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SXSW 2011: Bits n' Pieces - Day 3


Horror directors, teen screams, and the apocalypse were on the menu for day three of SXSW.  Check out the goodies after the jump.

This morning was the "Directing the Dead II" panel at SXSW.  Gathering the fest's horror directors (Jason Eisener, James Wan, Emily Hagins, Nicolas Goldbart, Simon Rumley, and Ben Wheatley, and moderated by FEARnet's movie critic Scott Weinberg) the panel focused largely on the state of horror movies today.  Among the topics covered were remakes, studio films versus indie films, and the gender divide.  @FilmmakerMag live-tweeted the panel.

Last night's screening of The Divide, Xavier Gens's new claustrophobic apocalypse movie left the Twitterverse depressed, brutalized, and dirty - all in a good way.  The opening 90 seconds of the film were just released online.  Check it out below and decide if you can stomach it:

Joseph Kahn's Detention premiered last night to a raucous audience.  We got some pictures while you are waiting for the review.


Silver Bullets, the obscure werewolf film that premiered last night, seems to be obscure for a reason.  Twitterers hated it.  Some walked out; no one seems to want more than 140 characters about it.

Coming up: Phase 7 screens tonight, and tomorrow there is a panel on adapting true crime for the big screen.