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Midnight Selections for SXSW 2015 Announced!

11 February 2015 9:29 AM, PST | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

The 2015 South by Southwest Film Festival is a little over a month away and the increasingly popular midnight selections have finally announced. Comprised of thrillers, sci-fi, dark comedies and horror, along with shorts and music videos; the crop of Midnight selections look ripe for the harvesting.  Some of the most anticipated films of 2015 will be shown at SXSW, and it looks like a can’t miss lineup.

The Corpse of Anna Fritz (Spain)

Director: Hèctor Hernández Vicens, Screenwriters: Hèctor Hernándes Vicens, Isaac P. Creus

Anna Fritz, a famous and beautiful actress, has died recently. Three young men sneak into the morgue to see her naked. Fascinated by her beauty, they decide to become the last people to have sex with her. Cast: Alba Ribas, Cristian Valencia, Bernat Saumell, Albert Carbó. (World Premiere)

Deathgasm (New Zealand)

Director/Screenwriter: Jason Lei Howden

New kid in town Brodie and bad-boy Zakk quickly bond »

- BJ Colangelo

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SXSW 2015 Announces Midnighters Lineup

11 February 2015 5:47 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

This year’s South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW 2015), which will run from March 13-21 in Austin, Texas, has unveiled the lineup for its beloved Midnighters section, which aims to showcase the best and brightest in genre filmmaking, from thriller to horror to science-fiction. Attendees will witness 11 titles including nine world premieres at Midnighters this year, with filmmakers like Karyn Kusama and Rodney Ascher in the mix.

SXSW’s senior programmer Jarod Neece commented on the Midnighters lineup, stating:

“Creepy, clever, engrossing, and frightening are just a few words that come to mind when I think about this year’s SXSW Midnighters lineup. These nine world premieres and two festival favorites are helmed by five first-time filmmakers and several SXSW alumni.”

Midnighters always introduces some fascinating genre pics, and whether there’s something here that will go on to Oculus-style success remains to be seen, but it’s »

- Isaac Feldberg

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SXSW ’15: Short film and Midnight Movie Lineup announced

10 February 2015 12:39 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Following the recent announcement of their full film lineup that includes Trainwreck, Get Hard, and Spy, South by Southwest has revealed their lineup of Midnight movies and short films to screen during the festival. Chief among them is the Sundance 2015 hit Turbo Kid (read our review here) and the Sundance ’15 winner of the Short Film Prize World of Tomorrow. SXSW runs from March 13-21. View the full Midnighters and Shorts lineup below via the SXSW website.

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Midnighters

The Corpse of Anna Fritz (Spain)

Director: Hèctor Hernández Vicens, Screenwriters: Hèctor Hernándes Vicens, Isaac P. Creus

Anna Fritz, a famous and beautiful actress, has died recently. Three young men sneak into the morgue to see her naked. Fascinated by her beauty, they decide to become the last people to have sex with her. Cast: Alba Ribas, Cristian Valencia, Bernat Saumell, Albert Carbó. (World Premiere)

Deathgasm (New Zealand)

Director/Screenwriter: Jason Lei Howden »

- Brian Welk

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SXSW Announces Midnighters Lineup

10 February 2015 12:32 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

South by Southwest has unveiled 11 titles for its Midnighters section, including nine world premieres, as well as the complete short film lineup.

The 22nd edition of the festival runs from March 13 to 21 in Austin, Texas. Ondi Timoner’s Russell Brand documentary “Brand: A Second Coming” is the opening-night film.

“Creepy, clever, engrossing, and frightening are just a few words that come to mind when I think about this year’s SXSW Midnighters lineup,” said SXSW’s senior programmer Jarod Neece. “These nine world premieres and two festival favorites are helmed by five first-time filmmakers and several SXSW alumni.”

Highlights include the world premiere of Jason Krawczyk’s “He Never Died,” starring Black Flag frontman Henry Rollins in a story of a man’s eternal struggle with cannibalism.

Other world premieres include “The Corpse of Anna Fritz” (Spain), directed by Hector Hernandez Vicens; “Deathgasm” (New Zealand), directed by Jason Lei Howden; “The Diabolical, »

- Dave McNary

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SXSW Midnighters Include We Are Still Here, Deathgasm, The Nightmare

10 February 2015 12:04 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

SXSW’s Midnighters selections often give horror fans the first look at indie horror’s finest releases of the year and their 2015 lineup has just been announced, including nine movies that will be making their world premiere during the festival:

“Scary, funny, sexy, controversial – provocative after-dark features for night owls and the terminally curious.

