Category: sxsw

Focusing on Horror Films at SXSW Film 2007

At the 13th Annual South by Southwest Film Festival, science fiction, supernatural and horror films comprised an increasingly larger proportion of the festival’s 600 plus films, according to SXSW film programmer Matt Dentler, 27. Among the events at the spring festival was the “Grindhouse 101” panel where “GRINDHOUSE” director Robert Rodriguez and Harry Knowles of Aintitcoolnews.com discussed their appreciation of the vintage low-budget films with shocking gimmicks that were played in the old theaters known as grindhouses.

The burnt orange gates

With South by Southwest upon us, our city is awash in recording industry executives with multiple digital devices, layers of flunkies and hot and cold running bar tabs. We are surrounded by college students...