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SXSW 2016 Midnighters include Hush, Pet, remastered Phantasm

Also announced: Festival Favorites, shorts, and special events

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Something wicked this way comes. The South by Southwest Festival has announced the remainder of this year’s film programming, led by 10 Midnighters selections.

The genre showcase features six world premieres, including Mike Flanagan’s Hush, about a deaf woman stalked by a killer in her secluded home, and Carles Torrens’ Pet, about a lonely man (Dominic Monaghan) who kidnaps a former high school classmate. Also screening is Phantasm: Remastered, a new 4K restoration of Don Coscarelli’s 1979 cult classic about a boy confronting a supernatural undertaker known as the Tall Man.

Rounding out Midnighters are Mickey Keating’ Carnage Park, Shinsuke Sato’s I Am a Hero, Thomas Dekker’s Jack Goes Home, Simon Rumley’s Johnny Frank Garrett’s Last Word, Sean Brosnan’s My Father Die, Babak Anvari’s Under the Shadow, and Fede Alvarez’s untitled ghost house thriller.

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SXSW’s Festival Favorites section, culled from other film gatherings, comprises 13 selections, including Kirsten Johnson’s Cameraperson, Jim Hosking’s The Greasy Strangler, Taika Waititi’s Hunt For The Wilderpeople, Chad Hartigan’s Morris From America, John Carney’s Sing Street, and Dawn Porter’s Trapped.

Other newly announced programming includes five special events, several additional features, and 114 short films. Check out the festival website for complete details. SXSW Film runs March 11-19 in Austin, Texas.

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