The Corpse of Anna Fritz (Spain)

Director: Hèctor Hernández Vicens, Screenwriters: Hèctor Hernándes Vicens, Isaac P. Creus

Anna Fritz, a famous and beautiful actress, has died recently. Three young men sneak into the morgue to see her naked. Fascinated by her beauty, they decide to become the last people to have sex with her. Cast: Alba Ribas, Cristian Valencia, Bernat Saumell, Albert Carbó (World Premiere)

Deathgasm (New Zealand)

Director/Screenwriter: Jason Lei Howden

New kid in town Brodie and bad-boy Zakk quickly bond over their mutual admiration of heavy metal. But when these two metal thrashing losers unwittingly summon malevolent forces, »

- Jonathan James

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SXSW 2015 Announced Midnight Movies And Full Shorts Line-Up

10 February 2015 12:00 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It may be a bit chilly in Berlin at the moment, but festival fiends will have some sweet relief in just about a month. Austin will be rolling out the red carpet for the SXSW Film Festival, and will be bringing racks upon racks of BBQ ribs and a whole lotta movies. Today organizers have revealed the latest batch of flicks. The focus of this latest announcement is on the Midnight Movies section. Among the bigger titles is "Room 237," director Rodney Ascher's "The Nightmare" which premiered at Sundance, Karyn Kusama's "The Invitation," and the wild "Turbo Kid." But if shorts are more your fancy, hope over to page two. SXSW runs from March 13th to 21st. Midnighters Scary, funny, sexy, controversial – provocative after-dark features for night owls and the terminally curious. The Corpse of Anna Fritz (Spain) Director: Hèctor Hernández Vicens, Screenwriters: Hèctor Hernándes Vicens, Isaac P. »

- Edward Davis

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SXSW 2015: Metal, Necrophilia, Nightmares, Cannibals and Cults in Midnighters

10 February 2015 11:59 AM, PST | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Following a hefty features announcement last week, SXSW has revealed the Midnight slate, one likely most exciting for its potential of new discovery.  Accompanying the previously announced World Premiere of Karyn Kusama’s The Invitation and a new film from the often harsh Adam Mason (Broken, Pig) is an international slate of new films and filmmakers…

The post SXSW 2015: Metal, Necrophilia, Nightmares, Cannibals and Cults in Midnighters appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Samuel Zimmerman

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SXSW Announces Midnighters and Shorts Lineup

10 February 2015 11:00 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Last week, South by Southwest announced their features lineup for this year's festival, which runs from March 13-21. Absent from the slew of films were the Midnighters and the Shorts. Today, SXSW released the titles of 11 Midnight features and 106 short films for their various programs. I will not spend too much time on the shorts. There are so many of them, and there is a very high probability I will not see any of them, unless they play before a feature. The Midnighters, on the other hand, can make for some really entertaining movies. Last year's program included the terrific The Guest and the fairly good Honeymoon, so even if it ends up being only one or two good ones, it is usually a fun time to stay up late and see some thrillers or horror films. The short synopsis for The Corpse of Anna Fritz jumped out at me: Anna Fritz, »

- Mike Shutt

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SXSW unveils Midnighters line-up

10 February 2015 6:05 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

SXSW top brass have unveiled the Midnighters section and the complete short film line-up at the festival, set to run in Texas from March 13-21.

This marks the second year of the section and the 2015 offerings comprise 11 genre films including nine world premieres.

“Creepy, clever, engrossing, and frightening are just a few words that come to mind when I think about this year’s SXSW Midnighters line-up,” said SXSW producer and senior programmer Jarod Neece.

“These nine world premieres and two Festival Favorites are helmed by five, first-time filmmakers and several SXSW alumni. We will be screening four films a night at midnight during all nine days of SXSW, and we can’t wait to unleash them on the SXSW audiences” 

The Midnighters line-up appears below including synopses provided by the festival:

The Corpse Of Anna Fritz (Spain)

Director: Hèctor Hernández Vicens

Anna Fritz, a famous and beautiful actress, has died recently. Three young men »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Horror Round-Up: Tremors 5 Photos, Xx Horror Anthology Poster, Zombie Strike Doominator Nerf Gun

26 January 2015 8:50 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We’re back with another horror news round-up. This time around we have two new photos from Tremors 5, a recently released poster for the all-female directed horror anthology film, Xx, as well as a look at the upcoming Zombie Strike Doominator Nerf gun.

