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Tribeca ’10: Small Genre Selection Announced

Now that Sundance is over and the SXSW Film Fest is wrapping up, mark your calenders for April 21 to May 2 as Bloody Disgusting will be heading to New York for the Tribeca Film Festival. While films like The Poughkeepsie Tapes make their debut there, this year’s genre films are slim pickings (boo!). Read on to see what is playing.

Primary Cast: Nam Sang-mi, Shin Eun-kyung, Ryu Seung-ryong, Kim Bo-yeon, Moon Hee-kyung, Jang Young-nam
Director: Lee Yong-ju

In this eminently creepy horror show, college student Hee-jin returns home in the wake of her younger sister’s disappearance, only to find her mother a fanatical religious convert and the family’s neighbors offing themselves in increasingly bizarre and grotesque ways. Together with detective Tae-hwan, Hee-jin must unravel the tangled web of connections between the victims that will lead back to the missing girl.

DREAM HOME (Hong Kong)

Primary Cast: Josie Ho, Lawrence Chou, Derek Tsang, Juno Mak, Michelle Ye, Sin Lap Man & Lo Hoi Pang
Director: Pang Ho-Cheung

Cheng Lai-sheung is a young, upwardly mobile professional finally ready to invest in her first home. But when the deal falls through, she is forced to keep her dream alive–even if it means keeping her would-be neighbors dead. Pang Ho-Cheung’s disturbingly imaginative violence unfolds against a backdrop of lifestyle fetishization and the housing market crisis in this metropolitan spin on Guignol horror.


Primary Cast: Brian Geraghty, Rachel Blanchard, Tricia Helfer, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Gabriel Olds
Director: Andrew Paquin

Brian Geraghty gives a haunting performance as prim and taciturn David, forced for years to watch over his sexually predatory partner Lila and her violent urges. David longs for human connection and a less violent existence, and when a would-be victim becomes a chance at redemption, he is torn between his humanity and the only life he’s ever known.


Primary Cast: Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson, Elias Koteas, Simon Barker, Casey Affleck, Bill Pullman, Ned Beatty
Director: Michael Winterbottom

Casey Affleck is Lou Ford, a deputy sheriff whose continuous inner monologue reveals a savage sociopath hidden behind his accommodating Texan smile. When his escalating entanglements with a local prostitute and his prying fiancée back him into a corner, his urges will erupt in shocking violence. Michael Winterbottom’s subversive film noir is adapted from cult pulp author Jim Thompson’s novel. With Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba, Bill Pullman, and Elias Koteas.

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