For the past several years Bloody Disgusting has been doing heavy coverage on the Sundance Film Festival, the largest and most important film festival in the Nation. While the fest, which takes place January 10-20 in Park City, Utah, doesn’t focus too much on the horror genre, they have premiered some major flicks ranging from Saw to The Last Exorcism, The Blair Witch Project, Open Water, High Tension and even The Signal. Of the past several years, the coming 2011 Sundance looks quite promising including screenings of The Troll Hunter, Hobo With a Shotgun, The Woman and more! Read on for the genre films playing this January and watch for tons of updates in the coming hours.
Director: Chris Kentis; Screenwriter: Chris Kentis and Laura Lau. Cast: Elizabeth Olsen, Eric Sheffer Stevens, Julia Taylor Ross
“Silent House follows a young woman troubled a childhood trauma. Whilst visiting her family’s isolated summer home with her father and uncle, when they learn they are not alone in the house. The terrifying 80 minute period is told from Sarah’s point of view. Elizabeth Olsen, sister to Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, takes the lead role.”
Director: Jason Eisener; Screenwriter: Johnathan Davies Cast: Rutger Hauer, Molly Dunsworth, Gregory Smith, Brian Downey.
“A hobo hops from a train with dreams of a fresh life in a new city, but instead finds himself trapped in an urban hell. When he witnesses a brutal robbery, he realizes the only way to deliver justice is with a shotgun in his hands and two shells in the chamber.” World Premiere
Director and screenwriter: Calvin Lee Reeder. Cast: Lindsay Pulsipher, Robert Longstreet, Matt Olsen, LynneCompton, Barlow Jacobs, Chadwick Brown, Jed Maheu, Roger M. Mayer.
“After surviving a brutal car accident, a simple farm woman limps down the road into the nightmarish unknown.” World Premiere
Director: Andre Ovredal. Cast: Otto Jespersen, Glenn Erland Tosterud, Hans Morten Hansen, Johanna Mørch, Tomas Alf Larsen.
“A group of student filmmakers get more than they bargained for when tangling with a man tasked with protecting Norway from giant trolls.” International Premiere
Director: Lucky McKee; Screenwriters: Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee. Cast: Pollyanna McIntosh, Sean Bridgers, Angela Bettis, Lauren Ashley Carter, Zach Rand.
“When a successful country lawyer captures and attempts to “civilize” the last remaining member of a violent clan that has roamed the Northeast coast for decades, he puts the lives of his family in jeopardy.” World Premiere
Director: Michael Tully. Cast: Robert Longstreet, Onur Tukel, Michael Tully, Rachel Korine, Mark Robinson, John Maringouin.
“A reclusive sports hustler returns home to his family farm after years of absence to reunite with his two eccentric, unhinged and emotionally damaged brothers.” World Premiere
Director: Alex Stapleton. Jack Nicholson, Ron Howard, Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, James Cameron, Roger Corman.
“Tracks the triumphant rise of Hollywood’s most prolific writer-director-producer, the true godfather of independent filmmaking.” World Premiere
Director and screenwriter: Todd Rohal. Cast: Steve Little, Robert Longstreet, Walter Dalton, Miki Ann Maddox, Koko Lanham.
“After becoming disinterested with the church, a priest tracks down his old classmate, a former metalhead whom he idolized in high school. When the two embark on a canoeing trip together, all hell breaks loose.” World Premiere
Director and screenwriter: Madeleine Olnek. Cast: Lisa Haas, Susan Ziegler, Jackie Monahan, Cynthia Kaplan, Dennis Davis, Alex Karpovsky, Rae C Wright.
“A shy greeting card store employee unknowingly falls for a lesbian space alien while two government agents closely track their romance.” World Premiere
Director Shunji Iwai. Kevin Zegers, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rachael Leigh Cook, Kristin Kreuk, Aoi Yu, and Adelaide Clemens all star.
“The Japanese-Canadian production follows a seemingly normal young man prowls online chatrooms and message boards for the perfect girl who will ensure his survival.
Director and screenwriter: Kevin Smith. Cast: Michael Parks, Michael Angarano, Kyle Gallner, John Goodman, Melissa Leo.
“A group of misfits encounter extreme fundamentalism in Middle America.”
Directed and written by Kim Jee-woon. Stars Lee Byung-hun, Choi Min-sik
“A violent revenge thriller about a young secret agent tracking the serial killer who murdered his fiancee.”