FILM SCHEDULE - 2019


The Staircase Theatre (27 Dundurn St. N, Hamilton, ON)
Admittance restricted to people 18 years of age or older (unless otherwise specified).


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FILM FESTIVAL & SCREENING SCHEDULE (Updated 1/15/18)

THURSDAY - FEB 21, 2019
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8:00pm: THE ISLE (UK) || Canadian Premiere ||
On a remote island off the west coast of Scotland in 1846, three survivors of a shipwreck row ashore. They soon discover that the shrouded isle is almost abandoned except for four sole residents....with no way off. When they begin to investigate the myth of a ghostly siren haunting the island, they are lead to uncover a truth that may cost them their lives.

Screens with short film THE BLUE DOOR.

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FRIDAY - FEB 22, 2019
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8:00pm: CREATURE FROM CANNIBAL CREEK (CANADA) || World Premiere ||
Nature spawns a creature driven by vengeance to destroy a group of cold-blooded cannibals who have been kidnapping people and keeping them imprisoned in the forest. The latest from Hamilton filmmaker John Migliore! FILMMAKERS IN ATTENDANCE

Screens with short film SPLIT DECISION.




9:35pm: FP2: BEATS OF RAGE (USA) || Canadian Premiere ||
Despite hanging up his boots, JTRO, the legendary Beat-Beat Revelation warrior, must return to the deadly dance sport one last time. JTRO will quest deep into The Wastes, a land decimated by the Beat Wars, to compete in the ancient Beat-Beat tournament, "Beats of Rage," and face AK-47 the sole stealer, JTRO's most powerful and personal foe yet.

Screens with short film TIME HEALS NO WOUNDS.

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11:59pm: FRAMED (SPAIN) || Hamilton Premiere ||
At Alex’s farewell party with his friends, three psychopaths descend on the house with the intent to kidnap and torture them. Their goal: to broadcast the violence via a controversial, uncensored streaming platform and become viral sensations.

Screens with short film HAMMER DOWN.

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SATURDAY - FEB 23, 2019
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1:30pm: THRILLER & HORROR SHORTS
A block of shorts comprised of local and international thriller and horror shorts featuring:

BINGE
THE BLOODY BALLAD OF SQUIRT REYNOLDS
GRIDLOCK
MAW
MILK
ROAD TRASH
THE WHISTLER
THE WORLD OVER

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4:00pm: CRYSTAL EYES (ARGENTINA) || Canadian Premiere ||
Buenos Aires, 1985: It's the first anniversary of the tragic death of supermodel Alexis Carpenter, and a haute couture magazine is planning a shoot to commemorate her death. However, the night before the shoot is to take place, Alexis's original dresses are stolen and soon important members of the fashion magazine industry begin to disappear or turn up dead. Has Alexis returned from the grave for revenge?

Screens with short film DAWN OF MAN.

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7:30pm: JOHNNY GRUESOME (USA) || Canadian Premiere ||
Rebellious high school senior Johnny Grissom is murdered while on a drunken joyride. Soon, Johnny's classmates turn up dead, murdered by an unknown assailant. Johnny's best friend Eric begins to suspect Johnny has returned from the grave to wreak havoc on those who wronged him.

Screens with short film CHOWBOYS: AN AMERICAN FOLK TALE.




9:30pm: WOLFMAN'S GOT NARDS (USA) || Canadian Premiere ||
This heartfelt documentary explores the power of cult film told through the lens of the 1987 classic The Monster Squad and the impact it has on fans, cast and crew, and the industry.

Screens with short film BITTEN.

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