Fantastic Fest 2011: YOU SAID WHAT Review

Glenn has a problem. Arriving home early on his anniversary hoping to surprise his girlfriend with flowers he does exactly that. The problem is he also surprises the naked man whose nipples she has just covered with whipped cream. So... More »
By Todd Brown   

Fantastic Fest 2011: Raven Banner Entertainment to rep 'CALIBRE 9'

Less than 24 hours until its World Premiere at Fantastic Fest, Saturday September 24th at 3pm, and a quick note that Raven Banner Entertainment holds the worldwide rights for this French action/fantasy/kitchen sink film CALIBRE 9 by Jean-Christian Tassy. Raven Banner locks... More »

Watch The Teaser For Nacho Vigalondo's SciFi RomCom EXTRATERRESTRIAL

About to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival before moving on to Fantastic Fest, Timecrimes director Nacho Vigalondo shows his less serious side with Extraterrestrial. There's only one sane response when you wake up to a sky full of... More »
By Todd Brown   

Fantastic Fest Director Tim League Will Have His Ass Beaten By KNUCKLE Star James Quinn McDonagh

The annual Fantastic Debates needed very little time to become a signature event at Austin's Fantastic Fest, the spectacle of people (often mock) debating a film related topic before stepping into the ring to beat on each other proving rather... More »
By Todd Brown   

Watch "To My Mother and Father" online.

Each year Fantastic Fest gets a shit ton of short films to screen over the course of the festival, most of them pretty damn awesome. Last year Can Evrenol screened his weird and disturbing short film To My Mother and... More »
By Swarez   

Wait For Me! The Butcher Brings Up The Rear In The Years Top Ten

Yeah yeah yeah, shaddup. My top ten list comes in late, but I had a LOT of catching up to do. Life conspires to thwart my regular viewing habits, so admittedly there's more than one film I know that has... More »

Stellar UK Trailer For Fantastic Fest Winner WE ARE WHAT WE ARE

Right on the heels of winning the prestigious Next Wave Awards for Best Film and Best Script at Fantastic Fest - and immediately before its imminent arrival at the Sitges festival in Spain - a new trailer for Jorge... More »
By Todd Brown   

Fantastic Fest 2010 - AGNOSIA Interview

Director Eugenio Mira, and his lead actor,  Eduardo Noriega (The Devil's Backbone, Tesis, open Your Eyes) were kind enough to sit down with us after the world premiere of their film Agnosia, and discuss this wondrous example of Magical... More »

Fantastic Fest 2010: Steve-O Introduces JACKASS 3D By Lighting Own Head On Fire.

Add another to the List Of Things That Do Not Happen In Cannes.Last night's Fantastic Fest secret screening - the world premiere of Yoshihiro Nishimura's Helldriver - was preceded by a promo reel for the upcoming Jackass 3D presented... More »
By Todd Brown   

Witness Tim League Versus Michelle Rodriguez In Fantastic Debates!

Everything you need to know about the Fantastic Fest experience was summed up last night when festival director Tim League - with freshly shorn hair matching his hot pink spandex pants - stepped into the boxing ring to trade... More »
By Todd Brown   

Fantastic Fest 2010: RED HILL review

Do you miss old school revenge westerns and vintage gritty cop thrillers like I do? Where are the new High Plains Drifter's, or the modern day Report To The Commissioner's? Well pine no more, because Australian writer/director Patrick Hughes... More »

Fantastic Fest 2010: KIDNAPPED Review

The joy of the festival experience is the thrill of discovery, those moments when you find something special that you knew virtually nothing about before hand and realize that you were just part of something that you're going to... More »
By Todd Brown   

Fantastic Fest 2010: Karaoke History! The Rza! Elijah Wood! Nacho! Tim! On stage together!

Well we wouldn't have believed if we didn't see it for ourselves. So dumbfounded were we that we forgot we had cameras for a couple minutes there. But here we are in Austin and The Rza, Elijah Wood, Nacho Vigalondo,... More »

Fantastic Fest 2010: Final Trailer For Eugenio Mira's AGNOSIA

Having its world premiere at Fantastic Fest tomorrow is Eugenio Mira's Agnosia, a romantic thriller from the producer of Hierro. And just in time for the premiere a new trailer has arrived online.Joana Prats suffers from agnosia, a strange... More »
By Todd Brown   

Spanish Reagan Visits Fantastic Fest

Ladies and gentlemen, Ronald Reagan made an appearance today at Fantastic Fest when Alberto González Vázquez' El Fin Del Mundo screened in front of Mexican cannibal picture We Are What We Are. Both involve a death in the family,... More »
By Todd Brown   

Fantastic Fest 2010: Jim Hosking Explains THE IMPORTANCE OF AWARDS IN ADVERTISING

Why should you be at Fantastic Fest? Because if you were you would have had the chance to experience Jim Hosking's brilliantly absurd short The Importance Of Awards In Advertising on the big screen yesterday when it screened in... More »
By Todd Brown   

NORWEGIAN NINJA Proves That Art Imitates Life Imitates Art.

Behold the awesome power of political satire on film.Thomas Cappelen Malling's Norwegian Ninja - a title regular readers of the site should be well familiar with by now and attendees of Fantastic Fest are about to get the chance... More »
By Todd Brown   


What's better than a half shark, half octopus? MORE of a half shark, half octopus! Yes, kids, Roger Corman is bringing his Sharktopus to Fantastic Fest - where he'll be receiving a lifetime achievement award - and to get... More »
By Todd Brown   

'Zombie Roadkill' from Ghosthouse and FEARnet premieres at Fantastic Fest!

It was just the other night that I was watching some lame ass attempt at humor on the television when along came a crude effort to cash in on the zombie genre by mashing it up with Bambi. Ooooo-ooooh. Zombi.... More »

Santa's Going To Find Out Who's Naughty And Nice In The New RARE EXPORTS Trailer.

Finland's Jalmari Helander wants you all to know something. Don't believe what you've been told about Santa. It's all lies.Helander's Rare Exports - a throwback to the dark children's adventure films of the early 80s - will soon be... More »
By Todd Brown   
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