Last week we shared the first group of films and events slated for this year's Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, the largest genre-themed film festival on the planet.
In addition to dozens of film entries, many of which are making their world premieres at Fantasia, there will also be some major one-of-a-kind events at the fest, the first of which you can read about in our previous update. But now, here's the latest crop of films and events added to Fantasia's schedule:
Official Opening Night Film: Takashi Miike’s Shield of Straw (North American Premiere)
This is the second time Miike has chosen Fantasia to debut a film in North America at this fest; the last was Fudoh in 1997.
Rated X: A Night with Bryan Singer
The acclaimed genre director will engage the audience in an hour-long discussion on his films, career and the genre in general, moderated by Fangoria veteran Tony Timpone.
Simon Boswell: A Talk on Film Scoring
Fangoria Editor in Chief Chris Alexander will moderate a discussion with the UK composer whose music has accompanied the films of Alejandro Jodorowsky, Alex de la Iglesia, Dario Argento, Danny Boyle, Michele Soavi, Richard Stanley, Clive Barker, and Lamberto Bava.
24 Exposures (World Premiere)
Actors/filmmakers Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett star in this thriller from famed “mumblecore” director Joe Swanberg. Wingard plays a fetish photographer whose models begin to turn up dead, with Barrett portraying a the cop tasked with investigating him. (Wingard's You're Next will also screen at the festival.)
Les 4 Soldats (“The Four Soldiers,” World Premiere)
The new film from celebrated Quebec director Robert Morin is a post-apocalyptic tale following four people struggling to survive in the wake of a civil war.
Discopath (World Premiere)
Comedian Renaud Gauthier's feature directorial debut is a tribute to giallo films of the '70s and '80s.
Imaginaerum (North American Premiere)
The international film production featuring legendary gothic rock band Nightwish, a companion to their album of the same name.
Fantasia will also present a digitally restored HD transfer of the late Jean-Claude Lauzon's 1987 award-winning classic Night Zoo.
Rounding out the next crop of announced titles:
009 RE: Cyborg (North American Premiere)
Dir: Kenji Kamiyama
Animals (Quebec Premiere)
Dir: Marçal Forés
Antisocial (World Premiere)
Dir: Cody Calahan
Bad Milo (Canadian Premiere)
Dir: Jacob Vaughan
Big Ass Spider! (Quebec Premiere)
Dir: Mike Mendez
Broken Circle Breakdown (Canadian Premiere)
Dir: Felix Van Groeningen
The Dead Experiment
Dir: Anthony Dixon
The Dirties (Quebec Premiere)
Dir: Matt Johnson
The Demon’s Rook (World Premiere)
Dir: James Sizemore
Hello, My Dolly Girlfriend (International Premiere)
Dir: Takashi Ishii
How to Use Guys with Secret Tips (Canadian Premiere)
Dir: Lee Wonsuk
I’ll Give it My All… Tomorrow (International Premiere)
Dir: Yuichi Fukuda
Machi Action (North American Premiere)
Dir: Jeff Chang
Missionary (World Premiere)
Dir: Anthony DiBlasi
OXV: The Manual (World Premiere)
Dir: Darren Paul Fisher
Plus One (Canadian Premiere)
Dir: Dennis Iliadis
The Resurection of a Bastard (International Premiere)
Dir: Guido van Driel
Saving General Yang (North American Premiere)
Dir: Ronny Yu
Secretly Greatly (Canadian Premiere)
Dir: Jang Cheol-soo
Sweetwater (Canadian Premiere)
Dirs: Logan Miller & Noah Miller
Thanatomorphose (Canadian Premiere)
Dir: Éric Falardeau
Uzumasa Jacopetti (North American Premiere)
Dir: Moriro Miyamoto
Fantasia kicks off in Montreal on July 18th and runs through August 6th. The final lineup of films and events will be announced on July 9th, and in the meantime you can visit their official site for more details on the events listed above.