Not getting enough attention leading up to its SXSW premiere is Room for Tourists director Adrián García Bogliano’s Cold Sweat, which we’ve been hearing really good things about. From Argentina, the pic premieres March 15 in Austin, Texas.
“A young man searching for his missing girlfriend. A loyal friend willing to do anything to uncover the truth. An investigation that culminates in an old house. Inside two brutal murderers expect them, armed with twenty-five boxes of explosives stolen from the last military dictatorship in Argentina.”
Inside you’ll find the film’s official trailer, while you can click the image for our full image gallery!
Premiering at mext month’s SXSW Film Festival is Joe Cornish’s Attack the Block, which stars Jodie Whittaker, John Boyega, Alex Esmail, Franz Drameh, Leeon Jones, Simon Howard, Luke Treadaway, Jumayn Hunter, and Nick Frost in a film that follows a gang of South London teenagers defending their housing project home against an alien attack.
Gearing up for the fest, the official website and Facebook have launched, featuring your first ever look at the film, along with a crazy long synopsis. I love genre films that are targeted towards kids, some of my all-time favorite horror films were made for the youngins.
Just announced as part of this March’s SXSW Film Festival, early indication was that Nicolas Goldbart’s Argentinean Phase 7 (Fase 7) wasn’t good for our audience. I think I judged way too soon.
This afternoon I made a few calls and got my hands on the official festival poster, images, a Metallica-rocking international trailer, a Dawn of the Dead-ish festival trailer, and an exclusive clip that also taps musically into Assault on Precinct 13.
From the executive producer of Paranormal Activity, Phase 7 looks like it taps into early Romero and can be described as a cross between The Crazies, Dawn of the Dead and 28 Days Later. We’re told Goldbart loves Carpenter and used temp music from Assault on Precinct 13, The Thing and Escape From New York.
Starring Daniel Hendler, Federico Luppi, Jazmin Stuart, and Jose “Yayo” Guridi, “Coco just moved to his new apartment with 7-month pregnant wife. When the building is in quarantined for a deadly flue. The neighbors became unexpected enemies.”
After preeming at the London Frightfest this month, Little Deaths – a crazy new anthology featuring horrific tales from three of England’s edgiest filmmakers: Simon Rumley (Red White & Blue, Living and the Dead), Andrew Parkinson (I, Zombie, Venus Drowning) and Sean Hogan (Isle of Dogs, Summer’s Blood) – will have its U.S. premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas.
We just now scored this new steamy still, while inside you’ll find details on all of the shorts with some insane imagery.
It’s rare when a movie gets made the entire team behind it keep their lips sealed until a festival. I mean, it’s got to be hard not to share your creativity with the world, no?
First discovered back in May, Ben Wheatley’s Kill List, which stars Neil Maskell, Michael Smiley, and MyAnna Buring, was announced as part of the Austin, Texas SXSW Film Festival. No details were revealed, but we’re so on top of our sh*t we’re excited to tell you that it’s about a group of demobbed soldiers turned contract killers who run up against a devil-worshipping coven (sounds a bit like what Rob Zombie is up to with The Lords of Salem). Anyways, here’s the super secret plot crunch and first ever hi-res still:
“Beginning 8 months after a disastrous job in Kiev left him physically and mentally scarred, ex-soldier turned contract killer Jay, is pressured by his partner Gal, into taking a tough new assignment. As they descend into the dark, disturbing world of the contract, Jay begins to unravel once again – his fear and paranoia sending him deep into the heart of darkness.”
“To survive the end of the world…you must first survive each other…”
How many of you are fans of Frontier(s)? Yeah, me too. I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to see Xavier Gens’ quasi-anthology The Divide, which will premiere at this March’s SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas.
Starring Michael Biehn, Milo Ventimiglia, Rosanna Arquette, Courtney B. Vance, and LaurenGerman, “the segments include a post-apocalyptic thriller set mostly in an apartment building fallout shelter, a serial-killer thriller about a woman afflicted with “face blindness,” and a coming-of-age story about a young girl seeking out her birth mother.
German’s character is at the center of the film, set in New York, which is virtually destroyed in a mysterious explosion in the first act. Eight survivors take refuge in the fallout shelter of an apartment building, where they are menaced first by mysterious men in HazMat suits and eventually by each other.”
The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival is thrilled to announce features in the Midnighters and SXFantastic sections, as well as the complete short films lineup, which will debut at this year’s Festival, which runs from March 11 – 19, 2011 in Austin, Texas.
A key component of the SXSW Film lineup, the Festival offers two midnight feature programs, each including five titles. The long-standing Midnighters section has hosted the premieres and fostered the careers of such filmmakers as Ti West, Eli Roth, and Scott Glosserman, and is programmed by SXSW Senior Programmer & Conference Manager Jarod Neece. In 2009, SXSW added the SXFantastic sidebar, a series of midnight films programmed by Fantastic Fest, the largest genre film festival in the U.S. Last year, the section was home to the world premieres of Gareth Edward’s Monsters and the much buzzed about A Serbian Film.
“Our midnight programs are the bloody, beating heart of SXSW,” said SXSW Film Conference & Festival Producer Janet Pierson. “Since the beginning, midnight films have been an essential ingredient to what makes SXSW so exciting and fun, and this year’s selections are no exception.”
Hard working indie star Joe Swanberg (who you can see in A Horrible Way to Die) is continuing to persue his directing career with Silver Bullets, his new feature that will premiere this coming March at the SXSW Film Festival.
He’ll be starring alongside Jane Adams, Ti West (The Innkeepers, The House of the Devil, The Roost), Larry Fessenden (Bitter Feast, I Sell the Dead), Kate Lyn Sheil, and Horrible Way to Die co-star Amy Seimetz in a film following an actress and her filmmaker boyfriend experience turbulence in their relationship when she accepts a role in a werewolf film. Her relationship with her new director blossoms while her boyfriend spirals into a dangerous depression.
We’re told that there are barely any horror elements to the film, so be warned in advance. David Harley will speak to Swanberg and get the full lowdown. Until then, check out the first ever stills and long synopsis inside.
Update: The Midnight line-up is still yet to be announced!
The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival released major titles including its Competition, Spotlight Premieres, Headliners, Emerging Visions and other sections slated for the 2011 edition of the popular event taking place March 11 – 19 in Austin, Texas.
130 features, including 60 World Premieres, 12 North American Premieres and 16 U.S. Premieres are on this year’s roster, with eight narrative and eight documentary features will compete for jury prizes.
While you’ve already read about 3 films premiering at this March’s event, inside you’ll find the full line-up announced thus far. Expect some surprises leading up to the fest!
Music video director Joseph Kahn (Torque; Britney Spears, Garbage, U2) works fast! Just a mere 8 months after casting began, director Joseph Kahn is already heading to Austin, Texas for the SXSW (March 11 – 19) world premiere of his slasher Detention! The pic will join the previously announced The Innkeepers and The Divide.
“In the film a downtrodden 17-year-old girl is sent to detention where she must survive a slasher film killer and save the world in time for prom!”
Below you’ll find the first ever official image featuring Josh Hutcherson, Shanley Caswell, Spencer Locke, and Aaron David Johnson. Click here for a look at the killer.