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Fantastic Fest Review: Overlord
Nazi zombies are not a new idea: The Reich's hideous record of human rights crimes disguised as research has long been processed by pop culture into Frankenstein-esque plots of undead Wehrmacht. Of course producer JJ Abrams, who seems to be working his way through every genre, would go after World War 2 ghouls eventually.

8:34AM Mon. Sep. 24, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Chron of Us: Fantastic Fest Day 3
Fantastic Fest rolled on yesterday with a bang, and the Austin Chronicle and One of Us podcast team were in the trenches with all the breaking news and reviews.

11:30AM Sun. Sep. 23, Chronicle Film Staff Read More | Comment »

Fantastic Fest Review: Hold the Dark
In a country long tamed by communities and corporations, Alaska’s mythology lingers. People view Alaska as the true final frontier, a distant and rugged land where the concerns of the modern world are kept at bay by the practicalities of survival.

10:39AM Sun. Sep. 23, Matthew Monagle Read More | Comment »

Fantastic Fest Review: Border
From Frankenstein's Monster onwards, genre fiction has questioned what it is to be human. Border adapted (from the short story by Let The Right One In novelist John Ajvide Lindqvist) asks that question, with an added twist of nature and nurture.

10:27PM Sat. Sep. 22, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Chron of Us: Fantastic Fest Day 2
Apostles, camp counselors, and killer dresses, oh my! Day two of Fantastic Fest 2018 is over, and the Chronicle screens team and the audio crew from the One of Us network were there to catch the best of the fest.

6:03PM Sat. Sep. 22, Chronicle Film Staff Read More | Comment »

Fantastic Fest Review: The Quake
The great philosopher John McClain once wondered, "How can the same shit happen to the same guy twice?" By the end of The Quake, sequel to Norwegian disaster marvel The Wave, geologist Kristian Eikjord would rightly be able to ask, "Hvordan kan samme skit skje med den samme fyren to ganger?"

2:59PM Sat. Sep. 22, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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Fantastic Fest Review: Burning
South Korea has perfected the revenge thriller, so it was only a matter of time before great auteur Lee Chang-dong stepped up to the plate to join the likes of Park Chan-wook and Kim Jee-Woon.

2:00PM Sat. Sep. 22, Jenny Nulf Read More | Comment »

Fantastic Fest Review: Donnybrook
If you’ve been looking for a cinematic depiction of economic anxiety in America that bears nothing in common with a New York Times op-ed, then you might just be the target audience for Donnybrook.

1:13PM Sat. Sep. 22, Matthew Monagle Read More | Comment »

Fantastic Fest Q&A: Josh Ethier
There aren't many famous film editors, but in American genre cinema, the name Josh Ethier is so ubiquitous as to be immediately recognizable.

7:30AM Sat. Sep. 22, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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