Directed by Alex Phillips
Hosted by Writer and Director Alex Phillips.
Georgia Bernstein, Alex Phillips, Ben Gojer
Phillip Andre Botello, Betsey Brown, Trevor Dawkins, Eva Fellows
“I think I just killed my own childhood.” Roscoe (Phillip Andre Botello) has just had a breakthrough but he’s stuck, stuck in the depth of his body, stuck inside a crummy apartment with his soul-searching and energy-transferring girlfriend Samantha (Betsey Brown) and his buddy Jared (Noah Lepawsky). He needs fresh air, he needs to go out and meets Benny (Trevor Dawkins) along the way. Benny has a dick, Benny wants to fuck, Benny really wants a baby and instead finds sex worker Henrietta (Eva Fellows) with her shiny metal box of… worms.
Shot in the midst of the pandemic, a tiny-budget flick with vastly creative design and a twisted story, Alex Phillips’ debut feature is possibly the greatest earthworm-junkie-horror flick in history of earthworm-junkie-horror cinema (unless you count TREMORS… only because it has Kevin Bacon in it). A cavalcade of upcoming performers, gathered like a millennial ensemble of John Waters’ dreamlanders, Phillip Andre Botello (PLEDGE), Betsey Brown (LACE CRATER, ASSHOLES), together with Noah Lepawsky, Trevor Dawkins and Eva Fellows—all of them bringing a vibrating excess to their wormhead characters.
Inspired by Cassavetes and Hennenlotter, Phillips delivers a coiled-up, drug-induced creature-feature nightmare, TRAINSPOTTING meets BRAIN DAMAGE with a dash of VIDEODROME. Underground filmmaking at its best for a squirmy ride to hell. Become one with the dirt! Realise your full potential! Nothing is real and everything is permitted. – Celia Pouzet
Nico Van den Brink
A young mother and her family are threatened by a centuries-old curse. A frightening, dead-serious new leaf in Dutch folk horror.
Bad acid taken years ago sees people losing their minds across the USA. The notorious ‘70s horror classic, newly restored to trip out a new gen.
Hannah Barlow, Kane Senses
A former outcast turned popular influencer is forced to face her bully at a bachelorette getaway in this gory and hugely engaging dark comedy of traumas.