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#27Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.Synopsis: Jarvis Dolan is the star journalist of the successful London late night radio show “The Grim Reality”. The evening takes… [More]Starring:Eddie MarsanIvana BaqueroRichard BrakeAlexis RodneyDirected By:Pedro C. Alonso

GRETEL & HANSEL 

#26Critics Consensus: Gretel & Hansel’s rich visuals satisfy, even if this adaptation of a classic fairytale gets a little lost in the woods on the storytelling front.Synopsis: A long time ago in a distant fairytale countryside, a young girl (Sophia Lillis, It) leads her little brother (Sammy… [More]Starring:Sophia LillisSamuel LeakeyAlice KrigeJessica De GouwDirected By:Oz Perkins

AMULET 

On Set Photography from the Feature Film Amulet

#25Critics Consensus: If its chilly sense of dread never quite becomes spine-tingling terror, Amulet remains smart, solidly disquieting fun for genre fans seeking slow-building horror.Synopsis: Following an accident that leaves him homeless in London, former soldier Tomaz is brought to the rotting home of Magda,… [More]Starring:Carla JuriAlec SecareanuImelda StauntonAngeliki PapouliaDirected By:Romola Garai

YUMMY 

#24Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.Synopsis: A young couple travels to a shady Eastern European hospital for plastic surgery. The young woman wants a breast reduction…. [More]Starring:Maaike NeuvilleBart HollandersClara CleymansBenjamin RamonDirected By:Lars Damoiseaux

THE LODGE 

#23Critics Consensus: Led by an impressive Riley Keough performance, The Lodge should prove a suitably unsettling destination for fans of darkly atmospheric horror.Synopsis: A bone-chilling nightmare from the directors of GOODNIGHT MOMMY, THE LODGE follows a family who retreat to their remote winter… [More]Starring:Riley KeoughJaeden MartellLia McHughAlicia SilverstoneDirected By:Severin FialaVeronika Franz

THE WRETCHED

#22Critics Consensus: The Wretched stirs up a savory blend of witch-in-the-woods horror ingredients that should leave genre fans hungry for a second helping from writer-directors Brett and Drew T. Pierce.Synopsis: Following his parents’ separation, a rebellious teenage boy, Ben, is sent to live with his father for the summer and… [More]Starring:John-Paul HowardPiper CurdaJamison JonesAzie TesfaiDirected By:Brett PierceDrew T. Pierce

THE RENTAL 

#21Critics Consensus: Some tricky genre juggling makes The Rental a bit of a fixer-upper, but effective chills and a solid cast make this a fine destination for horror fans.Synopsis: Two couples on an oceanside getaway grow suspicious that the host of their seemingly perfect rental house may be spying… [More]Starring:Dan StevensAlison BrieSheila VandToby HussDirected By:Dave Franco

THE PLATFORM (EL HOYO) 

#20Critics Consensus: While it may feel muddled at times, The Platform is an inventive and captivating dystopian thriller.Synopsis: One day Goreng wakes up with his future colleague Trimagasi in the 33rd level of a prison style place, crossed… [More]Starring:Ivan MassaguéAntonia San JuanZorion EguileorEmilio BualeDirected By:Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia

VFW 

#19Critics Consensus: VFW’s solid cast, deft direction, and surprisingly weighty subtext add extra heft to a gory thriller that should hold buckets of sanguine appeal for grindhouse fans.Synopsis: A typical night for a group of war veterans at the local VFW turns into an all-out battle for survival… [More]Starring:Stephen LangWilliam SadlerMartin KoveDavid Patrick KellyDirected By:Joe Begos

#18Critics Consensus: An intriguing and unsettling debut for writer-director Jeffrey A. Brown, The Beach House offers a delightfully grim getaway for fans of imaginative, ambitious horror.Synopsis: Escaping to his family’s beach house to reconnect, Emily and Randall find their off-season trip interrupted by Mitch and Jane… [More]Starring:Liana LiberatoNoah Le GrosJake WeberMaryanne NagelDirected By:Jeffrey A. Brown

