SXSW Announces Lineup of Midnighters and Short Films

SXSW Announces Lineup of Midnighters and Short Films

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival unveiled the features to be screened as part of its Midnighters program, as well as a complete list of the short films accepted into the fest.  This year's SXSW takes place March 9-17 in Austin, Texas.

SXSW's Midnighters lineup features films that are, in the words of the festival's senior programmer Jarod Neece, "a bit crazier, gorier, and all-around balls out-ier."  Directors such as Joe Cornish, Ti West and Eli Roth all had their filmmaking debuts as part of the Midnighters program.  This year's lineup includes "[REC]3: Genesis," the third installment in the Spanish horror series about an illness that turns people in violent killing machines; Sundance hit "V/H/S," which follows a ragtag group hired to break into a house in the country who discover a dead body and some unexpected footage when they arrive; and "The Aggression Scale," about four hitmen and two teenagers who go to battle over $500,000 in stolen cash.

A full list of the films to premiere at SXSW's Midnighters this year can be found on the festival's website, along with a list of the 135 short films that were selected for screening.  SXSW will open on March 9 with the premiere screening of Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard's horror film "The Cabin in the Woods."

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