horror at sundance

Since 2004’s Shaun of the Dead the horror-comedy appears to have been going through a bit of a resurgence. Between 2006 and 2010 there were a little more than 40 horror comedies of varying financial pedigrees released. Last year we saw approximately 7 major horror-comedy releases. Cabin in the Woods is even seeing a decent amount of award buzz and critical acclaim; extremely rare for a film so steeped in genre material.

The poster for "The Violent Kind" proclaims that it is "A New Film by the Butcher Brothers." I couldn't remember if the Butcher Brothers were a tag team wrestling duo or a late 90s electronica production team but it turns out they're the guys who made "The Hamiltons" from the first After Dark Ho

First the bad news. "Double Take" is not the eagerly awaited remake of the 2001 Eddie Griffin/7-Up Yours Guy buddy comedy classic. Guess we'll have to keep writing those letters. What it is, is... I have no clue.

I suspect calling "All My Friends Are Funeral Singers" a horror movie is a bit of a stretch, but hey, it's got ghosts. It's about a fortune teller played by Angela Bettis who lives in a house filled with ghosts who act as her surrogate family.

"Enter the Void" is the latest from master provocateur Gaspar Noe ("Irreversible", "I Stand Alone") and early accounts indicate that its every bit as shocking and technically brilliant as his previous films.

If you've watched many old cartoons or sitcoms from the 60s and 70s, you probably recognize the Screen Gems company ID that closed many shows like Bewitched or the Flintstones.

Tucker (Alan Tudyk, "Firefly", "Dollhouse") and Dale (Tyler Labine, "Reaper") are a couple of good 'ole boys spending the weekend with a few cold beers at their fixer-upper cabin in the woods.

"Splice" has the solid pedigree of coming from "Cube" director Vincenzo Natali and executive producer Guillermo del Toro.

When the rapist and murderer of his eight-year-old daughter is arrested, a successful surgeon kidnaps the man as he's being taken to the courthouse and spends seven days taking out his revenge while evading the police.

The Sundance Film Festival has fully embraced genre film and some of the biggest and best releases of the next year are screening right now in Park City. Over the next few days we'll take a first look at the movies we'll be talking about in a few months.