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March 11, 2016
 

Seven Minute Takes: ‘Road Games’ and ‘Baskin’

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Written by: Jason Stewart
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Road Trip IFC

Friday is back and so is SMT! This week, we give our takes on two new offerings from IFC MIDNIGHT, the French/English offering ‘ROAD GAMES’ and the Turkish sensation, ‘BASKIN’ !

 

 

 

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Seven Minute Takes

In Coming Attractions:  Mike Flanagan’s HUSH  is coming! HUSH is the latest collaboration between Flanagan, Intrepid Pictures and Blumhouse Productions. Netflix has already picked-up the world-wide streaming rights available April 8th.In this heart-pounding thriller from acclaimed writer and director Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Before I Wake), silence takes on a terrifying new dimension for a young woman living along in the woods. Author Maddie Young (Kate Siegel) lives a life of utter isolation after losing her hearing as a teenager. She’s retreated form society, living in seclusion and existing in a completely silent world.

But one night, the fragile world is shattered when the masked face of a psychotic killer appears in her window. Without another living soul for miles, and with no way to call for help, it appears that Maddie is at the killer’s mercy… but he may have underestimated his prey. As this horrifying game of cat and mouse escalates to a breathless fever-pitch, Maddie must push herself beyond her mental and physical limits in order to survive the night.

Director: Mike Flanagan
Producers: Trevor Macy and Jason Blum
Screenwriters: Mike Flanagan and Kate Siegel
Cast: Kate Siegel, John Gallagher Jr, Michael Trucco, Samantha Sloyan
TRT: 87 minutes
Section: Midnighters
Release Date: April 8, 2016 on Netflix (Streaming)
2016 SXSW Film Festival Screening Schedule:
Saturday, March 12th at 11:30pm – Stateside Theatre – Premiere
Sunday, March 13th at 11:30pm – Alamo Lamar D – Public Screening #2
Friday, March 18th at 4:00pm – Alamo Lamar D – Public Screening #3
*Screenings are accessible to Gold/Film/Press Badge holders. 



About the Author

Jason Stewart
Jason Malcolm Stewart is a Northern California-based author, journalist and public relations/marketing professional. He holds degrees in Political Science and Comparative Religion, but can have a conversation without starting a small war. When he's not writing or reading, J. Malcolm spends his weekends talking about how to avoid being in a real-life horror movie. add blog



 
 

 
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