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Exclusive: Edgy, Unnerving Red Band Trailer For Slamdance Entry 'The Dirties'

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by Kevin Jagernauth
January 9, 2013 1:44 PM
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Throught the years, the Sundance Film Festival and its more irreverant cousin, the Slamdance Film Festival have played host to no shortage of films about adolescents and high school. But we're willing to bet there are few as potentially eye-opening as "The Dirties." Set to premiere at Slamdance in a just a short while, we have the exclusive red band trailer for the film, and it's definitely worth a look.

Marking the feature directorial debut of Matt Johnson (the man behind the web series "Nirvana The Band The Show"), he also co-stars (with Owen Williams) in, and co-wrote (with Evan Morgan), the tale of two cinema-loving high school friends, who are tormented by bullies. They decide to make a movie about exacting revenge on their tormentors, but it turns out, one of the friends isn't joking about getting justice. And as you'll see below in the trailer, what starts with a comic scene that references both "Pulp Fiction" and "The Dark Knight Rises," soon goes in a very dark, disturbing direction.

The Slamdance Film Festival kicks off on January 18th, and the first screening for "The Dirties" will take place on Saturday, January 19th. Watch below.

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12 Comments

  • kilberg | January 13, 2013 10:29 PMReply

    is this an elephant homage? timely gentlemen

  • Eli | January 11, 2013 12:45 PMReply

    You guys might be interested in this other Slamdance entry from the Philippines. I'm not really sure, but I think its the first time ever that a Filipino film became a part of Slamdance. http://www.angnawawala.com/

  • jenn | January 10, 2013 7:46 PMReply

    the guy looks way better in the picture then the trailer

  • Forsa | January 10, 2013 12:42 PMReply

    Good timing

  • douglas | January 9, 2013 10:56 PMReply

    tough to tell if this is really funny or really scarey. I love it.

  • Pierre | January 9, 2013 6:04 PMReply

    He's wearing the yellow shirt from Gus Van Sant's Elephant :(

  • ?? | January 9, 2013 3:43 PMReply

    how have you seen this? I looked everywhere...

  • Bobby P | January 9, 2013 3:26 PMReply

    I've seen it - it's great!!!

  • ashley | January 9, 2013 2:59 PMReply

    Someone at indiewire please leak this for us not going to Sundance

  • Caitlin | January 9, 2013 2:59 PMReply

    It is amazing.

  • JOhan | January 9, 2013 2:51 PMReply

    ...this looks amazing

  • Steven N | January 9, 2013 2:42 PMReply

    Fine job playlist. I would otherwise not see these trailers. I would definitely want to see this in a theater somewhere. Looks like fun.

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