Best Of The Festivals Part 7 – Tribeca & SXSW Midnighters Special

Part 7 of my top picks from recent or upcoming film festivals. For previous movies 1-18 check related posts at bottom of page.

What started out as just a basic post on some upcoming films could be turning into a monstrous 10-15 part article. So far I have written about 20 films (as well as my usual posts) in the last two weeks or so

Everyday there is new festivals and films announced, so it’s quite hard to keep up. Now, a ton of nice new horror movies have been announced, so I feel it’s my duty as your Moviehooker to make sure you all don’t miss a thing….Now lets get started!!!. .

19: Stung

Directed by: Benni Diez
Written by: Adam Aresty
Language: English
Genre: Horror
Festival: Tribeca Midnighters

I have been posting about this film for some time now. I am sure if you type Stung into the search bar you will get some info on the film. I have been trying to keep up-to-date, but there was never an awful lot to go on. Who knows how what the reviews will be like but XYZFilms will serve as producers, so that can only be a good thing.

The story is about some sort of toxin that is used for plants . It ends up infecting the wasps, turning them into huge, gross angry motherfuckers!! nothing else needed really, eh?

The reason I don’t like wasps is purely because they are DICKHEADS..the little fuckers don’t want anything other than to inject you with their sting..OK, maybe that’s a little over-the-top, but this is how I feel… I swear! I have a serious fear of them. If I am standing at a packed bus stop and one so much as hovers within a meter of me, I will squeal like a little girl and run a fucking mile.

The creature effects look bad-ass in this film.

Enjoy a clip from the movie

20: Scherzo Diabolico

Directed by: Adrián García Bogliano
Written by: Adrián García Bogliano
Language: Spanish
Genre: Horror/Comedy
Festival: Tribeca Midnighters

This is the new film from Here Comes The Devil writer/director Adrián García Bogliano. The Mexican director seems to be taking a different approach from his previous film and giving us a little comedy among the madness and horror.

I was a big fan of Here Comes The Devil, it was a film I followed very closely all through production,and right up to it’s release. HCTD is available for streaming on Netflix…check it out,if you haven’t seen it.

Here is the official plot from tribecafilm.com
Armed with a fine-tuned choke-hold and penchant for piano sonatas, a wearied accountant breaks his mild-mannered routine when he kidnaps a young woman. What starts as a carefully calculated plan soon crescendos into his worst nightmare. A delightfully twisted black comedy, Scherzo Diabolico is the latest opus from director Adrián García Bogliano.

NO TRAILER AVAILABLE

21: Hyena

Written by: Gerard Johnson
Directed by: Gerard Johnson
Language: English
Genre: Thriller/Crime
Festival: Tribeca Midnighter

Hyena is a a new dark British crime/drama/thriller. The films has two of my all-time fave British Actors in it, Neil Maskel (KIll-list), Stephen Grahame (This Is England). I would just about watch any film with those dudes in it, added bonus that they are both in the same flick!

Here is the official plot from tribecafilm.com
Michael Logan (Peter Ferdinando) may be a corrupt, coke-addled cop, but he’s a bad lieutenant with a conscience. After years of dodging the same laws he was assigned to uphold, Michael suddenly finds himself trying to change while safeguarding a young Albanian woman from the sex trade. Equal parts grit and neon, Hyena blurs the line between cop and criminal and exposes the illicit underworld inhabited by London’s most ruthless policemen. A Tribeca Film release.

Trailer

22: The Corpse Of Anna Fritz

Written By: Isaac P. Creus, Hèctor Hernández Vicens
Directed by: Hèctor Hernández Vicens
Language: Spanish
Genre: Seriously Fucked up
Festival: SXSW midnighters

Ok, you should probably stop reading about this film right now if you’re are one to be easily shocked. This film has one of the most twisted plot-lines that I have heard of in some time. The only other film that I have seen that is in any way like this would be Deadgirl. Already, that should be setting every alarm bell off in your head.

Have a read at the official plot for SXSW
Anna Fritz, a famous and beautiful actress, has died recently. Three young men sneak into the morgue to see her naked. Fascinated by her beauty, they decide to become the last people to have sex with her……. what in the name of fuck?!

I did warn ya!!
Trailer with English Subs

23: He Never Died
Written by: Jason Krawczyk
Directed by: Jason Krawczyk
Language: English
Genre: Horror/Comedy
Festival: SXSW Midnighters

I only posted a small clip from this movie on here a few days ago, it looks funny as hell. The film follows, Jack, (Henry Rollins) a man who is a recluse and has some serious anger issues, and a man battling an eternal struggle with cannibalism. Looks like they have blended some comedy in this one. We don’t see enough of Henry Rollins in films anymore..plus he never eats people, so this is gonna be fun!

Enjoy a clip from the movie

24: The Invitation
Another one that has been on my list for a while. As you all know, I follow production XYZFilms very closely. this film has been on their front page for quite a while. We were teased with the first look at the poster only last week.

The premise sounds like You’re Next, Would You Rather. Maybe it is completeley different but that the vibe I’m getting from the plot. Lets see how this one plays out. Another XYZ produced movie.

NO TRAILER AVAILABLE

24: Hangman
Written by: Simon Boyes, Adam Mason
Directed by: Adam Mason
Language: English
Genre: Thriller/Horror/Home-Invasion
Festival SXSW Midnighters

Official Plot
Returning from vacation, the Miller family find their home has been broken into. After cleaning up the mess they continue with their lives, shaking off the feeling of being violated. But little do they know the nightmare has just begun.

Enjoy the creepy trailer

25: Pod
Written by: Mickey Keating
Directed by: Mickey Keating
Language: English
Festival: SXSW Midnighters

Official Plot
A family intervention goes horrifically awry within the snowy confines of an isolated lake house.

Enjoy a clip from the movie

That about all I got in me today, thanks for reading! There is more films I need to write about but it will have to wait until the morning

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