Fantastic Fest 2014 Final Wave Includes Horns, Everly, Cub, It Follows, Let Us Prey, Shrew’s Nest, Housebound, The Hive, and Lots More!

In 2014 Fantastic Fest celebrates its 10th Anniversary with its biggest year yet, and the final wave includes Horns, The Town that Dreaded Sundown, The Hive, It Follows, Everly, Open Windows, and lots more!

With 80 exciting films including 22 World Premieres, 43 North American and US Premiere screenings, and 38 short films, Fantastic Fest 2014 is an event you don’t want to miss! It takes place September 18-25, 2014, in Austin, Texas at the newly reopened Alamo South Lamar and Highball.

Special guests include Joe Lynch, Liv Corfixen and Nicolas Winding Refn, Edgar Wright, Ti West, Nacho Vigalondo, Alfonso Gomez- Rejon, and David Robert Mitchell.

From the Press Release:
“We promised that our tenth anniversary was going to be the most deranged yet, and I’m proud to say we’ve delivered on that promise,” says festival founder Tim League. “Not only have we compiled our biggest slate of exceptional genre films, but the chaos we’ve embraced for our events is going to knock people out. Much like I’m going to do to Ti West.”

Special guests of the festival include GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY director James Gunn in attendance to moderate the red carpet World Premiere of David Yarovesky’s THE HIVE and Edgar Wright serving on the Next Wave film jury.

Director Liv Corfixen, who documents her husband, director Nicolas Winding Refn, on the making of ONLY GOD FORGIVES will be in attendance with Refn for the world premiere of MY LIFE DIRECTED BY NICOLAS WINDING REFN. Refn will also host a special screening of THE ASTROLOGER, a long-lost exploitation masterpiece recently rescued and restored by local non-profit the American Genre Film Archive.

For its 10th anniversary Fantastic Fest is also going all out with celebratory events and special programming, including the 10-YEAR BIRTHDAY ARMAGEDDON opening night party featuring costumed creatures, human piñatas, a breakdance competition, and a mind-blowing food fight that will shake the foundations of the earth. The 26 WAYS TO PARTY closing night party takes its macabre cues from ABCs OF DEATH 2 by running down the alphabet from A to Z, unleashing the most massive meltdown of madcap mayhem in Fantastic Fest history.

FANTASTIC DEBATES, FF’s long-running showcase of intellectual and physical combat, cements its vein-bulging status for 2014 with four (count ’em) rounds of verbal disputation followed by two-fisted decimation! Included among this year’s white-knuckle conflicts are Alamo Drafthouse founder TIM LEAGUE duking it out with indie provocateur TI WEST on the controversial subject of found footage horror, filmmakers JOE LYNCH (EVERLY) and JOSH ETHIER (ALMOST HUMAN) with “RESOLVED: Samurais are infinitely more badass than cowboys in cinema,” while producer/film writer/Twitch website editor TODD BROWN accepts the challenge from BitTorrent.com’s MATT MASON, whose stunning topic is: “RESOLVED: Bit-torrent is the saviour-not the enemy-of independent film.”

Fantastic Fest is excited to announce that for the first time ever, the festival’s opening night screenings of TUSK and the world premiere of ABCs OF DEATH 2 will also screen in all Alamo Drafthouse markets nationwide with Q&A’s hosted by festival founder and Alamo Drafthouse CEO Tim League that will be live streamed in all theaters, on the Fantastic Fest YouTube Channel, and on Fandango, presenting sponsor of the festival.

Fantastic Fest 2014 also marks an important milestone for the Alamo Drafthouse theater chain with the grand reopening of its flagship destination at South Lamar and the all-new Highball. Under construction for the past two years, the new theaters boast three new screens (9 total), a completely rebuilt Highball bar, and 7 custom-designed karaoke rooms that are sure to melt the mind.

Below is the final lineup of programming at this year’s festival:

AGFA presents THE ASTROLOGER hosted by Nicolas Winding Refn – director Craig Denney, 96 min., United States
Filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn hosts a rare screening of this unseen, long-lost exploitation masterpiece, recently rescued and restored by local non-profit The American Genre Film Archive.

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AUTOMATA – United States, 2014 – US Premiere, 110 min
Director – Gabe Ibañez
In the post-nuclear apocalypse there will be robots and insurance agents played by Antonio Banderas. He’s investigating an insurance claim on a faulty robot that leads to greater discoveries.

