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Raindance Film Festival: spotlight on the Screamdance strand

We shine a spotlight on the horror strand from this year’s festival.

Infection
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Raindance Film Festival recently unveiled its programme for 2019 and this year they’ve added a horror strand called Screamdance.

Running from 18th to 29th September 2019 in London, the festival has a line-up of seven horror films from around the world starting with Infection on Thursday 19th September.

We’ve gathered all the details you need to know below so find out what’s on when and grab yourself some tickets…

 

Infection (European Premiere)

Director: Flavio Pedota

Country: Venezuela/Mexico

Screening date: Thursday 19th September, 12.45pm Get tickets

After an outbreak of a mutated rabies virus, an epidemic brings chaos and fear to the city streets, forcing a father to battle through hostile territory in a fight to rescue his only son.

 

Feral (UK Premiere)

Director: Andrés Kaiser

Country: Mexico

Screening date: Thursday 19th September, 3.30pm Get tickets

The mountains of Oaxaca harbour the remains of a ravaged and burnt shelter. Once home to a psychoanalyst priest, he used it to look after savage children, trying to reintegrate them into society. Through videotape diaries and interviews, the truth of what happened there is shockingly revealed.

 

Dark, Almost Night (UK Premiere)

Director: Borys Lankosz

Country: Poland

Screening date: Sunday 22nd September, 9pm Get tickets 

A tenacious reporter returns to her hometown after a series of mysterious child kidnappings there. She begins to uncover a trail of dramatic events which started decades earlier, but in her quest for truth she must also confront shocking secrets about her own family and childhood.

 

Macabre (World Premiere)

Macabre

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Director: Marcos Prado

Country: Brazil

Screening date: Monday 23rd September, 8.30pm Get tickets

Macabre is based on the true story of two brothers, known as the Werewolves of Freiburg, accused of multiple brutal murders in the 1990s. As the population, the press, and the local police condemn the brothers, a police sergeant realises that one of them may be innocent.

 

La Deuxieme (International Premiere)

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Director: Jelle Stroo

Country: Belgium

Screening date: Tuesday 24th September, 8.15pm Get tickets

Jean leads a spiritual commune which promises its followers a second life. When the double of one of the followers arrives at the house, they learn that Jean meant this promise literally. However, not everybody is convinced, and even Jean eventually begins to question his own beliefs.

 

Sandpaper (International Premiere)

Director: Jarett Bellucci

Country: USA

Screening date: Thursday 26th September, 8.15pm Get tickets

Newly divorced Kate hires an amiable but eccentric carpenter named Howard to build her a new deck. Initially the perfect craftsman, Howard’s behaviour grows ever more peculiar, revealing a complex and devious personality that threatens to turn Kate’s whole life upside down, locking the pair in a battle of wills.

 

The Waiter (UK Premiere)

Director: Steve Krikris

Country: Greece

Screening date: Friday 27th September, 9.15pm Get tickets

Renos is a professional waiter, ambiguous, lonely, a meticulous observer of people. When he unwittingly becomes entangled in the mysterious disappearance of his neighbour, he is led on a ride that will alter his well-kept routine and change his life. A film equal parts character study and paradoxical murder story.

 

For more information and tickets head over to www.raindance.org/festival.

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