Running alongside the Sundance Film Festival in Park City Utah this January 21-28 is the 16th annual Slamdance Festival. Out of over 5,000 submissions, 18 films were chosen for the festival run. After the jump check out a selection of the 18 films that may be of interest to horror fans. There's a little something for everyone, including a Cthulhulicious title, a hipster hating serial killer, a backwoods, twisted fairy tale and a Burroughs documentary featuring my boyfriend David Cronenberg. In 2008 the fest screened Oren Peli's indie haunt flick Paranormal Activity which went on to top $100 million at the box office. So there's always hope for little indie turned big money dreams TRAITOR. Just kidding. Now, hit the jump.

* denotes world preems

*Drones (Amber Benson & Adam Busch) A man discovers a universal threat to his life, job and the planet; Angela Bettis (May) and Jonathan M. Woodward (Angel) star. [follow this sci-fi comedy film on Twitter]

*The Last Lovecraft: The Relic of Cthulhu (Henry Saine) An ordinary guy is stuck in his boring life until a strange old man gives him an ancient relic and tells him that he's the last bloodline of H.P. Lovecraft; with Devin McGinn and Kyle Davis.

One Hundred Mornings (Conor Horgan) Ireland. Set in a world upended by a complete breakdown of society, two couples hide out in a lakeside cabin hoping to survive the crisis; Ciaran McMenamin, Alex Reid and Rory Keenan star.

The Scenesters
(Todd Berger) Dark comedy featuring Sherilyn Fenn, Suzanne May and Blaise Miller about a group of crime scene videographers who hatch a plan to catch a serial killer picking off beautiful young hipsters on the east side of Los Angeles.

(Jesse Holland & Andy Mitton) An expedition looks for answers to something horrible in the forest, but the forest finds something horrible in them; stars Cassidy Freeman, Lee Wilkof and Anessa Ramsey.

*William Burroughs: A Man Within (Yony Leyser) A portrait of the Beat author and American icon, with David Cronenberg (Naked Lunch), Gus Van Sant, Peter Weller, Iggy Pop and Laurie Anderson.

categories Movies, Horror