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Genre: Horror

Ms .45

A shy and mute seamstress goes insane after being attacked and raped twice in one day. She wanders the New York streets at night in a sexy black dress with her attacker’s gun strapped to her garter belt, blowing away any man who tries to pick her up. Continue Reading

Santa Sangre

A young man is confined in a mental hospital. Through a flashback we see that he was traumatized as a child, when he and his family were circus performers: he saw his father cut off the arms of his mother, a religious fanatic and leader of the heretical church of Santa Sangre (“Holy Blood”), and… Continue Reading

Come to Daddy

Come to Daddy

Join us for an encore screening of Ant Timpson‘s (TURBO KID, THE GREASY STRANGLER) feature directing debut, the BC-lensed horror thriller COME TO DADDY, starring Elijah Wood, on Monday, February 17. Norval’s (Wood) life has been, to put it lightly, difficult. Currently living at home with his mother, the troubled young man is coming off… Continue Reading

David Cronenberg’s Rabid (1977)

David Cronenberg’s Rabid (1977)

Picking up where his taboo-busting SHIVERS left off, RABID is the next-level iteration of legendary Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg’s obsession with sexual body horror as a late-nite creature feature. Former adult film star Marilyn Chambers stars as a woman who, after a motorcycle accident, wakes up in a hospital with new skin and a new… Continue Reading

Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep

DOCTOR SLEEP is the continuation of Danny Torrance’s story 40 years after the terrifying events of Stephen King‘s “The Shining.” Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance has fought to find some semblance of peace. But that peace is shattered when he encounters Abra, a courageous… Continue Reading

Culture Shock

Culture Shock

Join us at the Rio Theatre on Wednesday, December 11 for the Western Canadian Premiere of Vancouver-based director Gigi Saul Guerrero‘s stunning feature CULTURE SHOCK. This arresting thriller follows a young Mexican woman in pursuit of the American Dream, who crosses illegally into the United States – only to find herself in an American nightmare.… Continue Reading

Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

Determined to finish off the infamous killer Jason Voorhees once and for all, Tommy Jarvis and a friend exhume Jason’s corpse in order to cremate him. Things go awry when Jason is instead resurrected, sparking a new chain of ruthlessly brutal murders. Now it’s up to Tommy to stop the dark, devious and demented deaths… Continue Reading

Daniel Isn’t Real

Daniel Isn’t Real

Troubled college freshman Luke suffers a violent family trauma and resurrects his childhood imaginary friend Daniel to help him cope. Charismatic and full of manic energy, Daniel helps Luke to achieve his dreams, before pushing him to the very edge of sanity and into a desperate struggle for control of his mind — and his… Continue Reading

Homewrecker

Homewrecker

Written by director Zach Gayne and the film’s two stars, Precious Chong and Alex Essoe (who wowed us with her breakthrough performance in STARRY EYES, which screened at the Rio Grind Film Festival back in 2014), HOMEWRECKER has an unusual tone informed by late 1980s pop sensibilities. With the energy of a Jane Fonda workout… Continue Reading

In Fabric

In Fabric

From acclaimed cult British filmmaker Peter Strickland (THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY, BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO) comes IN FABRIC, a highly stylized, gauzy giallo that might best be described as, “a surreal sartorial horror yarn.” In this darkly comic tale about a possessed dressed, Oscar-nominee Marianne Jean-Baptiste (SECRETS & LIES) plays Sheila, a lonely bank clerk looking for… Continue Reading