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Preview of the Horror & Fantasy Film Festival

Blood (2022)
Blood (2022)


Here you'll find some of the feature films that will participate this year at the 34th Horror & Fantasy Film Festival, that will take place between October 27 and November 3.

  • Blood (2022). Brad Anderson. USA

Jess Stokes, a newly separated mother and nurse, moves into her family farmhouse with her teenage daughter Tyler, and her eight-year-old son, Owen. One day, after being bitten by the family dog, Owen falls ill. The doctors don’t know what’s wrong with him and his health is getting worse by the minute… until Jess discovers a shocking cure. Michelle Monaghan stars in Brad Anderson’s return to the most classic horror.

  • Cuando acecha la maldad (2023). Demian Rugna. Argentina

The inhabitants of a small town in the middle of nowhere discover that the devil incarnate is about to be spawned in a “rotten” body, threatening the local community’s peaceful life. Deciding to get rid of it as quickly as possible, they make too many mistakes. Now they have to outrun the encroaching Evil as it spreads like a virus.

  • Cuando los amos duermen (2023). Santiago Alvarado Ilarri. Spain

Samuel and Lourdes are a poor couple who work hard looking after the land and house of their master, Víctor, an ancient vampire who only feeds on the blood of bad people. Generation after generation, Samuel's family has protected their lord, but now Samuel and Lourdes have two problems: they can’t have a baby and a mysterious vampire relative has come to visit. Third feature film directed by Santiago Alvarado Ilarri after Capa caída (2015) and Menéndez: El día del señor (2019).

  • La espera (2023). F. Javier Gutiérrez. Spain

Eladio is the guard of a farm in the country, where he lives with his wife and son. One day accepts a bribe from a hunter, only to see his life become a macabre descent into hell weeks later. Third feature film from F. Javier Gutiérrez following 3 días (2008) and Rings (2017), starring Víctor Clavijo, Ruth Díaz and Luis Callejo.

  • The Forbidden Play (2023). Hideo Nakata. Japan

Naoto and Miyuki’s happy marital life comes to an abrupt end when she dies in a car accident. Naoto is heartbroken, as his son Naruto, who buries his mother’s finger in the garden and says a spell every day in the attempt to bring her back to life. But sometimes it’s better to let things be. Latest movie from Hideo Nakata –The Ring (1998), Dark Water (2002), Ghost Theater (2015)– the father of J-Horror.

  • The Coffee Table (2022). Caye Casas. Spain

María and Jesús are a couple of 40-year-olds, recent parents to their first son. Although their relationship is going through a rough time, what they don’t realise is that buying a new coffee table for the dining room will become the worst decision of their lives. Caye Casas –Matar a Dios (2017), co-directed with Albert Pintó– directs this disturbing film lathered in extremely dark humour taking everyday objects to plunge its protagonists into a nightmare from which there is no escape.

  • Sana (2023). Takashi Shimizu. Japan

The legendary creator of The Grudge (2002) franchise returns to the most classic horror with this tale starring the J-Pop group, Generations, who find themselves trapped in a spiral of terror when one of them comes across a cassette in the storeroom of the radio station for which he works, sent to them years back by a mysterious young girl called Sana. Everyone who listens to the tape is afflicted with a curse dating back to the time of the recording.

  • Sleep (2023). Jason Yu. South Korea

Hyun-su and Soo-jin are newlyweds. One night he starts talking in his sleep, saying “Someone’s inside”. From that night on, whenever he falls asleep, he transforms into someone else, wakening with no recollection of what happened the night before. Soo-jin is afraid of her husband’s behaviour and can barely sleep. Despite treatment, Hyun-su’s sleepwalking only intensifies, and she begins to feel that their unborn child may be in danger.

  • Vincent doit mourir (2022). Stéphan Castang. France

Random strangers have suddenly started attacking Vincent with murderous intent. His tedious and unremarkable existence takes an unexpected turn and he has to flee to survive, while things spiral violently out of control. His life has changed, everyone’s life has changed. The world will never be the same again.


  • Conann (2023). Bertrand Mandico. Luxembourg-France-Belgium

Travelling through the abyss, underworld demon Rainer narrates the six lives of Conann, a blood-thirsty Amazon warrior perpetually sentenced to death by her own future, across eras, myths and ages. From her childhood, as the slave of Sanja and her barbarian horde, to her rise to the summits of cruelty at the doors of our world.

  • Club Zero (2023). Jessica Hausner. Austria-UK-Germany-France-Denmark-Qatar

Miss Novak joins the staff of an international boarding school to give a ‘conscious eating’ class. One of her main goals is to instruct her wards that ‘eating less is healthier’, a practice she uses to earn her students’ trust, until the alarm bells start to ring among the teachers and parents. But it’s too late: Club Zero has is a reality and it won’t be easy to break. Mia Wasikowska and Sidse Babett Knudsen star in the latest film from the Austrian Jessica Hausner, director of films including Lourdes (2009), Amour fou (2014) and Little Joe (2019).

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