SXSW Reveals Even More Terrifying Titles For This Year’s Festival
South by Southwest (SXSW) just released another wave of fascinating genre titles. These additions see even more exciting films joining the already stacked lineup. This year’s fest is really feeding us horror/sci-fi fiends, and I love to see it!
The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster
Director and Screenwriter: Bomani J. Story
Death is ever present in Vicaria’s world – violence, police brutality, substance abuse – and after watching her mother and brother succumb, she’s had enough. Vicaria is going to put an end to all this death… by bringing the dead back to life.
Director and Screenwriter: Anna Zlokovic
After hitting a breaking point, Hannah’s inner thoughts physicalize into a monstrous creature that threatens to upend her life.
The Artifice Girl
Director and Screenwriter: Franklin Ritch
Three special agents develop a bold new computer program to catch online predators, but its rapid advancement poses unexpected challenges.
Director: Veronica Ngo (Ngo Thanh Van)
Screenwriters: Ngo Thanh Van, Aaron Toronto, Uyen Nguyen Nha Ly, Thach Ngoc Nguyen, Nhan Truong Nguyen
A mysterious woman trains a trio of girls to take revenge on a criminal gang that abuses females. The three lady warriors risk everything to challenge this corrupt empire, before finally learning that their cause is not what they believed it to be.
Director: Rosemary Rodriguez
Screenwriter: Knate Lee
A young Belizean girl (Maria) finds herself mysteriously pregnant and trying to cross the US/MEX border while outrunning a deadly virus, the Cartels, the Border Patrol, and the right-hand man of the Devil. This genre-bending retelling of the Mary and Joseph story begs the question – who are the real monsters?
Molli And Max In The Future
Director and Screenwriter: Michael Lukk Litwak
Molli and Max In The Future is a Sci-Fi Romantic Comedy about a man and woman whose orbits repeatedly collide over the course of 12 years, 4 planets, 3 dimensions, and one space cult.
Director and Screenwriter: Rocío Mesa
A rural village is the fantasy of a child and the cage of a teenager. Two parallel sailing in opposite directions among tobacco barns during a magical summer full of revelations.
With Love and a Major Organ
Director: Kim Albright
Screenwriter: Julia Lederer
In an alternate world where hearts are made of objects and suppressing emotions is self-care, a lonely woman rips out her own heart for the man she loves, only to discover that he has run away with it.
Satan Wants You
Directors and Screenwriters: Sean Horlor, Steve J. Adams, Producers: Michael Grand, Melissa James
The shocking story of how a young woman and her psychiatrist ignited the global Satanic Panic with their bestselling memoir Michelle Remembers.
Showrunner, Director, and Screenwriter: James Ward Byrkit
From director James Byrkit (Coherence) comes a collection of stories from the other side of consciousness. A modern mind-bender for a new generation, it dives head first into the deep end of emotional questions about our relationship to reality.
This will be the 30th year of the festival. It’ll take place March 10-18 in Austin, TX. For more information on this year’s SXSW go to their website. If you’re looking for a buddy to freak out with, then find me at @misssharai.