[Sundance '14] Festival Announces Park City At Midnight Line-Up!

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Sundance Institute announced today the films selected to screen in the 2014 Sundance Film Festival out-of-competition sections Spotlight and Park City at Midnight.

The Festival takes place January 16-26 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.

Trevor Groth, Director of Programming for the Sundance Film Festival, said, “The films in the sections announced today round out our 2014 Sundance Film Festival program and further reflect the depth and diversity of modern independent filmmaking that will satisfy everyone from festival fledglings to fanatics.

In addition to those announced today, films in the U.S. and World Competition and NEXT <=> sections have been announced.

PARK CITY AT MIDNIGHT


From horror flicks to comedies to works that defy any genre, these unruly films will keep you edge-seated and wide awake. Each is a world premiere.

The Babadook / Australia


(Director and screenwriter: Jennifer Kent)
Cast: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney, Barbara West, Ben Winspear.

A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

Cooties / U.S.A.


(Directors: Jonathan Millott, Cary Murnion, Screenwriters: Leigh Whannell, Ian Brennan)
Cast: Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, Jack McBrayer, Leigh Whannell, Nasim Pedrad.

A mysterious virus hits an isolated elementary school and transforms the students into a feral swarm of mass savages; then an unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives.

Dead Snow; Red vs. Dead / Norway


(Director: Tommy Wirkola, Screenwriters: Tommy Wirkola, Stig Frode Henriksen, Vegar Hoel)
Cast: Vegar Hoel, Stig Frode Henriksen, Martin Starr, Ørjan Gamst, Monica Haas, Jocelyn DeBoer.

The gruesome Nazi Zombies are back to finish their mission, but our hero is not willing to die. He is gathering his own army to give them a final fight.

The Guest / U.S.A.


(Director: Adam Wingard, Screenwriter: Simon Barrett)
Cast: Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Leland Orser, Lance Reddick, Chase Williamson, Brendan Meyer.

A soldier on leave befriends the family of a fallen comrade. He soon becomes a threat to everyone around him when it’s revealed he’s not who he says he is.

Killers / Japan, Indonesia


(Directors: The Mo Brothers, Screenwriters: Timo Tjahjanto, Takuji Ushiyama)
Cast: Kazuki Kitamura, Oka Antara, Rin Takanashi, Luna Maya, Ray Sahetapy.

Two serial killers post their violent crimes online in a psychotic battle for notoriety. It soon becomes clear that they will square off with one another face to face.

The Signal / U.S.A.


(Director: William Eubank, Screenwriters: William Eubank, Carlyle Eubank, David Frigerio)
Cast: Laurence Fishburne, Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke, Beau Knapp.

Three college students disappear under mysterious circumstances while tracking a computer hacker through the Southwest.

What We Do in the Shadows / New Zealand, U.S.A.


(Directors and screenwriters: Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement)
Cast: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Jonny Brugh, Cori Gonzales-Macuer, Stu Rutherford.

This mockumentary follows the struggles of a group of New Zealand–based vampires to understand modern society and adapt to the ever-changing world around them.