Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 7th, 2014
Seems like just two months ago we were knee deep in Sundance coverage, but already we’ve moved on to the next big thing in film festival coverage. SXSW is the annual film/music/interactive extravaganza that draws film, music, and interactive(?) fans from all around the country to descend into Austin, TX for one hell of a good time. We here at FSR come for the movies (and the food and the friends), and this year our team is four strong and ready to rock. And by rock we mean sit in theater seats of varying levels of comfort, enjoy the culinary wonderland that is Austin’s food scene, and hang out with other like-minded characters.
This year’s fest features a lot of titles we’re excited to devour with our eyes, but of the dozens of films we’ll be seeing this coming week we’ve narrowed down our top fourteen below. Neil Miller had to be talked out of putting The Raid 2 on here multiple times, Christopher Campbell moved outside his comfort zone to show interest in some narrative films, and Jack Giroux failed to realize that “anticipated” should really refer to movies he hasn’t seen yet.
Keep reading to see which fourteen films we’re anticipating most at SXSW 2014.
Bigfoot hasn’t had the best luck when it comes to recent horror movies thanks in large part to dreck like Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes and The Woodsman, but there’s hope yet for old Sasquatch. Not only is Bobcat Goldthwait’s fantastic Willow Creek waiting in the wings, but Eduardo Sánchez‘s latest seems pretty promising too. Sure it’s found footage, but if anyone can make the format work again it’s the co-creator of The Blair WItch Project. Sánchez is on a bit of a roll lately with the creepily effective Lovely Molly and the “Ride in the Park” segment in V/H/S/2, and we’re betting that tred continues with this hopefully terrifying creature feature. – RH
Read more at Film School Rejects: The 14 Most Anticipated Movies of SXSW 2014
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.