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Fantastic Fest 2015 Reveals A World Of Weird With Second Wave

Any genre fan attending Fantastic Fest 2015 is going to lose their collective minds. The international madness (in addition to the first wave I reported on last month) that is going to descend upon Austin is jaw dropping.  Opening night... More »
  

BONE TOMAHAWK: RLJ Entertainment Inc. Acquires North American Rights

RLJ Entertainment Inc. has acquired the North American (US and Canadian) rights for S. Craig Zahler's upcoming western Bone Tomahawk. The film stars Kurt Russell along with Patrick Wilson (Insidious), Matthew Fox (Lost), Lili Simmons (Banshee), and Richard Jenkins (Cabin in... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Fantasia 2015 Exclusive: THEY LOOK LIKE PEOPLE Trailer Terrifies

Fantasia is a big place, with some of the biggest genre movies of 2015 screening across its marathon four weeks.But as we know, films come in all shapes and sizes. And it is sometimes the smaller pictures, the intimate, low-budget... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Hey, Latin Filmmakers, Submit Your Work To Fantasic Market!

If you have a fresh film pitch you are dying to get off your chest, or a work-in-progress that needs some intelligent eyes on it, then you may be in luck. Submissions to the 2015 Fantastic Market at Fantastic Fest... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Sitges 2014: Fabrice du Welz's ALLELUIA Wins 2014 Méliès d'Or Award

As the 47th Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival gets underway the award for the Best European fantastic feature film, the Méliès d'OR Award, was announced today. Fabrice du Welz`s thriller Alleluia takes home the grand prize! Welz`s film recently took home Best Director,... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Ladies And Gentlemen, Video Footage Of Todd Brown (Among Others) Being Punched In The Face In Glorious Slow Motion

Oh, look ... it's a fist slamming into my face in slow motion. And there's another one. Yes, kids, in a move some of you may appreciate more than others it's the video montage of the Fantastic Debates featuring violence... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fantastic Fest 2014 Review: DWARVES KINGDOM, A Surprisingly Balanced Exploration Of The World's Strangest Theme Park

I had never heard of the Kingdom of the Little People in Kunming, China before seeing Matthew Salton's documentary, Dwarves Kingdom. I'm hardly surprised that it exists, however. In this world of fake triple-breasted women, Crispin Hellion Glover films with casts... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Fantastic Fest 2014: Awards Go To IT FOLLOWS, THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA, ALLELUIA, And More

Not to wax too nostalgic, but the awards show for Fantastic Fest 2014 is quite a bit different from the first one I attended back in 2006 for the festival's second edition. For one thing, it's much more elaborate. For another,... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Blowouts, Subconscious Beats: An Interview With HARDKOR DISKO Director Krzysztof Skonieczny

Back in March I had a chance to talk with Krzysztof Skonieczny about his experimental, thrilling debut Hardkor Disko. I did not know a lot about him back then besides the fact that he's always busy; working on sets, shooting... More »
By Anna Bielak   
  

New HORSEHEAD (FIEVRE) Clip Suggests Terrible Things To Come

Here's an ominous new clip from the Fantastic Fest selection Horsehead (Fievre), Romain Basset's art-horror tale of family secrets and lucid dreams. Or rather, lucid nightmares, if this clip and the previously released trailer are any indication. In this scene, a girl... More »
By Brian Clark   
  

Watch Sentai Inspired Uruguayan Scifi Short Z!

Here's a little something unexpected from the halls of the Mercado Fantastico at Fantastic Fest: A scifi / action short film from Uruguay with La Casa Muda director Gustavo Hernandez as an executive producer and Local God writer Santiago Gonzalez... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fantastic Fest 2014: Watch The Red Band Trailer For V/H/S VIRAL

All set to have its World Premiere at Fantastic Fest tonight at midnight, the red band trailer for V/H/S Viral debuted at IGN. The third film in the V/H/S series has segments directed by Fantastic Fest fixture Nacho Vigalondo, Marcel Sarmiento,... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Watch The Teaser For Fantastic Fest And Sitges Selection THE INCIDENT

Just days before Isaac Ezban's science fiction picture The Incident (El Incidente) premieres in North America at Austin's Fantastic Fest, the first teaser trailer has arrived online courtesy of Cine Caníbal, the company that will distribute the film next year... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2014: CUB, A Campfire Story That Fizzles Out

Cub is another of those genre films that has a terrific premise, some really nice moments, but overall comes across as pretty flat and uninteresting. The story begins when a group of cub scouts are led out into the... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Marko Zaror Kicks Ass In First Exclusive Clip From REDEEMER

Chilean martial artist Marko Zaror will explode on screen at Fantastic Fest with the world premiere of Redeemer - his latest team up with writer director Ernesto Diaz Espinoza - tomorrow afternoon but for those who can't wait to see... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Keanu's Back In The Slick, Action-Packed Trailer For JOHN WICK

Someone has killed his dog! Bitches. Must. Pay. The Fantastic Fest Gala Screening of John Wick, starring Keanu Reeves, directed by stuntmen Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, is just around the corner. Production company Lionsgate dropped the first trailer today, in... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Watch The Exclusive Teaser For Raucous Australian Zombie Film WYRMWOOD

Though the Roache-Turner Brothers' Wyrmwood won't mark the first time that the undead have sauntered through Fantastic Fest we're willing to bet that this rowdy Australian effort will leave quite a mark when it arrives. Hugely stylish while adding a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fantastic Fest 2014: Behold The Gorgeous Poster For Lee Sang-woo's Uncompromising I AM TRASH

The line-up for this year's Fantastic Fest is awash with festival faves and complete unknowns, including a bevy of World Premieres of films audiences will likely know next to nothing about. Chief among those is Lee Sang-woo's I Am Trash, a... More »
By James Marsh   
  

DANGER 5 Things Hitler Didn't Count On In Season 2 - Watch The Trailer Now!

You can't go back in time without cheese. Danger 5 know this all too well as they continue their bonkers mission to kill Hitler, only this time it's personal!The trailer from Dinosaur has hit, promising the most insane two minutes... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2014: Final Wave Of Films Includes IT FOLLOWS, AUTOMATA And THE TRIBE

Ah Fantastic Fest. One of the epicenters of genre film and the one place where you will find the highest concentration of Twitch writers in the World for one week. Seriously, if you wanted to damage the nerve center of... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  
 
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