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CLOSING NIGHT: 26 WAYS TO PARTY – Thursday, Sept. 25th, 10pm
Obviously, a decade of insanity requires the grandest of finales. So we’re tearing the pages out of ABCs OF DEATH 2 to annihilate the universe with 26 WAYS TO PARTY! We’re running down the alphabet from A to Z, cracking open a neon canister of radioactive wildness, and unleashing the most massive meltdown of madcap mayhem in FF history. Gird your loins for the ultimate experience in non-stop amusement/abusement. LIVE TO PARTY, PARTY TO DIE.

CUB (WELP) – Belgium, 2014 – US Premiere, 85 min
Director – Jonas Govaerts
A boy scout troop goes on a camping trip that they will never forget in this brutal, uncompromising horror film.

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DARKNESS BY DAY – Argentina, 2013 – North American Premiere, 76 min
Director – Martín Desalvo
Things are a bit off in Virginia’s tiny village. Something dark is coming her way. And now she’s left alone with her sick cousin, unaware of the dangers around her.

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DUKE OF BURGUNDY – United Kingdom, 2014 – US Premiere, 104 min
Director – Peter Strickland
Peter Strickland’s (BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO) dark melodrama follows the impassioned sexual relationship between two women. If BERBERIAN was Strickland’s aural roller-coaster ride, BURGUNDY is definitely his visual feast.

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EVERLY – United States, 2014 – World Premiere, 92 min
Director – Joe Lynch
Salma Hayek stars as a tough yet vulnerable woman who must fight her way through a gauntlet of assassins in this fist-pumping action thriller.

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FANTASTIC FEUD – PRESENTED BY THE STANLEY FILM FESTIVAL – Monday, Sept. 22nd, 11:59pm
This annual display of geek warfare, brainchild of FF hero Scott Weinberg, pits the globe’s greatest horror scholars against one another in a galactic display of mental agility, verbal hostility, and full-tilt brutality. Bear witness to the most brain-flexingly rampaging display of trivia prowess in the universe.

FROM THE DARK – Ireland, 2015 – World Premiere, 90 min
Director – Conor McMahon
Mark and Sarah are trapped, darkness is falling, and the creature outside only attacks by night in this fast-paced Irish horror.

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FUTURE SHOCK! THE STORY OF 2000AD – United Kingdom, 2014 – World Premiere, 90 min
Director – Paul Goodwin
The anarchic and unruly history of 2000AD: the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic.

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THE GUEST – United States, 2014 – Special Screening, 99 min
Director – Adam Wingard
Looks are definitely deceiving when a dashing soldier with a propensity for violence moves in with a grieving family in this fun-as-hell, Carpenter-esque action thriller.

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HAEMOO (SEA FOG) – South Korea, 2013 – US Premiere, 111 min
Director – Sung Bo Shim
A gripping maritime thriller from director Shim Sung-Bo and producer/co-writer Bong Joon-Ho.

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HARDKOR DISCO – Poland, 2014 – US Premiere, 87 min
Director – Krzysztof Skonieczny
A misanthropic young man plunges into an intense relationship with the daughter of the couple he means to kill.

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THE HIVE – United States, 2015 – World Premiere, 89 minutes
Director – David Yarovesky
A young man suffering from amnesia must dig deep into the far reaches of his mind to remember who he is and save the love of his life before a virus that has infected him takes over.

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HORNS – United States, 2014 – Austin Premiere, 120 min
Director – Alexandre Aja
Daniel Radcliffe stars as Ig, who, after being accused of murdering his girlfriend, awakens one morning to discover new powers and devil horns growing from his head. Adapted by Alexandre Aja (HIGH TENSION; PIRANHA) from Joe Hill’s novel.

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HOUSEBOUND – New Zealand, 2014 – Special Screening, 107 min
Director – Gerard Johnstone
Forced to return to her childhood on house arrest, Kylie discovers that there are more sinister forces in the old homestead than just her overbearing mother.

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HYENA – United Kingdom, 2015 – US Premiere, 112 min
Director – Gerard Johnson
Crooked cop Michael must deal with machete-wielding Albanian brothers while handling pressure within his own department in this gritty crime saga from the director of TONY.

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Fantastic Fest 2014

I AM A KNIFE WITH LEGS – United States, 2014 – US Premiere, 83 min
Director – Bennett Jones
First his girlfriend dies in a suicide bombing. Then a fatwa is issued against him. And now international Europop star Bené’s eclair is weird.

