Miike's SHIELD OF STRAW Leads The Second Wave Of Fantasia Titles

Montreal's mammoth Fantasia Festival have released the second wave of titles for the 2013 edition of the fest with a ton of Canadian cinema and the latest from Miike Takashi leading the way. Check out the complete announcement below!FANTASIA 2013'S... More »
By Todd Brown   

THE CONJURING And THE WORLD'S END Bookend Fantasia 2013

Montreal's massive Fantasia Festival has announced its first wave of titles and what's this I see? Live theater from Clive Barker? A new documentary from legendary cult filmmaker Richard Stanley? The latest from James Wan and Edgar Wright? Oh, yes,... More »
By Todd Brown   

Fantasia Announces Off Frontières Projects

The Fantasia International Film Festival's ever-growing marketplace has announced the International Off-Frontières line-up. The projects feature additional up-and-coming talents as well as experienced filmmakers from the independent genre film world.  A sampling includes the Godfather of Canadian indie cinema, Larry Kent,... More »

FANTASIA Temporarily Changes Cinemas And Key Art Tempts Fate

Anyone who has been to Montreal's genre-film extravaganza, The Fantasia International Film Festival (or just Fantasia) in the past decade or so, knows that the main screening venue, Concordia's Hall Theatre has some of the best audio acoustics in the... More »

Fantasia Frontières' Tantalizing International Development Slate Includes New Joe Dante, Andrej Zulawski

With Tribeca and HotDocs wrapped, and Cannes gearing up, is it too early to start thinking of Montreal's Fantasia Film Festival?  I say, "Hell no!"  While we are well away from any programming announcements from the July-August festival, consider 2013's Frontières... More »

Want To Win VIP Passes For This Year's Fantasia? Design A Poster!

Previous installments of the Fantasia Festival have featured some nice artwork for their posters, with the one of the left being a good example! But maybe you think you can do better! And why not? You might even win two... More »
By Ard Vijn   

Fantasia's Frontieres Co-Production Market Enters Year Two

With the first year of the Frontieres co-production market at Montreal's Fantasia Festival proving a rousing success it comes as no surprise that it's returning and growing in year two. But expecting something and seeing it happen are two different... More »
By Todd Brown   

Fantasia Wants Your Movie!

Well, they may not want your movie, actually, but they at least want the chance to see it to make that decision! Yes, kids, Montreal's Fantasia Festival - the oldest and largest genre film event in North America and one... More »
By Todd Brown   

Production Deals Out Of Fantasia For TURBO KID And DARK HOLLOW

Good news for two more projects pitched during Fantasia's Frontières International Co-Production Market at this year's festival last month. The mythological horror film Dark Hollow and T is for Turbo/Turbo Kid (above), one of the most popular entries for the... More »

Watch PARANORMAN Directors' Lengthy Fantasia Q&A

Montreal's Fantasia Festival was proud to bring ParaNorman to a rabid audience in Montreal and it would appear that the creators were rather pleased about the scenario as well. Directors Chris Butler and Sam Fell were both on hand in... More »
By Todd Brown   

Fantasia 2012 Review: GRACELAND Efficiently Chills

Marlon has the chauffeur of the wealthy Chango family for many years. His wife lies in a hospital room waiting for an organ transplant. His daughter is friends with the daughter of his boss and will frequently get rides to... More »

Fantasia 2012 Review: ERRORS OF THE HUMAN BODY

(Fantasia has wrapped up for 2012. And real life takes over pretty quick when you return from a festival. We're just catching up on some other titles from the festival we feel you should know about)Geneticist Geoff Burton relocates to... More »

Fantasia 2012 Wrap: All Our Reviews, More Awards, & a Special Message from RESOLUTION Filmmakers

Things are all finished up at Montreal's impressive genre fest Fantasia 2012. Our crack team had every corner of the festival covered with a whopping 26 reviews in the can (and more to come). We've got them all linked... More »

Fantasia 2012 Review: CHAINED

With its sunny daylight ranch exteriors and sparse, sickly yellow interiors, Jennifer Lynch's Chained is not playing subtle at being a domestic dysfunction drama.  But seeing how the film is also firmly exists in the gory serial-killer box, it is... More »

Fantasia 2012 Award Winners: Doomsday Book, Toad Road, Crave and King of Pigs

As another fantastic edition, the sweet sixteen, of Fantasia wraps up, the Juries are in with the fests winners.  And the two big ones are Kim Jee-woon and Yim Pil Sung's science fiction anthology Doomsday Book, which one the Best... More »

Fantasia 2012 Review: DESPITE THE GODS

"This is mayhem.  This is India.  Isn't it beautiful?" This observation to the camera, uttered by a crew member at one point during a bit of down-time during the shooting of Bollywood horror-fantasy HISSS, nearly encapsulates things in a single thought.  A... More »

Fantasia 2012 Review: PLAY DEAD

In the opening minutes of filmed stage show, Play Dead, Todd Robbins does that old side-show standby, he chews broken glass.  But not just any glass, it is the frosted exterior casing of the one lightbulb that is to serve... More »

Fantasia 2012 Review: BLACK'S GAME

Reykjavic, Iceland. 1999. Stebbi Psycho finds himself in desperate need of a lawyer after a drunken brawl. Outside the courtroom he crosses paths with childhood friend Tóti once a minister's kid who is now a hardened thug with excellent legal... More »

Fantasia 2012 Review: ROBO-G. Gee Whiz It's A Charmer!

Three employees of a home appliance company have been directed by their boss to create a robot in the three months leading up to a robotics convention. With one week to go though their creation still is not completely functional... More »

Fantasia 2012 Review: LOVE STRIKES!

You've seen it before. It is that all too familiar story of Manga meets Television Drama. Manga and Drama fall in love and make a Movie. Thankfully though, the actual film itself, Love Strikes!, offers a story that is a... More »
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