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19 Oct 2016 - 11:16 AM  UPDATED 31 Oct 2016 - 9:42 AM

Monday 24 October

Ill Manors

9:35pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
UK, 2012
Genre: Crime, Drama
Language: English
Director: Ben Drew
Starring: Riz Ahmed, Sliem Ben-Salah, Ed Skrein
What's it about?
Welcome to London, 2012. Home of the Olympic Games. Behind the veil of newly injected prosperity lies a community that's impossible to enter and even harder to escape. Set on the unforgiving streets of London, this unique crime thriller follows six disparate lives, all struggling to survive the circles of violence that engulf them.

SBS 2: Young & Wild movie season

Ghost Graduation

11:50pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Spain, 2012
Genre: Comedy
Language: Spanish
Director: Javier Ruiz Caldera
Starring: Raul Arevalo, Alexandra Jiménez, Andrea Duro
What's it about?
From an early age, high school teacher Modesto has been able to see ghosts, but rather than acknowledge his gift, he is convinced that he is losing his mind and spends all his money on shrinks. After being fired from every job he has ever held, Modesto is called upon by the principal of Monforte High to deal with a rather peculiar problem that only Modesto can deal with: a group of ghost students that has been haunting the school since dying in a grisly accident in 1986, causing endless mischief and havoc.

SBS 2: Young & Wild movie season

 

Wednesday 26 October

Afflicted

8:35pm, SBS 2

MA15+
Canada, 2014
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Language: Italian, English, French
Director: Clif Prowse, Derek Lee
Starring: Baya Rehaz, Derek Lee, Clif Prowse
What's it about?
Best friends Derek and Clif set out on a trip of lifetime. Their plan: travel to the ends of the earth, see the world, and live life to the fullest. But the trip soon takes a dark and bloody turn. Just days in, one of the men shows signs of a mysterious affliction which gradually takes over his entire body and being. Now, thousands of miles from home, in a foreign land, they must race to uncover the source before it consumes him completely. Footage meant to be travel memories may now become evidence of one of the most shocking discoveries ever captured on film, and perhaps will be their only postcard home.

SBS 2 Movie Mayhem: October Nightmares

Carrie

10:05pm, SBS 2

MA15+
USA, 1976
Genre: Horror, Drama
Language: Rnglish
Director: Brian De Palma
Starring: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, John Travolta
What's it about?
In this chilling adaptation of Stephen King's horror novel, Carrie White, a shy and outcast 17-year-old girl, is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother. She unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.

SBS 2 Movie Mayhem: October Nightmares

 

Thursday 27 October

Rhymes for Young Ghouls

9:30pm, NITV
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Canada, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Jeff Barnaby
Starring: Mark Antony Krupa, Devery Jacobs, Glen Gould
What's it about?
In 1976, a Mi'gMaq teenager plots revenge against the sadistic Indian agent who imprisoned her in a residential school where rape and abuse are common.

Bedevil

11:00pm, NITV
Watch now at SBS On Demand

PG
Australia, 1993
Genre: Horror
Language: English
Director: Tracey Moffatt
Starring: Lex Marinos, Tracey Moffatt, Riccardo Natoli
What's it about?
BeDevil is a trilogy of ghost stories that follows characters pestered by visions - real, remembered and imagined. These contemporary tales travel from the sparseness of the outback, through the murky, rotting swamps of the islands, to the Brisbane docks in a stylish vision from writer/director Tracey Moffatt.

BeDevil Review

 

Friday 28 October

Margin Call

8:30pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2011
Genre: Thriller
Language: English
Director: J.C. Chandor
Starring: Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Demi Moore
What's it about?
Set in the high-stakes world of the financial industry, Margin Call involves the key players at an investment firm during one perilous 24-hour period in the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis. When an entry-level analyst unlocks information that could prove to be the downfall of the firm, a roller-coaster ride ensues as decisions both financial and moral catapult the lives of all involved to the brink of disaster.

Why You Should Watch: Margin Call
Margin Call Review

Best in Bed

11:00pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
France, 2014
Genre: Comedy
Language: French
Director: Delphine de Vigan
Starring: Laurence Arné, Eric Elmosnino, Valérie Bonneton
What's it about?
A pretty and seemingly self-assured young woman starts believing that she’s bad in bed after two failed one-night stands, embarking on a mission to transform herself and become the best lay in the land.

The Assassin

12:15am, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Taiwan, 2015
Genre: Martial Arts
Language: Chinese, Mandarin
Director: Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Starring: Shu Qi, Chang Chen, Yun Zhou
What's it about?
Hsiao-Hsien Hou won the Best Director award at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival for this exquisite epic, in which a female assassin during the Tang Dynasty begins to question her loyalties when she is ordered to kill the cousin she was once betrothed to.

The Assassin review: Fleeting battles make way for exquisitely beautiful, lingering shots

 

Saturday 29 October

Helpless

11:40pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
South Korea, 2012
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Language: Korean
Director: Byun Young-Joo
Starring: Kim Min-Hie, Lee Sun-Kyun, Cho Seong-ha, Song Ha-yoon
What's it about?
A man searches for his fiancee who vanished without a trace just before their wedding ceremony. As he digs deeper into her disappearance, it appears as though she never existed, and a shocking truth is uncovered.

 

Sunday 30 October

Miyazaki: The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

12:00am, SBS 2

PG
Japan, 2013
Genre: Documentary, Animation
Language: Japanese
Director: Mami Sunada
Starring: Hideaki Anno, John Lasseter, Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki, Isao Takahata
What's it about?
Studio Ghibli, the brainchild of directors Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata and producer Toshio Suzuki, has captivated audiences the world over with its dreamlike, fantastical animations such as Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle and Grave of the Fireflies. This documentary looks at how they managed such an amazing run, and what could be next for the beloved studio. As Ghibli celebrates its 30th birthday, award-winning filmmaker Mami Sunada gives us unprecedented access into their unique, fascinating world.

 

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