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Wednesday 21, October

Spiral

Spiral

M

Wednesday 21, October

Thursday 22, October

The Beyond

The Beyond

R16

Thursday 22, October

Saint Maud

Saint Maud

R16

Thursday 22, October

Sunday 25, October

Saint Maud

Saint Maud

R16

Sunday 25, October

Re-Animator

Re-Animator

R16

Sunday 25, October

Monday 26, October

The Wizard of Gore

The Wizard of Gore

R16

Monday 26, October

Wednesday 28, October

Saint Maud

Saint Maud

R16

Wednesday 28, October

Thursday 29, October

Event Horizon

Event Horizon

R18

Thursday 29, October

Demon Lover Diary

Demon Lover Diary

UN

Thursday 29, October

Friday 30, October

Saint Maud

Saint Maud

R16

Friday 30, October

Tenebrae

Tenebrae

R16

Friday 30, October

Anguish

Anguish

R16

Friday 30, October

Saturday 31, October

The Fog 4D FOGARAMA

The Fog 4D FOGARAMA

MViolence.

Saturday 31, October

Sunday 1, November

Saint Maud

Saint Maud

R16

Sunday 1, November

Wednesday 4, November

Terror Fi 2020 Fan Badge

Terror Fi 2020 Fan Badge

R18

Wednesday 4, November

ALONE

ALONE

R16

Wednesday 4, November

Antebellum

Antebellum

TBC

Wednesday 4, November

Thursday 5, November

RENT-A-PAL

RENT-A-PAL

TBC

Thursday 5, November

PSYCHO GOREMAN

PSYCHO GOREMAN

TBC

Thursday 5, November

Friday 6, November

SPREE

SPREE

TBC

Friday 6, November

POSSESSOR

POSSESSOR

TBC

Friday 6, November

Sunday 8, November

NZ SHORTS

NZ SHORTS

TBC

Sunday 8, November

FROM DUSK TILL DAWN

FROM DUSK TILL DAWN

R18

Sunday 8, November

CLAPBOARD JUNGLE

CLAPBOARD JUNGLE

TBC

Sunday 8, November

REUNION

REUNION

TBC

Sunday 8, November

SYNCHRONIC

SYNCHRONIC

TBC

Sunday 8, November

Monday 9, November

BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA

BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA

M

Monday 9, November

SATOR

SATOR

TBC

Monday 9, November

Friday 13, November

Susie Says! Presents Bic Runga with Na Noise

Susie Says! Presents Bic Runga with Na Noise

G

Friday 13, November

Wednesday 18, November

Heathers

Heathers

MViolence & offensive language.

Wednesday 18, November

Thursday 19, November

Wake In Fright

Wake In Fright

R16

Thursday 19, November

Wednesday 25, November

The Towering Inferno

The Towering Inferno

PG

Wednesday 25, November

Thursday 26, November

Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko

R16

Thursday 26, November

Thursday 17, December

Gremlins

Gremlins

PGViolence.

Thursday 17, December

ALONE

ALONE

R16

A cold-blooded killer hunts a widow in the wilderness after she escapes from his remote cabin. This perfectly executed game of cat and mouse, reminiscent of classic thrillers like THE HITCHER, will have you leaving the cinema feeling like you were the one being pursued.

Wednesday 4, November

Anguish

Anguish

R16

To watch Anguish in a cinema is sublime, please be warned - you will be hypnotised into bliss. A perverse commentary on watching horror movies, it’s a mind bender that gets better with each viewing. One of the best horror films from the 80’s. “A strikingly original, intricately constructed, and extremely gruesome horror.” Time Out

Friday 30, October

Antebellum

Antebellum

TBC

Successful author Veronica Henley finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality that forces her to confront the past, present and future – before it’s too late. This ebony and ivory directing duo, with a little help from the producers of GET OUT and US, present a truly unique look at a timely topic – as much a reflection of what “Make American Great Again” would look like, as it is a reflection of the past.

Wednesday 4, November

BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA

BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA

M

Count Dracula, a 15th-century prince, is condemned to live off the blood of the living for eternity. Young lawyer Jonathan Harker is sent to Dracula’s castle to finalise a land deal, but when the Count sees a photo of Harker’s fiancée, Mina, the spitting image of his dead wife, he imprisons him and sets off for London to track her down. The first of our vampire retro double-header, this campy classic is a must see on the big screen. Is Gary Oldman be the greatest Dracula of all time? Let’s discuss.

Monday 9, November

CLAPBOARD JUNGLE

CLAPBOARD JUNGLE

TBC

An emotional and educational journey following five years in the life and career of an independent filmmaker. McConnell’s LIFECHANGER premiered at Terror-Fi in 2018 and you’ll get to see an honest and open look at what it takes to try and make your filmmaking dreams come true, with insight from a host of leading genre filmmakers, producers and sales agents.

