse 3
PRICE: £5.00

The most riveting thriller in the history of German cinema. As a bank heist escalates into a full-blown hostage crisis, a criminal mastermind (national superstar Götz George) engages in a suspenseful cat-and-mouse game with the police. [15] TICKETS


Coherence

Wicked and Wild / UK Premiere
James Ward Byrkit/USA/2013/89 min
Cast: Emily Foxler, Maury Sterling, Nicholas Brendon, Lorene Scafaria, Elizabeth Gracen

WED 25 June 20:40 Cineworld
SAT 28 June 22:50 Filmhouse 1
PRICE: £9.50 (£7.90 concs)

A group of old friends gather for dinner...gather for dinner... gather for dinner...A dinner party is disrupted by a power failure. Initially attributing it to unusual occurrences caused by a comet passing close to Earth, the guests eventually realise that something is terribly wrong. As the real problem becomes apparent, the psychological horror of their situation reaches terrifying heights. Skilfully handled by director James Ward Byrkit, this low-key sci-fi chiller slowly unfolds into an existential nightmare of gigantic proportions. [18] TICKETS


Doc of the Dead

Films on Film /EUROPEAN Premiere
Alexandre O Philippe/USA/2014/82 min
Cast: George A Romero, Simon Pegg, Bruce Campbell, Max Brooks, Robert Kirkman

SAT 21 June 20:45 Cineworld
SAT 28 June 18:15 Odeon Lothian Road 2
PRICE: £5.00

A sprightly zombie walk through the world of the undead. Alexandre O Philippe, director of The People vs. George Lucas and The Life and Times of Paul the Psychic Octopus, explores the history of the zombie in popular culture with clips galore and an impressive line-up of interviewees (including Simon Pegg, Bruce Campbell and, of course, George A Romero), and asks for tips from the experts on how to survive a zombie outbreak. Because, you know, it could really happen... [PG] TICKETS


The Fat and the Angry (Ettor och Nollor)

New Perspectives/ UK Premiere
Johan Renck/Sweden/2014/186 min
Cast: Jonathan Andersson, Liv Mjönes, Gustaf Skarsgård, Aliette Opheim, Måns Herngren, Elliott Hasselberg, Said Legue, Matias Varela

MON 23 June 20:30 Cineworld
FRI 27 June 20:15 Cineworld
PRICE: £9.50 (£7.90 concs)

Crime, Gothenburg style. Based on actual events, this gritty Nordic thriller is a violent tale of fraud, corruption, deception, racism and murder, laced with scathing social comment and black humour, and exposing the dark side of Sweden’s second largest city. Having helmed such high-end American shows as The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad, director Johan Renck keeps the atmosphere taut and the style cinematic, working with his excellent cast to deliver a slick, powerful piece of incendiary event television. [18] TICKETS


Fish and Cat (Mahi va Gorbeh)

Focus on Iran/ UK Premiere
Shahram Mokri/Iran/2013/134 min
Cast: Babak Karimi, Saeed Ebrahimifar, Abed Abest, Ainaz Azarhoush, Mona Ahmadi, Neda Jebraieli, Parinaz Tayeb, Samaneh Vafaiee

SUN 22 June 20:25 Filmhouse 2
WED 25 June 20:30 Filmhouse 2
PRICE: £5.00

An original blend of suspense, horror, wry observation and meditation on time. A real-life case of a restaurant that served human flesh serves as the gruesome starting point for this uniquely ambitious and mesmerising mixture of surrealism and naturalism. In a tour-de-force single take, the camera follows various people on the periphery of a lake in a remote wooded area of Iran, where a group of young people have come to take part in a kite-flying contest. Suspense builds as the visitors cross paths with menacing locals. [12A] TICKETS

The Green Inferno

Wicked and Wild/ UK Premiere
Eli Roth/USA/2013/103 min
Cast: Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Daryl Sabara, Kirby Bliss Blanton, Sky Ferreira, Magda Apanowicz, Aaron Burns

FRI 20 June 22:40 Filmhouse 1
SUN 22 June 15:15 Cineworld
PRICE: £9.50 (£7.90 concs)

