Austin, TX’s South by Southwest Film Festival has announced its lineup of features for the 2010 event, running March 12-20. Among them is a slate of Midnighters features including several rounded up by the folks behind the city’s Fantastic Fest, an eclectic group of international movies that counts three in the horror genre.
World-premiering via the Fantastic program are British writer/director Gareth Edwards’ MONSTERS, about a journalist and a tourist traveling through an area of Mexico infested with alien beings to reach safety in the U.S., and Ireland’s OUTCAST, helmed by Colm McCarthy from a script he wrote with Tom McCarthy, in which a couple with magical abilities are pursued by a relentless hunter. A “Super Secret” world premiere to be announced is also part of this group.
Elsewhere on the Midnighters schedule are the U.S. premiere of Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani’s Belgian giallo homage AMER; a screening of the early Ivan Reitman horror/comedy CANNIBAL GIRLS; the world premiere of COTTON, directed by Daniel Stamm, scripted by Andrew Gurland and Huck Botko and produced by Eli Roth, about a documentary crew filming a reverend’s final exorcism; ENTER THE VOID, the surreal new feature by Gaspar Noé about a dead man’s spirit in an increasingly nightmarish city; the world premiere of Andrew Bowser’s cryptozoological saga JIMMY TUPPER VS. THE GOATMAN OF BOWIE; Sean Byrne’s THE LOVED ONES, in which a girl and her father kidnap a boy she likes and subject him to a brutal “prom”; and the buzz-building TUCKER AND DALE VS. EVIL, directed by Eli Craig from a script by him and Morgan Jurgenson, about a pair of hillbillies mistaken for backwoods killers by a group of vacationing college friends.