SXSW ’14: Festival Posters for Midnighters, “STAGE FRIGHT” and “HONEYMOON”


It’s just three days until SXSW gets underway, and with a Midnight lineup as seemingly strong as it is, FANGORIA is thrilled. Even more thrilling, fantastic art in anticipation of the genre films that sound most exciting. Today: Jerome Sable’s musical slasher gets a fantastic poster, as does Leigh Janiak’s HONEYMOON, of which programmer Jarod Neece pegged as the one to watch.

STAGE FRIGHT (pictured, above) is the feature debut of Sable, whose LEGEND OF BEAVER DAM slayed the fest circuit with an infectious, musical take on a campfire tale. Here, reteams with writer/musicial Eli Batalion for a film about “Starry-eyed teenager Camilla Swanson, who wants to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become a Broadway diva, but she’s stuck working in the kitchen of a snobby performing arts camp. Determined to change her destiny, she sneaks in to audition for the summer showcase and lands a lead role in the play, but just as rehearsals begin, blood starts to spill, and Camilla soon finds herself terrified by the horror of musical theatre.” Meat Loaf(!) stars. Post-SXSW, STAGE FRIGHT is On Demand and iTunes April 3rd and in theaters May 9th from Magnolia Pictures/Magnet Releasing.

Leigh Janiak’s HONEYMOON meanwhile, stars Harry Treadaway and GAME OF THRONES’ great Rose Leslie as “young newlyweds Paul (Harry Treadaway) and Bea (Rose Leslie), who travel to remote lake country for their honeymoon where the promise of private romance awaits them.  Shortly after arriving, Paul finds Bea wandering and disoriented in the middle of the night. As she becomes more distant and her behavior increasingly peculiar, Paul begins to suspect something more sinister than sleepwalking took place in the woods.”

Keep an eye on Fango for exclusive previews of both films this week, and see Hitfix and AICN for more.




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