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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.

Screening Lineup

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • TRIPLE THREAT


    A group of professional assassins are hired to take out a billionaire's daughter who is intent on bringing down a major crime syndicate.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?