RÖKKUR – Einar Sv. Tryggvason


An atmospheric Icelandic thriller from 2017, Rökkur (Rift) has Gunnar approaching middle age and who has split from a relationship with the younger Einar. Sometime later Gunnar receives a worrying phone call from Einar. Concerned for Einar’s safety, Gunnar travels to his ex-partner’s isolated family cabin. As well as going back over old unresolved issues…

LOST PLATOON – Mark Mancina


Lost Platoon is a very cheap 1990 action-horror movie that has been likened to a hybrid of The Lost Boys/Near Dark and Platoon. A war journalist finds a group of soldiers who turn out to have taken part in various wars throughout the centuries – because they are vampires. The vampires discover an evil warlord…

FÖRGÄT MIG EJ – Måns Saari Jonsson


The appearance of a music box in a movie rarely bodes well, and this appears to hold true for Förgät mig ej, a Swedish drama which has what appears to be supernatural overtones. Written and directed by Måns Saari Jonsson, Förgät mig ej (Forget Me Not) focuses on Emma, a young doctor who works at…

SPRING – Torin Borrowdale


Spring is a short, animated film produced by Blender Animation Studio which has been produced to showcase the capabilities of Blender’s open-source computer graphics software. The movie follows a shepherd girl and her dog as they come face-to-face with some ancient spirits. Director Andreas Goralczyk (who also wrote the story) has created a world that…

MINE 9 – Mauricio Yazigi


Mine 9 is a survival thriller that follows a group of miners who work two miles under their Appalachian hometown. The miners know that conditions underground are not safe but they must risk their lives for the sake of a job or starve. Film reviews have noted director Eddie Mensore’s vivid depiction of the hardships…

CURIOSA – Arnaud Rebotini


A stylized French historical drama set at the end of the 19th century, Curiosa tells the story of a love triangle between Marie de Régnier, who reluctantly marries to pay off her father’s debts but who loves another: Pierre Louÿs, a poet, photographer and erotomaniac. First-time director, Lou Jeunet, tells the story from Marie’s point…

POLTERHEIST – Umberto Gaudino


Set in the North of England city of Bradford, Polterheist has two dim-witted gangsters desperately trying to find a stash of drug money stolen by their boss. However, to complicate matters, they have just murdered him, and they must therefore kidnap a local psychic medium and force her to contact the dead gang boss. Unfortunately,…