Cinepocalypse, which is taking place Nov. 2nd to the 9th, at Chicago’s Music Box Theatre, has announced a slew of titles scheduled to play this year. But before we get to those, they have also announced that Writer/Director Joe Carnahan (The Grey, Smokin’ Aces, The A-Team) as guest programmer, Simon Barrett as the guest host, with a special appearance by cult legend Eric Roberts, who will take part in a very special recording of Doug Tilley adn Liam O’Donnell’s podcast “Eric Roberts is the Fucking Man”.
Now, let’s get to the titles.
Rendel – World Premiere
Director: Jesse Haaja
Finland’s first superhero film, Rendel is dystopian action/fantasy unlike anything ever witnessed Stateside. When a massive criminal organization takes over his town, a masked vigilante strikes back through a series of brutal attacks that leave blood spilled and cash ablaze. A dark adventure that harkens to the finest in 80s era comics, Rendel is the anti-Marvel crusader: an all-too-human superhero from the streets, driven solely by rage and revenge!
Attack of the Adult Babies – North American Premiere
Director: Dominic Brunt
High-powered middle-aged men intend to refuel the world’s economy by very sinister, sick, and monstrous means in this British gross-out extravaganza.
$1 of each ticket sale will be donated to the ACLU to assist in continuing their support of defending the world from further adult baby attacks.
Lowlife – U.S. Premiere
Director: Ryan Prows
The sordid lives of an addict, an ex-con, and a Luchador collide when an organ harvesting caper goes very, very wrong in this wildly clever – and incredibly brutal – modern LA noir.
Mohawk – U.S. Premiere
Director: Ted Geoghegan
Over one very long day late in The War of 1812, a young Mohawk woman and her two lovers strike back at a squadron of American soldiers responsible for the death of her people. From the writer/director of We Are Still Here.
Poor Agnes – U.S. Premiere
Director: Navin Ramaswaran
A female serial killer and her next victim form an unexpected relationship in this intense thriller that won raves out of Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival.
Animals (Tiere) – Midwest Premiere
Director: Greg Zglinski
A vehicle colliding with a sheep on a country road starts into motion a series of strange and unsettling events for a couple in this darkly comical, Lynchian nightmare.
Before We Vanish – Midwest Premiere
Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
In this Cannes smash, three aliens travel to Earth in preparation for a mass invasion, taking possession of human bodies and learning what it’s like to live and love in modern day Tokyo. From the writer/director of Pulse.
Dead Shack – Midwest Premiere
Director: Peter Ricq
While staying at a rundown cabin in the woods, three children must save their parents from a neighbor who intends to feed them to her undead family.
Hagazussa – A Heathen’s Curse – Midwest Premiere
Director: Lukas Feigelfeld
Set in the Austrian Alps during the Middle Ages, this morbid and visually-stunning tale deals with the fine line between ancient belief in magic and delusional psychosis.
Housewife – Midwest Premiere
Director: Can Evrenol
On a snowy eve, a young girl’s mother kills her father and sister. 20 years later, as she’s slowly losing her grip on reality, the girl runs into a celebrity psychic who claims he is destined to help her. And then things get ultra weird. From the writer/director of Baskin.
Jailbreak – Midwest Premiere
Director: Jimmy Henderson
As all of Kol Kla Prison riots, a no-nonsense special task force is in to protect a key witness – and kick a whole lot of ass. Featuring a phenomenal, hard-hitting international cast, and a star-making turn from adult film star Celine Tran.
Sweet Virginia – Midwest Premiere
Director: Jamie M. Dagg
A former rodeo champ with a dark past unknowingly starts a rapport with a young man who has a propensity for disturbing sociopathic violence that has suddenly gripped a small town.
Trench 11 – Midwest Premiere
Director: Leo Scherman
In the final days of World War I, a shell-shocked soldier must lead a mission deep beneath the trenches to stop a German plot that could turn the tide of the war. But what lies beneath is far more dark and sinister than he ever could have imagined.
Veronica – Midwest Premiere
Director: Paco Plaza
After making a Ouija with friends, a teenager is besieged by dangerous supernatural forces that threaten to destroy her entire family. From the writer/director of the [•REC] franchise.
Tragedy Girls – Illinois Premiere
Director: Tyler MacIntyre
This clever twist on the slasher genre follows two death-obsessed teenage girls who use their online profiles dedicated to real-life tragedies to send their small Midwest town into a frenzy – and cement their legacy as modern horror legends.
Suspiria – 40th anniversary screening, newly-discovered Italian Uncut 35mm print!
Director: Dario Argento
For more details, head over to the Music Box website HERE.