Founded in 2005, Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world. In 2017, Fantastic Fest expanded the festival to include screenings at flagship Alamo theaters in San Francisco, New York and Denver.
Continuing to build on the success of the launch, these satellite markets will again be showcasing a highly curated selection of titles from this year’s lineup as well as guests and a number of events that share the DNA and lineage of the festival.
Spanning from the 27th to the 30th September, this year’s satellite markets promise to bring the excitement and the action of Fantastic Fest closer to home for those unable to attend the Austin event, as well as allowing people to experience the best in adventurous and exciting genre cinema from across the world.
AGFA PRESENTS: I WAS A TEENAGE SERIAL KILLER + MARY JANE’S NOT A VIRGIN ANYMORE
Sarah Jacobson's punk-spirited DIY films combine B-movie aesthetics and riot grrrl feminism in brand new 2K preservations.
BLOOD LAKE - PRESENTED BY AGFA AND BLEEDING SKULL
The finest vacation from hell ever captured on VHS, rescued from the original 1” master tapes!
Alice is a camgirl who doesn’t do public shows, doesn’t tell her fans she loves them, and doesn’t fake her orgasms. But when a mysterious lookalike takes over her channel, the rules no longer apply.
A horrific crime; an emergency responder struggling to stay off the edge; a kidnapping victim calling in for help.
THE NIGHT SHIFTER
An attendant at a busy morgue who can also converse with the dead puts his loved ones in peril using his forbidden knowledge for vengeance.
Strange things are going on in a Buenos Aires neighborhood. Demián Rugna’s constantly surprising and truly spine-chilling horror film has one goal: to scare the shit out of everyone.
From the twisted mind of Nicolas Pesce (THE EYES OF MY MOTHER) comes a provocative two-hander chamberpiece — a tense battle of wits and desire between prostitute and trick, predator and prey.
AN EVENING WITH BEVERLY LUFF LINN
From the director of THE GREASY STRANGLER, follow Lulu Danger’s (Aubrey Plaza) very own revolution in a Lynch-meets-Waters run-down version of America.
CHAINED FOR LIFE
Mabel (Jess Weixler) and Rosenthal (Adam Pearson) — both hired for their looks — meet on a horror movie set in this surreal examination of how those with physical differences are portrayed on film.
DANGER: DIABOLIK with Morricone Youth Livescore
Morricone Youth provides the loungey-psychedelic live re-score to Mario Bava's DANGER: DIABOLIK.
A BLUEBIRD IN MY HEART
In Jérémie Guez’s brilliant and tough noir, Roland Møller stars as Danny, an ex-con who wants to leave behind the world of violence.
LORDS OF CHAOS
The tale of an Oslo teenager who launches Norwegian black metal, setting off a chain of events that have made his band, Mayhem, infamous for decades.
This sequel to THE WAVE follows the same family, off to Oslo where the earth will shake again. The experts warned that it would! Expect death, drama, and awesome SFX. ‘Nuff said.
DRUG STORIES: NARCOTIC NIGHTMARES AND HALLUCINOGENIC HELLRIDES
AGFA and Something Weird scoured the Something Weird vaults to rescue and restore 16mm gems from a neglected genre: the classroom drug scare film.