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South by Southwest Film Festival 2009 Horror Movie Lineup

March 13-21, 2009


'The Haunting in Connecticut' final poster.

'The Haunting in Connecticut'

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Summary: South by Southwest began as a music conference and festival in 1987 and quickly found enough support to expand to film in 1994 in order to explore the art and business of independent filmmaking. The film festival has continued to grow into one of the major annual film fests in the US. In 2009, it unveiled the Fantastic Fest at Midnight, a midnight showcase of "genre" films, from horror to sci-fi to comedy, suspense, action and all things in between.

The Ceremony (2008)
Director: James Palmer
Starring: Scott Seegmiller, Jeremy Grant Horton, Debra Lynn Hull, Anastasia Ivanoff, Art Roberts
Plot: After discovering a bizarre book, a young man is plagued by unexplainable occurrences.
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Grace (2009)
Director: Paul Solet
Starring: Jordan Ladd, Samantha Ferris, Gabrielle Rose, Malcom Stewart, Stephen Park, Serge Houde
Plot: After her unborn child dies, a woman insists on carrying the baby to term. When she delivers, the child miraculously returns to life -- with a taste for human blood. This is a feature-length extension of a 2006 award-winning short.
Screening Times and Tickets

The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)
Director: Peter Cornwell
Starring: Virginia Madsen, Amanda Crew, Elias Koteas, Martin Donovan, Kyle Gallner, D.W. Brown, Ty Wood
Plot: Based on a true story that became a Discovery Channel documentary and now a feature film, this movie follows a family's tribulations as they move to a new home in order to help their ailing son, only to discover that it's haunted.
Screening Times and Tickets

The Horseman (2008)
Director: Steven Kastrissios
Starring: Peter Marshall, Caroline Marohasy, Brad McMurray, Jack Henry, Evert McQueen, Christopher Sommers
Plot: In this Australian thriller, a bereaved father seeks bloody vengeance from the pornographers who killed his drug addict daughter.
Screening Times and Tickets

Lake Mungo (2008)
Director: Joel Anderson
Starring: David Pledger, Rosie Traynor, Martin Sharpe, Steve Jodrell, Talia Zucker
Plot: In this Australian supernatural drama, a family experiences a series of strange events around their home following their daughter's drowning that leads them to investigate the true nature of her death and the secrets in her past.
Screening Times and Tickets

Lesbian Vampire Killers (2008)
Director: Phil Claydon
Starring: Matthew Horne, James Corden, Paul McGann, MyAnna Buring, Silvia Colloca, Vera Filatova, Ashley Mulheron, Louise Dylan
Plot: In this British horror-comedy, two hapless losers are sacrificed to a band of lesbian vampires.
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Moon (2009)
Director: Duncan Jones
Starring: Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey
Plot: Before returning to Earth after spending three years alone on the moon, things go horribly wrong for an astronaut.
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Pontypool (2008)
Director: Bruce McDonald
Starring: Stephen McHattie, Lisa Houle, Georgina Reilly, Hrant Alianak
Plot: A virus that turns people into zombie-like maniacs erupts in a small Canadian town and is spread by the spoken word.
Screening Times and Tickets

Troll 2 (1990)
Director: Claudio Fragasso
Starring: Michael Stephenson, George Hardy, Margo Prey, Connie Young
Plot: The worst move ever? Possibly. The list of things wrong with this tale of a boy battling vegetarian beasts is endless, not the least of which the fact that there are NO TROLLS in the movie.
Screening Times and Tickets

The South by Southwest Film Festival runs March 13-21, 2009, in Austin, Texas.

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