It may be hard to believe that we’re already over halfway through the year, but at least that means we’re easing out of the big summer movie season and into the prestige-heavy fall when a lot of the year’s big awards contenders make their debuts. This week saw three of the biggest film festivals in the world, where many of these films premiere… Continue reading These Three Incredible Film Fest Line-ups Prove 2015 Has Too Many Exciting Movies
Every year in Austin, Texas, the Alamo Drafthouse holds Fantastic Fest, a celebration of all things wild, weird, and wonderful in worldwide genre cinema. Most of these movies feature one or more of the following: animal cruelty, full-frontal nudity, fountains of blood and some kind of weird Japanese business. (If it’s missing one or more of these elements, then… Continue reading Fantastic Fest 2014: Ranking All the Movies We Saw at This Year's Festival
You gotta love Fantastic Fest. Not only do they celebrate some of the world’s best new genre movies every year during their annual September film festival at the Alamo Drafthouse cinema in Austin, Texas, but they do so in the most creatively engaging ways possible. One of the things that separates this festival from all the rest is the lengths they go to strengthen… Continue reading Fantastic Fest: Is This the Most Disgusting Thing Ever Handed Out After a Movie Screening?
Pictured above: Fandango’s Alicia Malone pitches a role for herself in the John Wick sequel as a villain called Red Fury. Star Keanu Reeves looks pretty terrified.
Pictured below: Our good friend (and movie poster connoisseur) Germain Lussier Instagrams his way through the first day of the first annual MondoCon, a two-day event spun off from Fantastic Fest featuring Mondo posters, artists, panels and more.
Sometimes, being a horror fan means bringing a lot of qualifications into your love of the genre. You start saying things like “That was good…for a stupid, bloody slasher movie.” You embrace pleasant surprises and sing the praises of films that even slightly tray outside of the rigid templates that have been in place for decades. Horror buffs know when to shrug off a… Continue reading Fantastic Fest: 'The Babadook' and 'It Follows' Make the Scariest Double Feature of 2014