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Fantastic Fest Day One Report

Fantastic Fest kicked off swimmingly! Get the details.

Fantastic Fest Day One Report

The first day of the festival was an absolute blast, and we want to spread the love to non-attendees and refresh festival-goers whose memories may be a little fuzzy after our opening party at the Highball.

Watch the Opening Night festivities for HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2: FULL SEQUENCE:

The intro for HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2 with Alamo Drafthouse owner Tim League was hilarious and unexpected.

 Video Credits Erik Horn/Gates Bradley- Arts & Labor

The opening night films and Q&As included PENUMBRA, THE SQUAD, MANBORG, and of course, THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2: FULL SEQUENCE.

The Human Centipede II' director Tom Six, second from right, Katherine Templar, Ashlynn Yennie, Emma Lock, Ilona Six, Laurence Harvey and Maddi Black, right to left, attend a screening of the film on the opening night of Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011.(Photo by Jack Plunkett/Fantastic Fest)

Left to right, Chivonn Anderson, Elijah Wood, Alamo Drafthouse owner Tim League, Alamo Drafthouse Chief Creative Officer Henri Mazza and Fantastic Fest director Kristen Bell do the Yo Gabba Gabba-inflected intro to THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2: FULL SEQUENCE. Photo by Jack Plunkett

In this group, L to R: Host Todd Brown (, Jaime Osorio Marquez, writer/directory of The Squad, unidentified translator. Photo by David Hill.

The opening night party featured the spectacularly weird stylings of The Charles Edward Cheese Band, followed by guest DJ spots by THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2 director Tom Six, WILFRED star Elijah Wood, THE INNKEEPERS director Ti West, Tiger Style game designer Randy Smith, FEZ creator Phil Fish and MANBORG director Steven Kostanski.

Alamo chef John Bullington surveys his Centipig creation at the Opening Night party at the Highball. Photo by David Hill.

Members of The Charles Edward Cheese Band entertain the crowd with songs about eating poop and lead partiers in a HUMAN CENTIPEDE conga line. Photo by David Hill.

Stay tuned for loads more reports from the Fantastic Fest frontlines!


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