The Overlook Film Festival, an event featuring 21 feature films and 18 short films from ten countries, has announced its 2019 film and event lineup. Focusing on a selection of horror and thriller selections, New Orleans is the perfect spooky place to embody this festival. From May 30 to June 2, audiences will be treated to fresh discoveries and festival favorites.
Television presentations, immersive presentation, parties, virtual reality, interactive events and live performances will all be featured at this year’s festival. The festival will begin with a bang by showing Jim Jarmusch’s US premiere of The Dead Don’t Die, starring Adam Driver and Tilda Swinton.
A masterclass by Robert Rodriguez, American filmmaker, will be taught later in the day and focus on independent film-making. Following that will be a showing of his latest film, Red 11, an effort made for only $7,000.
Closing the festival off will be Sundance breakout The Lodge, a film created by Australian directors Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala. This will be their first English-language debut film.
From Universal Pictures’ MA, the new horror film from producer Jason Blum (Us, Get Out, Split), John Norris and director/producer Tate Taylor to indie horror filmmaker Larry Fessenden with his Frankenstein drama, Depraved, the Overlook Film Festival pushes the boundaries on horror film. Joining them are big names such as Joe Dante with his contribution to “Nightmare Cinema” along with David Slade, Alejandro Bruges, Mick Garris and Ryuhei Kitamura.
“We’re so proud to unleash this terrifying lineup on audiences. Horror is in such a vibrant place and these films offer an exciting showcase of what you can do within genre cinema,” said festival co-director Michael Lerman.
In addition to the screenings, Elijah Wood and Daniel Noah, along with Paul Scheer and Amy Nicholson, will bring live versions of their podcasts to the festival. For more information on the special events scheduled during the film festival, click here.
The films will screen at New Orleans’ Le Petit Theatre Du Vieux Carre and Regal Cinebarre’s Canal Place 9 Theatres.
Tickets are available online for purchase here. Three different passes are available pricing from $250 to $650.