Sunday 8, November

Demon Lover Diary

Demon Lover Diary

UN

In the fall of 1975, Joel DeMott and her boyfriend Jeff Kreines travel to Michigan to observe the making of a cheapie horror film "Demon Lover", the brainchild of two Midwestern factory workers. "An insightful, funny and scary peek into the making of an indie fright flick and its delusional, self-taught filmmakers." Shock Cinema Magazine

Thursday 29, October

Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko

R16

A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident.

Thursday 26, November

Event Horizon

Event Horizon

R18

Event Horizon Paul W.S. Anderson’s batshit masterpiece is a literal interpretation of what it means to go to hell and back. A huge budget gothic sci-fi with lovingly detailed gore effects and our very own Sam Neil, who removes his eyes for our pleasure! What more could you ask for. "unleashes some of the most unsettling horror imagery in years” Entertainment Weekly

Thursday 29, October

FROM DUSK TILL DAWN

FROM DUSK TILL DAWN

R18

On the run from a bank robbery that left several police officers dead, Seth Gecko and his paranoid, loose-cannon brother, Richard, hightail it to the Mexican border. Kidnapping preacher Jacob Fuller and his kids, the criminals sneak across the border in the family’s RV and hole up in a topless bar. Unfortunately, the bar has a secret, and the brothers and their hostages must fight their way out. A true classic that deserves to be seen on the big screen again. An all-star cast for some five star carnage.

Sunday 8, November

Gremlins

Gremlins

PGViolence.

A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.

Thursday 17, December

Heathers

Heathers

MViolence & offensive language.

In order to get out of the snobby clique that is destroying her good-girl reputation, an intelligent teen teams up with a dark sociopath in a plot to kill the cool kids.

Wednesday 18, November

NZ SHORTS

NZ SHORTS

TBC

Sunday 8, November

POSSESSOR

POSSESSOR

TBC

An elite assassin uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people’s bodies, driving them to commit assassinations for high-paying clients. A film that could only have come from the mind of a Cronenberg. Brandon, son of David, takes us on a visceral, chilling and “uncut” rollercoaster ride.

Friday 6, November

PSYCHO GOREMAN

PSYCHO GOREMAN

TBC

Siblings Mimi and Luke unwittingly resurrect an ancient alien overlord. Using a magical amulet, they force the monster to obey their childish whims, and accidentally attract a rogues’ gallery of intergalactic assassins to small-town suburbia. “Absurdly funny with enough gore to flood an abattoir”. Need we say more?

Thursday 5, November

Re-Animator

Re-Animator

R16

The H.P. Lovecraft tale delivers on every front with laughs, shocks and genuine shivers escalating until the outrageous, gore-drenched finale. Re-Animator isn’t just a masterpiece of the horror genre - it’s a masterpiece of life. "“One of the greatest horror movies ever made” Entertainment Weekly “The bloodier it gets, the funnier it is.” Pauline Kael

Sunday 25, October

RENT-A-PAL

RENT-A-PAL

TBC

A strange VHS tape allows a lonely bachelor named David to find companionship with Andy – its charming and charismatic host. However, Andy’s friendship comes at a cost, and David desperately struggles to afford the price of admission. Low budget filmmaking at its finest. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry… and you’ll be utterly shocked. If Terror-Fi handed out Best Actor Awards, Brian Landis Folkins would win hands down.

Thursday 5, November

REUNION

REUNION

TBC

When Ellie returns to her childhood home, heavily pregnant, she is reunited with her estranged mother, Ivy. Following years of separation, their initial awkward interactions gradually fall into the familiar dynamics of previous years. But the old house conjures disturbing memories for Ellie who is haunted by her dead sister, Cara. As Ellie grows more erratic and confused, Ivy tries to comfort her and contain her increasingly strange behaviour. When past trauma and the anxiety over her unborn child finally sends Ellie over the edge, she discovers the hidden, horrifying reality of her family that she never expected.

Sunday 8, November

Saint Maud

Saint Maud

R16

Maud is a reclusive young nurse whose impressionable demeanour causes her to pursue a pious path of Christian devotion after an obscure trauma. Now charged with the hospice care of Amanda, a retired dancer ravaged by cancer, Maud's fervent faith quickly inspires an obsessive conviction that she must save her ward's soul from eternal damnation, whatever the cost.

Thursday 22, October

Sunday 25, October

Wednesday 28, October

Friday 30, October

Sunday 1, November

Show Future Dates
SATOR

SATOR

TBC

In a desolate forest, a broken family is observed by Sator, a supernatural entity who is attempting to claim them. They say “good things take time” and they were right. It took 5 years for Jordan Graham to direct, write, edit, and score this masterpiece of unsettling minimalist horror – based on his Grandmother’s experience with the aforementioned entity. For those who love films like THE WITCH.

Monday 9, November

Spiral

Spiral

M

A fresh new queer horror that has been called Get Out meets Hereditary, starring Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman. "Terrifying and disturbing, Spiral from director Kurtis David Harder, uses a ‘90s setting and a story of a gay couple to tell a story about America today, resulting in a movie that will shake you to your core." Slash Film

Wednesday 21, October

SPREE

SPREE

TBC

Thirsty for a following, Kurt Kunkle is a rideshare driver who has figured out a deadly plan to go viral. A rare breed of film that’s both completely disturbing and thoroughly entertaining at the same time. We’ve all met a Kurt. And after seeing what this Kurt’s willing to do for followers, we might never catch an Uber again.