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IT FOLLOWS – United States, 2015 – US Premiere, 107 min
Director – David Robert Mitchell
After an innocent sexual encounter with her boyfriend, a teenager is stalked by an increasingly evil force in the year’s smartest and scariest horror film.

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Fantastic Fest 2014

LET US PREY – Ireland – United Kingdom, 2014 – US Premiere, 89 min
Director – Brian O’Malley
On small town constable Rachel Haggie’s first night on the job, she encounters a strange man whose presence and knowledge threatens to destroy everyone.

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LOST SOUL – THE DOOMED JOURNEY OF RICHARD STANLEY’S ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU – United States-United Kingdom, 2014 – North American Premiere, 97 min
Director – David Gregory
The amazing true story of one of the most notorious Hollywood productions of the 1990s.

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MY LIFE DIRECTED BY NICOLAS WINDING REFN – United States, 2014 – World Premiere, 58 min
Director – Liv Corfixen
An impossibly personal portrait of unique filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn over the course of the shooting/release of his 2013 film ONLY GOD FORGIVES.

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NO MAN’S LAND – China, 2009 – Texas Premiere, 114 min
Director – Ning Hao
A city lawyer fights for his life in the cutthroat deserts of contemporary China in Ning Hao’s Coen-esque follow-up to CRAZY RACER, which was banned for four years.

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NYMPHOMANIAC- EXTENDED DIRECTORS CUT – Denmark-Germany-Belgium-United Kingdom-France, 2014 – North American Premiere, 324 min
Director – Lars Von Trier
Fantastic Fest proudly presents the complete, uncut version of Lars von Trier’s epic and highly controversial film.

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OPEN WINDOWS – Spain, 2013 – Special Screening, 100 min
Director – Nacho Vigalondo
Nacho Vigalondo’s latest is a completely unique and endlessly creative thriller for the internet age, taking place entirely on a single computer desktop.

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OPENING NIGHT: 10-YEAR BIRTHDAY ARMAGEDDON – Thursday, Sept. 18th, Midnight-2am
We’re decking out our decadent decennium with a blowout fit for even the most debaucherous 10-year old. We’ll kick off with costumed creatures, beat human piñatas, and throw in a breakdance competition. We’ll do it all in cardboard hats with balloons, noisemakers, and ridiculous mounds of confetti. And to top it all off, the psychopathic shindig culminates in a food fight that will shake the foundations of the earth.

SHREW’S NEST – Spain, 2014 – US Premiere, 90 min
Directors – Juanfer Andrés & Esteban Roel
A young Spanish girl living with her agoraphobic sister in their family’s apartment discovers the real reasons behind her sister’s strange behavior.

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THE STRANGER – Chile, 2014 – World Premiere, 92 min
Director – Guillermo Amoedo Schultze
A mysterious man returns to his home after sixteen years, which jumpstarts a bizarre and deadly chain of events.

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THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN – United States, 2014 – Special Screening, 85 min
Director – Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Based on a terrifying true story, The Town That Dreaded Sundown picks up sixty-five years after a masked serial killer terrorized the small town of Texarkana, when the “moonlight murders” begin again. Is it a copycat or something even more sinister? A lonely high school girl, with dark secrets of her own, may be the key to catching the murderer.

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THE TRIBE – Ukraine, 2014 – US Premiere, 132 min
Director – Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy
Winner of the three major awards at this year’s Cannes’ Critics Week, THE TRIBE follows deaf student Sergey’s transfer to a new school, which sends him down a path of ruthless crime and forbidden love.

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WASTE LAND – Belgium, 2014 – US Premiere, 97 min
Director – Pieter Van Hees
Hard-edged homicide cop Leo is plunged into a dark and dangerous world when he takes on the murder of a young Congolese man. Will unraveling the truth cost his hold on his own life and happiness?

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WHEN ANIMALS DREAM – Denmark, 2015 – US Premiere, 81 min
Director – Jonas Alexander Arnby
In an isolated Danish fishing town, 16-year-old Marie hides a terrifying secret and deadly consequences for the unwary in this unique coming-of-age story from director Jonas Alexander Arnby.

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THE WORLD OF KANAKO – Japan, 2014 – US Premiere, 118 min
Director – Tetsuya Nakashima
Tetsuya Nakashima injects his signature style into a brutal and shocking thriller about one repulsive father’s quest to find his missing daughter… who just might be worse than he is.

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