The 2018 South By Southwest Festival kicked off in Austin, TX, on Friday March 9th, and it’s already making some big noise in the horror community. As reported by Deadline, Blumhouse Productions surprised most in attendance last night, as head honcho Jason Blum broke the news to the packed house that the untitled film they were about to show was actually a sequel to the 2014 financial hit Unfriended. Now labeled as Unfriended: Dark Web, the film lit up the Alamo Ritz theater with the first of hopefully many welcome surprises as SXSW dominates the movie-going weekend.
“PHANTASM: Remastered” celebrated the SXSW premiere screening on Monday, March 14th, 2016 at the Stateside Theatre in Austin, TX.
PHANTASM, first released in 1979, underwent a meticulous 4K restoration from the original 35 mm camera negative by Bad Robot Productions.
**J.J. Abrams and director/writer Don Coscarelli introduced the film to the festival audience eagerly awaiting to see the film restored to the best technological condition as possible.**
In attendance from the film: Director/writer Don Coscarelli (PHANTASM series, BUBBA HO-TEP, JOHN DIES AT THE END), A. Michael Baldwin (PHANTASM series), Kathy Lester (PHANTASM series), Paul Pepperman (Co-producer, PHANTASM, Co-writer THE BEASTMASTER) read more
A film by Carson Mell
Steve Zissis, Mark Proksch, Jennifer Irwin and Dax Flame
After encountering a ghost in their vacation home, Dan (Steve Zissis) and his wife Mary (Jennifer Irwin) consult an exorcist. Unsatisfied with the verdict, Dan goes behind his wife’s back to seek a second opinion, and secretly hires Os (Mark Proksch) who promises to get rid of the beings. Os and Dan spend a week together in the vacation home exorcising the “EFD” (Evil Fully Determined) beings, but Dan soon realizes that ridding the home of evil won’t be as simple as it seems. read more