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SXSW Preview: Watch the Trailer For 'The Aggression Scale' (Exclusive)

Steven C. Miller's combination of '80s-canon cheese and "History of Violence"-style viscera will debut as part of the film festival's Midnighters program.

Aggression Scale SXSW - H 2012

The Aggression Scale will play as part of the SXSW Film Festival's Midnighters program, which focuses on the "scary, funny, sexy, and controversial."

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Aggression, which will have its world premiere at the Austin fest, is described as being in the spirit of the 1980s canon and in the vein of A History of Violence but with the teens as the heroes, taking on four hitmen over $500,000 in stolen cash.

Among the cast are Fabianne Therese (John Dies at the End, which will also play as part of the Midnighters program), Ryan Hartwig (The Thompsons), Dana Ashbrook (Twin Peaks), Derek Mears (the recent Friday the 13th reboot), Jacob Reynolds (Gummo), Joseph McKelheer (The Hamiltons) and Ray Wise (Twin Peaks). 

It was directed and edited by Steven C. Miller (the zombie flick Automaton Transfusion) and written by Ben Powell. The movie hails from Snowfort Pictures and Film Harvest.

Heat Vision had to take on four hitmen just to get this exclusive trailer, so enjoy...