Patrik Eklund's FLICKER Tops Fantastic Fest Awards!

During a riotous night of high praise and beer swigging, the Fantastic Fest Awards were dished out to the cream of the festival, with more categories and winners than ever before. Patrik Eklund's wry Swedish ensemble comedy Flicker took the... More »

EXCLUSIVE: Dada Chen Sucks In New Clip From VULGARIA

Already the most successful Hong Kong film of the year, and coming off a Best Actor win at last night's Fantastic Fest Awards, the hilarious Category III comedy Vulgaria is about to hit US theatres courtesy of China Lion, and so we... More »

Fantastic Fest: Watch Devin Faraci Trade Blows With Joe Swanberg In The Fantastic Debates

One of the signature events of Fantastic Fest, the Fantastic Debates provoke mixed feelings deep within my soul. On the one side, the spectacle of watching two grown men debate some geeky topic or other before donning gloves and proceeding... More »
By Todd Brown   

Check Out An Extended Gallery Of Stills From Ted Kotcheff's WAKE IN FRIGHT

With the remastered version of Ted Kotcheff's classic but little seen Wake In Fright soon to screen at Fantastic Fest before rolling out on a limited US release we've got an extensive gallery of stills from the film for your... More »
By Todd Brown   

Watch A Clip From Fantastic Fest Selection BESTIES

While Rebecca Cutter's indie thriller Besties may occupy a somewhat different niche than most films selected for Austin's Fantastic Fest it does, nonetheless, look like a compelling bit of work. Written and directed by Rebecca Cutter, who is currently a... More »
By Todd Brown   

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   
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