FESTIVALS

Fantastic Fest 2019

September 19-26, 2019
Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
www.fantasticfest.com

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.

To <i>The Lighthouse</i> With Director Robert Eggers
Interview: The Ligththouse
On superstition, isolation, and trained seagulls

Oct. 30, 2019

Upstairs, Downstairs: The Visual Metaphors of <i>Parasite</i>
Upstairs, Downstairs: The Visual Metaphors of Parasite
Bong Joon-ho talks stairs, smells, and Psycho

Oct. 30, 2019

Ha-Ha-Hitler: The Importance of Mocking Nazis in <i>Jojo Rabbit</i>
Ha-Ha-Hitler: The Importance of Mocking Nazis in Jojo Rabbit
Taika Waititi, Stephen Merchant dissect hate in anti-Nazi satire

Oct. 25, 2019

Fantastic Fest Interview: <i>Mad Dreams and Monsters</i>
Interview: Mad Dreams and Monsters
Inside the mind of stop motion wizard Phil Tippett

Oct. 4, 2019

Fantastic Fest Interview: Taking a <i>Night Drive</i> With AJ Bowen
Interview: Night Drive
Moons, Lyfts, and bathroom breaks: War stories from the indie trenches

Oct. 2, 2019

Fantastic Fest Interview: Riding <i>The Wave</i> With Justin Long
Interview: The Wave
The actor talks psychedelics, jobs, and ... rabbits?

Oct. 1, 2019

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>4X4</i>
Review: 4X4
Sometimes the neighborhood watch is the least of a crook’s problems

Sept. 30, 2019

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>Parasite</i>
Review: Parasite
Upstairs, downstairs gets a darker meaning in Korean masterpiece

Sept. 30, 2019

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>In the Tall Grass</i>
Review: In the Tall Grass
Stephen King/Joe Hill story finds terror in the tiniest blades

Sept. 28, 2019

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>In The Shadow of The Moon</i>
Review: In The Shadow of The Moon
Time travel detective drama exceeds its made-for-streaming limits

Sept. 28, 2019

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar Renamed Bong Joon Ho Cinema
Alamo South Lamar --> Bong Joon Ho Cinema
Home of Fantastic Fest honors the South Korean director

Sept. 26, 2019

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>Koko-Di Koko-Da</i>
Review: Koko-Di Koko-Da
Enigmatic Swedish-Danish chiller revels in its mysteries

Sept. 26, 2019

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>Fractured</i>
Review: Fractured
Workmanlike thriller is a lost opportunity

Sept. 26, 2019

Wrapping Up Another Year of Fantastic Fest
Wrapping Up Another Year of Fantastic Fest
The Chronicle Screens staff looks at the Good, the Mad, and the Weird

Sept. 26, 2019

Fantastic Fest Interview: <i>Nail in the Coffin – The Fall and Rise of Vampiro</i>
Interview: Nail in the Coffin – The Fall and Rise of Vampiro
The split life of a lucha legend and a father from Canada

Sept. 25, 2019

Fantastic Fest Interview: "Butt Fantasia"
Interview: "Butt Fantasia"
Short and sweet Q&A with director Mohit Jawal

Sept. 25, 2019

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>The Golden Glove</i>
Review: The Golden Glove
True-life serial killer drama is too real and grimy for its own good

Sept. 25, 2019

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>After Midnight</i>
Review: After Midnight
We're definitely digging Jeremy Gardner's scene

Sept. 25, 2019

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>The Deeper You Dig</i>
Review: The Deeper You Dig
Family-made home movie is a supernatural eye-opener

Sept. 24, 2019

Fantastic Fest Interview: Gazing Into <i>The Vast of Night</i>
Interview: The Vast of Night
Director Andrew Patterson's cosmic debut is turning the right heads

Sept. 24, 2019

Fantastic Fest Interview: Recalling a <i>Memory</i> of Dan O'Bannon
Interview: Memory: The Origins of Alien
Alexandre O. Philippe finds the myth behind the space horror classic

Sept. 24, 2019

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>The Pool</i>
Review: The Pool
A man, a woman, and a crocodile add up to hilarious carnage

Sept. 23, 2019

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>Jallikattu</i>
Review: Jallikattu
Buffalo hunt is a deceptive cover for a brilliant political allegory

Sept. 23, 2019

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>Ride Your Wave</i>
Review: Ride Your Wave
Surfing romance becomes a smart, lovely story of loss and growth

Sept. 23, 2019

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks</i>
Review: Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks
Documentary charts the global impact of Hong King action cinema

Sept. 23, 2019

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>The Other Lamb</i>
Review: The Other Lamb
Cult drama's inevitable twists may not convert you

