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SXSW 2012 Film Festival Announces Midnight Features and Short Films

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival has announced the highly anticipated features in its Midnighters section, as well as the complete short films lineup, which will debut at this year’s Festival from March 9-17, 2012 in Austin, Texas.

Pink Sock (Short, 2011)

Starring Charles Pieper, Jessica Bailey Directed by Josh Schneider

Take a Look at Impressive Short Film Deviling, Watch the Full Film Right Here!

We were recently contacted by filmmaker Michael Sharpe (we don't believe there is any relationship to the classic "Iron" wrestler of the same name) requesting a review for his short film Deviling. After viewing the 15-minute movie, we felt we owed our readers more than a review. We wanted you to see it for yourselves!

A Teaser Trailer for Axelle Carolyn's The Halloween Kid

We've been talking about Axelle Carolyn's new short film The Halloween Kid for a few months, and now that it's about to have its world premiere at BUFF, the prestigious International Children and Young People's Film Festival in Malmo, Sweden, in March, Carolyn has released a teaser trailer to celebrate.

Sundance 2012: V/H/S Directors Q&A Transcript

Here at Dread Central we realize that not everyone can make it to the lunacy that is the Sundance Film Festival, which is why we do our best to bring you all of the sights, sounds, and reviews you're hankering for. Next on tap for you? The Q&A session for Bloody Disgusting Selects' V/H/S (review here)!

V/H/S (2012)

Starring Calvin Reeder, Lane Hughes, Adam Wingard Directed by David Bruckner, Glenn McQuaid, Radio Silence, Joe Swanberg, Ti West, Adam Wingard

Sundance 2012: V/H/S Acquired by Magnolia Pictures

Despite reports of the film causing moviegoers to pass out - or perhaps because of them - Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to the Bloody Disgusting Selects Sundance Midnight entry V/H/S for low seven figures. Plans are for a theatrical release in the fall and then VOD.

Sundance 2012: V/H/S Knocks Audience Members Out

What is it with the people who go to Sundance? Every year at least one movie renders at least one viewer unconscious. The latest knock-out artist? Bloody Disgusting Selects' entry V/H/S. Read on for the details.

Have a Look at Darin Beckstead's Zombie Valley Short Film

Darin Beckstead, the filmmaker behind Courage & Stupidity, a 25-minute film that reimagined Spielberg’s troubled experiences while making Jaws, is now throwing a hat into the horror genre with his tongue-in-cheek short titled Zombie Valley.

Sundance 2012: V/H/S Viral Now Tracking YOU!

One flick we're DYING to see at this year's Sundance Film Festival is the Bloody Disgusting Selects entry V/H/S. Everything about it sounds badass. Speaking of badass, check out these viral posters found all around Park City, Utah in promotion of the flick!

Watch Mathieu TURI's Sons of Chaos Short Film Right Here!

French filmmaker Mathieu TURI dropped us a line recently to let us know that his post-apocalyptic short film Sons of Chaos is now online in its entirety, and we figured there's no better way to celebrate the first Friday the 13th of the year than by sharing it with you guys. Check it out along with the flick's poster and a few stills.

Watch Axelle Carolyn's The Last Post Short Film Online Now!

Now that she's busily submitting her latest film, The Halloween Kid, to festivals, Axelle Carolyn has put her previous effort, The Last Post (review here), online to share with everyone. Check out this short film produced by Neil Marshall and starring Jean Marsh, which had its world premiere at the 2011 Fantasia Film Festival, right here!

First Time Director Christina Desiere Has a Dollar and a Dream

If you dream it, you can do it, right? Well, no, that's not always the case. Those grape jelly pajamas I was trying to develop never really took hold, and I know Uncle Creepy is having all kinds of trouble getting a patent on his line of Finger Paints for Pubes. But for up and coming director Christina Desiere, things are breaking just right... and a lot of that has to do with Stephen King's Dollar Baby program.

A Cult of Indie Scream Queens Crash onto DVD

So how does this grab you ... twelve stories of horror, sex, murder, and mayhem. Over two hours of everything from psychological thrillers to psychosexual killers! Cheerleaders to zombies! Get the idea? Now how about a gaggle of indie scream queens thrown in to further sweeten the pot? We thought all that would grab your attention, and you'll be getting that and then some with the new short film compilation DVD, Cult Volume 1.

Left 4 Dead Fan Film Tears Up the Interwebs

We've been sitting on this one for a couple of weeks because it's the perfect way to send out 2011. A fan film based upon Valve's video game franchise Left 4 Dead (reviews here) that is nothing short of badass. This is the perfect example of there being young talented filmmakers out there who know how to do a lot with a little, and we completely applaud them.