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Fear films announced for Tribeca Film Festival 2024

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 | Events, News


There will be a wide variety of scary stuff on view at the New York City fest, including the new movie from the creators of GOODNIGHT MOMMY.

The 2024 Tribeca Film Festival, which takes place June 5-16, has 103 feature films in its lineup, including a number of genre movies in its Escape from Tribeca and Midnight programs. Here’s the full lineup for those two:

Escape from Tribeca:

AMFAD: ALL MY FRIENDS ARE DEAD (pictured above; United States)–World Premiere. Slasher cinema gets a candy-coated and raucous new spin as a group of young friends staying at an Airbnb are picked off one by one by a killer whose elaborate murder set pieces are inspired by the seven deadly sins. ​​Directed by Marcus Dunstan. Written by Josh Sims, Jessica Sarah Flaum. Produced by John Baldecci, Sarah Donnelly, Kirk Shaw. With Jade Pettyjohn, Jojo Siwa, Jennifer Ens, Ali Fumiko Whitney. A Cineverse Release.

KILL (India)–New York Premiere. A passenger train bound for New Delhi becomes a battleground of close-quarters combat as a pair of commandos square off against 40 invading bandits. Relentless and wildly entertaining, Nikhil Nagesh Bhat’s action thriller is the most brutal fight film in years. ​​Directed and written by Nikhil Nagesh Bhat. Produced by Hiroo Yash Johar, Guneet Monga Kapoor, Achin Jain. With Lakshya, Raghav Juyal, Tanya Maniktala. A Roadside Attractions Release.

SHE LOVED BLOSSOMS MORE (Greece, France)–World Premiere. Hoping to bring their dead mother back to life, three brothers build a time machine in this visually decadent, bizarre and altogether mesmerizing head-trip. ​​Directed by Yannis Veslemes. Written by Yannis Veslemes, Dimitris Emmanouilidis. Produced by Fenia Cossovitsa, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos. With Panos Papadopoulos, Dominique Pinon.


THE A-FRAME (United States)–World Premiere. A quantum physicist’s machine opens a portal to a subatomic universe, accidentally discovering a radical cancer treatment. As human trials begin, the stakes rise in this Cronenbergian sci-fi comedy. ​​Directed and written by Calvin Lee Reeder. Produced by Ran Namerode, Angelia Adzic, Cole Payne. With Johnny Whitworth, Dana Namerode, Nik Dodani, Laketa Caston.

BEACON (United States)–World Premiere. After an ambitious solo trip leaves her shipwrecked on a remote island, a young sailor is rescued by its lone inhabitant: a lighthouse keeper. As the walls of reality begin to vanish and the trust between them unravels, survival becomes a test of grueling proportions. ​​Directed by Roxy Shih. Written by Julio Rojas. Produced by Neil Elman. With Demián Bichir, Julia Goldani Telles.

A DESERT (United States)–World Premiere. While on a road trip, a photographer befriends a young couple whose reckless ways turn his world upside down and into a nightmare in this unpredictable and horror-tinged neo-noir knockout. ​​Directed by Joshua Erkman. Written by Joshua Erkman, Bossi Baker. Produced by Hugues Barbier, Joshua Erkman. With David Yow, Kai Lennox, Sarah Lind, Zachary Ray Sherman.

THE DEVIL’S BATH (Austria, Germany)–International Premiere. In 18th-century Austria, an executed woman has been displayed for all to see. Deeply religious, newlywed Agnes looks upon the woman with pity, but also longing, as her own evil thoughts have begun to arise. Directed and written by Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz (GOODNIGHT MOMMY). Produced by Georg Aschauer, Ulrich Seidl. With Anja Plaschg, Maria Hofstätter, David Scheid. A Shudder Release.

MARS (United States)–World Premiere. In this outrageous animated comedy, a ragtag group of misfits embark on a wild space adventure to Mars, only to discover they’ve been bamboozled by a billionaire. ​​Directed and produced by Sevan Najarian. Written and produced by Timmy Williams, Zach Cregger, Sam Brown. Produced by Kara Welker, James Bristow, Darren Trumeter. With Trevor Moore, Zach Cregger, Sam Brown, Darren Trumeter.

THE WEEKEND (Nigeria)–World Premiere. This gripping Nigerian thriller will keep you guessing until the very last moment with its unique take on the age-old question: what’s wrong with the in-laws? ​​Directed by Daniel Emeke Oriahi. Written by Egbemawei Dimiyei Sammy, Vanessa Kanu, Freddie O. Anyaegbunam Jr. Produced by Uche Okocha. With Uzoamaka Aniunoh, Bucci Franklin, Meg Otanwa, Keppy Ekpeyong Bassey.

For more information about the festival, check out its official website.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).