There’s no question that the Sundance Film Festival is a big deal. Coming up on its 36th year in Park City, Utah, the festival celebrates the new independent voices developing in cinema and storytelling. With the arrival of COVID-19 and a worldwide pandemic, newly appointed Festival Director Tabitha Jackson took control and has developed a festival that will be both virtual and in-person as allowed by local authorities.
Sundance has also been an iconic place for groundbreaking horror with films like The Blair Witch Project and Hereditary having made their premieres there. Last year’s breakout hit POSSESSOR debuted with Neon grabbing the rights and HorrorBuzz calling it “The first great sci-fi film of the decade.”
We are geared up and ready to get back to the snow, SAFELY, and to bring you reporting, news and reviews from one of our favorite film festivals in the world. In a note on the newly launched festival website, Jackson states, “Despite the challenges this year has brought, nothing could stop us from celebrating independent film, visionary artists, unique perspectives, and you, our adventurous audiences. So, for the first time ever, we are bringing the festival to you—both online and in the real world across the US and beyond.
The heart of our festival is our community. The joining of artists and audiences forms something truly extraordinary. We invite you to explore the program, join the conversation, and experience this new festival with us.”
Norm(an) Gidney is a nearly lifelong horror fan. Beginning his love for the scare at the age of 5 by watching John Carpenter's Halloween, he set out on a quest to share his passion for all things spooky with the rest of the world.