If you go down to the woods today... Once again, Eli Roth justifies his position at the top of the fantasy/horror genre ladder with this startling and depraved take on cannibalism. A group of politically-correct college students from the US become innocents abroad when they travel to the Amazon in a naive attempt to save a tribe of native Indians from exploitation by Western developers. The best and the worst of the human condition are shockingly revealed as the young activists fight to avoid becoming fodder for the very people they have come to save. [15] TICKETS


Honeymoon

Wicked and Wild/ UK Premiere
Leigh Janiak/USA/2013/87 min
Cast: Rose Leslie, Harry Treadaway, Ben Huber, Hanna Brown

FRI 27 June 22:40 Filmhouse 1
SAT 28 June 13:10 Cineworld
PRICE: £9.50 (£7.90 concs)

What looks like the perfect honeymoon turns more and more sinister. Newlyweds Paul (Harry Treadaway) and Bea (Rose Leslie) have everything going for them: they’re young and in love and they’re about to begin a romantic honeymoon at her family’s isolated country cabin. On a visit to town, Bea runs into an old flame and his new wife, who are decidedly less than welcoming. When Paul finds Bea wandering in the woods in the middle of the night, she passes it off as sleepwalking, but no points for guessing that there’s something more going on. A terrifying, intimate horror film. [15] TICKETS


In Order of Disappearance (Kraftidioten)

Directors’ Showcase/ UK Premiere
Hans Petter Moland/Norway/2014/116 min
Cast: Stellan Skarsgard, Bruno Ganz, Pal Sverre Hagen, Jakob Oftebro, Birgitte Hjort Serensen, Kristofer Hivju, Anders Baasmo Christiansen

FRI 20 June 20:40 Cineworld
FRI 27 June 20:40 Cineworld
PRICE: £9.50 (£7.90 concs)

Revenge is a dish best served very, very cold indeed... When placid, hard-working snowplough driver Nils Dickman’s only son is found dead from an apparent drug overdose, he decides to take revenge against those responsible... a ruthless drug gang. He’s outnumbered for sure, but Nils knows the terrain... A hugely enjoyable, gruesome, ingenious, brilliantly cast, pitch-black comedy set against the hugely cinematic white landscape of a rural Norwegian winter. Like Death Wish set in Fargo, but funnier...and bloodier! [15] TICKETS


Intruders (Jo-nan-ja-deul)

New Perspectives/ UK Premiere
Noh Young-seok/South Korea/2013/99 min
Cast: Jun Suk-ho, Oh Tae-kyung

SAT 21 June 18:10 Cineworld
SUN 22 June 18:00 Cameo 3
PRICE: £9.50 (£7.90 concs)

A trip to the country turns deadly in this funny and suspenseful thriller. Suffering from writer’s block and facing an imminent deadline, young screenwriter Sang-jin takes up his producer’s offer of a retreat at an isolated country house. Instead of the peace and quiet he expected, Sang-jin sees his sojourn in the country turn into a succession of annoyances as he is set upon by a pushy local, a sinister pair of hunters and an obnoxious group of skiers. When night falls, things go from bad to worse in the most unexpected ways. [15] TICKETS


Let Us Prey

Wicked and Wild/ UK Premiere
Brian O’Malley/UK, Ireland/2014/89 min
Cast: Liam Cunningham, Pollyanna McIntosh, Bryan Larkin, Douglas Russsell, Hanna Stanbridge

THU 19 June 20:15 Filmhouse 1
SAT 21 June 22:40 Filmhouse 1
PRICE: £9.50 (£7.90 concs)

Welcome to Inveree - it’s a hell of a town! When a menacing stranger (Game of Thrones’ Liam Cunningham) winds up in the purgatory of a small-town police cell, a terrifying chain reaction begins among his fellow inmates. As madness descends, blood starts to flow and WPC Rachel Heggie (Pollyanna McIntosh) finds herself with her back to the wall, fighting for her life. With echoes of John Carpenter and Dario Argento, director Brian O’Malley expertly builds the tension from a slow-burning start to an absolutely explosive,nnerve-shredding finale. [18] TICKETS


Life After Beth

Wicked and Wild/ UK Premiere
Jeff Baena/USA/2014/91 min
Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C Reilly, Anna Kendrick, Molly Shannon, Cheryl Hines, Paul Reiser, Matthew Gray Gubler

