SITGES 2012 Film Festivalby Michael Slawik | created - 01 Jul 2012 | updated - 27 Jun 2014 | Public
SITGES 2012 – Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya
This list includes only following sections: Opening Film + Closing Film, Official Competition, Official Fantàstic Panorama in compettition, Official Fantàstic Galas, Special Session, Casa Àsia, Anima't, Midnight X-Treme, Noves Visions - Ficció, Noves Visions - No Ficció, Noves visions - Discovery, Noves Visions - Dark, Sitges Family.
IMPORTANT: the lineup is subject to change, so please pay close attention to the Festival's website and official Facebook page.
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1. Sinister (I) (2012)
R | 110 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Washed-up true-crime writer Ellison Oswalt finds a box of super 8 home movies that suggest the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose work dates back to the 1960s.
Votes: 181,567 | Gross: $48.09M
3. El bosc (2012)
94 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
1936. The Spanish Civil War broke out and the Anarchist militia occupy the Lower Aragon. A Matarranya, Ramon and his wife Dora hide a secret ancestral to all other villagers. Near the ... See full summary »
4. Cosmopolis (2012)
R | 109 min | Drama
Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager's day devolves into an odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart.
Votes: 40,078 | Gross: $0.74M
6. Long men fei jia (2011)
R | 122 min | Action, Adventure
Set three years after Dragon Inn, innkeeper Jade has disappeared and a new inn has risen from the ashes - one that's staffed by marauders masquerading as law-abiding citizens, who hope to unearth the fabled lost city buried in the desert.
Votes: 6,915 | Gross: $0.17M
7. Chained (I) (2012)
R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
Bob, a cab-driving serial killer who stalks his prey on the city streets alongside his reluctant protégé Tim, who must make a life or death choice between following in Bob's footsteps or breaking free from his captor.
10. John Dies at the End (2012)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
A new street drug that sends its users across time and dimensions has one drawback: some people return no longer human. Can two college drop-outs save humanity from this silent, otherworldly invasion?
Votes: 32,727 | Gross: $0.14M
11. Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified advertisement seeking a companion for time travel.
Votes: 107,569 | Gross: $4.01M
12. Sightseers (2012)
Not Rated | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Chris wants to show girlfriend Tina his world, but events soon conspire against the couple and their dream caravan holiday takes a very wrong turn.
Votes: 23,177 | Gross: $0.04M
13. The Day (I) (2011)
R | 87 min | Action, Drama, Horror
A group of five people working to stay alive in a post-apocalyptic future discover what they think is a safe, abandoned farmhouse, but they soon find themselves fighting to stay alive as a gang of bloodthirsty predators attack.
Votes: 11,285 | Gross: $0.02M
Not Rated | 134 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
On the verge of being fired, a corrupt customs official finds a haul of drugs and teams up with a vicious gangster to become the most powerful crime partnership in Busan.
15. The Pact (II) (2012)
R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
As a woman struggles to come to grips with her past in the wake of her mother's death and the disappearance of her sister, an unsettling presence emerges in her childhood home.
16. Tower Block (2012)
Not Rated | 90 min | Thriller
Several months after witnessing a murder, residents of Tower Block 31 find themselves being picked off by a sniper, pitting those lucky enough to be alive into a battle for survival.
18. Fu cheng mi shi (2012)
98 min | Crime, Drama
Lu Jie is having coffee with her desperate friend Sang Qi, who believes her husband is cheating on her. At the same time at a hotel across the road from the coffee shop, Lu Jie sees her ... See full summary »
19. Ai to makoto (2012)
133 min | Musical, Romance
Troubled high school student Makoto arrives in Tokyo to exact revenge from a past incident. He then falls in love at first sight with Ai, a daughter raised in a wholesome family. Around ... See full summary »
21. Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)
321 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A clash between Sultan and Shahid Khan leads to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur, and ignites a deadly blood feud spanning three generations.
