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Boston Underground Film Festival Reveals 2024 Genre Lineup

The 24th annual Boston Underground Film Festival returns to Harvard Square’s arthouse hub The Brattle Theatre, with five days of eclectic cinemania from March 20-24, 2024.

This year’s lineup is stacked with stone-cold killers, covetous cretins, nocturnal nuisances, and all manner of midnight madness.

BUFF is beyond honored to host the East Coast Premiere of Michael Mohan’s (2021’s The Voyeurs) convent-set horror Immaculate on Opening Night. Starring Sydney Sweeney (Euphoria, The White Lotus), Immaculate follows a newly minted nun who arrives at an idyllic Italian convent where devilish deeds lurk in the shadows of the sun-drenched countryside. Bookending this year’s electric lineup is genre-bending fever dream Boy Kills World, the gleefully bombastic debut from Moritz Mohr, starring Bill Skarsgård and Famke Janssen, who must face off in a hyper-violent dystopian hellscape

Boston Underground 2024 Features Lineup

BOY KILLS WORLD – Closing Night Film

Moritz Mohr | Germany, South Africa, USA | 2024

A dystopian fever dream action film that follows Boy, a deaf person with a vibrant imagination. When his family is murdered, he is trained by a mysterious shaman to repress his childish imagination and become an instrument of death.

FEMME – New England Premiere

Sam H. Freeman, Ng Choon Ping | UK | 2023

Follows Jules, who is targeted in a horrific homophobic attack, destroying his life and career. Some time after that event, he encounters Preston, one of his attackers, in a gay sauna. He wants revenge.


Ariane Louis-Seize | Canada | 2023

A young woman vampire is unable to kill to meet her need for blood, but may have found a solution in a young man with suicidal tendencies.

IMMACULATE – East Coast Premiere / Opening Night Film

Michael Mohan | USA | 2024

Cecilia, a woman of devout faith, is warmly welcomed to the picture-perfect Italian countryside where she is offered a new role at an illustrious convent. But it becomes clear to Cecilia that her new home harbors dark and horrifying secrets.

IN A VIOLENT NATURE – East Coast Premiere

Chris Nash | Canada | 2024

An ambient horror slasher that methodically depicts the enigmatic resurrection, rampage, and retribution of an undead monster in a remote wilderness.

INFESTED – New England Premiere

Sébastien Vaniček | France | 2023

Residents of a rundown French apartment building battle against an army of deadly, rapidly reproducing spiders.

OFF RAMP – East Coast Premiere

Nathan Tape | USA | 2023

A couple of lovable, degenerate Juggalos must sojourn through America’s hellish underbelly to The Gathering of the Juggalos, the one place on earth they feel accepted.

OMEN – New England Premiere

Baloji | Belgium, Congo | 2023

After spending years in Belgium, a young Congolese man returns to his birthplace of Kinshasa to confront the intricacies of his family and culture.

SLEEP – New England Premiere

Jason Yu | South Korea | 2023

A young, expectant wife must figure out how to stop her husband’s nightmarish sleepwalking habits before he harms himself or his family.


Joseph Mault | USA | 2024

Strange Kindness is a film about isolation, the shocking acts of violence that have come to punctuate our American dream, and what empathy might look like at its further limits. While the film’s content is political its treatment of themes is far more mythological in nature.

THE BECOMERS – New England Premiere

Zach Clark | USA | 2023

A body-snatching alien comes to Earth, reconnects with their partner, and tries to find their way in modern America.

TIGER STRIPES – Massachusetts Premiere

Amanda Nell Eu | Malaysia | 2023

An 11-year-old girl who is carefree until she starts to experience horrifying physical changes to her body.

WITH LOVE AND A MAJOR ORGAN – New England Premiere

Kim Albright | Canada | 2023

In an alternate world where hearts are made of objects and suppressing emotions is self-care, a lonely woman rips out her own heart for the man she loves, only to discover that he has run away with it.

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