THU 26 June 18:20 Cineworld
FRI 27 June 20:30 Filmhouse 1
PRICE: £12.50 (£9.00 concs)

Riotous, laugh-out-loud Zom-Rom-Com. Broken-hearted after the death of his girlfriend Beth, Zach is initially delighted to be given another chance when she returns from the dead. However, as we all know, relationships with zombies are never straightforward, and very soon Zach and the rest of the townsfolk are fighting for their lives. Proving that sometimes we should be careful what we wish for, this hilarious zombie relationship comedy features a superb cast, a haunting original score by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and endless laugh out-loud moments scattered throughout its excellent fantasy elements. [12A] TICKETS


Miss Zombie

Wicked and Wild/ UK Premiere
Sabu/Japan/2013/85 min
Cast: Ayaka Komatsu, Makoto Togashi, Toru Tezuka, Riku Ohnishi, Taro Suruga, Tateto Serizawa, Takaya Yamauchi

SUN 22 June 20:10 Cineworld
SAT 28 June 20:30 Odeon Lothian Road 2
PRICE: £9.50 (£7.90 concs)

A frightening look into the future and a moving story of human need. A well-to-do doctor’s family receive an unexpected delivery: a crate containing a young female zombie, a gun and written instructions that include the stern warning not to feed her meat. The family decide to keep her around as inexpensive domestic help. Soon the family’s young son bonds with the zombie, and the doctor becomes interested in her for his own reasons. This eerie, original and emotionally gripping variation on a well worn horror genre marks a welcome return to form from cult director Sabu. [15] TICKETS


Scintilla

Wicked and Wild/ UK Premiere
Billy O’Brien/UK/2013/94 min
Cast: John Lynch, Craig Conway, Antonia Thomas, Jumayan Hunter, Morjana Alaoui, Beth Winslet

THU 26 June 22:30 Filmhouse 1
PRICE: £9.50 (£7.90 concs)

There’s something frightening underground. A hard-bitten mercenary (John Lynch) is forced to lead a team on a dangerous mission to infiltrate a subterranean military research facility. What they discover inside will change the world forever, but can they make it out alive? With a dark style that echoes 70s British science fiction cinema, director Billy O’Brien puts his own indelible stamp on a classic genre set-up, delivering plenty of brutal action and terrifying scares as this nightmarish futuristic thriller unfolds. [18] TICKETS

 

Soul (Shi hun)

Wicked and Wild/ UK Premiere
Chung Mong-Hong/Taiwan/2013/112 min
Cast: Jimmy Wong, Joseph Chang, Vincent Liang, Chen Shiang-chyi, Tou Chun-hua, Leon Dai, Chen Yu-hsun

THU 19 June 22:30 Filmhouse 1
SAT 28 June 15:15 Cineworld
PRICE: £9.50 (£7.90 concs)

How far will a man go to cover up for the demon who’s taken over his son’s body? A young man, A-Chuan, collapses while at work in the kitchen of a sushi restaurant in Taiwan, and is sent to recuperate at his farmer father’s rural house. It soon becomes clear to both his father and his sister that the young man is not himself. So who is he? And why is he killing people? This original blend of horror, suspense, family drama and hallucinatory spiritual adventure will take even the most hardened genre fans by surprise. [15] TICKETS

 

We Gotta Get Out of This Place

American Dreams/EUROPEAN premiere
Simon Hawkins, Zeke Hawkins/USA/2013/ 90 min
Cast: Jeremy Allen White, Logan Huffman, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Pellegrino, William Devane

FRI 20 June 20:50 Cineworld
SUN 22 June 18:15 Odeon Lothian Road 2
PRICE: £9.50 (£7.90 concs)

Big trouble in the middle of nowhere. Reaching a crossroads in their lives, three teenage friends from a remote Texas town find their hopes and plans for the future in jeopardy when they become embroiled in the dangerous affairs of a ruthless local gangster. With first-rate performances from the three leads, directors Simon and Zeke Hawkins take us on a claustrophobic trip through the dark, oppressive side of small town America as their soulful, haunting noir thriller unfolds in gripping fashion. [15] TICKETS

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