22. Gyakuten saiban (2012)
135 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
This movie is based on the second and fourth cases in the popular video game Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. The plot follows Phoenix Wright, a novice lawyer, who faces off against expert ... See full summary »
23. Dragon (2011)
R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A papermaker gets involved with a murder case concerning two criminals leading to a determined detective suspecting him and the former's vicious father searching for him
Votes: 12,164 | Gross: $0.01M
24. Dwae-ji-ui wang (2011)
97 min | Animation, Drama, Thriller
Jong-suk and Kyung-min meet up to talk about their high school past, it's been 15 years since they last talked. It brings up all kinds of memories.
25. Alois Nebel (2011)
Not Rated | 84 min | Animation, Drama
A train dispatcher encounters a mute stranger who appears out of nowhere, and finds himself mysteriously involved with a murder in Poland.
26. Le magasin des suicides (2012)
79 min | Animation, Comedy, Musical
A family-run shop that sells everything you need to take your own life finds it hard to focus on business after a new baby -- one who makes everyone around him happy -- is born into the family.
27. Friends: Mononokeshima no Naki (2011)
87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
On an island, the residents have named the island "Monster Island." The monsters living on the island are friendly, but live in fear of humans. A child named Kotake wanders onto the island and meet a red ogre named Naki.
29. Insensibles (2012)
100 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Set in Catalonia, Painless weaves two stories: in one, starting during the Spanish Civil War and running through to the '60s, an asylum attempts to rehabilitate children who feel no pain, ... See full summary »
30. V/H/S (2012)
R | 116 min | Horror, Thriller
When a group of misfits are hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house and acquire a rare VHS tape, they discover more found footage than they bargained for.
Directors: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, David Bruckner, Tyler Gillett, Justin Martinez, Glenn McQuaid, Radio Silence, Joe Swanberg, Chad Villella, Ti West, Adam Wingard | Stars: Calvin Reeder, Lane Hughes, Adam Wingard, Hannah Fierman
Votes: 49,529 | Gross: $0.10M
31. Excision (2012)
Not Rated | 81 min | Drama, Horror
A disturbed and delusional high school student with aspirations of a career in medicine goes to extremes to earn the approval of her controlling mother.
32. The ABCs of Death (2012)
Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Horror
A 26-chapter anthology that showcases death in all its vicious wonder and brutal beauty.
Directors: Kaare Andrews, Angela Bettis, Hélène Cattet, Ernesto Díaz Espinoza, Jason Eisener, Bruno Forzani, Adrián García Bogliano, Xavier Gens, Jorge Michel Grau, Lee Hardcastle, Noboru Iguchi, Thomas Cappelen Malling, Anders Morgenthaler, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Banjong Pisanthanakun, Simon Rumley, Marcel Sarmiento, Jon Schnepp, Srdjan Spasojevic, Timo Tjahjanto, Andrew Traucki, Nacho Vigalondo, Jake West, Ti West, Ben Wheatley, Adam Wingard, Yudai Yamaguchi | Stars: Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Iván González, Kyra Zagorsky, Lucy Clements
Votes: 15,809 | Gross: $0.02M
33. Antiviral (2012)
Not Rated | 108 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In a blackly satirical near future, a thriving industry sells celebrity illnesses to their obsessed fans. Employee Syd March's attempts to exploit the system backfire when they involve him in a potentially deadly mystery.
34. Dracula 3D (2012)
Not Rated | 110 min | Horror, Romance, Thriller
Asia Argento stars in horror legend Dario Argento's sexy spin on the classic tale about the sharp-toothed count who craves human blood.
Votes: 3,378 | Gross: $0.01M
35. The Thompsons (2012)
R | 82 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
On the run with the law on their trail, America's most anguished vampire family heads to England to find an ancient vampire clan. What they find instead could tear their family, and their throats, apart forever.
Not Rated | 82 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A young man returns to his recently deceased mother's charming gothic revival home, only to discover a sinister presence lying within that may be linked to a peculiar cult run by two strange brothers.
37. Storage 24 (2012)
R | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
In London, a military plane crashes leaving its highly classified contents strewn across the city. Completely unaware that the city is in lockdown, a group of people become trapped inside a storage facility with a highly unwelcome guest.
