FESTIVALS

Fantastic Fest 2021

In person: September 23-30, 2021
At home: September 30-October 11, 2021
www.fantasticfest.com

The leading genre fest returns for a hybrid festival combining in-person premieres and COVID-safe outdoor gatherings with FF@HOME's additional 12 days of virtual programming via the Alamo On Demand app.

Of Fleece and Folklore: Noomi Rapace and Valdimar Jóhannsson Raise a <i>Lamb</i>
Of Fleece and Folklore: Noomi Rapace and Valdimar Jóhannsson Raise a Lamb
In the fields and fables of the new A24 rural folktale

Oct. 8, 2021

Fantastic Fest Interview: Chris Atkins Investigates <i>Who Killed the KLF?</i>
Fantastic Fest Interview: Chris Atkins Investigates Who Killed the KLF?
How to make a documentary when no one wants to talk about it

Oct. 6, 2021

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>Barbarians</i>
Fantastic Fest Review: Barbarians
English dinner party drama goes straight to darkest hell

Oct. 5, 2021

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>V/H/S/94</i>
Fantastic Fest Review: V/H/S/94
Fourth entry is a return-to-form for the found footage franchise

Oct. 5, 2021

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>The Black Phone</i>
Fantastic Fest Review: The Black Phone
Cargill, Hawke, and Derrickson reunite for throwback horror

Oct. 4, 2021

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>The Beta Test</i>
Fantastic Fest Review: The Beta Test
Jim Cummings goes for Hollywood's throat in this scathing satire

Oct. 4, 2021

Fantastic Fest Interview: Junta Yamaguchi Goes <i>Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes</i>
Fantastic Fest Interview: Junta Yamaguchi Goes Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes
How to-the-second timing made for a fun time loop movie

Oct. 3, 2021

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>Silent Night</i>
Fantastic Fest Review: Silent Night
Social satire takes a surprising and bleak turn

Sept. 30, 2021

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes</i>
Fantastic Fest Review: Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes
Tricky time comedy is a low-budget delight

Sept. 30, 2021

Six Mindblowers From Fantastic Fest’s FF@Home
Six Mindblowers From Fantastic Fest’s FF@Home
Our picks from the streaming side of the genre celebration

Sept. 30, 2021

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>The Sadness</i>
Fantastic Fest Review: The Sadness
Hyperviolent Taiwanese horror-satire pulls all morality away

Sept. 29, 2021

Fantastic Fest Interview: The Ancient Grievances of <i>She Will</i>
Fantastic Fest Interview: The Ancient Grievances of She Will
Alice Krige and Malcolm McDowell on the supernatural #MeToo horror

Sept. 29, 2021

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror</i>
Fantastic Fest Review: Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror
Encyclopedic and engrossing wander into the wilderness

Sept. 28, 2021

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>Yellow Dragon’s Village</i>
Fantastic Fest Review: Yellow Dragon’s Village
Quick and nasty horror comedy has bite and snark

Sept. 28, 2021

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>Let the Wrong One In</i>
Fantastic Fest Review: Let the Wrong One In
This toothy farce from Dublin has gore galore and more

Sept. 27, 2021

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>Lamb</i>
Fantastic Fest Review: Lamb
A24's Icelandic fable revels in its heartfelt absurdity

Sept. 27, 2021

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>There's Someone Inside Your House</i>
Fantastic Fest Review: There's Someone Inside Your House
The real villain is the Netflix algorithm-pleasing script

Sept. 27, 2021

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>Glasshouse</i>
Fantastic Fest Review: Glasshouse
South African pandemic horror is really about tradition and stories

Sept. 27, 2021

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>Titane</i>
Fantastic Fest Review: Titane
Cannes-winning chaotic drama is a new reflection on body horror

Sept. 25, 2021

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>Who Killed the KLF?</i>
Fantastic Fest Review: Who Killed the KLF?
Band biography that burns Behind the Music to ashes

Sept. 25, 2021

Fantastic Fest Interview: A Fresh Point of View With the <i>Iké Boys</i>
Fantastic Fest Interview: A Fresh Point of View With the Iké Boys
Eric McEver talks anime, obsession, and making friends with cats

Sept. 25, 2021

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>Agnes</i>
Fantastic Fest Review: Agnes
Mickey Reece's church drama has a surprising, dark heart

Sept. 24, 2021

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>Knocking</i>
Fantastic Fest Review: Knocking
Swedish psychological horror rewrites Repulsion

Sept. 24, 2021

Why You Should Care About Redistricting
Why You Should Care About Redistricting
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Sept. 24, 2021

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>The Found Footage Phenomenon</i>
Fantastic Fest Review: The Found Footage Phenomenon
New documentary unspools the reels of fake-real films

Sept. 24, 2021

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>Cannon Arm and the Arcade Quest</i>
Fantastic Fest Review: Cannon Arm and the Arcade Quest
Gaming documentary is no tribute to the solitary player

Sept. 24, 2021

How Fantastic Fest Is Adapting to COVID (Again)
How Fantastic Fest Is Adapting to COVID (Again)
Tim League on doing business in Texas and upgrading FF’s home viewing experience

Sept. 23, 2021

Fantastic Fest: From Backyard Movies to Festivals With Hellbender
Fantastic Fest: From Backyard Movies to Festivals With Hellbender
The Adams family prove that the family that films together stays together

Sept. 23, 2021

Fantastic Fest: Behold! The Mad God, Phil Tippett
Fantastic Fest: Behold! The Mad God, Phil Tippett
The stop motion legend’s most personal and bizarre movie yet

Sept. 23, 2021

Fantastic Fest: Scumdogs of Eternity in <i>This Is Gwar</i>
Fantastic Fest: Scumdogs of Eternity in This Is Gwar
New documentary gets under the latex of the monster metalers

Sept. 23, 2021

Fantastic Fest: When a Bingo Hall Becomes <i>Bingo Hell</i>
Fantastic Fest: When a Bingo Hall Becomes Bingo Hell
Granny get yer gun

Sept. 23, 2021

Getting Real Weird at Fantastic Fest
Getting Real Weird at Fantastic Fest
Two gems from the Weird Wednesday archive connect the genre fest to the Alamo Drafthouse’s history

Sept. 16, 2021

Fantastic Fest Nabs Latest Derrickson-Cargill-Hawke Horror Collab <i>The Black Phone</i>
Fantastic Fest Nabs Latest Derrickson-Cargill-Hawke Horror Collab The Black Phone
Keira Knightley dark comedy Silent Night to close fest

Sept. 9, 2021

Fantastic Fest Reformats, Resets in Pandemic Response
Fantastic Fest Reformats, Resets in Pandemic Response
South Lamar reunion will become dispersed fest instead

Sept. 3, 2021

<i>Titane</i> to Open Fantastic Fest 2021
Titane to Open Fantastic Fest 2021
Cannes winner heads up this year's lineup

Aug. 6, 2021

Fantastic Fest Returns ... In the Flesh
Fantastic Fest Returns ... In the Flesh
Alamo Drafthouse's genre celebration, coming to a cinema soon

June 22, 2021

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

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