25 November 2015

Rob Zombie’s 31 to premiere at Sundance 2016

By otm

Park City, UT — Adrenaline junkies and genre film-lovers know the real fun at the Sundance Film Festival starts at midnight. Sundance Institute tonight offers a first look at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival by announcing the nine feature films that will screen in its iconic Midnight section, which has launched films includingThe Blair Witch Project, SAW, Super Troopers, The Babadook, Black Dynamite, What We Do In The Shadows,Dead/Alive, Delicatessen, The Descent and Hard Candy. Explore this year’s nine Midnight films — seven of which feature badass leading ladies — in more detail on the Festival’s Digital Program Guide.

In 1991, the Festival described its first Midnight section as a “special showcase of the most challenging but rewarding film experiences from around the world brought to you at the most arduous hour.” That curfew-breaking, genre-reinventing spirit continues today with audiences filling theaters for these fun, late-night offerings.

This year’s Festival will also include a program of Midnight short films; Those and other Festival selections will be announced in the weeks ahead. The Festival takes place January 21-31 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.

From horror flicks to comedies to works that defy any genre, these unruly films will keep you on the edge of your seat and wide awake.

31 / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Rob Zombie) — 31 tells the story of five carnies kidnapped on Halloween morning 1976 and held hostage in a remote industrial hell. While trapped, they are forced to play a violent game called 31. The mission is to survive 12 hours against an endless gang of grease-painted maniacs. Cast: Sheri Moon Zombie, Malcolm McDowell, Richard Brake, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Meg Foster. World Premiere

Source: http://www.sundance.org/blogs/news/midnight-films-announced-for-2016-festival