38. La memoria del muerto (2011)
R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror
Following the sudden death of her husband, Alicia assembles all his friends at a vast country manor for a reading of his final letter. But Alicia also has other plans in mind - helping her ... See full summary »
39. Dead Shadows (2012)
Not Rated | 75 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Chris' parents were murdered on the same day the Halley comet was visible from Earth. Eleven years later, a new comet lights up the Parisian sky, but as the night goes on, people begins to transform into horrible creatures.
40. Yeon-ga-si (2012)
Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, Thriller
Jae-hyuk is an ordinary man in his 40s. He works as a medical supplies salesman and is hassled by doctors all day. His brother Jae-pil is a detective that is not all that interested in ... See full summary »
42. Zonbi asu (2011)
Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Horror
Wracked with guilt over the suicide of her bullied sister, young karate student Megumi accompanies four older friends on a trip into the woods: smart girl Aya, her druggie boyfriend Také, ... See full summary »
43. Don-eui mat (2012)
Unrated | 115 min | Drama, Thriller
Newly-hired gofer Young-Jak Joo becomes a key pawn in a powerful South Korean corporate-crime family obsessed with sex, money, and intrigue. The family bribes a government official to take ... See full summary »
44. Vous n'avez encore rien vu (2012)
Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama
From beyond the grave, celebrated playwright Antoine d'Anthac gathers together all his friends who have appeared over the years in his play "Eurydice." These actors watch a recording of the... See full summary »
Votes: 1,183 | Gross: $0.02M
46. Los salvajes (2012)
130 min | Drama
Five teenagers violently escape a reformatory school in an Argentinean province. They must journey a hundred kilometers on foot, across the hills, for the promise of a home to continue ... See full summary »
47. Rebelle (2012)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, War
Somewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa, Komona, a 14-year-old girl, tells her unborn child growing inside her the story of her life since she has been at war. Everything started when she was abducted by the rebel army at the age of 12.
Votes: 6,342 | Gross: $0.07M
48. The Fourth Dimension (2012)
105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
"Fawns" is a polish chapter of the feature-length anthology film titled "The Fourth Dimension". The other two chapters of the movie were directed by Harmony Korine and Aleksei Fedorchenko.
50. Me at the Zoo (2012)
Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography
Chris Crocker is a video blogger from a small town in Tennessee. The film traces a line through a tapestry of web comments, response videos, fans, and haters to map the controversial rise of an Internet folk hero.
51. The Conspiracy (2012)
Not Rated | 84 min | Horror, Thriller
A documentary about conspiracy theories takes a horrific turn after the filmmakers uncover an ancient and dangerous secret society.
52. La leggenda di Kaspar Hauser (2012)
95 min | Drama, Mystery
Arriving on a deserted beach in the Mediterranean sea, in a time and a place unspecified, Kaspar Hauser is forced to confront the evil of a Grand Duchess who feels threatened by the power she exercises over the community.
53. Crawl (2011)
Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Thriller
A seedy bar owner hires a mysterious Croatian to commit murder, but a planned double-crossing backfires when a young waitress is taken hostage. A suspenseful, yet darkly humorous chain of events builds to a bloodcurdling climax.
54. The Seasoning House (2012)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
Sold at a brothel deep in the woods, forced to work as a caretaker, Angel, a hapless disabled girl must gather the courage to fight and stay alive.
55. Invasor (2012)
99 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
After almost getting killed in a terrorist attack during an international mission, Pablo, a Spanish military doctor returns home to heal his wounds with his family. Soon Pablo starts ... See full summary »
56. The Impossible (2012)
PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Thriller
The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
Votes: 163,797 | Gross: $19.02M
57. Animals (I) (2012)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Fantasy
Pol is a teenager with a seemingly calm life. He lives with his brother, and is still in high school. However, Pol has a secret: Deerhoof, a cuddly teddy bear who thinks, moves around, and ... See full summary »
58. La extensión del cielo (2012)
70 min | Fantasy
Six people arrive by sea to a deserted continent. They try to survive in the middle of the wilderness, while a priest tries to get money from them.
