Sitges 09 will be recalling certain flashes from the 80's
Regarding tributes, besides the 30th anniversary of Alien, SITGES 09 will be recalling certain flashes from the 80's, films that represent this decade's different genre film expressions and that will bring special guests from emblematic movies to the Festival. In this review of classics we will be including an American cut, unreleased in Spain, of The Shining, with extra footage and horror; and A Nightmare on Elm St, with the attendance, among others, of John Saxon.
Another outstanding novelty at this year's edition is the Els Altres Fantàstics retrospective, that will review productions which embody atypical genre films by Catalan and Spanish filmmakers who don't usually delve into genre film, like Pedro Olea (A House Without Boundaries); Antonio Isasi Isasmendi (A Dog Called... Vengeance); Vicente Aranda (The Exquisite Cadaver); or Víctor Erice (The Spirit of the Beehive).
Another of the Festival's tributes will be dedicated to horror story writer Clive Barker, presenting two movies based on novels of his: Dread and Book of Blood.