Fantastic Fest 2014

Horror. Fantasy. Sci-fi. Action. Check one, or check all. The largest genre film festival in the U.S., Fantastic Fest has something for everyone – well, except, maybe, for the faint of heart. Now in its 10th year, Fantastic Fest 2014 runs Sept. 18-25 at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar.

In addition to FF’s free gaming fest Fantastic Arcade (Sept. 18-21 at the Highball), the Alamo Drafthouse family launches a new event this year, Mondo Con. Dedicated to poster art, comics, film, collectible toys, and more, the convention runs Sept. 20-21 at the Marchesa Hall & Theatre.

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Chad Stahelski (l), Keanu Reeves, David Leitch and Adrianne Palicki
Fantastic Fest: 'John Wick' Red Carpet
Kevin Smith and Justin Long
Fantastic Fest: 'Tusk' Red Carpet

Fantastic Fest 2014: Simon Barrett Brings The Guest

Scripter talks Faults, Halloween, and running out of bullets

Richard Whittaker, Sat., Sept. 27, 2014

Fantastic Fest 2014: The Duke of Burgundy

The year's most genteel sex comedy reveals relationship truths

Richard Whittaker, Thu., Sept. 25, 2014

Dimming the Light Fandango

Tim Schafer talks about his noir classic at Fantastic Arcade

James Renovitch, Thu., Sept. 25, 2014

He Is the Walrus

Justin Long's take on Tusk

Marc Savlov, Thu., Sept. 25, 2014

Everybody Was Gun Fu Fighting

Keanu Reeves and Adrianne Palicki on John Wick's ground-and-pound action

Richard Whittaker, Thu., Sept. 25, 2014

Fantastic Fest 2014: How It Felt

Artist Amy Everson on trauma and truth

Richard Whittaker, Wed., Sept. 24, 2014

Fantastic Fest 2014: Kung Fu Elliot

Outsider art gets ugly in this strange Canadian documentary

Richard Whittaker, Wed., Sept. 24, 2014

Fantastic Fest 2014: It Follows

Sexually transmitted horror gets an update in this mesmerizing film

Josh Kupecki, Tue., Sept. 23, 2014

Fantastic Fest Awards Announced

Studio Ghibli’s latest wins audience favor

Kimberley Jones, Tue., Sept. 23, 2014

Fantastic Fest 2014: Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD

Marvel? DC? Pshaw! 2000AD is the law

Marc Savlov, Mon., Sept. 22, 2014

Fantastic Arcade: Day 4

Donuts, a banana sing-along, and a Barfcade, naturally

James Renovitch, Mon., Sept. 22, 2014

Fantastic Fest 2014: The Tribe

Seriously, you’ve never seen a film like this one before

Josh Kupecki, Mon., Sept. 22, 2014

Fantastic Fest 2014: Norway

A disco vampire descends on the Mediterranean

Dan Gentile, Mon., Sept. 22, 2014

Fantastic Fest 2014: Joe Lynch Guns for Everly

Director of Salma Hayek action flick talks sealed-room rules

Richard Whittaker, Mon., Sept. 22, 2014

Fantastic Fest 2014: I Am a Knife With Legs

This low-budget masterwork is a bizarre comedy manifesto

Marc Savlov, Mon., Sept. 22, 2014

Fantastic Fest 2014: Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau

Hollywood studios are the real monsters in this warts and all doc

Marc Savlov, Mon., Sept. 22, 2014

Fantastic Arcade Award Winners

Audience, Most Fantastic, and other awards announced

James Renovitch, Mon., Sept. 22, 2014

Fantastic Fest 2014: The Babadook

Tyro helmer Jennifer Kent conjures disturbing spook story

Marjorie Baumgarten, Sun., Sept. 21, 2014

Fantastic Fest 2014: Whispers Behind the Wall

Let’s lynch the landlady

Marc Savlov, Sun., Sept. 21, 2014

Fantastic Fest: Redeemer

FF's favorite head cracker Marko Zaror returns as divine justice

