The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW official website) is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated features in the Midnighters section, which will debut at this year’s Festival from March 7 – 15, 2014 in Austin, Texas.
For 21 years, the SXSW Midnighters section has embraced and hyped genre filmmaking from veterans and rookie visionaries in kind, and the 2014 program returns once again with a vengeance. Consisting of eight World Premieres, one U.S. Premiere and one film from one of our favorite festivals, there is sure to be something for all the horror fans, gore hounds, sci-fi freaks alike.
The “Midnighters” section is scary, funny, sexy, controversial – provocative after-dark features for night owls and the terminally curious!
Here’s the insane line-up!
“A cryptic phone call sets off a dangerous game of risks for Elliot, a down-on-his luck salesman. The game promises increasing rewards for completing 13 tasks, each more sinister than the last.”
“After horror favorites Inside and Livid, Maury and Bustillo pair up again for a horror-thriller at the cross roads between Stand by Me and Friday the13th.”
“Five friends on a camping weekend in the remote woods of East Texas struggle to survive against a legendary beast that is stronger, smarter and more terrifying than they would have ever believed exists.”
“A soldier on leave befriends the family of a fallen comrade, only to become a threat to all around him when it’s revealed he’s hiding dangerous secrets from his past.”
“When a realtor is asked to sell a vacant home, she and her sister cross paths with its previous tenant: a teenage girl who sold her soul to the devil.”
“Young newlyweds find their honeymoon spiraling mysteriously into chaos.”
“When deadly attacks from the forests beset a secluded retirement community, it is up to a grizzled veteran to figure what the residents are hiding.”
“As children, two siblings witnessed their parents’ harrowing descent into madness and death. Now, as adults, they reunite to expose and destroy the supernatural entity responsible: the Lasser Glass – a legendary mirror their parents owned.”
“Stage Fright tells the story of a snobby musical theater camp terrorized by a bloodthirsty masked killer who despises musical theatre. Scream meets “Glee” in this genre-bending R-rated horror-musical.”
“In the city of dreams, a desperate actress will do whatever it takes for the role of a lifetime… no matter what the cost.“