SXSW Midnighters Line-Up Announced; Includes V/H/S, JOHN DIES AT THE END, and IRON SKY

     February 8, 2012

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SXSW has announced their “Midnighters” line-up for this year’s film festival.  The section includes Sundance premieres V/H/S (my review) and Don Coscarelli’s John Dies at the End, plus other exciting entries like Austin Chick’s Girls Against Boys, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s Intruders, Paco Plaza’s [REC] ³ GENESIS, and Timo Vuorensola’s Iron Sky.

Hit the jump for the full Midnighters line-up.  The 2012 SXSW Film Festival runs from March 9 – 17th.

intruders-movie-image-clive-owen-02Here’s the Midnighters line-up:

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

(World Premiere)

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-movie-posterIron 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 (Spain)

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)

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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)

V/H/S

Directors: Ti West, Adam Wingard, Joe Swanberg, David Bruckner, Glenn Mcquaid, Radio Silence, Screenwriter: Ti West, Simon Barrett, David Bruckner, Radio Silence, Glenn Mcquaid

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

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