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DVDanger: Follow
Austin's film festivals are often a prime launching pad for local talents. Last year's Fantastic Fest was no different, with author Owen Egerton unveiling his directorial debut Follow. Almost a year later, it finally makes its bow on VOD.

10:00AM Sat. Aug. 27, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Fede Alvarez Says Don't Breathe
It's rare that a no-name film comes with buzz attached, but that's what happened at SXSW with Fede Alvarez's new feature. Before it screened, it was just called Untitled Fede Alvarez/Ghost House Thriller, but after its Midnight world premiere, the secret was out: His home invasion horror was called Don't Breathe.

12:30PM Fri. Aug. 26, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Fantastic Fest Snags Arrival
Fantastic Fest, the Alamo Drafthouse's celebration of the most bizarre and coolest of world cinema, has announced its second wave, with a huge addition for an opening night film: the highly touted Arrival, the new science fiction thriller starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner, directed by Denis Villeneuve (Sicario).

12:00PM Thu. Aug. 25, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Fabio Frizzi Takes Austin to The Beyond
Italian horror music maestro Fabio Frizzi is returning to Austin, and he's bringing Hell with him. Or at least opening the gates with a new live score to nightmarish classic The Beyond.

2:30PM Wed. Aug. 24, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

The Terror Behind Terror of Frankenstein
DVD commentary tracks on feature films are a contradiction: facts being talked over a fantasy. In Director's Commentary: Terror of Frankenstein, the commentary itself is a story, a head-spinning metafiction twisting another film. "It's new ground," said director/co-writer Tim Kirk, "and we're making it up as we're going along."

12:15PM Wed. Aug. 24, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Austin Film Festival Announces Second Wave of Films
The Austin Film Festival dropped more of its 2016 lineup today, announcing eight titles, many of which are world premieres.

12:25PM Tue. Aug. 23, Josh Kupecki Read More | Comment »

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Adult Swim Drive-In Tour Comes to Town
Going to a show at a drive-in movie theatre these days is an exercise in intense nostalgia role-playing. You roll up with your nuclear family blasting some doo-wop on the car stereo, grab your classic, cheap concession fare, and then settle in for a Fifties sci-fi or tame horror flick, or perhaps even an Sixties teen beach movie if you’re nasty.

12:45AM Fri. Aug. 19, Tucker Whatley Read More | Comment »

Fantastic Market Transforms
It's scarcely a month before Fantastic Fest, Austin's biggest genre film fest, shows the state of the art. Now Fantastic Market, the industry sidebar to the main festival, has announced a big change, big speakers, and the first flushes of the future of out-there movie making.

1:15PM Wed. Aug. 17, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

DVDanger: Lace Crater
Gothic romance is not defined by gargoyles and dark moorlands. It's a sense of mystery in an unsure universe, that subversive thrill of transgression. That's why it's called romance.

12:45PM Mon. Aug. 15, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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