Nightmares on High Street
Once an innocent, young girl, Isee Evil now serves as the masochistic mastermind behind Nightmares on High Street. Lusting for the painful, terrified screams of a petrified audience, Isee Evil unleashes her favorite films weekly at the Gateway Film Center. Her ongoing reign of terror is the only weekly horror film festival in the United States, delivering a mix of central Ohio premieres, cult classics, and tributes to stars and genre master filmmakers. Each week, she forces us to play the most devilish films she can find, including exclusive premieres of many of the decade’s most anticipated horror films, such as The Human Centipede (First Sequence) and The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence), Hobo with a Shotgun, Tucker and Dale vs Evil, Troll Hunter, The Innkeepers, The Last Circus, and Rare Exports.
This demonatrix wants just one thing: you. She wants your terror. She wants your grief. She wants your chills. She wants your pain. Isee Evil wants to hurt you… let her. Join her each week for Nightmares on High Street.
Crave – Premieres December 6
WINNER – Best First Film – Fantastic Fest
WINNER – Best Director – Charles de Lauzirika – Fantastic Fest
Silent Night, Deadly Night – Premieres December 6
After a murderous Santa kills his parents, Billy finds himself living in a very strict orphanage run by an insanely sadistic old nun who punishes Billy for every little indiscretion she sees in twisted ways.
Fast forward to 1984, and Billy has turned 18 and gets a job at the local toy store. For a while things go great for Billy and he seems to adjust well to life outside the orphanage…Until Christmas time hits and the toy store manager makes Billy dress up as Santa. One thing leads to another and Billy snaps like a rubber band, killing all the other employees at the store before taking his murderous rampage to the cold, snowy streets and killing everyone in his way in an attempt to slowly work his way back to the orphanage to take out the sadistic nun who tortured him for years.
The Last Days on Mars – Premieres December 13
THE LAST DAYS ON MARS marks the directorial debut for Ruairi Robinson and was chosen to be part of the prestigious Directors’ Fortnight section at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
On the last day of the first manned mission to Mars, a crew member of Tantalus Base believes he has made an astounding discovery – fossilized evidence of bacterial life. Unwilling to let the relief crew claim all the glory, he disobeys orders to pack up and goes out on an unauthorized expedition to collect further samples. But a routine excavation turns to disaster when the porous ground collapses, and he falls into a deep crevice and near certain death. His devastated colleagues attempt to recover his body. However, when another vanishes they start to suspect that the life-form they have discovered is not yet dead. As the group begins to fall apart it seems their only hope is the imminent arrival of the relief ship Aurora.
Here Comes the Devil – Premieres December 27
HERE COMES THE DEVIL, directed by Adrian García Bogliano (who created the memorable B IS FOR BIGFOOT segment in 2012′s THE ABC’S OF DEATH), combines modern indie filmmaking and storytelling with a hint of ’70s-styled psychological horror. Bogliano masterfully mounts the tension steadily and professionally towards a nearly unbearable climax that is harrowing.
Francisco Barreiro and Laura Caro play parents Felix and Sol whose preteen son and daughter inexplicably reappear after being lost overnight on a desolate, cave-riddled mountainside. The good luck and good fortune of their return soon changes, as the children’s behavior suggests ominous and unspeakable events the night the children were lost. As a loving couple – and loving parents – try to care for and protect their children, the ancient and half-whispered legends around the caves and the mountain and those who have gone there before become too strange to believe … and too dangerous, no matter how insane, to ignore.