The Graboids are back to snack on unlucky surface dwellers once again in Tremors 5, but standing in their way as always is the indomitable Burt Gummer (Michael Gross), along with his new pal, Travis (Jamie Kennedy). Two photos from Tremors 5 were recently revealed, giving us a fresh look at Gross and Kennedy in the fifth installment of the horror/sci-fi franchise that’s due out later this year.

Written by Tremors 3: Back to Perfection scribe John Whelpley and directed by Don Michael Paul, Tremors 5 will come out on Blu-ray and DVD in October 2015:

“With even more deadly creatures on the loose, Tremors 5 continues the films’ hallmark combination of adrenaline-laced suspense, »

- Derek Anderson

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The Week in Horror: Ariana Grande is a 'Scream Queen'; can 'Sleepy Hollow' survive?

23 January 2015 5:54 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Welcome to "This Week in Horror," HitFix's ongoing series that rounds up the most pertinent fright-genre news to break over the last seven days. In this week's edition: Ryan Murphy's latest anthology series casts a pint-sized Mariah Carey,  a beloved '90s series may be coming back and, yes, another unnecessary remake is in the works. 1. Lea Michele and Ariana Grande may be forced to share a soundstage, God help us The "Glee" star and the diminutive pop idol have joined Jamie Lee Curtis and Emma Roberts in Ryan Murphy's latest anthology series, which has also signed on "True Blood" bear magnet Joe Mangianello, permanently scowly former child actor Abigail Breslin and fictional spelling bee champion Keke Palmer. Season 1 of the 15 episode horror-comedy will be set on a college campus that's been rocked by a series of murders. It's slated to premiere this fall on Fox. #2 The "Blob »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Xx Teaser Poster Unleashed

22 January 2015 2:30 PM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Each day that rises and sets brings us closer to the release of Xx, the all-female-directed horror anthology film. Helmed by terrorizers with lady parts, Jennifer Lynch (ChainedSurveillance), Jovanka Vuckovic (Jacqueline Ess), Mary Harron (American Psycho), and Karyn Kusama (Jennifer's Body), the film now has a kick-ass new teaser poster, thanks to Phantom City Creative's Justin Erickson.Xx is on track to be distributed this year by Magnet Releasing and is produced by Xyz Films. Just today, producer Todd Brown confirmed that Vuckovic is in post-production with her contribution, "The Box." The other directors are on schedule to shoot in late spring.(Disclosure: TwitchFilm founder Todd Brown is an Xyz Films partner.)...

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A Kiss Of Death Comes With New Poster For Female Powerhouse Anthology Xx

22 January 2015 1:03 PM, PST | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

One anthology I have been incredibly anxious to see arrive, is the Magnolia/Xyz co-produced female-powerhouse anthology, Xx. Comprised of shorts by the exceptional talents of filmmakers Karyn Kusama (Girlfight, Jennifer’S Body), Mary Harron (American Psycho), Jennifer Lynch (Surveillance), and Jovanka Vuckovic (The Captured Bird, as well as being a staple in the horror community for quite some time now.). I’ve been excited for this one since it was first announced and can’t wait to see what these talented directors have in store for fans.

Today, a brand new poster for the film was sent to us from Magnet Releasing, who is releasing the film (hopefully sooner than later). Check the new poster out and get yourselves ready for Xx!

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- Jerry Smith

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Fast & Furious’ Michelle Rodriguez Breaks Speed Limit in New Photos

16 January 2015 7:45 AM, PST | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Michelle Rodriguez has played a lot of tough girls in movie roles from the “Fast & Furious” franchise to such diverse pictures as “Blue Crush” (2002) and sci-fi epic Avatar (2009). But she reveals an arresting feminine side in stunning new photos for Interview magazine. As it turns out, Rodriguez is far more sensitive and worldly than the way she is often portrayed on the big screen. But that’s Hollywood. She says she was typecast as the “tough Latina, with the heart of gold,” because of her breakout role Karyn Kusama’s 2000 movie “Girlfight.” ...Read More »

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SXSW 2015 Initial Lineup Revealed; Includes Ex Machina, Films From Karyn Kusama And Michael Showalter

8 January 2015 1:14 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

This March, cinephiles of all persuasions will congregate in Austin, Texas for 2015’s South by Southwest Film Festival. Each year, the beloved event proves worth the trek, with plenty of terrific dramas, comedies and genre pics on display (last year’s festival screenings included such great flicks as Neighbors, Chef, Open WindowsStage Fright and The Guest). And today brings exciting news regarding next year’s festival, now that some of the films that will be making their world or U.S. premieres at SXSW 2015 have been announced.

