About

Started in 2005, Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S. and specializes in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world.

Beginning this year, Fantastic Fest is proud to announce the creation of a trio of ‘satellites’ hitting three flagship Alamo Drafthouse theater locations: New York, San Francisco and Denver. Spanning the weekend of September 29 to October 1st, these satellites will share a highly-curated selection of Fantastic Fest’s signature programming with audiences who crave the best in adventurous genre cinema from across the world.

"For too long Austin has had all the Fantastic fun,” said Fantastic Fest Creative Director, Evrim Ersoy. “We’ve long wanted to share these brilliant films with the widest audience possible, by opening up these three satellites it’s our first step in expanding their exposure and having them embraced by new audiences."

This year’s slate of satellite films share the the DNA and lineage of programming that has helped Fantastic Fest become the largest genre film festival in the U.S. and be dubbed "America’s wildest film festival" by The Guardian. 

Screening Lineup

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  • AGFA + SOMETHING WEIRD SECRET SHOW


    Presented by American Genre Film Archive and Something Weird.

  • ANYAB


    ANYAB (FANGS) is an oddity worth rediscovering! An Egyptian take on THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW.

  • APPLECART


    An idyllic weekend vacation to a secluded cabin turns deadly when the Pollack family discovers a woman passed out in the snow, a woman whose plans will pit the family members against each other.

  • BAD BLACK


    A doctor is trained in the art of ass-kicking vengeance by a ghetto kid named Wesley Snipes (!). One of the many stories in this DIY extravaganza from WAKALIWOOD, UGANDA!!!

  • BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL


    Takashi Miike’s 100th journey is a manga adaptation. Manji, a samurai who cannot die, crosses paths with Rin Asano, a young girl whose parents were killed.

  • BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99


    An exhilarating exercise in analog violence, CELL BLOCK follows the brutal exploits of a former boxer who finds himself incarcerated after a drug deal goes wrong.

  • GEMINI


    A heinous crime tests the complex relationship between a tenacious personal assistant and her Hollywood starlet boss.

  • HAGAZUSSA - A HEATHEN’S CURSE


    Set in the 15th Century in the Austrian Alps, takes us back to a dark period in which even the remotest parts of Europe suffered from the paranoia and superstition of the time.

  • HAUNTERS: THE ART OF THE SCARE


    A documentary exploring how family-friendly haunted houses for Halloween have spawned a growing subculture of extreme horror simulations.

  • JAILBREAK


    Cambodia’s traditional martial art of bokator is unleashed in all its bone crunching fury in this action packed tale of police trapped in the midst of a raging prison riot.

  • LETTERKENNEY


    The residents of the fictitious town of LETTERKENNY deliver a hysterical slice of Canadiana in the comedy phenomenon chronicling the daily problems of hicks, skids, hockey players and Christians.

  • LES AFFAMES


    In the remote Quebec countryside, things are not well: a plague has infected the land affecting almost all the residents of a small village.

  • LET THE CORPES TAN


    Rhino and his men take refuge after the robbery of 250 kilograms of gold. The plan is simple. Wait and split. But some unwanted visitors are about to turn this idyllic corner into a bloodbath.

  • MY FRIEND DAHMER


    This is the story of Jeffrey Dahmer, a high school loner whose life would shape up to be something far more frightening than anyone could have imagined.

  • THE SQUARE


    An art museum director’s life becomes a comedy of errors when trying to put together his latest exhibit in FORCE MAJEURE director Ruben Ostlund’s latest which won the Palme D’Or at this year’s Cannes.

  • SUSPIRIA in 4K


    A newcomer to a fancy ballet academy gradually comes to realize that the school is a front for something far more sinister and supernatural amidst a series of grisly murders.

  • TIGER GIRL


    Maggie settles for a security guard job until she encounters Tiger, a fierce young woman whose rebellious antics leave Maggie questioning which side of the law she truly belongs.

  • TOP KNOT DETECTIVE


    Aliens! Ninjas! Robots! Enormous egos! Possibly the greatest cult TV series you’ve never heard of, TOP KNOT DETECTIVE and its creator Takashi Takamoto come to life in this gonzo documentary.

  • RIFT


    After a phone call from his ex wakes him up late one night, Gunnar drives out to a secluded vacation cottage to save Einar from himself, but what awaits him there is mystery and confusion.