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Fantastic Fest Now Announces Final Wave of Films, Adds ‘The Black Phone’ and ‘Slumber Party Massacre’

Fantastic Fest 2021 runs September 23-30. Here's the final wave of films coming to the horror hotspot.

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Fantastic Fest just announced the final wave of programming for the festival’s 16th edition, featuring the widest selection of weird and wonderful films gathered from across the globe to screen in Austin, TX, from September 23-30.

“Working on this final wave has been a pure joy for the programming team,” says Fantastic Fest Director of Programming Annick Mahnert. “With films coming from as far as Senegal, Latvia, Iran and Kazakhstan, and topics ranging from teenage assassins, circus freaks, serial killers and eerie children playing with dangerous powers, there is no doubt the program will delight the Fantastic Fest audience. 2021 is definitely a great year for Genre and we’re really proud to have secured so many fantastic movies. We can’t wait to reunite with the audience at Alamo Drafthouse and to chat with you all about our lineup.”

Leading the studio titles in the announcement is the World Premiere of The Black Phone, penned by Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange, Sinister franchise) and Austin screenwriter C. Robert Cargill ( Doctor Strange, Sinister franchise), based on the short story by Joe Hill. Universal Pictures, Blumhouse, and Crooked Highway’s much-buzzed-about horror film reunites director Derrickson and four-time Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke (Sinister) in one of the most terrifying Blumhouse films ever.

Additional studio titles include the U.S. Premieres of IFC’s A Banquet, a chilling psychological horror where a mother’s love for her daughter is pushed to the limits, and The Innocents (Cannes – Un Certain Regard 2021), a stunning Norwegian drama about children with supernatural powers that will shake you to the core. World Premieres include Netflix’s There’s Someone Inside Your House, a bloody and highly entertaining slasher from director Patrick Brice (Creep), and SYFY’s Slumber Party Massacre, a contemporary and fun reimagining of the 1982 slasher cult classic directed by Fantastic Fest alumna Danishka Esterhazy (Level 16).

Last but not least, Fantastic Fest is thrilled and excited to close the festivities with the U.S. Premiere of Camille Griffin’s pitch-black comedy Silent Night, starring Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode and Roman Griffin Davis (Jojo Rabbit). In sync with this year’s festival theme, you’re invited to witness the strangest holiday celebration of the year, when a family gathers for a high-stakes Christmas dinner in Griffin’s directorial debut.

This final wave of Fantastic Fest films presents 37 feature film titles and 56 short film selections, showcasing world, US and regional premieres, and one pre-fest screening.

Fantastic Fest is also excited to offer a special pre-fest presentation on September 22 of Utopia’s brand new 35th-anniversary restoration of Rad, with star Bill Allen in attendance. Arrive early and check out a radical pre-screening bike stunt outside the theater featuring the riders of Austin’s 512 Wheelie Crew along with some surprise guests, sponsored by Rambler Sparkling Water.

After a successful virtual event in 2020, the decision to go hybrid in 2021 was a no-brainer. Fantastic Fest @HOME will take place 9/30-10/11 on Alamo On Demand. Rev.com will be sponsoring their new accessibility initiative.

“The first step to creating access was offering a virtual option with an affordable badge price,” says Ahbra Perry, Head of Alamo On Demand. “With help from our friends at Rev.com we’re going to be able to provide Closed Captions for the films and shorts playing virtually that can’t provide their own. That is a big step in the right direction and hopefully just the beginning.”

Over 30 films from the current festival lineup will be available virtually, including Alone with You, Luzifer, After Blue, and Baby Assassins. Badge holders will have access to films for 48-hour windows. They are also excited to include a special curation of Fantastic Fest films from years past, many of them hard to find, that will be available for the full duration of the virtual festival, and a virtual closing night party hosted by Fantastic Fest @ Home sponsor Alter.

COVID Safety Protocols Update:
While we strongly prefer proof of vaccination, by state order, the festival will now also accept a negative COVID test from a state-approved test provider taken within 24 hours of each day’s screenings. Festival staff will check for either vaccine cards or test results as attendees enter the theater for all Fantastic Fest screenings. Attendees with a vaccine card will be given a wristband to make this process more efficient for attending multiple screenings. Additionally, masks must be worn at all times indoors when not eating or drinking.

Final Wave Feature Film Lineup Below:

Aelita: Queen of Mars
Russia, 1924
World Premiere of Score by Chris Bullock, 113 min
Director – Yakov Protazanov

A silent science fiction film directed by Soviet filmmaker Yakov Protazanov with new score by Chris Bullock, a saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, and as a longtime member and composer for Snarky Puppy, he has received four Grammy awards.

Baby Assassins
Japan, 2021
International Premiere, 95 min
Director – Hugo Sakamoto

Two teenage assassins are just trying to get by when a run-in with the Yakuza throws a wrench in their plans. Bummer!

