By Indiewire | Indiewire December 3, 2009 at 9:00AM
From the Sundance Institute: "Home to horror films and crazy comedies, "Black Dynamite," "The Blair Witch Project" and "Saw" are among the films that have screened here."
Buried/Spain,USA (Director: Rodrigo Cortes; Screenwriter: Chris Sparling)—A U.S. contractor working in Iraq awakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap. Cast: Ryan Reynolds. World Premiere
Frozen/USA (Director and Screenwriter: Adam Green)—Three skiers are mistakenly stranded on a chairlift, forced to make life-or-death choices that prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death. Cast: Emma Bell, Shawn Ashmore, Kevin Zegers. World Premiere
HIGH school/USA (Director: John Stalberg, Jr.; Screenwriters: Erik Linthorst and John Stalberg, Jr., and Stephen Susco)—A random drug test coincides with a high school valedictorian's first hit of pot. Cast: Sean Marquette, Matt Bush, Adrien Brody, Michael Chiklis, Colin Hanks, Mykelti Wiliamson, Andrew Wilson, Yeardley Smith, Michael Vartan, Curtis Armstrong, Erica Phillips, Adhir Kaylan. World Premiere
Les 7 Jours du Talion (7 Days)/Canada (Director: Daniel Grou; Screenwriter: Patrick Senecal)—A doctor seeks revenge by kidnapping, torturing and killing the man who murdered his young daughter. Cast: Rémy Girard, Claude Legault, Fanny Mallette, Martin Dubreuil, Rose-Marie Coallier. World Premiere
The Perfect Host/USA (Director: Nick Tomnay; Screenwriters: Nick Tomnay and Krishna Jones)—A criminal on the run cons his way into the wrong dinner party where the host is anything but ordinary. Cast: David Hyde Pierce, Clayne Crawford, Helen Reddy, Nathaniel Parker. World Premiere
Splice/France, Canada (Director: Vincenzo Natali; Screenwriters: Vincenzo Natali, Antoinette Terry Bryant, and Doug Taylor)—Clive and Elsa are young, brilliant, and ambitious. The new animal species they engineered has made them rebel superstars of the scientific world. In secret, they introduce human DNA into the experiment. Cast: Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley, Delphine Chaneac, David Hewlett. North American Premiere
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil/Canada (Director: Eli Craig; Screenwriters: Eli Craig and Morgan Jurgenson)—Two West Virginian hillbillies go on vacation at their dilapidated mountain cabin, but their peaceful trip goes horribly awry. Cast: Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk, Katrina Bowden, Jesse Moss. World Premiere
The Violent Kind/USA (Directors and Screenwriters: The Butcher Brothers) A group of rowdy young bikers party it up at a secluded farmhouse when things take a turn for the worst. Cast: Taylor Cole, Christina Prousalis, Tiffany Shepis, David Fine, Joseph McKelheer. World Premiere.