Headlines


Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced and Image Blowout!





Judgment is coming to Fantastic Fest with the red carpet premiere of Dredd 3D and the festival's initial lineup of incredible genre films. Fantastic Fest will take place September 20-27 in Austin, Texas, at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar.

Below is the initial lineup of films at this year's festival (as previously announced, Frankenweenie will have its world premiere on September 20 as the opening night film for the 2012 festival).

From the Press Release:
The future America is an irradiated wasteland. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington, DC, lies Mega City One - a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. 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 - a dangerous drug epidemic that has users of "Slo-Mo" experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed. Lionsgate will release Dredd 3D in theaters nationwide on September 21, 2012.

The festival is also pleased to announce the House of Psychotic Women sidebar, hosted by author and former Drafthouse programmer Kier-la Janisse. Kier-la will be introducing each show and signing copies of her book afterwards. House of Psychotic Women is an autobiographical exploration of female neurosis in horror and exploitation films. Anecdotes and memories interweave with film history, criticism, trivia and confrontational imagery to create a reflective personal history and examination of female madness, both onscreen and off.

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.

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Cockneys vs. Zombies

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Cockneys vs. Zombies

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Cockneys vs. Zombies

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Cockneys vs. Zombies

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Cockneys vs. Zombies

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Cockneys vs. Zombies

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Cockneys vs. Zombies

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Cockneys vs. Zombies

DEAD SUSHI (2012)
US Premiere
Director - Noboru Iguchi, 91min
Japanese splatter action comedy is on the menu when director Noboru Iguchi and karate girl Rina Takeda join forces to take on flying killer sushi monsters in DEAD SUSHI!

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Dead Sushi

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Dead Sushi

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Dead Sushi

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Dead Sushi

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Dead Sushi

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Dead Sushi

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Dead Sushi

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Dead Sushi

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Dead Sushi

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Dead Sushi

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Dead Sushi

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Dead Sushi

DREDD 3D (2012) (image gallery here)
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.

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - The Entity

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.

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Errors of the Human Body

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Errors of the Human Body

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Errors of the Human Body

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Errors of the Human Body

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.

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Everybody in Our Family

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.

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - I Declare War

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - I Declare War

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - I Declare War

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - I Declare War

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.

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - The King of Pigs

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - The King of Pigs

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - The King of Pigs

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - The King of Pigs

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.

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Le Memoria del Muerto

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Le Memoria del Muerto

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Le Memoria del Muerto

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).

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - The Mafu Cage

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - The Mafu Cage

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.

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Paris by Night

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.

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Room 237

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 glamorous Elizabeth Taylor stars as Leonora, a prostitute grieving over the death of her daughter in a drowning accident.

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Secret Ceremony

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Secret Ceremony

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Secret Ceremony

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.

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - The ShiningFantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - The Shining

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.

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Tower Block

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Tower Block

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Tower Block

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Tower Block

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Tower Block

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Tower Block

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Tower Block

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.

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Unit 7

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Unit 7

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.

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Wrong

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Wrong

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Wrong

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.

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Young Gun in the Time

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Young Gun in the Time

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Young Gun in the Time

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced - Young Gun in the Time

Look for more film and event programming announcements for Fantastic Fest in the weeks ahead.

Fantastic Fest 2012: First Wave of Films Announced

VISIT THE EVILSHOP @ AMAZON!
Got news? Click here to submit it!
Be fantastic in the comments section below.

Source: Fantastic Fest

-->




NEXT STORY