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Fantastic Fest Announces Their First Wave of Programming

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One of our favorite film festivals, Fantastic Fest at Austin's Alamo Drafthouse, has just announced the first wave of films that will be showing this year. Ready?

The biggest announcement is that Dredd 3D will hold their red carpet premiere at the festival this year. But besides major sci-fi, Fantastic Fest will feature movies with zombies, flying sushi monsters, cults, killers, and whatever it is Quentin Dupieux has for us this year.

Fantastic Fest runs September 20-27th. Check out the first wave of films below, and get your tickets at FantasticFest.com

COCKNEYS VS ZOMBIES (2011)

US Premiere 

Director - Matthias Hoene, 87min

When a badly planned bank robbery and a zombie outbreak collide, hilarity ensues in this balls-out, irreverent British comedy.

DEAD SUSHI (2012)

US Premiere

Director - Noboru Iguchi, 91min

Japanese splatter action comedy is on the menu when director Noboru Iguchi & karate girl Rina Takeda join forces to take on flying killer sushi monsters in DEAD SUSHI!

DREDD 3D (2012)

Gala Premiere

Director: Pete Travis, USA, 98 minutes

The future America is an irradiated waste land. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called "Judges" who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner.  Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd (Karl Urban) is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge 

THE ENTITY (1982)

Repertory Screening as part of the

House of Psychotic Women series

Director - Sidney J. Furie, 125min

In this controversial film based on a true story, director Furie explores the domestically-abused-woman-as-masochist stereotype by veiling it as a supernatural horror film.

ERRORS OF THE HUMAN BODY (2012)

US Premiere 

Director - Eron Sheean, 101min

Plagued by the memory of the infant son he could not save, geneticist Geoff Burton plunges into a web of intrigue, jealousy and lies in this icily precise thriller.

EVERYBODY IN OUR FAMILY (2011)

US Premiere

Director - Radu Jude, 107min

A simple domestic dispute becomes an explosive examination of stress in this powerful and unsettling Romanian drama.

I DECLARE WAR (2012)

Regional Premiere

Director - Jason Lapeyre and Robert Wilson, 91min

A group of exceptionally creative teens gets sucked into their own private Lord of the Flies scenario when an after-school game of "war" turns into a test of loyalty, strategy and friendship.

THE KING OF PIGS (2011)

Texas Premiere

Director - Yeun Sang-Ho, 97min

THE KING OF PIGS is an emotionally punishing animated indie film about a group of friends whose brutal childhoods continue to haunt them as adults.

LE MEMORIA DEL MUERTO (2012)

US Premiere

Director - Valentín Javier Diment, 89min

Alicia undertakes a bizarre cult ritual to restore her deceased husband to life - a ritual that will see her home and friends visited by the spirits of the dead.

THE MAFU CAGE (1978)

Repertory Screening as part of the House of Psychotic Women series

Director - Karen Arthur, 102min

One of the most compelling and uniquely dark films of the psychotic woman subgenre, Karen Arthur's adaptation of Eric Westphal's play You and Your Clouds stars Lee Grant as Ellen, an astronomer who lives with her feral sister Cissy (Carol Kane).

PARIS BY NIGHT (2011)

Texas Premiere

Director - Philippe Lefebvre, 100min

Phillippe Lefebvre's PARIS BY NIGHT is a sleek French cop thriller that follows a pair of vice cops as they patrol the Parisian club scene over the course of a single evening.

ROOM 237 (2012)

Texas Premiere

Director - Rodney Ascher, 102min

Rodney Ascher's ROOM 237 is a fascinating documentary that explores bizarre theories about the subtext and symbolism underlying Stanley Kubrick's landmark film THE SHINING.

SECRET CEREMONY (1968)

Repertory Screening as part of the House of Psychotic Women series

Director - Joseph Losey, 105min

In Losey's underrated SECRET CEREMONY, an aging but still glamourous Elizabeth Taylor stars as Leonora, a prostitute grieving over the death of her daughter in a drowning accident.

THE SHINING (1980)

Repertory Screening

Director - Stanley Kubrick, 142min

Stanley Kubrick's horror masterpiece features an unhinged performance by Jack Nicholson and a setting that drips with menace.  Its imagery and characters have permeated all areas of pop culture throughout the decades, yet the film retains all its power to disturb and terrify.

TOWER BLOCK (2012)

US Premiere

Directors - James Nunn and Ronnie Thompson, 87min

The last remaining tenants of a deteriorating, soon-to-be-demolished tower block must band together to survive when a killer with a high-powered sniper rifle starts picking them off through the windows of their flats.

UNIT 7 (Grupo 7) (2012)

Texas Premiere

Director - Alberto Rodriguez, 95min  

Alberto Rodriguez's UNIT 7 is gritty realistic thriller about a crew of narcotics officers in Seville, Spain who go rogue during a citywide crackdown in the years preceding Expo '92.

WRONG (2011)

Regional Premiere

Director - Quentin Dupieux, 94min

Everyman Dolph Springer's (Jack Plotnick) world is turned wrong when he awakens at 7:60 one morning to find his beloved dog missing in Quentin's Dupieux's latest absurdist opus and follow up to 2010's killer tire film, RUBBER.

YOUNG GUN IN THE TIME (2012)

US Premiere

Director - Oh Young Doo, 95min

The director of INVASION OF ALIEN BIKINI returns with a quirky, low budget time travel romp filled with sex shops, robot hands and Hawaiian shirts.

 

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