The promoters of Austin's legendary South By Southwest Festival , which kicks off on March 8, have announced the massive lineup of film for 2013 (69 world premieres, 14 North American and 5 U.S. Premieres so far), which includes the world premiere of Evil Dead, the much-talked-about reboot of the Sam Raimi classic from director Fede Alvarez. That's the big news, of course, but the lineup also includes a wealth of horror, thriller, dark fantasy and other genre-related titles. Here's a few of those additional highlights:
Director/Screenwriter: Jacob Vaughan, Screenwriter: Benjamin Hayes
A man discovers that his chronic stomach problems are due to the fact that he has a demon baby living in his colon. Starring Ken Marino, Gillian Jacobs, Peter Stormare, Stephen Root and Mary Kay Place. (World Premiere)
Much Ado About Nothing
Director: Joss Whedon
Shakespeare's classic comedy is given a contemporary spin in Joss Whedon's film, Much Ado About Nothing. Starring Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion, Fran Kranz and Jillian Morgese. (U.S. Premiere)
Directors: Katie Graham, Andrew Matthews, Screenwriter: Andrew Matthews
An obsessive fantasy nerd gradually becomes unhinged when a charismatic hipster joins his D&D game. Starring Sam Eidson, Garrett Graham, Brock England, Anne Gee Byrd, Cyndi Williams, Brian Losoya, Vincent Prendergast, Katie Folger, John Gholson and Dakin Matthews. (World Premiere)
Rewind This! (Documentary)
Director: Josh Johnson
Home video changed the world. The impact of the VHS tape was enormous. Rewind This! aims to trace the ripples of that impact. (World Premiere)
Directors: Youssef Delara, Victor Teran, Screenwriter: Victor Teran
A stylish psychological thriller set against the underground dubstep DJ scene that takes the audience on a dark and terrifying journey into the depths of the psychopathic mind as it threatens to explode into horrific violence. Starring Jake Hoffman, Nikki Reed, Thomas Dekker, Scott Bakula and Jason Priestley. (World Premiere)
Director/Screenwriter: M. Blash
An enigmatic phone call from a psychic catapults a family into a state of suspended belief while waiting for their recently deceased mother to be resurrected.
Starring Jena Malone, Chloë Sevigny, Luke Grimes, Josh Hamilton and Devon Gearhart. (World Premiere)
Director/Screenwriter: Nick Cassavetes, Screenwriter: Heather Wahlquist
A young substitute teacher escapes from her drudging everyday life by fantasizing bizarre parallel realities in this wildly inventive and visually dazzling head-trip from director Nick Cassavetes. Stars Heather Wahlquist, Sienna Miller, Melanie Griffith, Gena Rowlands and Ray Liotta. (U.S. Premiere)
Director/Screenwriter: Shane Carruth
A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Starring Amy Seimetz, Shane Carruth, Andrew Sensenig, Thiago Martins and Kathy Carruth.
Note that more genre titles will likely pop up at SXSW's midnight screenings, which as of this writing haven't been announced yet. But we'll let you know once they post, and you can check out the most current schedule at the SXSW website.