TERRIFIED
ATERRADOS
2018, Aura Films, 87 min, Argentina, Dir: Demián Rugna

In an unnamed Buenos Aires neighborhood, Clara is preparing dinner when she starts to hear threatening whispers coming from the kitchen sink. Husband Juan is initially skeptical, but a loud banging noise in the middle of the night wakes him up to a new dimension of horror and forces him to realize that the terror that surrounds his family may have, in fact, engulfed the entire neighborhood. One of the scariest films of 2018, this ingenious puzzlebox doles out each clue needed to solve the mystery with mounting suspense - TERRIFIED is a masterclass of nightmare set pieces.


MONSTER PARTY
2018, 83 min, USA, Dir: Chris von Hoffmann

When a trio of teen thieves infiltrates an elite dinner party by posing as servers, they find themselves wholly unprepared for what’s on the night’s menu - they’ve stumbled upon homicidal upper-class cultists in the throes of 12-stepped, stop-the-slaughter recovery! All hell breaks loose when the stickup goes south and the upwardly mobile murderers shed social graces in favor of their sociopathic sensibilities. Featuring pitch-perfect performances and garnished with salty social commentary, Chris von Hoffmann’s sophomore feature is funny, frightening and flush with enough practical effects and gore to sate even the most demanding horror fans.


BUBBA HO-TEP
2002, 92 min, USA, Dir: Don Coscarelli

THE KING OF ROCK VS. THE KING OF THE DEAD! Based on the Bram Stoker Award nominated short story by cult author Joe R. Lansdale, the stylish and funny BUBBA HO-TEP tells the "true" story of what really became of Elvis Presley. We find Elvis (Bruce Campbell) as an elderly resident in an East Texas rest home plauged by an evil Egyptian mummy. It seems he switched identities with an Elvis impersonator years before his "death," and now he's lost his desire. But now he has the chance to save the other residents from losing their souls (not to mention their lives), so he teams up with Jack (Ossie Davis), a fellow nursing home resident (who thinks that he is actually President John F. Kennedy), and the two valiant old codgers sally forth to battle the mummy and save the nursing home. At once a fun sci-fi/horror romp and an exploration of aging, dignity and the meaning of life.


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