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2024 FILM FESTIVALS ARE UNDER WAY: SUNDANCE COMES OUT SWINGING FOR GENRE.

By Mo Moshaty  January 12, 2024

Palm Springs Film Festival kicked off our new year of festivals and we're so excited to see horror making a bigger appearance on slates this year so far! And Sundance doesn't disappoint in that department!

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A Different Man - Written and Directed by Aaron Schimberg

Produced by A24

Aspiring actor Edward undergoes a radical medical procedure to drastically transform his appearance. But his new dream face quickly turns into a nightmare, as he loses out on the role he was born to play and becomes obsessed with reclaiming what was lost.

Starring: Sebastian Stan, Renate Reinsve, Adam Pearson

Winner: Directors to Watch (Palm Springs Film Festival)

Handling the Undead Written by Thea Hvistendahl and (Novel by) John Ajvide Lindqvist, Directed by Thea Hvistendahl

Produced by Einar Film

On a hot summer day in Oslo, the newly dead awaken. Three families faced with loss try to figure out what this resurrection means and if their loved ones really are back. Based on the book by John Ajvide Lindqvist.

Starring: Renate Reinsve, Bjorn Sundquist, Bente Borsum

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I Saw the TV Glow -  Written and Directed by Jane Schoenbrun

Produced by A24

Teenager Owen is just trying to make it through life in the suburbs when his classmate introduces him to a mysterious late-night TV show — a vision of a supernatural world beneath their own. In the pale glow of the television, Owen’s view of reality begins to crack.

Starring: Justice Smith, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Ian Foreman

In A Violent Nature Written and Directed by Chris Nash

Produced by Shudder

The enigmatic resurrection, rampage, and retribution of an undead monster in a remote wilderness.

Starring: Ry Barrett, Andrea Pavlovic, Cameron Love

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Sundance Tickets are still available for In-Person and Online - get 'em here!

Krazy House - Written and Directed by Steffen Haars and Flip Van der Kuil

Produced by Kaap Holland Film

Set in the 1990s, Krazy House follows religious homemaker Bernie and his sitcom family. When Russian workers in Bernie's house turn out to be wanted criminals, Bernie has to man up and save his imprisoned family, while slowly going crazy.

Starring: Nick Frost, Alicia Silverstone, Kevin Connolly

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Love Lies Bleeding Written and Directed by Rose Glass and Weronika Tofilska

Produced by A24

Reclusive gym manager Lou falls hard for Jackie, an ambitious bodybuilder headed through town to Las Vegas in pursuit of her dream. But their love ignites violence, pulling them deep into the web of Lou’s criminal family.

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Katy O'Brien, Ed Harris

The Moogai- Written and Directed by Jon Bell

Produced by Anahat Films

A young Aboriginal couple brings home their second baby. What should be a joyous time takes a sinister turn, as the baby's mother starts seeing a malevolent spirit she is convinced is trying to take her baby.

Starring: Shari Sebbins, Meyne Wyatt, Tessa Rose, Bella Heathcote

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Your Monster - Written and Directed by Caroline Lindy

Produced by Bombo Sports and Entertainment

After her life falls apart, soft-spoken actress Laura Franco finds her voice again when she meets a terrifying, yet weirdly charming Monster living in her closet.

Starring: Melissa Barrera, Tommy Dewey, Meghann Fahy

Nyx Horror Collective Co-Founder
Melody Cooper is Sundance bound and shares her unmissable picks.

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Freaky Tales - Written and Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck

Produced by MACRO

In 1987 Oakland, a mysterious force guides The Town’s underdogs in four interconnected tales: Teen punks defend their turf against Nazi skinheads, a rap duo battles for hip-hop immortality, a weary henchman gets a shot at redemption, and an NBA All-Star settles the score. Basically another day in the Bay.

Starring: Pedro Pascal, Jay Ellis, Normani Kordei Hamilton

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PresenceWritten by David Knopp and Directed by Stephen Soderbergh

Produced by Extension 765

A family moves into a suburban house and becomes convinced they’re not alone.

Starring: Lucy Liu, Chris Sullivan, Callina Liang

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It's What's Inside  - Written and Directed by Greg Jardin

Produced by Such Content

A pre-wedding party descends into an existential nightmare when an estranged friend shows up with a mysterious suitcase.

Starring: Brittany O'Grady, James Morosini, Alycia Debnam-Carey

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The American Society of Magical Negroes  - Written and Directed by Kobi Libii

Produced by Sight Unseen

A young man, Aren, is recruited into a secret society of magical Black people who dedicate their lives to a cause of utmost importance: making white people’s lives easier.

Starring: Justice Smith, David Alan Grier, Michaela Watkins

Tune in post-Sundance to catch Melody's film reviews - Watch this space!

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