FESTIVALS

Courtesy of Fantastic Fest

Fantastic Fest

September 22-29, 2022
Alamo Drafthouse, South Lamar
fantasticfest.com

One of the largest genre festivals in the country, this 8-day long film festival features screenings of the newest horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and action media, as well as conversations with creators and themed parties.

Silence and Stones in <i>The Banshees of Inisherin</i>
Silence and Stones in The Banshees of Inisherin
Writer/director Martin McDonagh and star Kerry Condon on creating the isolated world of their new film

Oct. 27, 2022

Dolly de Leon Sails into the <i>Triangle of Sadness </i>
Dolly de Leon Sails into the Triangle of Sadness
The Filipina actress discusses her breakout role in Ruben Östlund’s Cannes award winner

Oct. 13, 2022

Park Chan-wook Lets Love Speak Softly in <i>Decision to Leave</i>
Park Chan-wook Lets Love Speak Softly in Decision to Leave
Telling a love story without the "I love you"

Oct. 6, 2022

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>The Antares Paradox</i>
The Antares Paradox
Single-location sci-fi thriller stays in shallow end

Oct. 4, 2022

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>Missing</i>
Missing
Depressed dad seeks serial killer in low-impact Japanese thriller

Oct. 3, 2022

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>Nightsiren</i>
Nightsiren
Tereza Nvotová’s bewitching horror makes her one to watch


Oct. 3, 2022

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>Final Cut</i>
Final Cut
French remake of beloved Japanese movie-making comedy adds a little

Sept. 30, 2022

<i>Triangle of Sadness</i> Star Dolly De Leon Sails into Fantastic Fest
Triangle of Sadness Star Dolly De Leon Sails into Fantastic Fest
Award-season hopeful is putting Filipino cinema on the map

Sept. 30, 2022

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>Something in the Dirt</i>
Something in the Dirt
Cerebral horror's greatest duo circle through cosmic conspiracies

Sept. 29, 2022

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters</i>
Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters
Into the shadowy mind of the man that created Hellboy

Sept. 29, 2022

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>Hellraiser</i>
Hellraiser
The Cenobites are back in the third best entry in the franchise

Sept. 29, 2022

Five Bizarro Films at Fantastic Fest @Home
Five Bizarro Films at Fantastic Fest @Home
The strangest and most fearless of the streaming selection at this year’s Fantastic Fest

Sept. 29, 2022

Talking Terror and Trauma in New Horror <i>Smile</i>
Talking Terror and Trauma in New Horror Smile
Director Parker Finn and star Sosie Bacon Smile, and the world screams with them

Sept. 29, 2022

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>Piggy</i>
Piggy
Spanish teen slasher subverts the tropes

Sept. 28, 2022

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>Huesera</i>
Huesera
Motherhood told in splintered bones and fractured identity

Sept. 27, 2022

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>V/H/S/99</i>
V/H/S/99
The found footage anthology goes back to the '90s

Sept. 27, 2022

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>Smile</i>
Smile
Opening night selection continues the summer of smart studio horror

Sept. 26, 2022

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>Oink</i>
Oink
Adorable stop-motion tale of a very poopy pig has a smart message

Sept. 26, 2022

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>Vesper</i>
Vesper
Eco-horror melds with fairytales in this remarkable SF parable

Sept. 26, 2022

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>Lynch/Oz</i>
Lynch/Oz
How the Wizard of Oz shaped the Blue Velvet director

Sept. 26, 2022

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>Terrifier 2</i>
Terrifier 2
Art the Clown slashes his way to horror's wildest heights

Sept. 23, 2022

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>A Wounded Fawn</i>
A Wounded Fawn
Greek tragedy and gore combine in this wild serial killer romp

Sept. 23, 2022

How Art the Clown Became a Horror Icon
How Art the Clown Became a Horror Icon
In slasher epic Terrifier 2, Damien Leone breaks all the rules

Sept. 22, 2022

Millennial Mayhem in <i>V/H/S/99</i>
Millennial Mayhem in V/H/S/99
The fifth installment in the found footage horror anthology series gets the Y2K jitters

Sept. 22, 2022

The Film Family That Slays Together Makes <i>Child's Play</i> Together
The Film Family That Slays Together Makes Child's Play Together
Documentarian Kyra Elise Gardner celebrates the community around pint-sized slasher Chucky in in Living With Chucky

Sept. 22, 2022

Five Films to Catch First at Fantastic Fest
Five Films to Catch First at Fantastic Fest
The movies you’ll want to see before drafting your year-end best-of lists

Sept. 22, 2022

Moseying Out Into the Multiverse With the <i>Quantum Cowboys</i>
Moseying Out Into the Multiverse With the Quantum Cowboys
Geoff Marslett probes memory and the many-worlds theory in his new animated mind-bender at AFS Cinema

Sept. 22, 2022

Fantastic Fest Interview: Jason Eisener on <i>Kids vs. Aliens</i>
Fantastic Fest Interview: Jason Eisener on Kids vs. Aliens
The director of the teen-friendly horror discusses his influences

Sept. 22, 2022

The Ritual of Itchy-O
The Ritual of Itchy-O
The Fantastic Fest house band returns, and goes Far Out

Sept. 19, 2022

Fantastic Fest Raises a <i>Smile</i> With First Announcement
Fantastic Fest Raises a Smile With First Announcement
The Banshees of Inisherin, V/H/S/99, sharks, and more

Aug. 16, 2022

Previous Fantastic Fest coverage:
2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

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