Every new year of Horror begins and ends at the Sundance Film Festival. It’s maybe not the first festival that comes to mind when you think “Horror” but some of the genres biggest, boldest titles celebrated their world premiere in the picturesque mountains of Park City, Utah.
The 2023 Sundance Film Festival had a good handful of horror movies for genre freaks like us to devour and the midnight program itself served as a sleek Coming Attractions preview of this year’s most anticipated titles. Below is Nightmare on Film Street’s full roundup of the horror movies to keep an eye out for this year, including Talk To Me, which you DEFINITELY want to put on your watchlist right frickin’ now.
“A single mother and a childless morgue technician are bound together by their relationship to a little girl they have reanimated from the dead.”
3 good things about birth/rebirth
co-starring a pig named Muriel 🤩
it’s like The Odd Couple but super grim, with an undead girl feeds on human tissue
More good things in Nightmare on Film Street’s full review of birth/rebirthHERE
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Directed by Brandon Cronenberg
“While staying at an isolated island resort, James and Em are enjoying a perfect vacation of pristine beaches, exceptional staff, and soaking up the sun. But guided by the seductive and mysterious Gabi, they venture outside the resort grounds and find themselves in a culture filled with violence, hedonism, and untold horror.”
3 good things about Infinity Pool
Mia Goth eats a bucket of chicken on the hood of car
Skarsgärd stunt cock
Someone gets ripped in half like gory, blood-filled English muffin 🤘
More good things in Nightmare on Film Street’s full review of Infinity Pool HERE
In My Mother’s Skin
Directed by Kenneth Dagatan
“Stranded in the Philippines during World War II, a young girl finds that her duty to protect her dying mother is complicated by her misplaced trust in a beguiling, flesh-eating fairy.”
3 good things about In My Mother’s Skin
creepy forest fairy
cannibal monster with a 3-foot tongue
dark af fairy tale with zero attempt at a happy ending
More good things in Nightmare on Film Street’s full review of In My Mother’s Skin HERE
Landscape With Invisible Hand
Directed by Cory Finley
“Two teenagers come up with a plan to ensure their families’ futures when an occupying alien race’s promise of economic prosperity leaves most of humanity impoverished and desperate.”
3 good things about Landscape With Invisible Hand
late-stage capitalism hijinks
futuristic cube-shaped food
an alien hires a family to be his own as-seen-on-tv family
Directed by Jacqueline Castel
“Heather, an outcast teenage goalie in a small northern town, falls for newcomer Jonny, an alluring but tormented figure skater. As their relationship deepens, Heather’s growing desires clash with her darkest secret, forcing her to control the animal within.”
“Onyx joins a group of fellow occultists to attend a dark ritual at the mansion of their idol, Bartok. Suspecting Bartok’s nefarious intentions, Onyx is suddenly immersed in a world of monsters, mystery, and mayhem.”
3 good things about Onyx The Fortuitous And The Talisman of Souls
Jeffrey m’er-f’ing Combs
Hallucinatory Meatloaf musical number
Ghouls! Ghouls! Ghouls!
Run Rabbit Run
Directed by Daina Reid
“Sarah is a fertility doctor with a firm understanding of the cycle of life. When she is forced to make sense of the increasingly strange behavior of her young daughter Mia, she must challenge her own beliefs and confront a ghost from her past.”
3 good things about Run Rabbit Run
creepy ghost girl
more good things in Nightmare on Film Street’s full review of Run Rabbit Run HERE
Talk To Me
Directed by Michael & Danny Phillipou
“When a group of friends discover how to conjure spirits using an embalmed hand, they become hooked on the new thrill, until one of them goes too far and opens the door to the spirit world forcing them to choose who to trust: the dead or the living.”
3 Good Things About Talk To Me
Instead of doing drugs teenagers use a dead medium’s hand to let ghosts possess them!
a ghost makes a kid make out with a dog
super crazy gory scare sequences
More good things in Nightmare on Film Street’s full review of Talk To Me HERE
World Premiere (Slamdance)
Directed by Shujaat Saudagar
“As India is ravaged by sectarian violence on the eve of its Independence Day, two rioters take refuge in an abandoned house. An eerie presence in the house, however, haunts the men to the edge of sanity.”
3 Good Things About Underbug
grim, frank discussions about arranged marriages, religion, and classism
super close-up shots of slugs and other insects
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