That’s right, kids! The 2011 South by Southwest Film Conference is just around the corner, and it’s packed to the gills with stuff to watch, do, and see. But what of the conference’s horror line-up? We’ve got you covered.
The big dance runs from March 11th-19th in Austin, Texas. Visit the official SXSW website for all the info you need to get your ass there and having a good time.
2011 Genre Line-Up
Director & Writer: Evan Glodell
Cast: Evan Glodell, Jessie Wiseman, Tyler Dawson, Rebekah Brandes, Vincent Grashaw
“A love story with apocalyptic stakes. Two friends spend all their free time building flame-throwers and weapons of mass destruction in hopes that a global apocalypse will occur and clear the runway for their imaginary gang “Mother Medusa”.”
Director & Writer: Joe Swanberg
Cast: Kate Lyn Sheil, Ti West, Amy Seimetz, Joe Swanberg, Jane Adams (North American Premiere)
“Filmmaking and life converge around a werewolf film.”
Director & Writer: Ti West
Cast: Sara Paxton, Pat Healy, Kelly McGillis (World Premiere)
“Hotel clerks by day, amateur ghost hunters by night, the last two employees of the historic Yankee Pedlar Inn set out to prove that their place of business is as haunted as its reputation.”
My Sucky Teen Romance
Director & Writer: Emily Hagins
Cast: Elaine Hurt, Patrick Delgado, Santiago Dietche, Lauren Lee, Tony Vespe (World Premiere)
“In a culture that is currently overrun with romanticized vampires, it is up to four geeky teenagers to defend their friend and beloved sci-fi convention from a group of very real, blood-thirsty vampires.”
Red Riding Hood (Special Screening)
Director: Catherine Hardwicke, Writer: David Leslie Johnson
Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Billy Burke, Shiloh Fernandez, Max Irons
“Catherine Hardwicke will be present for Q&A following this special screening of her latest film on Thursday, March 10, at midnight. In the film a werewolf terrorizes a small village, especially when the people discover that, by day, the beast could be anyone. And one young woman discovers that she has a unique connection to the wolf that makes her both suspect…and bait.”
Director: Joseph Kahn, Writers: Joseph Kahn & Mark Palermo
Cast: Josh Hutcherson, Dane Cook, Shanley Caswell, Spencer Locke, Aaron David Johnson (World Premiere)
“A downtrodden 17-year-old girl is sent to detention, where she must survive a slasher film killer and save the world in time for prom.”
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