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A couple of genre titles were peppered throughout last
week’s SXSW feature lineup announcement, but today brings the big haul, the
Midnighters. Featuring two highly anticipated world premieres, some intriguing new
talent and even a couple of the most buzzed about horror titles from Sundance,
this year looks to be nothing short of stupendous.
Leading the pack in excitement is the third film in the
much-loved [REC] series, [REC]: GENESIS, as well as MARTYRS’ director Pascal
Laugier’s new Jessica Biel-starring THE TALL MAN, found-footage anthology V/H/S, Don Coscarelli's JOHN DIES AT THE END, the Irish feral-children flick CITADEL and space-Nazi extravaganza IRON SKY.
Here's the full lineup:
THE AGGRESSION SCALE, Director: Steven C. Miller,
Screenwriter: Ben Powell
4 hitmen + $500,000 of stolen cash + 1 family = WAR
CITADEL (Ireland, Scotland), Director/Screenwriter: Ciarán
An agoraphobic father teams up with a renegade priest to
save his daughter from the clutches of a gang of twisted feral children.
GIRLS AGAINST BOYS, Director/Screenwriter: Austin Chick
A psychological thriller about two girls on a killing spree.
With edgy and ironic humor and a darkly meditative tone, it is also a
coming-of-age story about a girl learning how the world really works.
Cast: Danielle Panabaker, Nicole LaLiberte, Liam Aiken,
Michael Stahl-David, Andrew Howard
INTRUDERS (Spain, UK), Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo,
Screenwriters: Nicolás Casariego, Jaime Marques
The haunting story of two children living in different
countries, each visited nightly by a faceless being who wants to take
possession of them.
IRON SKY (Finland, Germany, Australia), Director: Timo
Vuorensola, Screenwriters: Michael Kalesniko, Timo Vuorensola
In 1945 the Nazis went to the moon; in 2018 they are coming
JOHN DIES AT THE END Director & Screenwriter: Don
On the street it’s called “soy sauce,” a drug that promises
an out-of-body experience with each hit. Suddenly, a silent otherworldly
invasion is underway. Can college dropouts John and Dave save humanity? No,
MODUS ANOMALI (Indonesia) Director/Screenwriter: Joko Anwar
A man tries to save his family who go missing during a
vacation in the forest.
[REC] ³ GENESIS
(Spain) Director: Paco Plaza, Screenwriters: Luiso Berdejo, Paco Plaza
Koldo and Clara’s wedding is horrifically interrupted when
some of the guests start showing signs of a strange illness. Before they know
what’s happening, the bride and groom find themselves in the middle of a
hellish ordeal, as an uncontrollable torrent of violence is unleashed on the
SUPER SECRET SCREENING
THE TALL MAN, Director/Screenwriter: Pascal Laugier
When her child goes missing, a mother looks to unravel the
legend of the Tall Man, an entity who allegedly abducts children.
V/H/S, Directors: Ti West, Adam Wingard, Joe Swanberg, David
Bruckner, Glenn Mcquaid, Radio Silence, Screenwriter: Ti West, Simon Barrett,
David Bruckner, Radio Silence, Glenn Mcquaid
A group of misfits are hired to burglarize a house in the
countryside and acquire a rare tape. The guys are confronted with a dead body
and an endless supply of cryptic footage, each video stranger than the last…
You can find out more SXSW's official site.
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