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Fantasia 2017: Stunning FRIENDLY BEAST Exclusive Poster and First-Look Stills

Ahead of its world premiere at Fantasia on July 25, we have the exclusive first-look poster for Brazilian thriller Friendly Beast (O Animal Cordial), as well as several exclusive stills, which you can feast your eyes on below. Here's how...

Fantasia 2017 Review: JAPANESE GIRLS NEVER DIE Speaks Locally on Subjugation, Reaches Globally

28 year old Azumi Haruko simply vanishes one night. Two aspiring graffiti artists use her image from her missing poster to build a name for themselves and they become a viral hit. And a gang of high school girls are...

Fantasia 2017 Short Film Short Review: EVEN THE DARKNESS HAS ARMS, A Two-Minute Creepfest

Chris Bavota, writer of the family reunion horror short from 2015 Never Tear Us Apart, has a new short, short film, Even The Darkness Has Arms, premiering tonight in the horror shorts program at Fantasia. Yes, it is so short...

Fantasia 2017 Short Film Short Review: THE LAST SCHNITZEL

Humankind’s time on Earth has is coming to end. As the planet dies nations prepare fleets to flee to nearby Mars. One of the last holdouts is the Grand Turkish Republic. The president refuses to okay the evacuation until he...

Fantasia 2017: Terrific Illustrated Poster For Ted Geoghegan's MOHAWK

One of the films that I am truly sad about missing at this year's Fantasia Int'l Film Festival is Ted Geoghegan's Mohawk, premiering tonight at the festival. Written by our friend Grady Hendrix and produced by another, Travis Stevens, I...

Fantasia 2017 Review: TILT, A Slowburn Thriller About Mental Health And The American Dream

When we first meet Joseph and Joanne, the young couple are returning from a trip to Hawaii.   Joseph is a documentary filmmaker and Joanne studies medicine. When Joanne is out, Joseph works away on a new documentary in his...

Fantasia 2017 Curtain Raiser: We Cherrypick Montreal's Mammoth Genre Fest

The Fantasia International Film Festival begins its 21st Edition in Montreal today, and a good number of Screen Anarchists plan on being there. But the question of the hour is: How to cull down the three week genre extravaganza, featuring...

Fantasia 2017: Teaser Trailer For DEAD SHACK Brings Lots of Gore And Some Laughs

Next stop on the Dead Shack tour this Summer is at the Fantasia International Film Festival. The Canadian zom-com will screen during the afternoon of July 22nd and if this fresh teaser trailer is anything to go by the crowd...

Fantasia 2017: Watch the Trailer for TRANSMISSION, A 'Lynchian Brexit' Short Film

Varun Raman and Tom Hancock's short film Transmission, what they have dubbed a 'Lynchian Brexit' themed short film, will have its international premiere at the Fantasia Int'l Film Festival on July 30th in the Celluloid Experiments 2017 program. The filmmakers were...

Fantasia 2017: The Rest of The Fest, to The Last, Bloody Drop

It is the same thing every year. We leave the previous Fantasia International Film Festival and think, 'There is no way that they're going to be able to top this year'. Then we wait with baited breath to see what...

Fantasia 2017: First Wave of Titles Announced!

As summer has finally shown up, our thoughts turn to our neighbors in Montreal as they prepare for the three week cinematic onslaught that is the Fantasia International Film Festival. Our friends at the festival have been hard at work...

Frontières@Fantasia: First Wave Announced. Includes Legends, Indie Faves And More

As the Summer approaches we at ScreenAnarchy have already begun clearing our schedules in July for the Fantasia International Film Festival. I in particular make sure that I am free to cover the Frontières co-production market that runs from July...

THE RANGER: The Teaser Poster For Jenn Wexler's Debut Horror Flick is Here

Yesterday, EW debuted the teaser poster for Jenn Wexler's upcoming feature film debut, a horror flick called The Ranger. We have a clean version (sans watermark) to share with you this morning. It could be a punk with spiked hair....

IFC Midnight Acquires 78/52, The PSYCHO Shower Scene Doc

Tremendous news for our friends from the documentary 78/52. Alexandre Philippe's documentary about the infamous shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho has been picked up IFC Midnight for U.S. distribution.    The title refers to the number of setups (78)...

Frontières 2017: Call For Submissions in Now Open!

Filmmakers of the World, the time has come to get your aspiring new film projects in for Frontières@Fantasia in Montreal this July and your work-in-progress projects to Frontières Goes to Cannes in May.    Some of the best places to...

Projects Announced For First Frontières Finance & Packaging Forum

It has been a bumper crop year for The Frontières International Co-Production Market, part of the annual Fantasia film festival in Montreal. Apart from two successful co-production markets in Montreal and Brussels this past year the market's influence in the...

Fantasia 2016: Watch Guillermo del Toro's One-Hour Master Class on Creature Design

During the 2016 edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival, director Guillermo del Toro was given the prestigious Cheval Noir award for his exceptional career in the cinema of the fantastic up to this point. This award was handed out...

Fantasia 2016: TRAIN TO BUSAN Wins Audience And Jury Awards, Plus Many More Winners

The 20th edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival came to a close last night. Team ScreenAnarchy bounced back and forth between the two theaters, the pub and whatever purveyor of caffeinated drinks was open at our times of need....

Fantasia 2016: Screen Anarchy Wraps The Fest With Our Reviews, Interviews, and Top Picks

  The king-sized 20th edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival has come to a close, and thus ends another year of 'summer-camp' for lovers of genre and intrepid explorers of the weird, and wild, undiscovered corners that lie...

Fantasia 2016 Exclusive: Why Guillermo del Toro Means So Much to Young Filmmakers

This little article is my most personal piece online to date. It's not quite news, but rather an editorial. However, ScreenAnarchy has always allowed its writers a voice, which sets us apart. I do feel a little strange writing and...