Horror Comedy SNATCHERS to Screen at SXSW

I mean, there’s not a lot of ways that you can get my attention faster than comparing a movie to Gremlins and Mean Girls in the same breath. So when Snatchers made that connection, hell yeah, interest piqued. But then that trailer; hot damn. Sure, I can see the comparisons drawn but we have a lot more going on here and I’m all about all of it.

Teen comedy, splatterpunk, sci-fi, this looks to be a kitchen sink kind of movie but in a way that makes it awesome, not scattered. The humor seems on point, the gore suitable, and some wacky fun creature effects. I can’t wait to see Snatchers find it’s way to a theater or home audiences. Find the trailer and some bullet points on the film below.

FEBRUARY 28, 2019 – LOS ANGELES, CA – SNATCHERS, the high school horror-comedy feature from STAGE 13 and Paul Young’s MAKE GOOD Content, will screen at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX in the Midnighters screening section. Written by Stephen Cedars, Benji Kleiman, & Scott Yacyshyn, and directed by Cedars & Kleiman, the film will screen on Sunday March 10 at 11:30 p.m. at Stateside Theatre; Tuesday March 12 at 11:15 p.m. at Alamo Lamar E; and Thursday March 14 at 4:45 p.m. at Alamo Lamar A.

SNATCHERS Synopsis: 

SNATCHERS is a horror-comedy film in the vein of MEAN GIRLS, GREMLINS, and SHAUN OF THE DEAD about friendship, self-worth, and aliens!

Sara is one of the cool kids; she’s got the right friends, makes the right jokes... and is totally terrified of losing her status. She’d be a lot more secure if she could win back her super-hot ex, Skyler, but he’s not interested unless they move to the next level. Sara decides to take the plunge without protection, but soon discovers Skyler isn’t just horny like a normal teenage boy. Something changed on his summer trip to Mexico. Something… extraterrestrial! When Sara wakes up the next morning nine-months pregnant, she turns to the only person she can trust: her nerdy ex-best friend, Hayley. The girls soon realize this alien problem is only just the beginning. Ultimately, this is a story of a teenage girl finding her self-worth and learning to accept her choices… by killing aliens and saving the world!


3/10/2019, Stateside Theatre, 11:30 PM, 719 Congress ave., Austin, TX

3/12/2019, Alamo Lamar E, 11:15 PM, 1120 S. Lamar blvd., Austin, TX

3/14/2019, Alamo Lamar A, 4:45 PM, 1120 S. Lamar blvd., Austin, TX


Written by Stephen Cedars, Benji Kleiman, & Scott Yacyshyn, and Directed by Cedars & Kleiman, the film was inspired by watching their older sisters navigate the horrors of adolescence. Focusing the story on two teenage girls, Cedars and Kleiman unleash their horror/comedy skills to create a funny, thrilling, and bloody ride through the high school experience. Honest emotions, big laughs, and terrifying scares populate the visceral and unique film that fans are about to see at the SXSW screening.