Tag: fantasticfest2019

THE PLATFORM Trailer: Stunning Design Meets Searing Political Commentary in this Spanish Dystopian Thiller

With brilliant production design that recalls the the Brutalist feel of Stuart Gordon's Fortress, and an ingenious, claustrophobic premise reminiscent of Vincenzo Natali's Cube, The Platform looks to join the pantheon of smart science fiction allegories. The film by Galder...

Fantastic Fest 2019 Review: THE POOL, Stuck In An Empty Swimming Pool With A Crocodile And Thee

Ping Lumpraploeng writes and directs a highly-contrived, rather ridiculous thriller.

Fantastic Fest 2019 Review: THE DEATH OF DICK LONG, Tremendously Funny Backwoods Noir

When a filmmaker's breakout debut is a movie about a guy who finds and befriends a flatulent corpse, you know there are a few screws loose upstairs. Director Daniel Scheinert was one of the two Daniels responsible for 2016's divisive...

Fantastic Fest 2019 Review: THE GOLDEN GLOVE, A Powerfully Putrid Must-See Vision Of A Serial Killer In Full Bloom

Over the last several decades, several distinct sub-strains of serial killer films have presented themselves to more adventurous filmgoers. You have your detective stories like Zodiac or The Silence of the Lambs, in which the serial killer is little more...

Fantastic Fest 2019 Review: THE LODGE, Tough to Watch, Easy to Admire

Riley Keough stars in a new film from the directors of 'Goodnight Mommy.'

Fantastic Fest 2019: Dispatch From the Streaming Wars

'In the Shadow of the Moon,' 'In the Tall Grass,' 'Fractured' and 'Dolemite Is My Name' all showed why they belong on the big screen.

Fantastic Fest 2019 Review: SCREAM, QUEEN! MY NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET Plumbs the Depths of Fame

Budding star Mark Patton's life and career were permanently altered by the queerest horror film of all time. Directors Roman Chimienti and Tyler Jensen explain in their new doc.

Fantastic Fest 2019 Review: RIDE YOUR WAVE Surfs Straight For The Heart

Masaaki Yuasa ('Mindgame,' 'Night Is Short, Walk on Girl') directs a lyrical romantic beauty.

Fantastic Fest 2019 Review: COLOR OUT OF SPACE, Strange Days, Family Love, Incredible Disquiet

Nicolas Cage and Joely Richardson star in director Richard Stanley's adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's personal favorite story.

Fantastic Fest 2019 Review: THE WAVE Offers Thoughts and Thrills

Justin Long, Donald Faison and Sheila Vand star in a movie featuring a very bad drug trip; Gille Klabin directs.

Fantastic Fest 2019 Review: HOMEWRECKER, Hanging Out with Weirdos May Be Hazardous to Your Health

Alex Essoe and Precious Chong star in a comedy of the awkward and the dangerous; Zach Gayne directed.

Fantastic Fest 2019 Review: 4X4, Delightfully, Thoughtfully Deranged

Peter Lanzani stars in Mariano Cohn's satisfying, surprising thriller.


Oooh. This is something really, really interesting.   Our friend  Michael Paszt is better known for his work with his company Raven Banner Entertainment. I knew in passing that he and I share a love for Mexico and that we...

Fantastic Fest 2019: HOMEWRECKER, I LOST MY BODY Lead Third Wave

Fantastic Fest begins in Austin, Texas, one week from today -- Thursday, Septeber 19 -- and the third wave of programming has crashed upon the shores of this site in celebration.  And celebrate we do, at least those few of...

WRINKLES THE CLOWN Plans to Unnerve the World

If you suffer from coulrophobia, read no further.

Fantastic Fest 2019: Second Wave Arrives With KNIVES OUT and More Pointed Films

Every film announced for Fantastic Fest 2019's second wave of programming is essential viewing.

Fantastic Fest 2019: JOJO RABBIT, IN THE TALL GRASS, FRACTURED, Takashi Miike Lead First Wave

The first wave of genre films that will be playing at Fantastic Fest for its 15th edition has splashed down upon us, and baby, it sure feels good! Held annually in Austin, Texas, the festival will kick off with Taika...