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ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE: Watch The Trailer For Scottish Zom-Com Musical

Scottish zom-com-musical Anna and the Apocalypse will have its world premiere at Fantastic Fest on Friday before moving on to Sitges. Deadline just premiered the trailer so here we are, sharing it with you now. The zom-com musical is based...

Fantastic Fest 2017 Exclusive Trailer: Catch THE CURE

From Spaceboy to Red Luck, filmmaker Mike Olenick's certain brand of strange has been infecting the festival circuit these past few years, creeping and delighting audiences from Slamdance to Fantasia. His latest short film, The Cure, is a mesmerizing sci-fi...

RABBIT: Trailer Premiere For The Aussie Psychological Thriller

Luke Shanahan's feature debut, Rabbit is beginning to reach out into the international film festival circuit. In the coming weeks Rabbit will play at Fantastic Fest and it was just picked up by Sitges in Spain.    Almost a year after...

Fantastic Fest 2017: DOWNSIZING to Close, Plus WHEELMAN and Other Final Wave Surprises

Alexander Payne's Downsizing will close this year's Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, to be held from September 21-28, 2017. As usual, there's far more on offer than any one person could hope to see, so we'll have a team of...

BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99: Vince Vaughan Goes Bald And Tattooed in New Poster

Bone Tomahawk's S. Craig Zahler is looking to make a quick splash on the festival circuit this Fall with his latest, Brawl in Cell Block 99. RLJE Films is releasing the flick In U.S. theaters on October 6, 2017 then...

HAGAZUSSA - A HEATHEN'S CURSE: Raven Banner Picks up Worldwide Rights

Lukas Feigelfeld's film Hagazussa - A Heathen's Curse will have its world premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin next month. Toronto based Raven Banner Entertainment have just picked up the worldwide rights for the film.    The film was Feigefeld's...

BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99: RLJE Films Acquires North American Rights Ahead of Fall Festival Run

With the world premiere of S. Craig Zahler's next film Brawl in Cell Block 99 just around the corner in Venice the annoucement came that the North American rights have been picked up by RLJE Films.    And they are...

Watch Fantastic Fest 2016 Short Film GIVERTAKER

Hot off its world premiere at Fantastic Fest just a couple weeks back, the good folks at Arcanum Pictures (who brought you the teen genre flicks Grow Up, Tony Phillips and My Sucky Teen Romance) are releasing their short film...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: Short Fuse Block Sparks Awe

Short films don't often get a lot of love --- or attention --- from the press. That's why I'm proud to cover the Short Fuse 2016 program from Fantastic Fest and programmer Peter Kuplowsky. Short Fuse held a lot of...

Fantastic Fest 2016: All The Awards

Fantastic Fest is all wrapped up and the Shiner hangover is just now setting in. That hangover may be a few days later than normal due to the lack of the customary boozy awards show, but we can now share...

Fantastic Fest 2016: Dolph Lundgren Hunts Demons in DON'T KILL IT Trailer

Director Mike Mendez knows how to have a good time. His segment in Tales of Halloween segment, "Friday the 31st" had me grinning from ear-to-ear, while Big Ass Spider! was a glorious throwback to drive-in monster movies. With Don't Kill...

SURPRISE! Fantastic Fest 2016 Drops Last Wave With SHIN GODZILLA, BUSTER'S MAL HEART, Debates & More

We certainly didn't see this one coming, but if anything, Fantastic Fest is known for sucker punches of awesomeness. Debates include fisticuffs over Tremors, Zack Synder, Rocky 4, and on whether superhero movies are ruining the industry. The new films...

Fantastic Fest 2016: Short Film Lineup Gets Bloody and Weird and Wild and More

Curated by Peter Kuplowsky, a festival programmer who has contributed to this site in the past, the 41 short films that will screen during the upcoming Fantastic Fest sound ... fantastic. It feels like cheating to use that word, but...

Fantastic Fest 2016: First Look at SCIENCE FICTION VOLUME ONE: THE OSIRIS CHILD

Australia's Shane Abbess is back with another ambitious science fiction project and we have our first look thanks to a bevy of images accompanying the film's Fantastic Fest 2016 announcement.  Set in the future, in a time of interplanetary colonization,...

Fantastic Fest 2016: HEADSHOT, AGE OF SHADOWS, WESTWORLD, ASH vs. EVIL DEAD and So Much More Invade Austin in Final Wave!

Sweet mercy. The final wave of titles for this year's Fantastic Fest have been announced and there is so much to digest here that we are giving you fair warning. Load up on the Pepto before you go any further. ...

Fantastic Fest 2016: TERRY TEO Celebrates Fest Inclusion With a New Poster

The Second Wave for Fantastic Fest dropped this afternoon and already the members of ScreenAnarchy going to this year's festival are feverishly updating and prioritizing their wish lists for that week.    From the comfort I my own home I...

Fantastic Fest 2nd Wave Led by ARRIVAL, HANDMAIDEN, BAD BATCH

Whoo-whee! This is an exciting time of the year as festival announcements are coming thick and fast. TIFF has fully revealed its extensive program, Venice is out there, and NYFF will be close behind. But right in the middle of...

Fantastic Fest's Film Market First Wave & Special Guests Revealed!

Oh hey, so Fantastic Fest will be back next month to thrill, overfeed, and exhaust Austin --- and I mean that in the best possible way. This festival is one of my absolute favorites and I'm proud to be repping...

Fantastic Fest 2016 First Wave: New PHANTASM! VR Horror! Tim Burton! Spotlight on India!

Hold on to your proverbial (or literal) hats, film fans. The legendary Fantastic Fest has just dropped its first announcement of films and events, and is it ever incredible. From Andrea Arnold to Tim Burton to the latest in VR...

Fantastic Fest 2015: Awards Go To GREEN ROOM, DER BUNKER, DEMON And More

Fantastic Fest ends with its usual crazy bang tonight in Austin, and with it comes the awards announcement. Some great titles have been honoured; I know, I've seen many of them (if you'll allow me to say a personal congratulations...