Hi, Bryan Here….
Boomstick Comics will be headed to SXSW this year in conjunction with Arts+Culture. We are very excited about this. One of my favorite parts of the SXSW festival are the midnight screenings. With these late night screenings is where we get to see the fun and insane genre films. And this year looks to be top notch. There is going to be a film with nazis innnnn spaaaaaaaaace!!
THE AGGRESSION SCALE
Director: Steven C. Miller, Screenwriter: Ben Powell
Cast: Fabianne Therese, Ryan Hartwig, Dana Ashbrook, Derek Mears, Jacob Reynolds, Joseph McKelheer, Boyd Kestner, Lisa Rotondi, Ray Wise(World Premiere)
The Aggression Scale is a clinical test measuring the frequency of overt aggressive behaviors that may result in physical or psychological injury to others. It is also the title of a teen action film.
CITADEL (Ireland, Scotland)
Director/Screenwriter: Ciarán Foy
Cast: Anuerin Barnard, James Cosmo, Wumni Mosaku, Jake Wilson, Amy Shiels(World Premiere)
An agoraphobic young father teams up with a vigilante priest to save his daughter from a gang of twisted feral children.
GIRLS AGAINST BOYS
Director/Screenwriter: Austin Chick
Cast: Danielle Panabaker, Nicole LaLiberte, Liam Aiken, Michael Stahl-David, Andrew Howard (World Premiere)
GIRLS AGAINST BOYS is a character-driven, psychological thriller about two girls on a killing spree in New York. With edgy and ironic humor and a darkly meditative tone that is far more European or Asian than typically American, it is also a coming-of-age story about a young woman coming to understand how the world really works. It’s a ride for sure, and it even gets more than a little gruesome, but it’s character-driven rather than action-driven, and it has a psychological twist that’s more like a way of reading the film than a big reveal.
INTRUDERS (Spain, UK)
Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Screenwriters: Nicolás Casariego, Jaime Marques
Cast: Clive Owen, Carice Van Houten, Daniel Brühl, Pilar López de Ayala(U.S. Premiere)
Directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later, the upcoming Highlander reboot) and starring Clive Owen, Intruders is the chilling story of two children living in different countries, each visited nightly by a faceless being who wants to take possession of them. Fresnadillo directed the haunting film, which also stars Carice Van Houten, Daniel Brühl, Pilar López de Ayala, Ella Purnell and Izán Corchero, from a screenplay by Nicolás Casariego and Jaime Marques. Intruders was produced by Enrique López Lavigne, Belén Atienza and Mercedes Gamero, and executive produced by Jesus de la Vega and Ricardo Garcia Arrojo.
IRON SKY (Finland, Germany, Australia)
Director: Timo Vuorensola, Screenwriters: Michael Kalesniko, Timo Vuorensola
Cast: Julia Dietze, Götz Otto, Christopher Kirby, Peta Sergeant, Stephanie Paul, Tilo Prückner, Michael Cullen, Udo Kier(North American Premiere)
A dark science fiction comedy about Nazis on the dark side of the Moon. World War II did not end with complete defeat for the Nazis – some of them managed to utilize their secret technologies to flee to the dark side of the Moon. There, deep within their swastika fortress, Schwarze Sonne, they have plotted the reconquest of the Earth for over 70 years. In 2018, the flagship of their space armada, the gigantic Götterdämmerung, is nearing completion, but when the next American crewed moon mission lands too close to the Nazi base for comfort, the plans are rushed forward.
JOHN DIES AT THE END
Director & Screenwriter: Don Coscarelli
Cast: Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown, Glynn Turman
On the street, they call it “soy sauce.” It’s a paranormal, psychoactive drug that promises an out-of-body experience with each hit. Its users drift across time and dimensions, but some who come back are devoid of all humanity. While most of Earth’s inhabitants remain blissfully oblivious to its threat—make no mistake—an otherworldly invasion is under way, and mankind needs to be saved. Enter John and David, a pair of college dropouts who can barely hold down jobs. How can these guys possibly be expected to rescue mankind from certain destruction?
MODUS ANOMALI (Indonesia)
Director/Screenwriter: Joko Anwar
Cast: Rio Dewanto, Hannah Al Rashid, Izziati Amara Isman, Aridh Tritama, Surya Saputra, Marsha Timothy, Sadha Triyudha, Jose Gamo(World Premiere)
During a vacation in the woods, a man is experiencing a time lapse and finds out that his wife and two kids have gone missing. When he goes looking for them, he discovers a video recording of a gruesome murder, and another family who might be related to the strange happening.
[REC] ³ GENESIS (Spain)
Director: Paco Plaza
Screenwriters: Luiso Berdejo, Paco Plaza
Cast: Leticia Dolera, Diego Martin(World Premiere)
Koldo and Clara are about to celebrate the most important day of their lives: their wedding. Everything appears to be running smoothly and the bride, the groom and their families are enjoying a wonderful day in the countryside until some of the guests start showing signs of a strange illness. Before they know what’s happening, the bride and groom find themselves in the middle of a hellish ordeal, as an uncontrollable torrent of violence is unleashed on the wedding. What started off as an idyllic day quickly descends into a nightmare of the worst kind…
Super Secret Screening
THE TALL MAN
Director/Screenwriter: Pascal Laugier
Cast: Jessica Biel, Jodelle Ferland, Stephen McHattie, William B.Davis (World Premiere)
Cold Rock, U.S.A. Children have gone missing over the years leaving neither a clue nor a witness. Superstitious locals talk of The Tall Man, a legendary, mysterious dark figure who takes children away never to be seen again. Julia, a nurse living in cold rock, doesn’t believe in legends. Until one night, she goes to her son’s bedroom and finds his bed empty. She rushes after them willing to do whatever it takes to get her son back. The chase is on and with it the quest for answers: who is The Tall Man? What becomes of the children?
Directors: Ti West, Adam Wingard, Joe Swanberg, David Bruckner, Glenn Mcquaid, Radio Silence, Screenwriter: Ti West, Simon Barrett, David Bruckner, Radio Silence, Glenn Mcquaid
Cast: Joe Swanberg, Calvin Reeder, Kate Lynn Shiel, Sophia Takal, Lane Hughes, Helen Rogers, Adam Wingard
V/H/S is a POV, found footage horror film from the perspective of America’s top genre filmmakers. In ‘V/H/S’, a group of misfits are hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house in the countryside and acquire a rare tape. Upon searching the house, the guys are confronted with a dead body, a hub of old televisions and an endless supply of cryptic footage, each video stranger and more inexplicable than the last…