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6 items from 2015


Frightfest 2015: ‘The Diabolical’ Review

29 August 2015 1:46 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Ali Larter, Patrick Fischler, Arjun Gupta, Tom Wright, Chloe Perrin | Written by Alistair Legrand, Luke Harvis | Directed by Alistair Legrand

Single mother Madison and her two children keep being awoken nightly by an increasingly strange and intense presence. Seeking help from her scientist boyfriend, they embark on a hunt to destroy the violent spirit that paranormal experts are too scared to take on. But what is Project Echo and why does that past experiment seem to be impacting on their frightening present?

Ahhh the haunted house movie. A staple of horror since the very early days of genre cinema. A staple that has yet to be truly reinvented or reimagined. The Diabolical tries, it really does – for which is should be appluaded – but it does so by abandoning the tropes of horror in favour of science-fiction… That’s not to say the film doesn’t work, there are subtle »

- Phil Wheat

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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 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 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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