Evil Dead to Premiere at SXSW

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival has announced that it will host the world premiere of Fede Alvarez’s Evil Dead as part of its 20th Anniversary festival March 8 – 16, 2013 in Austin, Texas.

The film, which stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas and Elizabeth Blackmore, follows five friends, holed up in a remote cabin, discover a Book of the Dead that unwittingly summons up dormant demons which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left to fight for survival.

Also in the horror vein is “Bates Motel: Story to Screen with Carlton Cuse”. In a special event combining the SXSW Film Festival and Conference in one, attendees will get an exclusive first look at the pilot of Bates Motel, the thrilling new series from A&E. Following the screening, Executive Producer Carlton Cuse (“LOST”) will sit down with A&E Marketing EVP Guy Slattery for an inside look and Q&A on the process for bringing this contemporary prequel to life.

Specific dates and times for both events have not yet been released, but check back for details as soon as they become available.