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Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the US, specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world. The festival is dedicated to championing challenging and thought-provoking cinema, celebrating new voices and new stories from around the world, and supporting new filmmakers. Don't miss these favorites from Fantastic Fest 2018.

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  • Film Club: MADAM YANKELOVA’S FINE LITERATURE CLUB


    Guilhad Emilio Schenker’s debut creates a richly textured, deeply saturated fantasy world that artfully combines dark comedy with a gruesome premise.

  • LUZ


    An audacious psychotropic horror film shot on 16mm. Taxi driver Luz is being stalked by something evil and not even the brightly lit police station she takes shelter can protect her.

  • LUZ Film Club


    An audacious psychotropic horror film shot on 16mm. Taxi driver Luz is being stalked by something evil and not even the brightly lit police station she takes shelter can protect her.

  • THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE Film Club


    A magical fantasy that’s as much about its creator’s attitude towards art as its characters’ battle for what is true within a false world.

  • VIOLENCE VOYAGER


    Ujicha returns to the animation technique of “Gekimation,” using painstakingly detailed hand-painted paper cutouts and adding real fluids which gives the film a layer of visceral realism.

  • MADAM YANKELOVA’S FINE LITERATURE CLUB


    Guilhad Emilio Schenker’s debut creates a richly textured, deeply saturated fantasy world that artfully combines dark comedy with a gruesome premise.

  • Film Club: VIOLENCE VOYAGER


    Ujicha returns to the animation technique of “Gekimation,” using painstakingly detailed hand-painted paper cutouts and adding real fluids which gives the film a layer of visceral realism.

  • THE NIGHTSHIFTER


    A masterfully dark, twisted, and gory genre-blend with a mean spirit.

  • THE NIGHTSHIFTER Film Club


    A masterfully dark, twisted, and gory genre-blend with a mean spirit.

  • HOUSE OF SWEAT AND TEARS


    Sonia Escolano’s mesmerizing treatise on religion, faith, and belief marries the aesthetic style of European cinema with the language of horror films to deliver a story both unique and shocking.

  • Film Club: HOUSE OF SWEAT AND TEARS


    Sonia Escolano’s mesmerizing treatise on religion, faith, and belief marries the aesthetic style of European cinema with the language of horror films to deliver a story both unique and shocking.

  • THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE


    A magical fantasy that’s as much about its creator’s attitude towards art as its characters’ battle for what is true within a false world.

  • CLIMAX


    A trippy horror-musical featuring twenty sensuous dancers partying hard and living their best lives, until a bad batch of sangria plunges them into insanity.

  • CLIMAX Film Club


    A trippy horror-musical featuring twenty sensuous dancers partying hard and living their best lives, until a bad batch of sangria plunges them into insanity.

  • HAGAZUSSA: A HEATHEN'S CURSE


    A young goatherd lives alone in a mountain hut and intuiting a dark presence in the oppressive woods that surround her. As she grapples with uncertainty, so does the audience.

  • HAGAZUSSA Film Club


    A young goatherd lives alone in a mountain hut and intuiting a dark presence in the oppressive woods that surround her. As she grapples with uncertainty, so does the audience.

  • KNIFE + HEART


    A masked serial killer stalks a producer and her film company in this love letter to European giallo, American grindhouse cinema, and ‘70s gay porn.

  • KNIFE + HEART Film Club


    A masked serial killer stalks a producer and her film company in this love letter to European giallo, American grindhouse cinema, and ‘70s gay porn.

  • LEVEL 16


    Vestalis Academy meticulously trains teenage girls in the art of being “clean,” practicing the virtues of perfect femininity. But what are they being trained for?

  • LEVEL 16 Film Club


    Vestalis Academy meticulously trains teenage girls in the art of being “clean,” practicing the virtues of perfect femininity. But what are they being trained for?

  • SHADOW


    A wild and ambitious ruler, his loyal but cunning commander, and a double he’s set up as insurance play games of deceit as war rages through their kingdom.

  • SHADOW Film Club


    A wild and ambitious ruler, his loyal but cunning commander, and a double he’s set up as insurance play games of deceit as war rages through their kingdom.

  • SLUT IN A GOOD WAY


    Charlotte and her best friends Mégane and Aube must navigate their first times, first jobs, and first loves in this hilarious and touching Quebecois sex comedy.

