[SXSW '13] ‘V/H/S/2,’ ‘Haunter,’ ‘You’re Next’ Lead Midnighters Lineup; First Look Imagery!!!

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The SXSW Film Festival has announced their Midnighters lineup for their forthcoming March event, which includes our newly retitled V/H/S/2!

Scary, funny, sexy, controversial – provocative after-dark features for night owls and the terminally curious include Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem, as well as Adam Wingard’s hotly anticipated You’re Next, and Cube director Vincenzo Natali’s Haunter.

Get the entire lineup by reading after the break, as well as sneak peak low quality images. This year’s festival looks incredible!

Big Ass Spider!
Director: Mike Mendez, Screenwriter: Gregory Gieras
Cast: Greg Grunberg, Lombardo Boyar, Clare Kramer, Ray Wise, Lin Shaye, Patrick Bauchau

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 entire city is destroyed.

Cheap Thrills
Director: E.L. Katz, Screenwriters: Trent Haaga, David Chirchirillo
Cast: Pat Healy, Ethan Embry, Sara Paxton, David Koechner, Amanda Fuller

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.

Haunter (Canada)
Director: Vincenzo Natali, Screenwriter: Brian King
Cast: Abigail Breslin, Stephen McHattie, Peter Outerbridge, Michelle Nolden, David Hewlett

Lisa Johnson is one day shy of her sixteenth birthday. And she will be forever. She and her family are dead and doomed to repeat that fateful last day before they were all killed in 1985. Only Lisa has “woken up” and realizes what is going on. She starts to feel as if she is being haunted, but the “ghost” turns out to be Olivia, a very much alive girl who lives in the house in the present day with her own family. With her help, Lisa discovers that the house once belonged to a serial killer who kidnapped teenage girls and burned their remains in a hidden furnace room. When he died, he became a Haunter – a powerful, evil spirit able to possess the living.

Kiss of the Damned
Director/Screenwriter: Xan Cassavetes
Cast: Joséphine de la Baume, Milo Ventimiglia, Roxane Mesquida, Anna Mouglalis, Michael Rapaport, Riley Keough, Ching Valdes-Aran

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…

The Lords of Salem
Director/Screenwriter: Rob Zombie
Cast: Sheri Moon Zombie, Bruce Davison, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Ken Foree, Patricia Quinn

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

Plus One
Director: Dennis Iliadis, Screenwriter: Bill Gullo
Cast: Rhys Wakefield, Logan Miller, Ashley Hinshaw, Natalie Hall

Three college friends go to the biggest party of the year, each looking for something different: love, sex and a simple human connection. When a supernatural phenomenon disrupts the party, it lights a fuse on what will become the strangest night anyone has ever seen. As the three friends struggle to find what they’re looking for, the party quickly descends into a chaos that challenges if they can stay friends or if they can even stay alive.

The Rambler
Director/Screenwriter: Calvin Lee Reeder
Cast: Dermot Mulroney, Lindsay Pulsipher, Natasha Lyonne, James Cady, Scott Sharot

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.

V/H/S/2
Directors: Adam Wingard, Gareth Evans, Screenwriters: Simon Barrett, Timo Tjahjanto, Gareth Evans, Jamie Nash, Jason Eisener, John Davies
Cast: Adam Wingard, Lawrence Levine, L. C. Holt, Kelsy Abbott, Hannah Hughes

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.

You’re Next
Director: Adam Wingard, Screenwriter: Simon Barrett
Cast: Sharni Vinson, Nicholas Tucci, Wendy Glenn, AJ Bowen, Joe Swanberg

One of the smartest and most terrifying films in years, YOU’RE NEXT reinvents the genre by putting a fresh twist on home-invasion horror. When a gang of masked, ax-wielding murderers descend upon the Davison family reunion, the hapless victims seem trapped…until an unlikely guest of the family proves to be the most talented killer of all.

  • turtlenipple

    S-VHS is a better title, IMO. When switching through inputs on my older TV S-VHS is always the last one and it makes me think of BD and how stoked I am to see it.

  • coldblood

    Goddammit, why don’t I live in Texas. Really want to see S-VHS and YOU’RE NEXT.

    • sillylung1192

      this is the only cool part about texas

  • http://www.facebook.com/msaez3 Manuel Saez

    Why was the title changed? S-VHS made much more sense, and was clever to boot. This new title is so meh. Still excited to see it, but changes like that really make me question the decisions of some creators.
    “Haunting in Connecticut 2″ comes to mind….

    • weresmurf

      Probably because by the time part 3 rolls around next year they’re reduced to calling it SCART or HDMI…

      • Nothing333

        Lol halarious!

      • Aaron Emery

        I see nothing wrong with the new title, comparing it to THIC2:GOG (did I do that right?) is getting a bit carried away.

  • sillylung1192

    so glad i moved to austin 2 weeks ago!!!! now what has to be done to get in to see these movies

  • RaffyLee

    YOU’RE NEXT! i wasn’t planning on going to SXSW this year but wow, so tempting…