The Beach House

#18Critics Consensus: An intriguing and unsettling debut for writer-director Jeffrey A. Brown, The Beach House offers a delightfully grim getaway for fans of imaginative, ambitious horror.Synopsis: Escaping to his family’s beach house to reconnect, Emily and Randall find their off-season trip interrupted by Mitch and Jane… [More]Starring:Liana LiberatoNoah Le GrosJake WeberMaryanne NagelDirected By:Jeffrey A. Brown

BULBBUL 

#17Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.Synopsis: Set in 20th Century Bengal, Bulbbul is a mystery and fable about a young woman’s journey from innocence to strength…. [More]Starring:Tripti DimriAvinash TiwaryRahul BoseParambrata ChatterjeeDirected By:Anvita Dutt

KOKO-DI KOKO-DA 

#16Critics Consensus: Using an effectively creepy setting and a beguilingly evasive approach, Koko-Di Koko-Da takes a chilling look at the long tail of grief.Synopsis: Elin and Tobias are a happily married couple who regularly vacation with their young daughter. The family is on a… [More]Starring:Ylva GallonLeif EdlundPeter BelliKatarina JakobsonDirected By:Johannes Nyholm

#ALIVE 

#15Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.Synopsis: The rapid spread of an unknown infection has left an entire city in ungovernable chaos, but one survivor remains alive… [More]Starring:Ah-in YooPark Shin-hyeChae Kyung LeeHyun-Wook LeeDirected By:Il Cho

1BR 

#14Critics Consensus: 1BR’s occasionally ordinary storytelling is more than outweighed by tight direction, interesting ideas, and an effective blend of horror and thoughtful drama.Synopsis: After leaving behind a painful past to follow her dreams, Sarah scores the perfect Hollywood apartment. But something is not… [More]Starring:Nicole Brydon BloomGiles MattheyAlan BlumenfeldCeleste SullyDirected By:David Marmor

SEA FEVER 

#13Critics Consensus: If Sea Fever never quite heats up as much as it could, it remains an engrossing, well-acted sci-fi thriller with effective horror elements.Synopsis: Siobhán’s a marine biology student who prefers spending her days alone in a lab. She has to endure a week… [More]Starring:Hermione CorfieldConnie NielsenDougray ScottOlwen FouéréDirected By:Neasa Hardiman

COLOR OUT OF SPACE 

#12Critics Consensus: A welcome return for director Richard Stanley, Color Out of Space mixes tart B-movie pulp with visually alluring Lovecraftian horror and a dash of gonzo Nicolas Cage.Synopsis: After a meteorite lands in the front yard of their farm, Nathan Gardner (Nicolas Cage) and his family find themselves… [More]Starring:Nicolas CageJoely RichardsonMadeleine ArthurBrendan MeyerDirected By:Richard Stanley

COME TO DADDY 

#11Critics Consensus: Bloody horror with barbed wit, Come to Daddy anchors its brutal violence in a surprisingly mature approach to provocative themes.Synopsis: Norval Greenwood, a privileged man-child arrives at the beautiful and remote coastal cabin of his estranged father, who he hasn’t… [More]Starring:Elijah WoodStephen McHattieMartin DonovanMichael SmileyDirected By:Ant Timpson

AFTER MIDNIGHT (SOMETHING ELSE) 

#10Critics Consensus: Part creature feature, part romance, After Midnight somehow manages to combine its disparate ingredients and come up with something special.Synopsis: A small-time bar owner is stalked by a mysterious monster every night after his decade-long, blissful relationship with his girlfriend… [More]Starring:Jeremy GardnerBrea GrantHenry ZebrowskiJustin BensonDirected By:Jeremy GardnerChristian Stella

