The Tribeca Festival is officially underway, its 20th-anniversary ceremony taking place June 9 to June 20 with a feature slate that includes 66 films from filmmakers across the globe and 54 world premieres. This year marks a hybrid event, with Tribeca easing back into in-person events as well as virtual screenings and presentations.
That means that Tribeca is now more accessible than ever, with a slew of genre premieres available to screen at home through individual tickets.
Here are five horror titles we can’t wait to see.
Josh Ruben’s follow-up to Scare Me draws inspiration from Ubisoft’s VR game and unleashes a murder mystery “whatdunit.” Sam Richardson stars in this horror-comedy as a newly assigned forest ranger arriving at his new post just in time for a freak snowstorm to cause a blackout. The eclectic denizens barely get along as they take refuge at the lodge, but then paranoia sets in when the bodies start piling up, and a werewolf seems to be the culprit. A werewolf that could be any one of them, hiding in plain sight. Written by Mishna Wolff, Werewolves Within also stars Milana Vayntrub, Michaela Watkins, Cheyenne Jackson, Glenn Fleshler, and Harvey Guillén.
We Need to Do Something
Sean King O’Grady helms the adaptation of screenwriter Max Booth III’s novella, which sees a dysfunctional family of four encounter unspeakable horrors while trapped in their bathroom after a tornado devastates the area. Some of those horrors come from within as tensions mount. But something otherworldly seems to be lurking just outside, looking for a way inside. Sierra McCormick, Vinessa Shaw, Pat Healy star in this nihilistic Pandora’s box of terror.
Ahead of its Hulu release, this A24 film debuts at Tribeca. As with most A24 genre efforts, expect things to get weird. Directed and co-written by John Lee, False Positive stars co-writer Ilana Glazer as Lucy, a woman who seems to have it all save for her struggles with fertility. Her husband (Justin Theroux) seeks help from a former mentor, world-renowned reproductive specialist Dr. Hindle (Pierce Brosnan). He transforms their hopes into happy success, but soon Lucy begins to notice cracks in normalcy and her suspicions untether her grip on reality. What may sound like a familiar pregnancy horror movie quickly gives way to something far more unique. False Positive also stars Gretchen Mol and Sophia Bush.
Director Rob Schroeder helms a twisty sci-fi puzzle box based on the graphic novel Generous Bosom, written by cartoonist Conor Stechschulte. After his car breaks down, Glen spends one hell of an odd night with a married couple. It starts as a creepy backwoods horror movie then quickly switches gears and perspectives. Schroeder slowly weaves together the lives of several random strangers and how they seem to connect. This layered tale keeps you guessing throughout. Vincent Kartheiser, Chelsea Lopez, Breeda Wool, Tunde Adebimpe, Rainey Qualley, and Bob Stephenson star.
See for Me
When blind former skier Sophie (Skyler Davenport) cat-sits in a secluded mansion, three thieves invade for the hidden safe. Sophie’s only defense is army veteran Kelly (Jessica Parker Kennedy), who acts as her eyes through the See For Me phone app. Kelly helps Sophie defend herself against the invaders and survive. In his sophomore feature, Randall Okita weaves a morally complex home invasion thriller that subverts expectations.