As the festival dates get closer, we are receiving more titles that are going to be screened this year at the Sitges Film Festival. Today it was made public that the long awaited Leatherface (2017), by Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, based on the story created by the recently deceased Tobe Hooper, will be part of the festival. Also, Annabelle: Creation (2017), one of the expected to be most successful horror films of the season, has been announced to be part of the program.
The Brian Taylor horror thriller Mom and Dad (2017), starring Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair, will have its European premiere at Sitges 2017. Other European premieres will be the Quebec zombie film Les affamés (2017), by Robin Aubert, the French Revenge(2017), Coralie Fargeat’s debut feature film about the transformation of a girl in context of a merciless manhunt, and the British The Ritual (2017), by David Bruckner, an adaptation of the horror novel by Adam Nevill, set in a Scandinavian forest.
In the Noves Visions section, dedicated to the most avant-garde and auteur fantasy titles, will have movies like Most Beautiful Island (2017), which recently won the award for Best Feature Film at South by Southwest in Austin. Also How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2017), from cult director John Cameron Mitchell, presented at Cannes 2017 and with Nicole Kidman and Elle Fanning among the cast. Other confirmed titles are The Crescent (2017), by Canadian Seth A. Smith, one of this year’s most eagerly awaited horror films, with a mysterious force that emerges from the sea, and Marjorie Prime(2017), the acclaimed science fiction movie directed by Michael Almereyda with a cast headed by Jon Hamm, Geena Davis, Lois Smith and Tim Robbins.
Midnight X-treme, the favorite section for lovers of gore and guts, will have films like the surprising zombie musical Anna and the Apocalypse (2017), directed by John McPhail based on his own short film. The bloody Downrange (2017), by Ryuhei Kitamura, will be one of the festival’s main midnight highlights, with a group of friends trapped on a mountain road who become the target of a sniper. The Argentinian slasher film What the Waters Left Behind (2017) will have its world premiere at Sitges 2017.
Other movies of big interest that have already been announced to be part of the festival are Jackals (2017), a home invasion movie directed by Kevin Greutert and starring Stephen Dorf and Deborah Kara Unger which is one of the most expected horror thrillers of the year. Creep 2 (2017), the second movie of the Creep trilogy started with Creep (2014) has also been selected to be part of the Panorama Fantàstic program. Housewife (2017) from Can Evrenol, the director of the already cult classic Baskin (2015) will also be screened.
Errementari (2017), based on a popular Basque tale about a blacksmith who tricks the devil himself, written and directed by Paul Urkijo Alijo and produced by Álex de la Iglesia and Carolina Bang, will also have the world premiere at Sitges 2017. Many more titles will be announced by the festival in the coming days, as well as the full schedules and when to buy the tickets. So we recommend keeping yourself updated at http://sitgesfilmfestival.com/eng and join their newsletter if you haven’t already.
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