SXSW ’10: Horror Line-Up Revealed

SXSW '10: Horror Line-Up RevealedNext month the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival will be in full swing down in awesome Austin, Texas, and we’ve got a look at what horror flicks will be sending super-sized chills down the spines of festival goers.

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival is thrilled to announce the complete features lineup for this year’s Festival, March 12–20, 2010, in Austin, Texas. Over the course of nine days, 119 features will screen at the festival, with 55 of those having their world premieres at SXSW 2010. These films were selected from a record 1,572 film submissions composed of 1,206 U.S. and 366 international feature-length films.

MIDNIGHTERS series: Scary, funny, sexy, controversial – provocative after-dark features for night owls and the terminally curious.

Amer (Belgium)
“Ana is confronted to Body and Desire at three key moments of her life.”
Directors: Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani. Screenwriter: Bruno Forzani
Cast: Bianca Maria D’Amato, Cassandra Forêt, Charlotte Eugène-Guibbaud, Marie Bos, Harry Cleven (U.S. Premiere)

Cannibal Girls (Canada)
“They do EXACTLY what you think they do! Second City TV regulars Eugene Levy and Andrea Martin star in Ivan Reitman’s Canuxploitation classic as a couple on a romantic holiday who settle into a quaint little bed-and-breakfast run by a trio of flesh-eating ladies who fancy them for tomorrow’s menu.”
Director: Ivan Reitman. Screenwriter: Robert Sandler
Cast: Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Ronald Ulrich, Randall Carpenter, Bonnie Neilson

Cotton (United States)
After a career spent helping the devout through prayer and trickery, Rev. Cotton Marcus invites a film crew to document his final fraudulent days as an exorcist. Soon his faith is truly tested when a desperate plea from the father of a possessed girl brings him face to face with the devil himself.”
Director: Daniel Stamm. Screenwriters: Andrew Gurland and Huck Botko
Cast: Patrick Fabian, Ashley Bell, Iris Bahr, Louis Herthum, Caleb Landry Jones (World Premiere)

Jimmy Tupper VS. The Goatman of Bowie (United States)
Jimmy Tupper is no one, he’s nothing, until one night he sees something in the woods that can’t be real. It becomes his mission to prove its existence and find his purpose.”
Director and Screenwriter: Andrew Bowser
Cast: Andrew Bowser, Pedro Gonzalez, Chris Jones, Michael Eller, Tim Kuczka (World Premiere)

The Loved Ones (Australia)
Brent, a 17-year-old student grieving after the recent loss of his father, politely declines an invitation to the school formal from Lola, the quietest girl in school. Devastated by the rejection, Lola and her overly protective father kidnap Brent and force him to endure a macabre formal of their own creation…
Director and Screenwriter: Sean Byrne
Cast: Xavier Samuel, Robin McLeavy, Victoria Thaine, Jessica McNamee, Richard Wilson

Tucker & Dale vs. Evil (Canada)
Two West Virginian hillbillies go on vacation at their dilapidated mountain cabin, but their peaceful trip goes horribly awry.
Director: Eli Craig. Screenwriters: Eli Craig and Morgan Jurgenson
Cast: Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk, Katrina Bowden, Jesse Moss

Higanjima (Japan/Korea)
Two years after losing contact, Akira discovers that his long-lost brother may be found on Higanjima Island. He may also find on Higanjima an army of blood-sucking vampires.
Director: Tae-Kyun Kim. Screenwriter: Tetsuya Ôishi
Cast: Koji Yamamoto, Hideo Ishiguro, Dai Watanabe, Asami Mizukawa (North American Premiere)

Outcast (Ireland)
Mary and Fergal live their lives on the run, using an ancient form of magic to hide from a terrifying hunter.
Director Colm McCarthy. Screenwriters: Colm McCarthy and Tom McCarthy
Cast: James Nesbitt, Kate Dickie, Niall Bruton, Hannah Stanbridge (World Premiere)

Monsters (United Kingdom)
Six years after a NASA probe crashes, bringing alien life forms to Earth, a journalist agrees to escort a shaken tourist through an infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the US border.
Director and Screenwriter: Gareth Edwards
Cast: Scoot McNairym, Whitney Able (World Premiere)

EMERGING VISIONS series: Innovation and creativity from new and emerging feature filmmakers, showcasing raw talent in documentary and narratives of varying premiere status.

Red White & Blue (United Kingdom)
In Austin Texas, the lives of three young people “Erica, Franki and Nate” intertwine in a fateful, tragic way and head down a rocky and violent road to heart-rending oblivion.
Director and Screenwriter: Simon Rumley
Cast: Noah Taylor, Amanda Fuller, Marc Senter (North American Premiere)

LONE STAR STATES series: Texas proud! Documentaries and Narratives with a special connection to the Lone Star State.

Wake (United States)
Driving to a wedding in Los Angeles through the Mojave Desert, Paul and Adrienne pull off the highway and into Roy’s Motel and Café. This roadside artifact proves to be a strange and surreal place with an unsettling mix of travelers, who force our couple to discover the secret hidden between them and ultimately, the horrifying reality of their current situation.
Many Lane Producer Director and Screenwriter: Chad Feehan
Cast: Josh Stewart, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Chris Browning, Angela Featherstone, Afemo Omilami, Trevor Morgan (World Premiere)

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