Thursday, February 7, 2013

SXSW announces its 2013 "MIDNIGHTER" lineup!


Howdy folks,

Well, the word came down this week. Looks like Ye Olde Foole is going to be making the trek to the land of the Alamo Drafthouse. Yep, the City Limits of Austin are going to throw their arms open wide for the Doc from March 8 - 17 as South by Southwest (SXSW) takes over the town.

Here's a little taste of what's in store as part of their MIDNIGHTER series:



Big Ass Spider! (World Premiere)
Director: Mike Mendez, Screenwriter: Gregory Gieras


When a giant alien spider escapes from a military lab and rampages across the city of Los Angeles, it is up to one clever exterminator and his security guard sidekick to kill the creature before the city is destroyed.

Cast: Greg Grunberg, Lombardo Boyar, Clare Kramer, Ray Wise, Lin Shaye, Patrick Bauchau



Cheap Thrills (World Premiere)
Director: E.L. Katz, Screenwriters: Trent Haaga, David Chirchirillo


Recently fired and facing eviction, the married father of a newborn has his life turned upside down when he meets a wealthy couple who offer a path to financial security…but at a price.

Cast: Pat Healy, Ethan Embry, Sara Paxton, David Koechner, Amanda Fuller




Haunter (World Premiere)
Director: Vincenzo Natali, Screenwriter: Brian King


Lisa Johnson is one day shy of her 16th birthday and will be forever. She and her family are doomed to repeat the fateful day before they were all killed in 1985.

Cast: Abigail Breslin, Stephen McHattie, Peter Outerbridge, Michelle Nolden, David Hewlett




Kiss of the Damned (U.S. Premiere)
Director/Screenwriter: Xan Cassavetes


Beautiful vampire Djuna tries to resist the advances of human screenwriter Paolo, but eventually gives in to their passion. When her sister Mimi comes to visit, Djuna’s love story is threatened, and the whole vampire community becomes endangered…

Cast: Jos├ęphine de la Baume, Milo Ventimiglia, Roxane Mesquida, Anna Mouglalis, Michael Rapaport, Riley Keough, Ching Valdes-Aran




The Lords of Salem (U.S. Premiere)
Director/Screenwriter: Rob Zombie



From the singular mind of horror maestro Rob Zombie comes a chilling plunge into a nightmare world where evil runs in the blood.

Cast: Sheri Moon Zombie, Bruce Davison, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Ken Foree, Patricia Quinn




Plus One (World Premiere)
Director: Dennis Iliadis, Screenwriter: Bill Gullo


When the party of the decade is disrupted by a supernatural phenomenon, the night soon descends in to chaos.

Cast: Rhys Wakefield, Logan Miller, Ashley Hinshaw, Natalie Hall




The Rambler
Director/Screenwriter: Calvin Lee Reeder


After being released from prison, a man known as The Rambler stumbles upon a strange mystery as he attempts a dangerous journey through treacherous back roads and small towns en route to reconnecting with his long lost brother.

Cast: Dermot Mulroney, Lindsay Pulsipher, Natasha Lyonne, James Cady, Scott Sharot




V/H/S/2
Directors: Adam Wingard, Gareth Evans, Screenwriters: Simon Barrett, Timo Tjahjanto, Gareth Evans, Jamie Nash, Jason Eisener, John Davies



Searching for a missing student, two private investigators break into his abandoned house and find another collection of mysterious VHS tapes. In viewing the horrific contents of each cassette, they realize there may be terrifying motives behind the student’s disappearance.

Cast: Adam Wingard, Lawrence Levine, L. C. Holt, Kelsy Abbott, Hannah Hughes




You’re Next
Director: Adam Wingard, Screenwriter: Simon Barrett


A fresh twist on home-invasion horror. A gang of masked murderers descend upon a family reunion, and the victims seem trapped…until an unlikely guest proves to be the most talented killer of all.

Cast: Sharni Vinson, Nicholas Tucci, Wendy Glenn, AJ Bowen, Joe Swanberg



PLUS....


THE WORLD PREMIERE OF EVIL DEAD. For better or worse.





Stay Tuned, True Believers. It's gonna git crazy up in here...

2 comments:

  1. Of those, You're Next seems like it has the most potential. I look forward to your reports.

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    1. I'd only ever heard of YOU'RE NEXT, LORDS OF SALEM, VHS 2 and of course, EVIL DEAD. Lot of fresh ground to be tilled here. Looking forward to it.

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