After more than a year of masks, lockdowns, and learning to live with the pandemic, people are getting vaccinated against COVID-19, which means the U.S. has begun reopening. This is good news for cinephiles, who are beginning to venture out of their homes and back into movie theaters. With safety in mind, Tribeca Film Festival is presenting a hybrid festival experience this year; a mixture of in-person film screenings, as well as virtual premieres with Tribeca at Home, which will only be available to residents of the U.S.
Dread Central will be providing coverage of Tribeca Film Festival and there are five virtual premieres that we’re especially excited about. With stories about serial killers, possession, werewolves, and science fiction, there is something for just about every kind of genre fan and you can enjoy all five of these film premieres from the safety of your living room. So, stock up on popcorn and get comfortable, because Dread Central’s coverage of Tribeca starts now with these five virtual premieres you don’t want to miss!
The 2021 Tribeca Film Festival will run from June 9th until June 20th and you can purchase tickets here. Once a film premieres virtually, it will be available on demand in the U.S. until June 23rd.
No Man of God
No Man of God was written by Kit Lesser and directed by Amber Sealey. The cast includes Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings trilogy), Luke Kirby (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Aleksa Palladino (Boardwalk Empire), and Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day). No Man of God will be available to stream on demand beginning Saturday, June 12th at 6:00pm.
In 1980, Ted Bundy was sentenced to death by electrocution. In the years that followed, he agreed to disclose the details of his crimes, but only to one man. NO MAN OF GOD is based on the true story of the strange and complicated relationship that developed between FBI agent Bill Hagmaier and an incarcerated Ted Bundy in the years leading to Bundy’s execution.
We Need to Do Something
We Need to Do Something was written by Max Booth III and directed by Sean King O’Grady and stars Sierra McCormick (The Vast of Night), Vinessa Shaw (The Hills Have Eyes), Pat Healy (Cheap Thrills), John James Cronin (NOS4A2), and Lisette Alexis (Total Eclipse). We Need to Do Something will be available to stream on demand beginning Wednesday, June 16th at 6:00 pm.
After Melissa and her family seek shelter from a storm, they become trapped. With no sign of rescue, hours turn to days and Melissa comes to realize that she and her girlfriend Amy might have something to do with the horrors that threaten to tear her family – and the entire world – apart.
Werewolves Within is based on a Ubisoft, VR video game of the same name. The film was directed by Josh Ruben (Scare Me) and written by screenwriter and bestselling author, Mishna Wolff (I’m Down). The film features an ensemble cast of comedy notables including Sam Richardson (Veep, Detroiters), Milana Vayntrub (This is Us), George Basil (Crashing), Sarah Burns (Barry), Michael Chernus (Tommy), Catherine Curtin (Orange is the New Black), Wayne Duvall (The Hunt), Harvey Guillén (What We Do in the Shadows), Rebecca Henderson (Russian Doll), Cheyenne Jackson (30 Rock), Michaela Watkins (Brittany Runs a Marathon), and Glenn Fleshler (True Detective). Werewolves Within will be available to stream on demand beginning Thursday, June 17th at 6:00 pm.
After a proposed pipeline creates divisions within the small town of Beaverfield, and a snowstorm traps its residents together inside the local inn, newly arrived forest ranger Finn (Sam Richardson) and postal worker Cecily (Milana Vayntrub) must try to keep the peace and uncover the truth behind a mysterious creature that has begun terrorizing the community.
Agnes was written by Mickey Reece and John Selvidge and directed by Reece and stars Molly C. Quinn (Hansel & Gretel Get Baked), Sean Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy), and Chris Browning (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series). Agnes will be available to stream on demand beginning Saturday, June 12th at 8:00 pm.
Rumors of demonic possession at a religious convent prompts a church investigation into the strange goings-on among its nuns. A disaffected priest and his neophyte are confronted with temptation, bloodshed and a crisis of faith.
The sci-fi thriller was written by Conor Stechschulte and directed by Rob Schroeder and stars Vincent Kartheiser (Mad Men), Breeda Wool (UnREAL), Rainey Qualley (Mighty Fine), Tunde Adebimpe (Spider Man: Homecoming), Chelsea Lopez (Are We Not Cats) and Bob Stephenson (Lady Bird). Ultrasound will be available to stream on demand beginning Wednesday, June 16th at 6:00 pm.
Driving home late at night during a heavy rainstorm, Glen experiences car trouble. Near where his car gets stuck, he spots a house, knocks on the door and is greeted by an oddly friendly middle-aged man, Arthur, and his younger wife, Cyndi. The strange couple pours him a drink, and then more drinks, followed by an unexpected offer that Glen can’t refuse. Elsewhere, a young woman, Katie, is feeling emotionally weighed down by a secret romantic arrangement that feels like a textbook case of gaslighting. And at the same time, in a nondescript research facility, medical professional Shannon begins questioning her role in a bizarre experiment, fearing that she’s doing more harm than good.
Let us know in the comments below what virtual premieres you’re looking forward to at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival and keep up with Dread Central’s coverage of the festival on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Google News! You can also talk about the festival with me personally on Twitter @RedheadfromMars.