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BHFF Second Wave of Titles - Features




THE BROOKLYN HORROR FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES THE FINAL WAVE OF 2017 PROGRAM!


THE BOOK OF BIRDIE to close festival, Centerpiece films from Shudder, LOCALS ONLY Showcase, VR program and shorts!





The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival drops its second announcement with wave two of the program, locals only showcase, shorts and more! Bringing the best of horror to Brooklyn from October 12 till the 15th.




THE BOOK OF BIRDIE
UK | 2017 | 90 min | Dir. Elizabeth E. Schuch
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE




First-time director Elizabeth E. Schuch impressively blends psychological horror, whimsical fantasy, and feminist ideals in one-of-a-kind THE BOOK OF BIRDIE. Shy and fragile teenager Birdie’s unusual hallucinations, dark obsessions and fascination with blood are triggered as she’s forced into a remote convent and faced with what her fate will be.



MAYHEM
USA | 2017 | 86 min | Dir. Joe Lynch
NEW YORK PREMIERE




Making its New York Premiere, MAYHEM follows office scapegoat Derek Cho (played by THE WALKING DEAD’s Steven Yeun) as he’s fired from his cozy legal job just as the dreaded rage-inducing “ID7 virus” quarantines the building. The twist? Thanks to Cho, all acts of violence committed while infected are instantly acquitted, making it the perfect battleground for revenge. Director Joe Lynch (WRONG TURN 2, EVERLY) delivers a fast-paced blend of corporate satire, corporeal brutality and heavy metal in this powerful new feature.




COLD HELL (DIE HΓ–LLE)
Germany | 2017 | 92 min | Dir. Stefan Ruzowitzky
EAST COAST PREMIERE



After witnessing a brutal murder from the window of her apartment, Turkish-born and taking-no-shit Ozge finds herself the next target of a calculated serial killer. Unfortunately for the killer, she has her own brand of viciousness on tap and is anything but a victim. An intelligent and live-wire cross between Italian Giallo and Jason Bourne, Oscar-winning director Stefan Ruzowitzky’s  (THE COUNTERFEITERS) COLD HELL is a first-rate, action-packed genre-bender.





THE CRESCENT
Canada | 2017 | 99 min | Dir. Seth A. Smith
EAST COAST PREMIERE




Plagued by painful memories, a young, recently-widowed mother relocates to a remote town and does her best to overcome emotional trauma. But the town locals have their own plans for her and before long their strange, dark and ancient traditions turn her life into a waking nightmare. Visually ambitious and tonally hypnotic, Canadian filmmaker Seth A. Smith’s haunting THE CRESCENT casts a sneakily powerful spell.


FASHIONISTA
USA | 2016 | 106 min | Dir. Simon Rumley
NEW YORK PREMIERE

British cinema provocateur Simon Rumley completes his unofficial Texas trilogy (after RED WHITE & BLUE and JOHNNY FRANK GARRETT’S LAST WORD) with a film that proves you can’t spell “distress” without “dress.” RED WHITE & BLUE’s Amanda Fuller is fascinating as April, a clothing-obsessed woman whose suspicions about her husband’s infidelity send her down a rabbit hole of dangerous, self-destructive behavior.




SALVATION (SALVACIΓ“N)
Spain | 2016 | 80 min | Dir. Denise Castro
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Stuck in a hospital waiting to undergo open heart surgery, Cris finds a reason to stay in another patient named Victor who claims to be a vampire. Surrounded by death, Cris must decide between immortality and leaving her future up to fate. Filled with moments of sadness and paralyzing dread, Salvation is a terrifying new entry in the vampire canon.




GAME OF DEATH
Canada / France | 2017 | 73 min | Dir. Baz Morais & Sebastien Landry
NEW YORK PREMIERE

For a group of party-crazy teens, it’s all about smoking, drinking and sex. But that goes to hell when they play a board game that requires human blood and whose uncontrollable countdowns lead to head explosions. Survival requires killing someone else. Bodies will drop and craniums will burst in this insanely gory and fun-as-hell, splatter feature by Canadian co-directors Sebastien Landry and Laurence Baz Morais.




TO HELL AND BACK: THE KANE HODDER STORY
USA | 2017 | 108 min | Dir. Derek Dennis Herbert
EAST COAST PREMIERE

The man behind two of horror’s greatest slashers, Jason Voorhees and the HATCHET franchise’s Victor Crowley, Kane Hodder has proven himself unbeatable when it comes to offing on-screen victims. But as it turns out he’s even more unbeatable in real life, having persevered through a painful childhood and a nearly fatal accident. Derek Dennis Herbert’s heartfelt documentary TO HELL AND BACK candidly reveals the heart and soul of a horror icon.




I REMEMBER YOU (Γ‰G MAN BIG)
Iceland | 2017 | 105 min | Dir. Oskar ThΓ³r Axelsson
US PREMIERE

While investigating the mysterious suicide of an old woman inside a local church, a psychiatrist learns that she was obsessed his young son’s disappearance. Meanwhile, across the bay, three friends discover that the house they’re restoring is haunted. How these two stories intersect is the ultimate gut punch of Icelandic filmmaker Γ“skar ThΓ³r Axelsson’s I REMEMBER YOU, a haunting and cerebral marriage of the procedural with the supernatural.

Part 2 of the Second Wave - Shorts can be seen here.
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