Now in its 10th year, the Night of Horror International Film Festival is Australia’s longest running horror fest. It all started as a one night solute to the genre’s “best and bloodiest” short films, but NOHIF has since evolved into an international event worthy of global praise. Now we have our first official look at the initial wave of films. I can’t wait to put my eyes on some of these.

The A Night of Horror International Film Festival takes place from November 24th to December 4th in Sydney, Australia. For our friends in the Outback, you know what to do.

*NOHIF is partnering with Fantastic Planet for select screenings. 
Fans of EVIL DEAD will eagerly devour this atmospheric and demon-filled fright-fest. Starring Australia’s own Mark Furze, this is the best and bloodiest cabin-in-the-the-woods film in years.
bornless

The terrifying directorial debut from special effects artist Hiroshi Katagiri (A.I., WAR OF THE WORLDS, THE HUNGER GAMES). When a group of property developers are trapped in a bunker beneath sacred native land, they soon discover that there are worse fates than death waiting in the claustrophobic darkness. Appearances from genre favourites Lance Henriksen (ALIENS, MILLENNIUM) and Doug Jones (HELL BOY, PAN’S LABYRINTH) add to one of the most frightening films of the festival season.
gehenna

If DOCTOR WHO was genetically spliced with STAR TREK, by a mad scientist with a wicked sense of humor (who also threw in a sprinkling of malevolent goblin puppets just for giggles), you might have something resembling this soon to be cult classic. And with STAR TREK’s Walter Koenig on board, this film boldly goes to new comedic heights.
tyrant

In a desolate future, where science is a memory, and mysticism and savagery rule the wasteland, a hunter (David Arquette in a transformative performance) must save a virgin (Lily Cole, SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN, THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS) from a cannibalistic shaman. ORION is a visionary thriller and unique exploration of the post-apocalytpic sub-genre.
orion

Russian genre cinema continues to accelerate with this jump-in-your-seat supernatural chiller. A Russian family road tripping across country in their newly purchased car, are unaware of the vehicles horrifying history. Will they survive its dark secrets and reach their final destination?
paranormal-drive

The festival horror hit – with over 50 international festival screenings – is premiering in Australia at A Night of Horror. Festival alumnus Sevé Schelenz (SKEW) serves up a riotous horror action flick: filled with zombies, strippers, gore, gags and chainsaws!
peelers

From festival alumnus Scott Schirmer, emerging master of confrontational horror cinema (FOUND, HEADLESS, HARVEST LAKE), comes this shockingly original tale of a man forever transformed by a savage clan of backwoods women.
plank-face

Indie hit of this year’s Fantasia Film Festival, SHE’S ALLERGIC TO CATS is a genre-defying mind-trip filled with mesmerising imagery formed by an 80s video art aesthetic. A video artist and reluctant dog groomer (Mike Pinkney), falls head over heels for a gorgeous client (Sonja Kinski). One problem: his run down Hollywood home is infested by rats, and she’s coming to visit.
allergic

Trapped in a futuristic prison cell, and watched over by a faceless warden, a wrongfully imprisoned man must escape his intolerable present by travelling into a violent yet romantic-tinged memory from his past. A Kafkaesque nightmare blended with a sci-fi premise reminiscent of the best of P. K. Dick. Lovers of cerebral science fiction will adore this haunting film.
somnio

A genetically perfected crew are on a rescue mission to recover a deep space mining vessel. All that remains of the drifting space ship’s crew is a catatonic male human, and a subservient female android. But with its precious cargo missing, and the rescue party themselves becoming unhinged, they must race to discover not only the location of the ship’s missing cargo, but what happened to the rest of its murdered crew. A taught sci-fi action/thriller which brings to mind sci-fi classics from ALIEN and EVENT HORIZON to BLADE RUNNER and EX MACHINA.
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