Fantastic Fest 2012: Clap Your Hands, Pump Your Fists, Lose A Limb To A New MIAMI CONNECTION Trailer

As the ne'erdowells of cinematic geekdom descend upon Austin this weekend at the start of Fantastic Fest Drafthouse Films have released a freshly cut trailer for their unearthed martial arts epic Miami Connection. Drafthouse Films has released a new trailer... More »

Chris Nash's SKINFECTIONS Trilogy Trailer Both Teaches and Teases

With the premiere of MY MAIN SQUEEZE and LIPLOCK at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival last year to much acclaim (as well as gasps and gags), Toronto filmmaker and friend of Twitch Film Chris Nash, perhaps best known in... More »
By Peter K.   

Sparky's Alive! New Clip From Burton's FRANKENWEENIE

Just days away from its world premiere at Fantastic Fest a new clip has arrived from Frankenweenie, director Tim Burton's tale of a boy and his undead dog. By this point people should be well aware of the history of... More »
By Todd Brown   

Troubling New Trailer For Ted Kotcheff's WAKE IN FRIGHT

It's a film that Nick Cave has called the best and most terrifying film about Australia in existence and Ted Kotcheff's classic Wake In Fright will soon be terrifying audiences at Fantastic Fest before rolling out to a limited theatrical... More »
By Todd Brown   

Can You Unravel THE CONSPIRACY In New Trailer?

As a programmer for Fantastic Fest I often find myself in the position of having to keep quiet about films that I really, really don't want to keep quiet about. They're good, you see, and from exciting new talents, but... More »
By Todd Brown   

TEBANA SANKICHI Has More Crazy Per Square Inch Than Should Be Allowed By Law!

About to have its world premiere at Fantastic Fest, Yudai Yamaguchi's Tebana Sankichi (Snot Rockets) is a true labor of love. A very, very strange labor of love. Yamaguchi and his frequent collaborator and star Tak Sakaguchi set off down... More »
By Todd Brown   

Fantastic Fest Invites You To Bring Your Dog To The FRANKENWEENIE World Premiere!

As everybody who reads this website doubtless already knows, Fantastic Fest kicks off in Austin, Texas on 20 September, and on opening night they will be hosting the World Premiere of Tim Burton's new animated movie, Frankenweenie. The director will... More »

Fantastic Fest 2012 Announces Final Wave, Topped by THE COLLECTION

Even if you won't be making the trip to Austin, Texas, the announcement of the final wave of programming for this year's Fantastic Fest is worth your time. Consider it a checklist of genre goodness, to be investigated further... More »

New FRANKENWEENIE Clip: Meet Dr. Ryzkroski (bzzzzzzt...)

While the general enthusiasm surrounding a new Tim Burton film has noticeably waned from, say, a similar event 20 years ago, Frankenweenie is a project which still gets most of us here at Twitch excited. Why? Well, this time Tim... More »
By Ard Vijn   

POSTHUMAN Teaser Is Adrenaline Fueled Anime Goodness

I've been on an anime kick lately, with the new Space Battleship Yamato 2199, and Macross Frontier fueling that fire. Now along comes PostHuman, a 6 minute short film from Humoring The Fates Animation Studio, a commercial studio whose client... More »

Fantastic Fest Unveils Epic Shorts Program

With less that two weeks to go until founder Tim League recites the mystical words from the Necronomicon and awakens the demon behind the unholy door depicted on this year's Fantastic Fest poster, the powers-that-be have unleashed their short film program selections in order... More »

Air Sex! Nerd Rap! Tittie Bingo! It Can Only Be The FANTASTIC FEST Events

We are just ten short days away from the ultimate cinematic nerdgasm in the genre film festival calendar - Fantastic Fest! An eight-day celebration of the weirdest, wildest and most wonderful films from the four corners of the world -... More »

RED DAWN To Close Fantastic Fest 2012

After sitting on shelves for years due to the near-collapse of backer MGM, the Red Dawn remake is finally coming to the big screen and Fantastic Fest audiences are getting it first.FANTASTIC FEST ANNOUNCES THE WORLD PREMIERE OF 'RED DAWN'AS... More »
By Todd Brown   

Fantastic Fest Unveils Eight Film Next Wave Slate

The Next Wave competition has firmly established itself as the marquee program at Austin's Fantastic Fest and why not? Last year's winner - Michael Roskam's Bullhead - went on to garner an Oscar nomination and the list of filmmakers that... More »
By Todd Brown   


Fantastic Fest is coming and behold! It's the second volley of titles poised to assault your senses! From Japanese underground horror Henge to a second dose of Dutch gross out comedy with New Kids Nitro and a bit of star... More »
By Todd Brown   

Sinister Reflections In ERRORS OF THE HUMAN BODY Poster!

Eron Sheean's debut feature Errors of the Human Body is having a dream genre festival run. After having its world premiere at the Fantasia Festival in July, the film is due to play Fantastic Fest, Film 4 FrightFest, plus a... More »

First Wave Of FANTASTIC FEST Titles Casts Judgement On Us All

With Austin's annual orgy of genre film less than two months away it's time to get down to business. Yep, the first wave of Fantastic Fest titles are upon us, this offering anchored by word that Dredd is coming... More »
By Todd Brown   

Official Fantastic Fest 2012 Poster Declares The End Is Nigh!

2012 is the year everything ends and now, thanks to Fantastic Fest and Mondo, you can have a lovely piece of artwork to commemorate that fact.... More »
By Todd Brown   

Tim Burton's FRANKENWEENIE To Open Fantastic Fest 2012

Tim Burton's undead puppy will open Fantastic Fest 2012, the festival announcing today that the 2012 edition of the monstrous Texas genre film celebration will kick things off with Burton's animated feature Frankenweenie.Tim Burton's Highly Anticipated Return To Animation Will... More »
By Todd Brown   


Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado are currently riding a tidal wave of praise and success as their debut feature, RABIES, proves to be delighting and terrifying audiences in equal measure at festivals all over the world. Not only is the... More »
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