SPUTNIK 

#9Critics Consensus: Effective space alien horror with a Soviet-era twist, Sputnik proves there are still some scary good sci-fi thrillers left in the galaxy.Synopsis: Due to her controversial methods, young doctor Tatiana Yurievna (Oksana Akinshina) is on the precipice of losing her medical license…. [More]Starring:Oksana AkinshinaPyotr FyodorovFedor BondarchukAnton Vasilev (II)Directed By:Egor Abramenko

SWALLOW 

#8Critics Consensus: Swallow’s unconventional approach to exploring domestic ennui is elevated by a well-told story and Haley Bennett’s powerful leading performance.Synopsis: On the surface, Hunter (Haley Bennett) appears to have it all. A newly pregnant housewife, she seems content to spend… [More]Starring:Haley BennettAustin StowellElizabeth MarvelDavid RascheDirected By:Carlo Mirabella-Davis

BLOOD QUANTUM 

#7Critics Consensus: Blood Quantum blends bloody horror with sociopolitical subtext, taking a fresh bite out of the crowded zombie genre in the bargain.Synopsis: The dead are coming back to life outside the isolated Mi’gMaq reserve of Red Crow, except for its Indigenous inhabitants… [More]Starring:Michael GreyeyesForrest GoodluckKiowa GordonElle-Máijá TailfeathersDirected By:Jeff Barnaby

RELIC 

#6Critics Consensus: Relic ratchets up its slowly building tension in an expertly crafted atmosphere of dread, adding up to an outstanding feature debut for director/co-writer Natalie Erika James.Synopsis: When Edna, the elderly and widowed matriarch of the family, goes missing, her daughter Kay and granddaughter Sam travel to… [More]Starring:Emily MortimerRobyn NevinBella HeathcoteChris BuntonDirected By:Natalie Erika James

THE INVISIBLE MAN 

#5Critics Consensus: Smart, well-acted, and above all scary, The Invisible Man proves that sometimes, the classic source material for a fresh reboot can be hiding in plain sight.Synopsis: Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass (Moss) escapes in the dead of… [More]Starring:Elisabeth MossAldis HodgeStorm ReidHarriet DyerDirected By:Leigh Whannell

IMPETIGORE (PEREMPUAN TANAH JAHANAM) 

Marissa Anita appears in Impetigore by Joko Anwar, an official selection of the Midnight program at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Ical Tanjung, I.C.S.All photos are copyrighted and may be used by press only for the purpose of news or editorial coverage of Sundance Institute programs. Photos must be accompanied by a credit to the photographer and/or ‘Courtesy of Sundance Institute.’ Unauthorized use, alteration, reproduction or sale of logos and/or photos is strictly prohibited.

#4Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.Synopsis: Perempuan Tanah Jahanam tells the story of a woman who returns to her home village, only to find out that… [More]Starring:Tara BasroArio BayuMarisa AnitaChristine HakimDirected By:Joko Anwar

LA LLORONA

 

#3Critics Consensus: La Llorona puts a fresh spin on the familiar legend by blending the supernatural and the political to resolutely chilling effect.Synopsis: Indignant retired general Enrique finally faces trial for the genocidal massacre of thousands of Mayans decades ago. As a horde… [More]Starring:Maria Mercedes CoroyMargarita KéneficSabrina de la HozJulio DiazDirected By:Jayro Bustamante

EXTRA ORDINARY 

#2Critics Consensus: A horror/rom-com hybrid that somehow manages to blend its ingredients without losing their flavor, Extra Ordinary more than lives up to its title.Synopsis: Rose, a sweet, small town driving instructor, is gifted with supernatural abilities, “The Talents”, which mean she can talk to… [More]Starring:Maeve HigginsBarry WardWill ForteClaudia O’DohertyDirected By:Mike AhernEnda Loughman

HOST

#1Critics Consensus: Lean, suspenseful, and scary, Host uses its timely premise to deliver a nastily effective treat for horror enthusiasts.Synopsis: Six friends hire a medium to hold a séance over Zoom during lockdown but get far more than they bargain… [More]Starring:Haley BishopRadina DrandovaEdward LinardJemma MooreDirected By:Rob Savage