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Falling Stars (Scottish Premiere)

Duration: 1h20m
Dates: Sat 18 May 2024 15:00

Part of Dundead Horror Film Festival 2024. Priority booking for members starts at 10:00 on Wed 3 April. Passes and individual tickets will go on sale from 10:00 on Fri 5 April. More information on Festival Passes can be found below.

Fans of the films of Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson (Spring, The Endless) will find lots to enjoy in this high-concept, but pleasingly low-key American chiller from directors Gabriel Bienczycki and Richard Karpala. 

Effortlessly blurring the boundaries between genres, Falling Stars melds sci-fi, occult horror and American indie dramas into one cohesive whole. The film packs a lot of mythology and world-building into its brisk 80 minutes, but the light touch and gradual unfurling of its mysteries is one of the key pleasures of the film. 

To reveal the broad shape of the narrative would both undersell the film’s strangeness and rob those slow reveals of their power, but the film has earned comparisons to everything from American horror writer Shirley Jackson to the 2019 cult hit The Vast of Night and there are perhaps even hints of the Dark Souls videogames, not in style, but in the film’s drip-feed approach to the broader lore behind the story. 

It is an ambitious, intriguing and unsettling debut feature from its director-duo.

Festival Passes

What's included

Pass TypePriceDCA Members18-25 MembersIncludes
Full Pass£102£96£75Tickets for all 12 screenings, a festival t-shirt and a print
Half Pass£54£51£37.50Tickets for six films of your choice from the programme and a festival t-shirt
  • Save £1 on a Dundead Film Quiz ticket when you book it at the same time as your pass with code DUNDEADPASS.

How to book

  • Log into / create your DCA account.
  • Add all the films your want to see to your basket (pick 12 for a Full Pass, including the Dundead Opening Film, and six for a Half Pass).
  • The appropriate Pass discount will be added automatically at checkout once the correct number of films have been added.
  • To book more than one pass, you can do these as separate transactions online or contact our Box Office on 01382 432444.
  • If you would like a ticket for the Dundead Film Quiz add it to your basket at this stage, use code DUNDEADPASS to receive your £1 Pass discount.
  • If you have any questions about booking your pass our friendly Box Office team are happy to help. Give them a call on 01382 432444 or pop in.
  • We'll be in touch via email to ask you what t-shirt size you'd like and let you know when you can collect your Dundead merch.

Dundead 2024 Listings

Download our printable listings for Dundead 2024 to find out more about the films we're showing.
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