November 30, 2007 The Sundance Film Festival titles were announced yesterday. The Park City at Midnight lineup generally features the horror titles, and there is a healthy amount at the fest this year.
ADVENTURES OF POWER, U.S.A. (Director and Screenwriter: Ari Gold) -- In his quest to become the world's greatest air-drummer, a small-town dreamer must overcome obstacles and ridicule to save the day. Cast: Adrian Grenier, Jane Lynch, Jimmy Jean-Louis. World Premiere
THE BROKEN, U.S.A. (Director and Screenwriter: Sean Ellis) -- On a busy London street a woman sees herself driving by in her own car. Stunned, she trails the mystery woman as events take an eerie turn into a living nightmare. Cast: Lena Heady, Richard Jenkins, Asier Newman. World Premiere
GEORGE A. ROMERO'S DIARY OF THE DEAD, U.S.A. (Director and Screenwriter: George A. Romero) -- When a group of film students making an indie horror film find themselves trapped in a world being consumed by flesh-eating zombies, they cleverly switch gears and use the camera to document the world crumbling around them. Cast: Nick Alachiotis, Matt Birman, George Buza, Wes Craven, Stephen King, Quentin Tarantino, Guillermo del Toro, Nick Alachiotis, Matt Birman, George Buza, Wes Craven, Stephen King, Quentin Tarantino, Guillermo del Toro. U.S. Premiere
DONKEY PUNCH, United Kingdom (Director: Olly Blackburn; Screenwriters: Olly Blackburn, David Bloom) -- After meeting at a nightclub in a Mediterranean resort, seven young adults decide to continue partying aboard a luxury yacht in the middle of the ocean. But when one of them dies in a freak accident the others argue about what to do, leading to a ruthless fight for survival. Cast: Robert Boulter, Sian Breckin, Tom Burke. World Premiere
FUNNY GAMES, U.S.A. (Director and Screenwriter: Michael Haneke) -- A family settles into its vacation home, which happens to be the next stop for a pair of young, articulate, white-gloved serial killers on an excursion through the neighborhood. Cast: Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Devon Gearhart.
HELL RIDE, U.S.A. (Director and Screenwriter: Larry Bishop) -- Quentin Tarantino presents this bloody, sexy tale of motorcycle revenge. It's a modern-day take on 1960s motorcycle flicks, with bikers who hit the road to avenge the death of one of their "old ladies" at the hands of a rival motorcycle gang. Cast: Larry Bishop, Dennis Hopper, Michael Madsen. World Premiere
OTTO; OR, UP WITH DEAD PEOPLE, Germany/ Canada (Director and Screenwriter: Bruce LaBruce) -- A lonely gay zombie searches for love and meaning in contemporary Berlin. Cast: Jey Crisfar, Katharina Klewinghaus, Susanne Sachsse, Marcel Schlutt. World Premiere
TIMECRIMES (LOS CRONOCRIMENES), Spain (Director and Screenwriter: Nacho Vigalondo) -- A man accidentally travels back to the past, only to meet himself there. He also encounters a series of mysteries--pieces of an unpredictable jigsaw puzzle of terror, drama, and suspense--that all lead to an unthinkable crime. Cast: Karra Elejalde, Candela Fernandez, Barbara Goenaga.
The 2008 Sundance Film Festival will Open on January 17 in Park City, Utah.
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