Sitges News (Kind Of) – @mikehostench Script For Asmodexia Sells!

hostenchThe big news from Cannes is that one of the Top Men at the Sitges Film Festival, Mike Hostench, has sold a script for his film Asmodexia to new Spanish Low-Budget Horror company MS entertainment.

You can read a little more over at BLOODY DISGUSTING, I think it may well be too soon to expect a screening at this year’s festival, but who knows? Maybe we’ll get to see an early cut as a surprise midnight screening.

New Sitges Poster Released

BHkONNrCIAAuH8m.jpg largeAnd here it is, it appears to be referencing Rosemary’s Baby but there’s no word yet as to if that will be a running theme for the festival or not. It’s six short months today that the 2013 Sitges Film Festival opens it’s doors and here at Corridorstyle we can almost taste the Albondigas…

Keep checking back here for updates, speculation and film previews.

2012 Blog

In keeping with tradition we’ve finally managed to produce our “daily” festival Blog ……… a week late.

Although we’ve fully embraced the Twitterverse for our spontaneous outbursts we like to keep the Blog old skool, so it’s all note pads and ball-point pens while we’re in the trenches. If we’re being honest, this is more out of necessity than any affection for traditional journalism. As the Blog itself clearly highlights we unashamedly mix business with pleasure at the festival and operating anything more technical than a biro proves challenging (touch screen keyboards and the delirium tremens were not made for each other).

Anyone that’s sampled the tapas bar delights of Sitges will attest to the fact that that’s the right way to approach things at the festival so we’re comfortable with the fact that a little journalistic immediacy is sacrificed for an old fashioned good time.

So, without further ado, HEAD OVER HERE for the final print of our 2012 festival Blog

Sitges 2012 – The Corridorstyle Program

With a swift kick to the shins worthy of THE UNJUST the organisers dealt us an early blow by programming a few of our must-see films during the first two days of the festival, that is to say, the first two days BEFORE we arrive. If you’re listening Angel, could you hold back anything Korean until at least Saturday evening next year? K. Thanks.

We still get to swing at the majority of the program during the time we are there but, for the record, here are the ones we’re muttering about missing:

NAMELESS GANGSTER

DOOMSDAY BOOK

THE TASTE OF MONEY

HOLY MOTORS

RESERVOIR DOGS

CRAWL

Still, dusting ourselves down we’ve come up with the following program to see us through our Korean cold Kimchi. Some selections may fall foul of the team’s shameless drinking habits, others may get the nod from the subs bench if they catch our eye. Either way we’ve got a potential 26 film bonanza to keep us out of trouble and here are your runners and riders:

ROOM 237

E.T (What are you laughing at?)

ACE ATTORNEY

MANIAC

ROBO-G

MEMENTO

SIDE-BY-SIDE

SIGHTSEERS

SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED

BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO

CHAINED

COSMOPOLIS

ANTIVIRAL

GRABBERS

THE KING OF PIGS

WRONG

SOUND OF MY VOICE

PIETA

SINISTER

A FANTASTIC FEAR OF EVERYTHING

SEVEN SYCHOPATHS

THE ABC’S OF DEATH

THE THIEVES

OUTRAGE BEYOND

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD

LOOPER

Sleep Is Highly Overrated!

Following on from yesterday’s release of the definitive film program, the festival site has now posted a list of the actual screening times (no downloadable PDF as yet) so you can work your schedule around EL CABLE’s opening hours.

Click on dear friends….. FESTIVAL SCREENING TIMES

Sitges 2012: The Definitive Line Up. Wallop!

With less than a month to go the organizers have today announced the full line up of films to be screened at this year’s festival.

No time to stop & talk, whatever the hell the plural is for “synopsis” we’ve got a stack of them to sift through before we can even begin to pen our list of must-see films.

Our collective thoughts will be popping up HERE over the coming days and weeks but in the meantime you can check out the festival’s full film program OVER HERE

 

Sitges Update – More Films Announced

The excitement was palpable here at CS towers this morning as we eagerly awaited the new update that we were teased with yesterday. Once it hit our inboxes we wanted to let you know straight away, so here it is:

‘Antiviral’ and ?The ABCs of Death’ will be screened at the Festival

The Sitges – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia Festival has established itself as a prestigious showcase for screening new horror movies talents and, at the same time, new ways to represent this genre. This is the reflection made by its director, Àngel Sala, who made the most of a meeting with fans held yesterday, Thursday July 12th, at the Barcelona FNAC in the Triangle, to stress Sitges’ commitment to up-and-coming directors and give them a preview of new confirmations that will be a part of the program at this year’s Festival, that will be held from October 4th to the 14th. All of this new blood, including different styles under the same banner of innovation, will also be represented this year with films like The ABCs of Death, V/H/S, Antiviral, Excision or You’re Next. All of them are the greatest exponent of this change in tendencies in fantastic and horror cinema. An assertive effect to show what some already know as the talent of the new millennium. Continue reading “Sitges Update – More Films Announced”

45th Sitges Film Festival 2012 – Lineup Preview Announced

Yes kids, it’s getting to be that time of year again where we start counting down the days to October and attending the Sitges Film Festival. We’re becoming veterans now and are on first name terms with many of the bar owners in Sitges, we’re still not given the full red carpet treatment by the festival staff yet but we’re certain they’ll come round to our way of thinking at some point.

You can see the full press release HERE and over the coming weeks we’ll be updating you with previews of some of the films that are being shown along with other news as it breaks.

Catching my eye so far are the two Korean films (obviously) Doomsday Book and Nameless gangster which both have involvement with previous Sitges Hall-Of-Famers Kim Jee-Wong and Choi Min-Sik.

Also there are films to look out for that have made splashes at other film festivals such as Cannes (Cosmopolis, Holy Motors, Sightseers) and Sundance (Lovely Molly, Safety Not Guaranteed) and I’m sure that Frightfest will also give us a few samplers too.

It’s The End Of The World As We Know It.

“Hey! Over Here. What is this thing?”

“I don’t know. I can’t quite make it out. Help me clear some of the sand off of it”

“It looks……It looks like some kind of Blog. It looks like a Sitges Film festival Blog.”

“What’s the date of the last entry?”

“October 22nd 2011? That……that can’t be right can it?”

“Oh my God. We’re back. We’re home. All the time, it was… We finally really did it”

“You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!”

It’s surely unhealthy to be this excited this far in advance but the Organizers of The Sitges Film Festival have today announced the theme for 2012 and it doesn’t bode well for mankind.

Which apocalyptic classics will be revived from the past, and which Earth-shattering premiers will feature from the near-future? The countdown begins now.