60. The Lords of Salem (2012)
R | 101 min | Horror, Thriller
Heidi, a radio DJ, is sent a box containing a record - a "gift from the Lords". The sounds within the grooves trigger flashbacks of her town's violent past. Is Heidi going mad, or are the Lords back to take revenge on Salem, Massachusetts?
Votes: 23,066 | Gross: $1.16M
62. Frankenweenie (2012)
PG | 87 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
When a boy's beloved dog passes away suddenly, he attempts to bring the animal back to life through a powerful science experiment.
Votes: 82,680 | Gross: $35.29M
63. Muge (2012)
107 min | Drama
The Weight, portrays the life of Jung(Cho Jae-Huyn) who grew up as an orphan and was adopted into a family of only a mother and a son. Jung is now a hunchback man due to scoliosis and is a ... See full summary »
64. Tai Chi Zero (2012)
PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Yang travels to Chen Village to learn a powerful form of Tai Chi. Though villagers are forbidden from teaching outsiders, Yang becomes their best hope for survival when a man arrives with a plan to build a railroad through the village.
Votes: 4,381 | Gross: $0.21M
65. Hua pi 2 (2012)
Not Rated | 131 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
An ancient fox spirit embarks on a diabolical quest to become human after escaping an icy prison, and becomes bound to a disfigured princess who seeks the love of a noble guard as her ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,686 | Gross: $0.05M
68. Miss Lovely (2012)
Not Rated | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A Hindi feature film set in the lower depths of Bombay's "C" grade film industry. Miss Lovely follows the devastating story of two brothers who produce sleazy horror films in the mid-1980s.
69. Robo Jî (2012)
111 min | Comedy, Drama
Three employees of the Kimura Electrical Company are due to present a new robot to an important robot exhibition in the coming days, but after an accident in which the robot is destroyed, ... See full summary »
70. Gekijouban Blood-C: The Last Dark (2012)
TV-MA | 107 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Tokyo, Winter. Despite the use of the Youth Ordinance Bill to enforce curfews for minors and regulate the use of the Internet, young people continue to fight for their own freedom through ... See full summary »
71. Ookami kodomo no Ame to Yuki (2012)
PG | 117 min | Animation, Drama, Family
After her werewolf lover unexpectedly dies in an accident, a woman must find a way to raise the werewolf son and daughter that she had with him. But their inheritance of their father's traits proved to be a challenge for her.
72. Beyond Outrage (2012)
R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama
As the police launch a full-scale crackdown on organized crime, it ignites a national yakuza struggle between the Sanno of the East and Hanabishi of the West.
73. Deddo sushi (2012)
Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Comedy, Horror
Keiko, the daughter of a legendary sushi chef, runs away from home when his Karate-style regimen becomes too severe. Finding work at a rural hot springs inn, she is ridiculed by the eccentric staff and guests.
74. Gyo: Tokyo Fish Attack (2012 Video)
Not Rated | 70 min | Animation, Horror
The friends Kaori, Erika and Aki are on a vacation to celebrate their upcoming graduation, when suddenly an infestation of mysterious walking fish forces them to reevaluate everything they care about in order to stay alive.
75. Sadako 3D (2012)
Not Rated | 96 min | Horror
The spiteful ghost of Sadako, a murdered woman whose body was thrown down a well, reaches Internet searching for a host in order to live once again.
76. War of the Arrows (2011)
R | 122 min | Action, History
Set during the second Manchu invasion of Korea, Nam Yi, the best archer in Korea, goes up against the Qing Dynasty to save his younger sister Ja In - who was dragged away by Manchurian.
