The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, presented by Shudder, is October 13-20 with screenings held at Nitehawk Cinema Williamsburg and Williamsburg Cinemas. Following last year’s return to theaters, BHFF is thrilled to present its most robust slate to date.
The festival will open with the Eva Green starring Nocebo, the latest psychological thriller from celebrated Irish filmmaker Lorcan Finnegan, best known for his 2019 Cannes selection Vivarium, starring Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg, but better known to BHFF audiences for his feature debut Without Name, which swept the festival awards in 2016 taking Best Feature, Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Editing.
There’s also the feature directorial debut from Laurence Vannicelli (co-writer of the hit 2021 BHFF horror comedy Porno), Mother, May I?, starring Dinner In America’s Kyle Gallner and MTV’s Teen Wolf’s Holland Roden; actor-turned-director Christopher Denham’s third feature Old Flame; Clubhouse-born supernatural horror anthology Sinphony, and the latest from Terence Krey (director of BHFF 2020’s An Unquiet Grave), Summoners, featuring Christine Nyland, McLean Peterson, and indie horror maverick Larry Fessenden.
Additional premiere highlights from the line-up are Satan’s Slaves 2: Communion, Joko Anwar’s follow-up to his 2017 hit Indonesian horror; Joe Begos’ holiday-horror Christmas Bloody Christmas; Andy Mitton’s acclaimed creeping COVID-19 chiller The Harbinger; Pete Ohs’ SXSW sensation supernatural stalker feature Jethica; Karim Ouelhaj’s multi-award winning Megalomanic; Daphné Baiwir’s King On Screendoc on the celebrated author; Kristoffer Borgli’s absurd pitch black Cannes satire Sick of Myself, breakout indie-horror directing duo Aaron Moorehead and Justin Benson’s latest, Something In the Dirt; Prime Video’s Run Sweetheart Run, with director Shana Feste and lead Ella Balinska in attendance, and Shudder’s newest addition to the popular found-footage franchise, V/H/S/99, hot off its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, and much more.
Rounding out the first wave is our first repertory program, The Gates Of Hell And Beyond: A Lucio Fulci Retrospective. The program includes eight classic Fulci titles, including the new 4K restoration of Fulci’s The Beyond, presented with a new score from original composer Fabio Frizzi, and is complemented by a special live event, presented by The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies, diving into the life and works spanning Fulci’s career. Plus there’s Cat In the Brain, a 35mm screening of City of the Living Dead, Don’t Torture a Duckling, The House by the Cemetery, Manhattan Baby, The New York Ripper and Zombie.
That’s not all!
There’s also U.S. Premiere of the “straight cut” of Gaspar Noé’s Irreversible, also a highlight of the festival’s Fear In Focus: French Extremity sidebar, coinciding with the film’s 20th anniversary, and will spotlight Charlotte Le Bon’s supernatural coming-of-age feature debut Falcon Lake — hot off of its North American premiere at TIFF — as Centerpiece.
In addition, BHFF is proud to host a special event screening of the new genre anthology Give Me An A. Executive produced by Natasha Halevi, member of the celebrated female horror filmmaker group Fatale Collective, who premiered their own anthology, Bleed, at Brooklyn Horror in 2019, all proceeds from the screening will be donated to The New York Abortion Access Fund (NYAAF) to help provide access to reproductive services. Give Me an A was conceived following the devastating overturning of Roe v. Wade in America and features a star-studded cast that includes Alyssa Milano, Virginia Madsen, Gina Torres, Milana Vayntrub, Jennifer Holland, Sean Gunn, Molly C. Quinn, Jason George and Jackie Tohn and the screening will be followed by a moderated discussion on reproductive rights with attending filmmakers, producers, and cast.
Other movies that will be shown include Tubi’s reimagined Terror Train; Influencer, the latest from BHFF 2019 alum Kurtis David Harder; and the hand-drawn animated horror The Weird Kidz, directed by Lucky McKee’s longtime editor Zach Passero.
Plus there’s the U.S. premiere of the new HD remaster of Fabrice Du Welz’s revered feature debut Calvaire and the complete Slayed program of LGBTQ+ horror, featuring Michelle Garza Cervera’s two-time Tribeca winning Huesera; Kyra Gardner’s Living With Chucky documentary; Carter Smith’s skin-crawling horror-thriller Swallowed; and a special screening of Brian Yuzna’s Society presented in conjunction with the book launch of It Came From The Closet, edited by Joe Vallese.
The complete shorts line-up for BHFF 2022, including two blocks of the festival’s signature, locally-made-horror Home Invasion section, rounds out the announcement alongside this year’s special events.
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