Friday 6, November

Susie Says! Presents Bic Runga with Na Noise

Susie Says! Presents Bic Runga with Na Noise

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Doors open 7pm. Show starts 8pm. Some people baked bread during New Zealand’s first lockdown; others learned how to knit. In addition to homeschooling and mastering the art of the slow-rise boule, Bic Runga created a lockdown soundtrack; started a side project (King Sweeties) that has already been nominated for a Silver Scroll Award; and wrote songs for her next record, to be released mid-2021. This spring, the internationally heralded pop songstress is excited to tour select New Zealand locations, celebrating both the warming of weather and the freedom to perform. With Bic on this tour is her all-star band, comprised of Kody Nielson (Silicon, Opossum, UMO); Cass Mitchell (Tiny Ruins, Carnivorous Plant Society, King Sweeties); and Michael Logie (Opossum, Silicon, The Mint Chicks). Bic’s performances are an elegant treat, a musical journey of songs that span her career, including reimagined favourites, rarities, te reo Māori interpretations and new tunes. Lockdown quite literally cleared the air, offering respite from auto emissions and an opportunity to consider the importance of our impact on the environment. Because touring is a resource-intensive activity, a focus of this run of shows will be measuring and offsetting the tour’s carbon emissions. To help us achieve this goal, Zilch, New Zealand’s all-electric car sharing company, is sponsoring vehicles to enable emissions-free car travel. Supporting Bic at the Hollywood Theatre are Na Noise, with their fuzzy doo-wop, Velvet Underground-esque sounds.

Friday 13, November

SYNCHRONIC

SYNCHRONIC

TBC

When New Orleans paramedics and longtime best friends Steve and Dennis are called to a series of bizarre and gruesome accidents, they chalk it up to a mysterious new drug found at the scene. But after Dennis’ oldest daughter disappears, Steve stumbles upon a terrifying truth about the supposed psychedelic that will challenge everything he knows about reality — and the flow of time itself. New Zealand finally gets to see what all the fuss was about after SYNCHRONIC’s World Premiere at Toronto Midnight Madness last year. If you’ve seen Benson and Moorhead’s previous films, THE ENDLESS and SPRING, you know you’re in for a treat.

Sunday 8, November

Tenebrae

Tenebrae

R16

Dario Argento's mastery of the giallo is clear in this stylish thriller, which has some of his most dazzling set pieces and is generally regarded as his most accomplished film. The late John Saxon features. “Argento's finest film” Empire

Friday 30, October

Terror Fi 2020 Fan Badge

Terror Fi 2020 Fan Badge

R18

With a Terror-Fi Fan Badge hardcore genre fans can enjoy every film at Terror-Fi at a fraction of the price. For $132 you can watch every film once at Terror-Fi, at The Hollywood Avondale from November 4 - 8. Please note all sessions at Terror-Fi are General Admission seating so you can purchase a Badge and still sit with friends who may not attend all the films. Badge pick-up is at The Hollywood from 6:30pm on opening night. Please bring along your confirmation email to collect your badge. Fan badges are limited so get in early!

Wednesday 4, November

The Beyond

The Beyond

R16

UNCUT VERSION. Horror legend Lucio Fulci’s gothic zombie masterpiece is a tale of a young woman who inherits a hotel built directly on top of one of the seven gateways to hell. A fever dream thats gory and surreal. Prepare for a mind-blowing ending. "Manages to fuse tone and texture together to create a truly unnerving experience “ Pop Matters

Thursday 22, October

The Fog 4D FOGARAMA

The Fog 4D FOGARAMA

MViolence.

Presented in 4D - Director John Carpenter's terrifying classic of a coastal town haunted by its past will be presented in an immersive cinematic experience called FOGARAMA in which at key moments in the film, the audience itself will be engulfed by a mysterious fog. The Hollywood cannot guarantee what else will be in the fog.

Saturday 31, October

The Towering Inferno

The Towering Inferno

PG

At the opening party of a colossal, but poorly constructed, office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it.

Wednesday 25, November

The Wizard of Gore

The Wizard of Gore

R16

Another from HG Lewis, the Godfather of Gore. This tale of deranged magician Montag the magnificent is his masterpiece.

Monday 26, October

Wake In Fright

Wake In Fright

R16

After finishing up the school term in a remote outback town, teacher John Grant (Gary Bond) looks forward to spending his holiday with his girlfriend in Sydney. But John gets waylaid in a mining town where a gambling spree leaves him completely broke. He quickly falls in with the hard-drinking locals, who constantly ply him with alcohol and force him to participate in a gruesome kangaroo hunt. Disgusted, John tries to hitchhike out of town and, when that fails, begins to contemplate suicide.

Thursday 19, November