For the tenth year Canal+ and l’Étrange Festival get together to award the NEW GENRE GRAND PRIZE to one of the feature films from the International Competition.
The film will be bought by the network for future broadcasting. The 25 films are also competing for the AUDIENCE AWARD.
Recently arrived in Los Angeles, Sarah meets her eclectic but united new neighbours. At first the young woman has a hard time fitting in, and shuns her next door neighbour's courtship.
Becky and Tommi, a young derelict couple, and the very charismatic and invasive Marek have formed a terrorist group targeting immigrants living in Germany. Little by little, as the trio's sentiments are revealed, they embark on a relentless and bloody rampage.
Suffering from a creative block, beautiful Dezzy is struck by existential doubt coupled with a growing addiction to alcohol. Everything falls apart during a nightly journey through the Los Angeles slums...
Norval Greenwood, a thirty year old city dweller visits his father Gordon whom he hardly knows and who has just sent him a letter saying he had something very important to tell him. And yet Gordon seems bothered by his son's presence...
During an autopsy, a forensic examiner discovers a capsule containing his daughter's phone number. He tries to reach her and finds out she's being held captive. He has no choice but to accept a gruesome game to save her.
Hercules, the sadistic unpredictable mafia boss of a cabaret called Al Qaeda, hires a hitman for a peculiar mission: to cut off the finger of a jazz trumpet player who must give a concert in the area in a countess' home, to punish him for displeasing the boss.
Forced to quit boxing after the discovery of a tumor that leaves him very little time to live, Leo meets Monica, a junkie prostitute, whom he will help, leading to unforeseen consequences...
Inspired by real facts. During the summer holidays Chloe and Paul Diallo lend their house to their son's nanny and her companion, both recently evicted from their home. Upon returning from their vacation, the Diallo family find a locked door, the name on the letter box is no longer theirs, the locks have been changed and the occupants now claim the house to be their own. For Paul, this the start of a fight that will test his couple, his values, and even his humanity.
In a remote part of Wales, during the industrial revolution, a teenage girl lives in the mountains with her sister and her castrating mother. Her father has disappeared, and the other inhabitants of the village seem to dislike her family. First there's this heart pinned to the door, then the murdered animals...
Unwilling to compromise his budding political career, Koo Myung-hui is very embarrassed when his son is involved in a hit and run accident and brings the victim's body back to his parent's home.
Carolyn, a student, mysteriously disappears during a walk near a lake. This triggers many repercussions on her relatives, dumbstruck by sorrow and incomprehension.
Since 2014, Cinepocalypse (previously Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival) has terrorized Chicago audiences with an annual slate of premiere films, 70mm repertory screenings, guests, and bloodcurdling entertainment. Named a top genre festival in the world by MovieMaker Magazine, our June 2019 festivities saw the world premiere of Glenn Danzig's VEROTIKA, award recipient Michael Ironside, the world premiere of the TAMMY & THE T-REX gore cut, an official CHILD'S PLAY pop up speakeasy, and dozens of premieres from around the world - with a jury presided over by filmmaker Joel Schumacher including filmmaker Jennifer Reeder.
We couldn't be more honored to co-present (Chicago filmmaker ) Jennifer Reeder's wonderful KNIVES & SKIN at l'Étrange, a festival we've long admired in one of our absolute favorite cities in the world!
Three years after the terrible tragedy that caused the death of their eight year old daughter, a couple has a hard time starting over. They decide to take a few days off and stop one evening to camp on the side of the road.
A young russian girl who came to New York, attracted by the American dream, runs out of money and decides to go home by way of the Pacific coast. So she crosses the country on foot.
On a remote mountain in South America, eight teenagers are training for "The Organisation". They receive their orders from The Messenger, and their mission is to guard and watch over the Doctora, an american hostage, and a dairy cow.
Attacked by demons who are invading the world thanks to a popular phone app, a young man is saved by demon hunters called Nekromancers. He soon discovers he may be the Chosen One, capable of fighting and defeating the demons.
Defying his lord's authority, a poisoned governor foments a plot to invade a nearby province with the help of a doppelganger.
Hunter, a very withdrawn young woman, becomes pregnant. She does all she can to satisfy her husband and parents, but cannot affirm herself. One day she starts to ingest objects, and against all odds begins to feel better...
Mehmet, the watchman of broken down tenements, witnesses the death of a cable operator who falls from a great height putting up an antenna meant to receive a new broadcast. Mehmet soon discovers the cause of death may be unexpected.
Casey is a very anxious introvert. After an incident he decides to fight his frustrations by joining a karate school. His charismatic master's contact will make him obsessed by his own nascent power.
During a sea cruise a young man crosses the path of an apparently deserted yacht. He boards the ship to find out what happened...
In medieval times, an evangelist steps ashore on a beach to spread christianity among a pagan tribe. He will at first be saved by a nameless young man, but his integration will prove to be more complicated than expected.
In a little Korean village, a pharmaceutical corporation leads experiments in great secrecy. Unfortunately one of these brings recently deceased people back to life in the form of zombies. But when a bitten old man retrieves the virility of a teenager, all the village elders want to be munched.
Ben, a young 17 year old whose parents are getting a divorce, joins his father for the summer. He soon discovers that the house next door hides a terrible secret : missing children seem to multiply, and the culprit appears to be a creature that has infected the mistress of the house.
Gemma and Tom, a young couple looking for a new home are led by a wacky real estate agent to an empty and dreary lot.. When the agent disappears without a warning, the young couple find it impossible to leave.
Changed into a woman, Blanca, the White Snake demon, is struck by amnesia. With the help of Xuan, she will try to regain her memory. But things become complicated when Blanca and Xuan fall in love...