SXSW Announces 2012 Midnight Line-Up: 'V/H/S', '[REC] 3' & More
by Alex Billington
February 8, 2012
The 2012 SXSW Film Festival has announced another 11 films as part of their "Midnighters" line-up this year. We covered their reveal of the first 130 features selected for SXSW in Austin starting on March 9th, but these midnights are as exciting as they feature some of the more buzzed-about horror/genre titles. There's even one that says "Super Secret Screening" without any hints as to what it could be. Maybe it's just [REC] 4 to follow-up [REC] 3? I'm sure we'll find out soon. Our own Jeremy Kirk will be covering the fest. If you're also attending or curious, check out the midnight selection, some potentially fantastic films in here.
The SXSW Film Festival runs March 9th-17th in Austin, TX, taking place all over the city at various venues. For more details on the films, visit the festival online at SXSW.com. Here is the official midnight line-up:
Scary, funny, sexy, controversial – provocative after-dark features for night owls and the terminally curious.
The Aggression Scale
Director: Steven C. Miller, Screenwriter: Ben Powell
4 hitmen + $500,000 of stolen cash + 1 family = WAR
Cast: Fabianne Therese, Ryan Hartwig, Dana Ashbrook, Derek Mears, Jacob Reynolds, Joseph McKelheer, Boyd Kestner, Lisa Rotondi, Ray Wise (World Premiere)
Citadel (Ireland, Scotland)
Director/Screenwriter: Ciarán Foy
An agoraphobic father teams up with a renegade priest to save his daughter from the clutches of a gang of twisted feral children.
Cast: Anuerin Barnard, James Cosmo, Wumni Mosaku, Jake Wilson, Amy Shiels (World Premiere)
Girls Against Boys
Director/Screenwriter: Austin Chick
A psychological thriller about two girls on a killing spree. With edgy and ironic humor and a darkly meditative tone, it is also a coming-of-age story about a girl learning how the world really works.
Cast: Danielle Panabaker, Nicole LaLiberte, Liam Aiken, Michael Stahl-David, Andrew Howard
Intruders (Spain, UK)
Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Screenwriters: Nicolás Casariego, Jaime Marques
The haunting story of two children living in different countries, each visited nightly by a faceless being who wants to take possession of them.
Cast: Clive Owen, Carice Van Houten, Daniel Brühl, Pilar López de Ayala (U.S. Premiere)
Iron Sky (Finland, Germany, Australia)
Director: Timo Vuorensola, Screenwriters: Michael Kalesniko, Timo Vuorensola
In 1945 the Nazis went to the moon; in 2018 they are coming back.
Cast: Julia Dietze, Götz Otto, Christopher Kirby, Peta Sergeant, Stephanie Paul, Tilo Prückner, Michael Cullen, Udo Kier (North American Premiere)
John Dies At The End
Director & Screenwriter: Don Coscarelli
On the street it’s called "soy sauce," a drug that promises an out-of-body experience with each hit. Suddenly, a silent otherworldly invasion is underway. Can college dropouts John and Dave save humanity? No, they can’t.
Cast: Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown, Glynn Turman
Modus Anomali (Indonesia)
Director/Screenwriter: Joko Anwar
A man tries to save his family who go missing during a vacation in the forest.
Cast: Rio Dewanto, Hannah Al Rashid, Izziati Amara Isman, Aridh Tritama, Surya Saputra, Marsha Timothy, Sadha Triyudha, Jose Gamo (World Premiere)
[REC] 3 Genesis
Director: Paco Plaza
Screenwriters: Luiso Berdejo, Paco Plaza
Koldo and Clara’s wedding is horrifically interrupted when some of the guests start showing signs of a strange illness. Before they know what’s happening, the bride and groom find themselves in the middle of a hellish ordeal, as an uncontrollable torrent of violence is unleashed on the wedding.
Cast: Leticia Dolera, Diego Martin (World Premiere)
Super Secret Screening
Be the first to see this feature film coming to theaters near you.
The Tall Man
Director/Screenwriter: Pascal Laugier
When her child goes missing, a mother looks to unravel the legend of the Tall Man, an entity who allegedly abducts children.
Cast: Jessica Biel, Jodelle Ferland, Stephen McHattie, William B.Davis (World Premiere)
Directors: Ti West, Adam Wingard, Joe Swanberg, David Bruckner, Glenn Mcquaid, Radio Silence
A group of misfits are hired to burglarize a house in the countryside and acquire a rare tape. The guys are confronted with a dead body and an endless supply of cryptic footage, each video stranger than the last…
Cast: Joe Swanberg, Calvin Reeder, Kate Lynn Shiel, Sophia Takal, Lane Hughes, Helen Rogers, Adam Wingard
For more information and to view the entire line-up, head to the SXSW.com site. Our own Jeremy Kirk will be covering the festival for FS this spring, so stay tuned for his reviews and updates. Lots of stuff to see!
i am your martyer ,my rec3! when 2spanish director beat whole holleywood claiming horror makers directors nobody thinks they can reach this place! Rec make twister in horrorgoers! holleywood know every horror fans like apocalyotic movies but dont make anymovie. dawn of dead and 30 day of night were superb but not sufficent 28days later and weeks later was superb either. even quarantine was masterpiece but Rec was cult! Rec2 was first class either! but i say we want more virus apocalyptic movies.world war z , stake land , zombiland arent enough! we want rec 4 5 6 7 8 9 .... if balaguro and paco plaza didnt make rec apocalypse and didnt ,ake fire on whole of spain i become very depress.i mean in 4th one they must make very great and unique movie.gargantue and larg scale.i love spanish horror film makers and i love barselona with lionel messi
Davodiehsan on Feb 9, 2012
my moneys on project x as the secret screening
Trademark on Feb 11, 2012
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