Sundance Film Festival 2012

From horror flicks to comedies to works that defy any genre, these unruly films will keep you edge-seated and wide awake.

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V/H/S and Grabbers
Black Rock (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Katie Aselton; Writer: Mark Duplass; Stars: Katie Aselton, Lake Bell, Kate Bosworth, Will Bouvier, Jay Paulson, Anslem Richardson )
Three women camping on a remote island find themselves under threat from three crazed soldiers.
World premiere
Excision (Country: US, South Africa; Year: 2012; Director: Richard Bates Jr; Writer: Richard Bates Jr; Stars: AnnaLynne McCord, Traci Lords, Ariel Winter, Roger Bart, John Waters), Official Site
A disturbed and delusional high school student with aspirations of a career in medicine goes to extremes to earn the approval of her controlling mother.
World premiere
Grabbers (Country: Ireland, UK; Year: 2012; Director: Jon Wright; Writer: Kevin Lehane; Stars: Richard Coyle, Ruth Bradley, Russell Tovey, Lalor Roddy, David Pearse, Bronagh Gallagher, Pascal Scott, Clelia Murphy, Louis Dempsey, Micheál O'Gruagain, Ned Dennehy, Stuart Graham, Killian Coyle, Michael Hough, Jonathan Ryan), Official Site
A small island community is terrorised by monsters from the sea.
World premiere
John Dies At The End (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Don Coscarelli; Writer: Don Coscarelli, based on the novel by David Wong; Stars: Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown, Glynn Turman, Doug Jones, Daniel Roebuck, Fabianne Therese, Jonny Weston, Jimmy Wong, Tai Bennett, Allison Weissman, Angus Scrimm, Riley Rose Critchlow, Jerry Droz)
Two friends use a drug that enables them to warp space time in an attempt to save the world.
World premiere
The Pact (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Nicholas McCarthy; Writer: Nicholas McCarthy; Stars: Caity Lotz, Casper Van Dien, Agnes Bruckner, Mark Steger, Haley Hudson, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Sam Ball, Anjini Taneja Azhar, Bo Barrett, Dakota Bright, Jeffrey T Ferguson, Rachael Kahne, Santiago Segura, Sam Zuckerman)
A visit to a half remembered childhood home reveals a terrifying secret.
World premiere
Excision Excision
Excision and Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie
Shut Up And Play The Hits (Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Will Lovelace, Dylan Southern; Stars: Chuck Klosterman, James Murphy, Keith Wood, Gunnar Bjerk, Nancy Whang, Al Doyle, Gavin Russom, Pat Mahoney, Tyler Pope, Matt Thornley)
A documentary that follows LCD Soundsystem front man James Murphy over a crucial 48-hour period, from the day of their final gig at Madison Square Garden to the morning after, the official end of one of the best live bands in the world.
World premiere
Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie (Tim And Eric's Billion Dollar Movie) (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim; Writer: Tim Heidecker, Jonathan Krisel, Doug Lussenhop, Jon Mugar, Eric Wareheim; Stars: Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Robert Loggia, William Atherton, Jeff Goldblum), Official Site
After two guys are given a billion dollars to make a movie, their Hollywood dreams run off course and they decide to rehabilitate a run-down shopping mall in an attempt to make the money back.
World premiere
V/H/S (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Adam Wingard, David Bruckner, Ti West, Glenn McQuaid, Joe Swanberg, Radio Silence; Writer: Simon Barrett, David Bruckner, Ti West, Glenn McQuaid, Radio Silence; Stars: Joe Swanberg, Calvin Reeder, Adam Wingard, Sophia Takal, Kate Lyn Sheil)
A horror anthology based around the theft of an old video tape.
World premiere

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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