SXSW is bringing some intriguing horror our way soon...
...The SXSW Film Festival has now announced their full schedule, and as part of that schedule, they will be unleashing eight Midnighters on unsuspecting viewers that are sure to offer plenty of chills and thrills!
The 28th edition of the fest will be running from March 16th-March 20th and will be virtual this year so that everyone can attend!
Check out the Midnight selections below ranging from documentaries on Folk horror to a new terror starring Barbara Crampton!
Broadcast Signal Intrusion
Director: Jacob Gentry
Screenwriters: Phil Drinkwater, Tim Woodall
Producers: Greg Newman, Brett Hays, Giles Edwards, Nicola Goelzhaeuser
In the late 90s, a video archivist unearths a series of sinister pirate broadcasts and becomes obsessed with uncovering the dark conspiracy behind them.
Cast List: Harry Shum Jr., Kelley Mack, Chris Sullivan, Jennifer Jelsema, Arif Yampolsky, Justin Welborn, Michael B. Woods, Steve Pringle
The Feast (United Kingdom)
Director: Lee-Haven Jones
Screenwriter/Producer: Roger Williams
Over an evening a wealthy family gathers for a sumptuous dinner with guests in their ostentatious house in the Welsh mountains. Served by a mysteriously disturbing young woman, the assembled party do not realise they are about to eat their last supper.
Cast List: Anne Elwy, Nia Roberts, Julian Lewis Jones, Steffan Cennydd, Sion Alun Davies, Lisa Palfrey, Rhodri Meilir
Gaia (South Africa)
Director: Jaco Bouwer
Screenwriter: Tertius Kapp
Producer: Tertius Kapp, Jorrie van der Walt, Jaco Bouwer
In the depths of an ancient forest, something has been growing. Something older than humanity itself, and perhaps greater too. When a park ranger discovers a man and his son living wild, she stumbles onto a secret that is about to change the world.
Cast List: Monique Rockman, Carel Nel, Alex van Dyk, Anthony Oseyemi
Director: Travis Stevens
Screenwriters: Travis Stevens, Kathy Charles, Mark Steensland
Producers: Barbara Crampton, Bob Portal, Travis Stevens, Inderpal Singh
The disappearance of a young woman threatens to change the beige and banal lives of Anne Fedder (Barbara Crampton) and her pastor husband Jakob Fedder (Larry Fessenden) forever.
Cast List: Barbara Crampton, Larry Fessenden, Bonnie Aarons, Mark Kelly, Sarah Lind, Robert Rusler, Nyisha Bell, Phil Brooks
Director/Screenwriter: Mickey Keating
Producer: Eric B. Fleischman, Maurice Fadida
After receiving a mysterious letter, a woman travels to a desolate island town and soon becomes trapped in a nightmare.
Cast List: Joe Swanberg, Jocelin Donahue, Melora Walters, Richard Brake, Jeremy Gardner
Sound Of Violence (Finland, United States)
Director/Screenwriter: Alex Noyer
Producer: Hannu Aukia, Alex Noyer
A young girl recovers her hearing and gains synesthetic abilities during the brutal murder of her family. Finding solace in the sounds of bodily harm, as an adult, she pursues a career in music composing her masterpiece through gruesome murders.
Cast List: Jasmin Savoy Brown, Lili Simmons, James Jagger, Tessa Munro
The Spine of Night
Directors/Screenwriters: Philip Gelatt, Morgan Galen King
Producers: Will Battersby, Philip Gelatt, Jean Rattle
In this ultra-violent, fantasy epic, ancient dark magic falls into sinister hands and unleashes ages of suffering onto mankind. A group of heroes from different eras and cultures must band together in order to defeat it at all costs.
Cast List: Richard E. Grant, Lucy Lawless, Patton Oswalt, Betty Gabriel, Joe Manganiello, Larry Fessenden, Nina Lisandrello, Abby Savage, Tom Lipinski, Patrick Breen
Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror
Director/Screenwriter: Kier-La Janisse
Producers: Kier-La Janisse, David Gregory, Winnie Cheung
Woodlands Dark Days and Days Bewitched is the first feature-length documentary on the history of folk horror, from the 1960s to today.
By Matt Konopka