Screamfest 2019 Lineup: ‘Rabid’, ‘The Wave’, ‘We Summon the Darkness’, and More
RABID (October 15, 9:30 pm)
Directed by: The Soska Sisters
Synopsis: In this remake of David Cronenberg’s 1977 classic film, aspiring fashion designer Rose Miller has her dreams torn away into a nightmarish reality when a freak accident leaves her horribly disfigured. After receiving a miracle procedure involving an experimental skin graft from the mysterious Burroughs Clinic, Rose is transformed into the beauty of her dreams. But nothing comes without a cost and Rose begins to feel terrifying side effects that tear at her last threads of sanity. Still driven by her ambition she struggles to keep up appearances as the procedure reveals that something much darker than she ever could have imagined is being brought to the surface. What price will Rose have to pay to have everything she ever wanted? It may just cost her her humanity.
THE SOUL CONDUCTOR (October 16, 5:15 pm)
Directed by: Ilya Maksimov
Synopsis: The heroine of this film is Katya, a 22-year-old disaffected gloomy girl. But she is endowed with a mystical gift: she can see ghosts. Yes, Katya is a conduit between the world of the dead and the world of the quick, and she helps earthbound souls to regain peace. It’s difficult relationships, between Katya and her ‘guests’, for ghosts, too, like real people, have human emotions, habits and sentiments, and they long very much to find peace eternal.
IMMORTAL (October 16, 7:00 pm)
Directed by: Jon Dabach, Danny Isaacs, Tom Colley & Rob Margolies
Synopsis: A chilling horror/thriller anthology film, Immortal boasts career-best performances from Tony Todd, Dylan Baker, Robin Bartlett, Samm Levine, and Agnes Bruckner. Thrown into the face of death only to emerge unharmed, the characters of Immortal are left staring at their lives in the face with uncertainty and fear like they’ve never imagined.
WOUNDS (October 16, 9:30 pm)
Directed by: Babak Anvari
Synopsis: Will (Armie Hammer) is a bartender in New Orleans. He has a great job, great friends, and a girlfriend, Carrie (Dakota Johnson), who loves him. He skates across life’s surface, ignoring complications and concentrating on enjoying the moment. One night at the bar, a violent brawl breaks out, which injures one of his regular customers and causes some college kids to leave behind a cell phone in their haste. Will begins receiving disturbing texts and calls from the stranger’s phone. While Will hopes to not get involved, Carrie gets lost down a rabbit hole investigating this strange malevolence. They’ve discovered something unspeakable, and it’s crawling slowly into the light. Written for the screen and directed by Babak Anvari, the award-winning director of Under the Shadow.
HANNA’S HOMECOMING (October 17, 5:00 pm)
Directed by: Esther Bialas
Synopsis: After three years at boarding school, Hanna (14) returns to her childhood village during the holidays. The villagers believe her mother was a witch, who lured three men into the marsh, where they died.
WE SUMMON THE DARKNESS (October 17, 7:30 pm)
Directed by: Marc Meyers
Synopsis: In 1988, three best friends Alexis (Alexandria Daddario), Val, and Beverly embark on a road trip to a heavy metal music festival where they bond with three guys in a band. After the show, the group heads off to Alexis’s parents’ secluded country home for an afterparty. What should be a night of fun and youthful debauchery instead takes a dark and deadly turn. With killers on the loose, can anyone be trusted?