Votes: 9,495 | Gross: $0.25M
77. The Thieves (2012)
Not Rated | 135 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
In order to let things cool down from their latest heist, Popeye and his group of thieves go to Macau on a job. But the mastermind behind this job is none other than Popeye's old partner ... See full summary »
Votes: 7,214 | Gross: $0.69M
78. Jik zin (2012)
Not Rated | 122 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
International Security Affairs agent Jon is on a dangerous mission to escort a criminal scientist to another country. En route, a member of his team, Sean, turns out to be a traitor and ... See full summary »
80. Si da ming bu (2012)
118 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy
A government department known as the Six Panels appoints their best officer to infiltrate a special force called the Divine Constabulary, to ensure their way in stopping the circulation of counterfeit coin currency in the capital.
81. Lee's Adventure (2011)
91 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Lee acquires a video game disc, legend says that the game is a door of time travel and a player has to beat the game to open that door. Determined to save his girl, Lee begins his amazing adventure.
82. Sai de ke · ba lai: Tai yang qi (2011)
Not Rated | 144 min | Action, Drama, History
An indigenous clan-based people living in harmony with nature find their way of life threatened when violent interlopers from another culture arrive, intent on seizing their natural resources and enslaving them.
Votes: 5,893 | Gross: $0.14M
84. Headshot (II) (2011)
Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A cop who becomes a hitman for a group aimed at eliminating those who are above the law finds his world turned upside down by a single a devastating blow.
Votes: 1,538 | Gross: $0.00M
86. The Tale of Genji (1987)
110 min | Animation, Drama, Romance
An animated film based on the novel by Murasaki Shikibu, written over 1000 years ago. Genji, the son of the emperor, is the talk of the Kyoto nobility for his charm and good looks, yet he ... See full summary »
87. Hoshi o ou kodomo (2011)
TV-14 | 116 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
A coming of age story involving young love and a mysterious music, coming from a crystal radio left as a memento by an absent father, that leads a young heroine deep into a hidden world.
88. A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2012)
R | 100 min | Comedy
A crime novelist, whose research on Victorian serial killers has turned him into a paranoid wreck, must confront his worst fears, when a film executive takes a sudden interest in his movie script.
89. Aftershock (2012)
R | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
In Chile, a group of travelers who are in an underground nightclub when a massive earthquake hits quickly learn that reaching the surface is just the beginning of their nightmare.
Votes: 9,514 | Gross: $0.04M
91. Wrong (I) (2012)
Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Mystery
Dolph Springer wakes up one morning to realize he has lost the love of his life, his dog, Paul. During his quest to get Paul (and his life) back, Dolph radically changes the lives of others -- risking his sanity all the while.
Votes: 7,938 | Gross: $0.05M
92. Ahí va el diablo (2012)
Not Rated | 97 min | Horror, Thriller
A married couple lose their children while on a family trip near some caves in Tijuana. The kids eventually reappear without explanation, but it becomes clear that they are not who they ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,351 | Gross: $0.00M
93. American Mary (2012)
R | 103 min | Drama, Horror
The allure of easy money sends Mary Mason, a medical student, into the world of underground surgeries which ends up leaving more marks on her than her so called "freakish" clients.
94. Branded (2012)
R | 106 min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
In future Moscow, where corporate brands have created a disillusioned population, one man's effort to unlock the truth behind the conspiracy will lead to an epic battle with hidden forces that control the world.
Votes: 8,188 | Gross: $0.35M
95. Tulpa - Perdizioni mortali (2012)
84 min | Horror, Thriller
Lisa Boeri is a successful businesswoman obsessed with her career - on day. But on night, she is visiting private nightclub Tulpa, club where your sickest, most erotic fantasies come true.
97. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
PG-13 | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.
Votes: 74,592 | Gross: $12.80M
98. Area 407 (2012)
Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Survivors of an airplane crash find themselves within the borders of a government testing area and pursued by predators.
99. 13 Eerie (2013)
Not Rated | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Six forensic undergrads embark on a scientific expedition to a remote island that was once used as illegal biological testing grounds for life-term prisoners.
100. Die Wand (2012)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
A woman inexplicably finds herself cut off from all human contact when an invisible, unyielding wall suddenly surrounds the countryside. Accompanied by her loyal dog Lynx, she becomes ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,111 | Gross: $0.04M