Sept. 23, 2019

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>The Lodge</i>
Review: The Lodge
Family drama becomes an exercise in cruelty that may go to far

Sept. 22, 2019

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>The Death of Dick Long</i>
Review: The Death of Dick Long
A mystery in the South shines a weird but moving spotlight

Sept. 21, 2019

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>Vivarium</i>
Review: Vivarium
Suburban weirdness never quite keeps up with the Joneses

Sept. 21, 2019

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>Saint Maud</i>
Review: Saint Maud
Tragic, enthralling, and shocking tale of religious obsession

Sept. 21, 2019

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>First Love</i>
Review: First Love
Takashi Miike's bloody romance is all beating heart

Sept. 21, 2019

Fantastic Fest Interview: Every Body Has a Story in <i>The Mortuary Collection</i>
Interview: The Mortuary Collection
Ryan Spindell brings period creep to the horror anthology

Sept. 21, 2019

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>Jojo Rabbit</i>
Review: Jojo Rabbit
Taika Waititi takes on hate and Hitler with humor and pathos

Sept. 20, 2019

Fantastic Fest: A Double Barrel Blast of Begos
A Double Barrel Blast of Begos
Director brings Bliss and VFW to fest

Sept. 19, 2019

Fantastic Fest Interview: Living <i>After Midnight</i> With Jeremy Gardner and Christian Stella
Interview: After Midnight
Monstrous fantasy coincides with relationship drama (and karaoke)

Sept. 19, 2019

Fantastic Fest Interview: Playing With the Tracking With Tim Robbins on <i>VHYes</i>
Interview: VHYes
It's a father-son deal in this home movie insanity

Sept. 19, 2019

Fantastic Fest Interview: Ant Timpson Says <i>Come to Daddy</i>
Interview: Come to Daddy
How an old grieving tradition gave the filmmaker a new energy

Sept. 19, 2019

Fantastic Fest Interview: Richard Stanley Sees the <i>Color Out of Space</i>
Interview: Color Out of Space
How his mother's love and death shaped his Lovecraft adaptation

Sept. 19, 2019

How Fantastic Fest Is Shaping the Genre Film Scene
How Fantastic Fest Is Shaping the Genre Film Scene
Fifteen years in and still fantastic

Sept. 19, 2019

Fantastic Fest Asks "Who Is Wrinkles the Clown?"
Who Is Wrinkles the Clown
And why do we want him to scare us?

Sept. 19, 2019

<i>Scream, Queen!</i> and the Legacy of the “Gay” <i>Nightmare on Elm Street</i>
Scream, Queen! and the Legacy of the “Gay” Nightmare on Elm Street
Fantastic Fest's monster in the closet

Sept. 19, 2019

Death, Grief, and Buddhism in Fantastic Fest’s <i>The Long Walk</i>
Death, Grief, and Buddhism in Fantastic Fest’s The Long Walk
Laotian cinema pioneer Mattie Do's patiently ponderous tale

Sept. 19, 2019

Fantastic Fest Interview: Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson are <i>Synchronic</i>
Interview: Synchronic
The directing duo take a new path through time

Sept. 19, 2019

Fantastic Fest Honors Japanese Film Master Takashi Miike
Fantastic Fest Honors Japanese Film Master Takashi Miike
Third wave includes special tribute to the J-horror innovator

Sept. 11, 2019

It's <i>Knives Out</i> For Rian Johnson at Fantastic Fest
It's Knives Out For Rian Johnson at Fantastic Fest
The Last Jedi director's latest to close fest

Aug. 20, 2019

Fantastic Fest Catches Taika Waititi's <i>JoJo Rabbit</i>
Fantastic Fest Catches Taika Waititi's JoJo Rabbit
Thor: Ragnarok director's film to open 2019 celebration of the strange

July 30, 2019

Jonah Hill Goes Back to the <i>Mid90s</i>
FF 2018 Interview: Mid90s
Director's debut is a film he can stand by

Oct. 24, 2018

Into the Night With Joe Taslim and Timo Tjahjanto
FF 2018 Interview: The Night Comes For Us
Indonesian action flick The Night Comes For Us pulls no punches

Oct. 19, 2018

Fantastic Fest: The Final Chron of Us
Fantastic Fest: The Final Chron of Us
Looking back on the fest's highs and lows

Oct. 3, 2018

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>Bad Times at the El Royale</i>
FF 2018: Bad Times at the El Royale
Was it good times for the Fantastic Fest closing film?

Oct. 3, 2018

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>Destroyer</i>
FF 20118: Destroyer
Nicole Kidman never lands a body blow in this hard-hitting noir

Oct. 1, 2018

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>Climax</i>
FF 2018: Climax
Gaspar Noé gets sticky on the dance floor

Sept. 28, 2018

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

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