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The Horrors of Sundance

Sundance's 2008 Schedule!Honestly, traveling to Utah has never crossed my mind for any reason. It’s just hard to have a passing thought of, “Hey! I should go to Utah because…” That was until STYD released a list of 11 horror and thriller movies that will be shown at next year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Taking place in Park City, Utah from January 17th till the 21st, you’ll be able to catch these following films, some of which will be competing in the Park City at Midnight program:

  • George A. Romero’s Diary of the Dead (review)
  • Funny Games
  • Hell Ride
  • Donkey Punch
  • Otto (AKA Up with Dead People)
  • Time Crimes
  • Transsiberian
  • Baghead
  • The Broken
  • Peur(s) du Noir
  • Red

    Several US films and a few from France, Spain, Germany and the UK. Not a bad selection at all. If you’d like to start making plans to catch some of these pics, click here. See you there!

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    Since 1997, Michael Patrick Phalin has been a contributing writer to various websites including Dread Central, iMockery, Bloody Disgusting and KrytenSyxx. During the early 1980s, Phalin's love of the movie industry was fueled by the VHS tapes he found during his time spent at the video rental store his mother worked at. Rather than attending a daycare regularly, young Michael would form a tower of tapes with interesting cover art and go watch each one, the very first of these being the original 'A Nightmare on Elm Street.' From that point he was hooked on horror and the process behind creating special effects. In his twenties, Mike met Steve 'Uncle Creepy' Barton and was soon aiding the horror website Dread Central with film reviews. As the site grew in popularity, Phalin soon started writing news stories and conducting interviews on a daily basis. After a few years, he decided to take a break from writing to focus on other opportunities. After moving to a beach community with his wife Michelle, both were cast to appear in the final season of A&E's home improvement show 'Fix This Yard' in 2013. This event rekindled Mike's love of the entertainment industry. Between the time he spends being with his family, Michael continues to contribute to Dread Central both with writing and photography. In his mid-thirties, Phalin took up oil painting after being inspired by an episode of Bob Ross. Pieces of his artwork and photography can be found on his Tumblr and official website.