Slamdance Film Festival 2016 Selections Announced!Movies/TV,News Ken W. Hanley
What once began as a reaction to the snobbish, anti-genre mentality of prestigious film festivals in the ‘90s, the Park City-based Slamdance Film Festival has become a legitimate force of its own over the years. Over its 21-year legacy, Slamdance has hosted the likes of Trey Parker, Christopher Nolan, Lena Dunham, Jared Hess and Seth Gordon, and most recently debuted Scream Factory’s BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS as well as 2015 festival favorite BODY from Dan Berk and Robert Olsen. Now, the festival- which only selects films from first-time filmmakers made for under $1 million- has announced its 2016 line-up exclusively via Variety, presenting bold, largely star-free fare from around the world.
While the full list of films can be found at the link above, what cinematic highlights should fright fans keep their eye out for at the 22nd annual Slamdance Film Festival? Ruth Platt’s THE LESSON looks like the most outwardly horrific of the bunch, a tale of a teacher who finally turns the tables against his troubled teenage students. However, Pedro Severien’s ALL THE COLORS OF THE NIGHT, Paul Taylor’s DRIFTWOOD and Derek Kimball’s NEPTUNE all see suitable for those seeking more atmospheric, drama-soaked affairs. Meanwhile, Neil Rough’s MYRTLE BEACH and Jai Love’s DEAD HANDS DIG DEEP might interest horror hounds with a flair for the non-fictional, competing in the documentary section with subject matters that may get under one’s skin. Check back here at FANGORIA.com for more information on Slamdance 2016 once it’s available!