Terror-Fi Film Festival 2020
Celebrating the best horror, thriller and sci-fi films from around the world.
The country's goriest film festival returns this Halloween celebrating the best horror, thriller, crime, action and sci-fi films from around the world. Prompting bloodcurdling screams from 4–8 November at Hollywood Avondale, this year's Terror-Fi Film Festival includes 11 New Zealand premieres hot from the oven.
Headline films include 2020 Cold War horror Sputnik. The sci-fi thriller is set in a secluded research facility where a Russian psychologist examines a cosmonaut who returned to Earth with an alien parasite inside of him. Also on the bill is 2020 horror Antebellum, which stars Janelle Monae as a modern-day African American woman who must escape from a 19th-century slave plantation.
Elsewhere, Spree is a gonzo-style black comedy following a rideshare driver who wants to go viral; Alone is director John Hyams' remake of the Swedish stalker thriller; Psycho Gorman is a sci-fi comedy which follows two siblings as they resurrect an ancient alien overlord; and Rent-a-Pal is a low-budget thriller in which a lonely bachelor finds an unlikely friendship with a strange VHS tape.