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   
  

LOOPER, THE ABCs Of DEATH, NEW KIDS NITRO, OUTRAGE BEYOND And More In The Fantastic Fest Second Wave!

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   
  

EXCLUSIVE: RABIES Directors Reveal SATAN LIVES WITHIN As Second Film

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 »
  

Fantastic Fest 2011: Twitch's Super Festival Wrap

Fantastic Fest has come and gone and breaths are just beginning to be caught. Shiners, friends and great film programming is what this festival is all ab-oot and 2011's edition did not disappoint. From a Belgian tour de force to... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2011 in Photographs

Fantastic Fest 2011 has come and gone and will live forever in our memories... and in these awesome photos by the very talented David Hill. Enjoy the special times. Dinner at the opening night party was dubbed the "Human Centi-Pig."... More »
  

COMIN' AT YA! 3D Will Be Coming to Theaters (Again)

Leave it to Drafthouse Films to pull another surprise out of the box, with the announcement today that they have acquired North American rights to Comin' At Ya! 3D. The film, originally released in 1981, played within the past few... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2011: Awards Go to BULLHEAD, A BOY AND HIS SAMURAI, CLOWN

This year's top award-winners include Michael R. Roskam's superb drama Bullhead, Mikkel Nørgaard's side-splitting comedy Clown, and Yoshihiro Nakamura's gentle and sweet A Boy and His Samurai.You can follow our Twitter feed for the play-by-play provided by Ryland Aldrich... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2011: ELITE SQUAD: THE ENEMY WITHIN to Hit Theaters in November

Hot off the tail of a successful festival run and with Austin audiences still buzzing at Fantastic Fest, New Video's Flatiron Film Company and Variance Films have just announced that Jose Padilha's Brazilian polito-actioner Elite Squad: The Enemy Within will... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2011: Fantastic Debates Recap

It was a packed South Austin Gym Saturday night for this year's edition of the Fantastic Fest's Fantastic Debates, described by one journo as the best dog and pony show in this stinky 4-H barn. It was man vs. machine,... More »
  
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