After getting slighted by a legendary jazz trumpeter, sadistic gang boss Hercules puts the ice-cold Johnny the Killer on a mission of revenge. He must cut off the trumpet player’s pinkie finger before he plays a wedding reception at the lavish palace of the Countess. Yet, as Johnny attempts to execute his task his conscience begins to howl and he promises himself that he will quit the business. Yet, before he can do so, he must descend one more time into Hercules’ hell. A night club called Al Qaeda, an old-world vampire, a junky child bride, a femme fatale with a sideline in stand-up comedy, a handful of severed fingers, and a palace ballroom full of music, machine gunfire, and mayhem… It’s just another night in DREAMLAND! Bruce McDonald is a well-known face at the festival, as we welcomed him with PONTYPOOL (BIFFF 2010) and long before that with HIGHWAY 61 and ROADKILL. For the oneiric horror comedy DREAMLAND, partly shot in Belgium, he succeeded in getting some first-rate actors. Stephen McHattie (PONTYPOOL, HELLMOUTH) plays Johnny as well as the trumpeter, Juliette Lewis (FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, NATURAL BORN KILLERS, CAPE FEAR) is the diabolical countess, Henry Rollins (LOST HIGHWAY, JOHNNY MNEMONIC, HEAT) the crazy gang leader, and Tómas Lemarquis (BLADE RUNNER 2049, X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, SNOWPIERCER) the vampire intent on marrying. Psychedelic!

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