10 September 2015

/SLASH FILMFESTIVAL 2015 - LINEUP

For the 5th time now, I decided to spend my holidays in a small cinema somewhere in Vienna (the Filmcasino!) to dive into the fabulous Filmfestival madness. September 17 - 27, /Slash Filmfestival Numero Six - yes, it's the 5th one already!

And... no. This time, it's not bigger, not better, not crazier. Festival boss Markus decided to pass on the big crowdpleasers, and to focus on not-so-big indie / underground stuff. A brave decision, though I'm not sure if I'm fully okay with this not-so-mainstream direction. Anyway. I'm once again a part of this madness because I can and because I have to ;-)

Here's this year's lineup!




-Day 1- Opening Night

~ THE INVITATION ~
 Directed by KARYN KUSAMA ("Æon Flux", "Jennifer's Body").


-Day 2-

~ WE ARE STILL HERE ~
 Directed by Ted Geoghegan (producer of "ABCs of Death 2"), starring Barbara Crampton ("Re-Animator") & Larry Fessenden ("Habit").

~ DEATHGASM ~
Hey, yet another horror-comedy from New Zealand! *woohoo* Directed by Jason Lei Howden. Screening in the presence of the director and producer Sarah May Howden.

~ POD ~
Directed by Mickey Keating, featuring Larry Fessenden ("Habit").

~ MÉXICO BÁRBARO ~ 
Mexican Horror anthology. Directed by Jorge Michel Grau ("We Are What We Are"), Isaac Ezban, Laurette Flores Bornn, Ulises Guzman, Edgar Nito, Lex ortega, Gigi Saul Guerrero & Aaron Soto.

~ AS FÁBULAS NEGRAS (=The Black Fables) ~ 
Brazilian Horror anthology. Directed by Rodrigo Aragã ("Mud Zombies"), Petter baiestorf, Joel Cetano & José Mojica Marins.


 -Day 3-

~ COOTIES ~
 Directed by Jonathan Milott & Cary Murnion. Written by Leigh Whannell ("Insidious" trilogy, "The Conjuring"). Starring Elijah "Frodo" Wood & Rainn WIlson ("House of 1000 Corpses")

~ BUNNY THE KILLER THING ~
Basically the Finnish horror-comedy version of "Wallace & Gromi: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" ;-) Directed by Joonas Makkonen.
 Screening in the presence of the director and actor Jari Manninen.

~ SOME KIND OF HATE ~
Anti-bullying Horror. Directed by Adam Egypt Mortimer (cool name!).

~ NINA FOREVER ~
 British Horror Rom-Com. Directed by Ben Blane & Chris Blaine

~ BLOODY KNUCKLES ~
Candian Horror comedy. Directed by Matt O'Mahoney.

~ UNCLE KENT 2 ~
Semi-sequel to Joe Sawnberg's "Uncle Kent (2011)". Directed by Todd Rohal ("The Catechism Cataclysm")

~ Retro Screening: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (1987)
Classic! Directed by Gary Goddard.


-Day 4-

~ EXCESS FLESH ~
Controversial US psycho-thriller. Directed by Patrick Kennelly.
Screening in the presence of the director.


~ ME QUEDO CONTIGO (=I Stay With You) ~
Mexican Horror-dramedy. Directed by Artemio Narro.
Screening in the presence of actress Flor Edwarda Gurrola.

~ THE TAKING OF TIGER MOUNTAIN 3D ~
Directed by Chinese filmmaking legend Tsui Hark ("A Chinese Ghost Story 1-3").

~ BODY ~
US Thriller. Directed by Dan Berk & Robert Olsen, featuring - again - horror legend Larry Fessenden ("Habit").

~ GOODNIGHT MOMMY ~
Re-Screening of last year's surprise movie. Directed by Severin Fiala & Veronika Franz.
Screening in the presence of the directors.


-Day 5-

~ NASTY BABY ~
Directed by Sebastián Silva ("Magic Magic"), starring Kristen Wiig ("Bridesmaids").

~ THE HALLOW ~
UK Horror. Directed by Corin Hardy.
Screening in the presence of the director.

~ EMELIE ~
US Horror-Thriller. Directed by Michael Thelin.


-Day 6-

~ TURBO KID ~
Over-the-top action fun from Canada & New Zealand. Directed by François Simard ("The Bagman"), Anouk Whissell & Yoann-Karl Whissell.

~ FIRES ON THE PLAIN ~
Japanese war-drama, remake of the 1959 classic of the same name. Directed by Shin'ya Tsukamoto ("Nightmare Detective 1+2").

~ SURPRISE MOVIE ~


-Day 7-

SION SONO Double Feature:
~ TOKYO TRIBE ~
&
~ LOVE & PEACE ~

~ OFFICE ~
South-Korean Thriller. Directed by Hong Wong-Chan.


-Day 8-

BERNARD ROSE Double Feature
~ FRANKENSTEIN (2015)
 Starring Carrie-Anne Moss & Tony Todd.
&
~ CANDYMAN (1992) ~
Starring Virginia Madsen & Tony Todd.

~ SCHERZO DIABOLICO ~
Directed by Adrián García Bogliano ("Here Comes The Devil", "Late Phases")



-Day 9-

~ TALES OF HALLOWEEN ~
Directed by Neil Marshall ("The Descent"), Darren Lynn Bousman ("Saw 2-4"), Lucky McKee ("May"), Mike Mendez ("The Convent"), Dave Parker ("The Hills Run Red"), Adam Gierasch ("Autopsy"), Axelle Carolyn, Andrew Kasch, Ryan Schifrin, John Skip & Paul Solet.

~ HELLIONS ~
Directed by Bruce McDonald ("Pontypool").

~ THE FINAL GIRLS ~
US Slasher-spoof. Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson.

~ BASKIN ~
Horror from Turkey! Directed by Can Evrenol.
Screening in the presence ofthe actors Ergun Kuyucu and Mehmet Cerrahoglu.

~ TAG ~
Yet another film by Sion Sono ("Suicide Circle").

~ SUPERNATURAL Double Feature ~
Season 10, Episode 00 + 01.


-Day 10-

~ YAKUZA APOCALYPSE ~
Directed by Takashi Miike ("Audition"), starring Yayan Ruhian ("The Raid 1+2")

~ ROAR (1981, Re-Released) ~
Directed by Noel Marshall, starring Tippi Hedren ("The Birds").

~ THE PACK ~
Australian Animal-Horror. Directed by Nick Robertson.

~ STUNG ~
German-American Killer-Wasp rubbish. Directed by Benni Diez, starring Lance Henriksen ("Aliens", "Terminator").

~ NIGHT FARE ~
French Thriller. Directed by Julien Seri.

~ THE STRAIN Double Feature ~
Season 2, Episode 01 + 02.


  -Day 11-


/SLASH TOP 3 - Re-Screenings of the Festival's three most popular films

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8 comments:

  1. Woot! The Final Girls are here...or there....it's finally out! Interesting line up, especially with the good bulk of horror comedies there!

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    1. Yeah... well, almost too many horror comedies for my taste... but, let's wait and see.

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  2. Looks like a festival I would love to see! Hey, 'The Invitation' looks like it may be promising(?) look forward to checking out any unearthed gems you find!

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    1. I will provide you and everyone else with as many reviews as possible :)

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  3. Wow! So many films and so little time!

    Looking forward to your reviews :)

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    1. No worries. It's already routine for me ;)

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