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Fantastic Fest Awards
Wakaliwood's Bad Black surprise audience pick
"...It was a big night for Ugandan cinema at Fantastic Fest as Bad Black, the latest film from Wakaliwood's..."

Sept. 30, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest Wave Three
Multiple monsters, sequels, and regulars (and RZA)
"...Few festivals have Fantastic Fest's reputation for familiarity and a certain..."

Sept. 7, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest First Wave Announced
Miss Peregrine, Phantasm: Ravager, and more
"...Bite your nails in anticipation no more! Fantastic Fest, the Alamo Drafthouse's celebration of the weirdest corners..."

Aug. 2, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest Snags Arrival
The Handmaiden, Sadako vs. Kayako in wave two
"...Fantastic Fest, the Alamo Drafthouse's celebration of the most bizarre..."

Aug. 25, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest Interview: A Piercing Conversation With Nicolas Pesce
Why are we all so attracted to serial killers?
"...that's not what interest Nicolas Pesce, the writer-director behind Fantastic Fest sexual thriller Piercing. He said, "I'm less fascinated..."

Sept. 20, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest: VR Stories With Dark Corner
Is the future of horror shorts immersive?
"...A crumbling sanitarium. A sleazy motel. Three locations at Fantastic Fest. Or rather, they're not. They're three VR installations..."

Sept. 28, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest Review: My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea
Remarkable animated adventure from graphic novelist Dash Shaw
"...think James Cameron’s Titanic could’ve used more sharks? Then Fantastic Fest has good news: Comic book artist/writer turned writer/director,..."

Sept. 24, 2016 Screens Post by Ashley Moreno

Fantastic Fest Review: The Red Turtle
Dutch animator teams with Studio Ghibli for wordless, immersive film
"...(co-produced by Studio Ghibli), seems a far cry from Fantastic Fest’s staple horror and sci-fi lineup. But sometimes even..."

Sept. 24, 2016 Screens Post by Ashley Moreno

Fantastic Fest First Wave Hits Hard
Stephen King adaptations, Arabic cinema, and Three Billboards
"...to nerve-jangling terror, the first wave of films for Fantastic Fest 2017 (Sept. 21-28) announced this morning has it..."

Aug. 8, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest Adds Last Two Titles
Follow-up to FF fave The Lure joins list
"...Just when Fantastic Fest made us think they'd locked their lineup, here..."

Sept. 17, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: Fantastic Fest 2015 Revisited
With the 2016 lineup here, time for VOD and DVD reruns
"...Festival films have a life cycle. Some drop by for..."

Aug. 6, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

They're Here! Fantastic Fest Wave One Arrives
Overlord, Apostle headline fest opening salvo
"...Austin's primo genre film festival, Fantastic Fest, has just opened fire with its first..."

July 31, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest Wave Three Crashes Down
Music and madness fill festival lineup
"...Bow down, ye unworthies! The final wave of Fantastic Fest films has been unleashed, and not only is..."

Sept. 13, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest Fills the Card
Massive list includes closing night film
"...The Fantastic Fest second wave is here, and bigger than you..."

Sept. 5, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest Announces New Board
Familiar faces make up directors for troubled festival
"...There was an undoubted cloud hanging over Fantastic Fest 2017, so much so that some attendees openly..."

Dec. 1, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest Wave 2: The Martian, The Witch, and More
New Ridley Scott flick, plus dozens more added to fest
"...Fantastic Fest 2015 is less than a month away, and..."

Aug. 26, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Charting the Monsters of Fantastic Fest
Here there be movies
"...Of all the film festivals in town, no one brings the beasts quite like..."

Sept. 23, 2016 Screens Feature by Josh Kupecki

Fantastic Fest Review: Fashionista
Crime and madness in Austin's thrift stores
"...third Texas-based project. What was screened this week at Fantastic Fest was a near-complete work print (Rumley confirmed via..."

Sept. 27, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest Review: Zoology
A woman grows a tail in this magic-realist parable
"...As described in an email interview with the Chronicle,..."

Sept. 26, 2016 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Subverting Expectations at Fantastic Fest With Ladyworld
Female-fronted film prepares for a #MeToo backlash
"...several years (including the short "Bark," which played at Fantastic Fest 2016), Kramer's background is in theatre. "I'm a..."

Sept. 21, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest Review: Dearest Sister
The tale of a haunted woman is much more than meets the eye
"...film, Chanthaly, was well received at its premiere at Fantastic Fest in 2013. Dearest Sister, which had its world..."

Sept. 26, 2016 Screens Post by Ashley Moreno

Fantastic Fest Review: Better Watch Out
John Hughes meets Wes Craven in a candy-coated home invasion
"...in the second feature from Chris Peckover (director of Fantastic Fest 2010 title Undocumented). In Better Watch Out (which..."

Sept. 24, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest Review: The Invisible Guest
Locked room mystery is a nail-biter
"...This year’s Fantastic Fest opened with the U.S. premiere of writer/director Paulo’s..."

Sept. 23, 2016 Screens Post by Ashley Moreno

Fantastic Fest Review: The Lure
This all-singing, all-dancing Polish mermaid film has teeth
"...Written by Fantastic Fest alum Robert Bolesto (Hardkor Disko), this cinematic hybrid..."

Sept. 26, 2016 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Fantastic Fest Review: Assassination Classroom: Graduation
A heartwarming conclusion to the Japanese blockbuster
"...To American ears the title alone sounds like a..."

Sept. 26, 2016 Screens Post by Dan Gentile

Fantastic Fest Review: Playground
A harrowing portrait of disaffected Polish youth
"...doesn’t provide a clear answer. During the introduction at Fantastic Fest, a member of the selection committee suggested a..."

Sept. 26, 2016 Screens Post by Ashley Moreno

Fantastic Fest Review: Rats
Morgan Spurlock’s new doc will burrow into your brain
"...To kick off the Fantastic Fest screening, Drafthouse chef Brad Sorenson surprised attendees with..."

Sept. 25, 2016 Screens Post by Dan Gentile

Fantastic Fest Review: Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses
Faith and law clash in this New Zealand documentary
"...modernity and supernatural religiosity is a recurring theme in Fantastic Fest documentaries, such as 2012's The Exorcist in the..."

Sept. 24, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest: American Honey
Star Sasha Lane on an eye-opening road trip
"...The film, which screens at Fantastic Fest, is a contemporary American road trip. Star (Lane)..."

Sept. 23, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest: 24x36: A Movie About Movie Posters
Director Kevin Burke on one-sheets and screenprints
"...The film, which receives its world premiere today at Fantastic Fest, is in part a potted history of the..."

Sept. 23, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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