  • STANDOFF AT SPARROW CREEK


    Over the course of one grueling night, a militia tears itself apart as it searches for the perpetrator of a mass shooting among its own.

  • STANDOFF AT SPARROW CREEK Film Club


    Over the course of one grueling night, a militia tears itself apart as it searches for the perpetrator of a mass shooting among its own.

  • STARFISH


    A girl. A mixtape. And Armageddon. A young woman struggles with the death of her best friend during a Lovecraftian apocalypse.

  • STARFISH Film Club


    A girl. A mixtape. And Armageddon. A young woman struggles with the death of her best friend during a Lovecraftian apocalypse.

  • THE WIND


    The forces of nature in the isolated prairies of the Wild West are playing tricks on Lizzy. Her paranoia only grows when a mysterious young woman arrives.

  • THE WIND Film Club


    The forces of nature in the isolated prairies of the Wild West are playing tricks on Lizzy. Her paranoia only grows when a mysterious young woman arrives.

  • Weird Wednesday: KNIFE + HEART in 35mm w/ director Yann Gonzalez


    A masked serial killer stalks a producer and her film company in this love letter to European giallo, American grindhouse cinema, and ‘70s gay porn.

  • BAD BLACK


    An action explosion from the DIY world of Uganda filmmaking - BAD BLACK has a budget of about $200 but features insane stunts, crazy effects and a wisecracking VJ who provides commentary for the film.

  • BAD BLACK Film Club


    An action explosion from the DIY world of Uganda filmmaking - BAD BLACK has a budget of about $200 but features insane stunts, crazy effects and a wisecracking VJ who provides commentary for the film.

  • Film Club: BETWEEN WORLDS


    Nicolas Cage stars in this twist-filled supernatural thriller that follows Joe (Cage), a struggling truck driver haunted by the memory of his deceased wife and daughter.

  • DOGMAN


    A grown-up fable about a kind man caught in an abusive relationship from Matteo Garrone, the critically-acclaimed director of GOMORRAH.

  • DOGMAN Film Club


    A grown-up fable about a kind man caught in an abusive relationship from Matteo Garrone, the critically-acclaimed director of GOMORRAH.

  • DONNYBROOK


    A midwestern gothic tale about a no-holds-barred bare-knuckle fight with a $100,000 prize.

  • DONNYBROOK Film Club


    A midwestern gothic tale about a no-holds-barred bare-knuckle fight with a $100,000 prize.

  • FP2: BEATS OF RAGE


    Our hero JTRO returns, journeying deep into a post-apocalyptic realm in order to fulfill his destiny as the greatest Beat-Beat Revelation dancer alive.

  • HOLIDAY


    This sun-drenched dream of a vacation has a vicious dark side. An unforgettable exploration of the fraught, brutal experience of young womanhood.

  • HOLIDAY Film Club


    This sun-drenched dream of a vacation has a vicious dark side. An unforgettable exploration of the fraught, brutal experience of young womanhood.

  • PIERCING


    A tense battle of wits and desire between prostitute and trick, predator and prey.

  • PIERCING Film Club


    A tense battle of wits and desire between prostitute and trick, predator and prey.

  • TOP KNOT DETECTIVE Film Club


    A documentary explores the '90s television show TOP KNOT DETECTIVE, a bizarre Japanese export featuring a time traveling samurai badass. But does it even exist?

  • UNDER THE SILVER LAKE


    From David Robert Mitchell, writer/director of the acclaimed IT FOLLOWS, comes this surreal neo-noir that dives into the weirdest pockets of Los Angeles culture.

  • UNDER THE SILVER LAKE Film Club


    From David Robert Mitchell, writer/director of the acclaimed IT FOLLOWS, comes this surreal neo-noir that dives into the weirdest pockets of Los Angeles culture.

  • WAKALIWOOD SUPA ACTION, VOLUME 1 Double Feature Film Club


    Presenting two action-explosion films from the DIY world of Uganda filmmaking: BAD BLACK and WHO KILLED CAPTAIN ALEX?

  • The 37th Chamber: SHADOW


    A wild and ambitious ruler, his loyal but cunning commander, and a double he’s set up as insurance play games of deceit as war rages through their kingdom.

  • DREDD 3D


    The honorable Judge Dredd is now presiding, and he’s up against a ruthless drug lord (Lena Headey) in a high-rise full of killers.