Richard Whittaker, Sun., Sept. 21, 2014

Fantastic Fest 2014: Tommy

A gun moll calls the shots in this Swedish crime drama

Kimberley Jones, Sun., Sept. 21, 2014

Fantastic Fest 2014: The Tale of Princess Kaguya

From the bamboo grove to the moon

Marc Savlov, Sun., Sept. 21, 2014

Fantastic Fest 2014: My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn

Scenes from a marriage

Kimberley Jones, Sun., Sept. 21, 2014

Fantastic Fest 2014: Blind

When a woman loses her sight, her anxieties come into view

William Goss, Sat., Sept. 20, 2014

Fantastic Fest 2014: The Creeping Garden

Weird Science: Documentary about slime trudges along

Dan Gentile, Sat., Sept. 20, 2014

Fantastic Fest 2014: Jacky in the Kingdom of Women

The burka’s on the other sex in this gender-reversal fantasy

Marjorie Baumgarten, Sat., Sept. 20, 2014

Fantastic Fest 2014: The World of Kanako

Kids on the skids and one mad dad

Marc Savlov, Sat., Sept. 20, 2014

Fantastic Arcade: Day 2

A day of brawling doughboys, two-headed freaks, and Tim Schafer

James Renovitch, Sat., Sept. 20, 2014

Fantastic Fest 2014: V/H/S Viral

Third time the charm for found footage anthology franchise?

Richard Whittaker, Sat., Sept. 20, 2014

Fantastic Fest 2014: Force Majeure

Perversely funny Swedish film asks: Are you man enough?

Kimberley Jones, Fri., Sept. 19, 2014

Fantastic Fest 2014: When Animals Dream

There’s something hairy in Denmark

Marc Savlov, Fri., Sept. 19, 2014

Fantastic Arcade: Day 1

As the airhorns sounded, the indie game onslaught commenced

James Renovitch, Fri., Sept. 19, 2014

Fantastic Arcade

Four days of independent games, free of charge

James Renovitch, Thu., Sept. 18, 2014

How Do You Spell Trouble?

The Soska sisters on breaking the rules in the alphabet horror anthology ABCs of Death 2

Richard Whittaker, Thu., Sept. 18, 2014

Fantastic Fest: Ten Years, Ten Unforgettable Moments

Marc Savlov, Thu., Sept. 18, 2014

Fantastic Fest

Bringing people together by slicing things apart

Marc Savlov, Thu., Sept. 18, 2014

Cats vs. Raccoons

Kyle Reimergartin and Ben Esposito talk games before Fantastic Arcade

James Renovitch, Wed., Sept. 17, 2014

Staring Into the Abyss With Mike Mignola

Before MondoCon, the comics legend talks Hellboy and shadows

Richard Whittaker, Mon., Sept. 15, 2014

Fantastic Fest Gives Us the Horns

Daniel Radcliffe's latest heads up final wave of films

Richard Whittaker, Wed., Sept. 10, 2014

Local Video Game News

Esports news on the web, Barfcade comes to town, and more

James Renovitch, Fri., Aug. 29, 2014

Japanese Madness Overtakes Fantastic Fest

Miike, Sono, and Studio Ghibli all added to lineup

Richard Whittaker, Wed., Aug. 27, 2014

MondoCon Unleashes Loaded Lineup

Just shut up and take our money!

Richard Whittaker, Thu., Aug. 21, 2014

Alamo South Lamar Is Alive!

Drafthouse announces opening date and the special opening film

Richard Whittaker, Tue., Aug. 12, 2014

Fantastic Arcade Announces Spotlight Games

Eight indies get the arcade-cabinet treatment

James Renovitch, Mon., Aug. 11, 2014

Cutting Hitch Down to Size

Inside Mondo's new collectibles line

Kimberley Jones, Thu., Aug. 7, 2014

Fantastic Fest Goes for the Big 10

Kevin Smith's 'Tusk,' 'ABCs 2' and 'V/H/S 3' in first titles

Richard Whittaker, Tue., Aug. 5, 2014

Mondo Con Is Go!

Print and art show announces monstrous and hellish names

Richard Whittaker, Mon., June 2, 2014


Previous Fantastic Fest coverage: 2013, 2012, 2011