Among the premieres are Dredd director Alex Garland’s anticipated sci-fi thought piece Ex Machina, Michael Showalter’s latest romance Hello, My Name is Doris and The Invitation, a horror-thriller from the director of Jennifer’s Body. With many more titles to be announced in the coming weeks, this is already shaping up to be a terrific year for SXSW.

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- Isaac Feldberg

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New Ex MacHina Featurette Released; Alex Garland’s Sci-Fi Film to Make U.S. Debut at SXSW 2015

8 January 2015 1:04 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

On this past week's episode of The Collision podcast, Adam and I noted that one of our most-anticipated films of the year was Alex Garland's sci-fi film, Ex Machina.  The film stars Domhnall Gleeson as a computer programmer who wins a contest to meet with the CEO of a large search engine company (Oscar Isaac), but when he arrives, he discovers he’s part of an experiment to test the artificial intelligence of an android (Alicia Vikander).  A new featurette for the film has been released along with the announcement that the movie will make its U.S. debut at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival alongside Karyn Kusama's The Invitation, Michael Showalter's Hello, My Name Is Doris, and more. Hit the jump to check out the new Ex Machina featurette along with the first wave of SXSW 2015 announcements.  Ex Machina opens wide on April 10th, and the 2015 SXSW »

- Matt Goldberg

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Russell Brand Documentary to Open SXSW Film Festival

8 January 2015 12:46 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The 2015 South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival will open with the world premiere of a documentary about comedian, actor and author Russell Brand, organizers announced Thursday.

Brand: A Second Coming,” directed by Ondi Timoner (“We Live in Public,” “Dig!”), will open the festival on Friday, March 13 in Austin, Texas.

Organizers also announced six other films that will screen at this year’s festival, including documentaries about singer Mavis Staples, NBA star Serge Ibaka and anti-bullying activist Lizzie Velasquez.

Films will also include “Ex Machina,” a drama from “28 Days Later” writer Alex Garland starring Oscar Isaac; “Hello, My Name Is Doris, »

- Steve Pond

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Russell Brand Doc to Open 2015 SXSW, Plus Six Other Films Announced

8 January 2015 12:39 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

This March will mark my fourth straight year attending the South by Southwest Film Festival. Every year creates many memorable moments, whether it be seeing the world premiere of Short Term 12 when it was on no one's radar or seeing Iko Uwais and Cecep Arif Rahman fight on stage when there was a problem with the screening file for The Raid 2, I always have a good time seeing as many movies I can in a short amount of time. And I am happy to be covering it for the first time as press for RopeofSilicon. The opening night films for SXSW have been hit and miss. My first year it was The Cabin in the Woods, and unfortunately, they cannot all be that great. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and Chef followed after that. This year, SXSW has chosen the documentary Brand: A Second Coming as the opening night film. »

- Mike Shutt

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SXSW 2015 Reveals Initial Line-Up With ‘Ex Machina,’ Films From Karyn Kusama, Michael Showalter & More

8 January 2015 12:21 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Following Sundance and Berlin shortly, the next big film festival will arrive in March with Austin’s South by Southwest and today we have our first inkling of the line-up. Among the notable U.S. premieres are Alex Garland‘s directorial debut Ex Machina with Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, and Alicia Vikander, as well as Karyn Kusama‘s newest film, […] »

- Leonard Pearce

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Ex Machina, Kusama’s The Invitation to Premiere at SXSW

8 January 2015 12:21 PM, PST | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

One of the most anticipated horror films of 2015 is The Invitation, the latest, long awaited feature from Jennifer’s Body director Karyn Kusama. The film is newly announced to have its World Premiere, alongside the North American Premiere of Alex Garland’s sci-fi thriller Ex Machina at this March’s annual SXSW in Austin.  Getting underway March…

The post Ex Machina, Kusama’s The Invitation to Premiere at SXSW appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Samuel Zimmerman

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