A Banquet
United Kingdom, 2021
US Premiere, 97 min
Director – Ruth Paxton

Betsey, the eldest daughter of a widowed mother, suddenly finds herself unable to eat. Betsey believes this to be a spiritual blessing rather than an ailment — a belief that threatens the fabric of her family.

Belle
Japan, 2021
Texas Premiere, 122 min
Director – Mamoru Hosoda

Suzu is a shy girl from a small town who moonlights as a pop singer in a digital universe known as “U.” When a mysterious dragon crashes one of her performances, Suzu is driven to track down its user in the physical world.

Black Friday
USA, 2021
World Premiere, 84 min
Director – Casey Tebo

A ragtag group of toy store employees get more than they bargained for when Black Friday shoppers mutate into violent monsters.

The Black Phone
USA, 2021
World Premiere, 102 min
Director – Scott Derrickson

After being abducted by a child killer and locked in a soundproof basement, a 13-year-old boy starts receiving calls on a disconnected phone from the killer’s previous victims.

Bloody Oranges
France, 2021
North American Premiere, 102 min
Director – Jean-Christophe Meurisse

A seemingly benign look into the daily lives of people living in modern-day France goes completely haywire in this shocking black comedy.

Cop Secret
Iceland, 2021
North American Premiere, 98 min
Director – Hannes Thór Halldórsson

Bussi is the best and most reckless cop in the Reykjavik police force. When, after thwarting a bank heist, he’s paired up with Hördur, the best and sexiest cop in Gardabaer, sparks start to fly. Professionally and personally.

Dealer
Belgium, 2021
World Premiere, 104 min
Director – Jeroen Perceval

Johnny is a street-smart kid in Antwerp who moves drugs to survive. When he establishes a friendship with one of his clients — an actor worried about remaining relevant — both are hoping for a chance at a new life.

The Deer King
Japan, 2021
US Premiere, 114 min
Directors – Masashi Ando & Masayuki Miyaji

In the Kingdom of Aquafa which is under the dominion of Zol, enslaved warrior Van may hold the cure to a disease known as the Black Wolf Fever. When he escapes the mines, a manhunt begins.

Devil Story
France, 1986
World Premiere of 4K Restoration, 78 min
Director – Bernard Launois

Mummies! Nazi mutants! Stupid goddamn ghost horses! And oh no… look out for that pirate ship! DEVIL STORY is a caustic anti-human geyser of sanity-proof mayhem, totally unique, almost totally unseen, and beamed in straight from the armpit of the 80s French trash-horror cuckooverse.

The Execution
Russia, 2021
North American Premiere, 130 min
Director – Lado Kvataniya

Issa Valentinovich is celebrating his promotion to police chief when a phone call reveals that the serial killer case that made his career may not be closed.

Eyes of Fire
USA, 1983
World Premiere of 4K Restoration, 86 min
Director – Avery Crounse

The seminal American folk horror film, unavailable on home video for decades, now debuts in a new 4K restoration from Severin Films, overseen by director Avery Crounse.

Freaks Out
Italy, Belgium, 2021
International Premiere, 140 min
Director – Gabriele Mainetti

During WWII in Italy, after circus director Israel disappears, four performers gifted with special powers go looking for him and unknowingly walk into a trap set by an SS Officer who is obsessed with finding them.

Glasshouse
South Africa, 2021
US Premiere, 94 min
Director – Kelsey Egan

In a dangerous dystopia, a matriarch struggles to protect her children and shield them from the harsh truths of the world.

Homebound
United Kingdom, 2021
World Premiere, 75 min
Director – Sebastian Godwin

A trip to the countryside turns out to be far from idyllic for a father and his new fiancée when his kids decide the house is a little too crowded…

Hostage: Missing Celebrity
South Korea, 2021
North American Premiere, 94 min
Director – Gam-sung PIL

Hwang Jung-min’s action film credentials are put to the test in Hostage: MIssing Celebrity, a no-holds-barred thriller in which the Korean star plays himself.

The Innocents
Norway, 2021
US Premiere, 117 min
Director – Eskil Vogt

A group of children discover that they have psychic powers that defy explanation. Will they use them for good… or evil?

Luzifer
Austria, 2021
North American Premiere, 103 min
Director – Peter Brunner

Johannes, a man with the mind of a child, lives secluded in the Austrian Alps with his God-fearing mother. When a developer starts buying out the land in order to build a cable car, their world is turned upside down with tragic consequences.

Masking Threshold
Austria, 2021
World Premiere, 90 min
Director – Johannes Grenzfurthner

An IT technician locks himself in his apartment and sets up a homemade lab in order to better understand and cure his tinnitus. His experiment will ultimately lead to tragedy.

Mlungu Wam
South Africa, 2021
US Premiere, 92 min
Director – Jenna Cato Bass

The aftershocks of apartheid reverberate through a family as a daughter tries to free her mother from the grip of her mysterious employer.

NR. 10
Netherlands, Belgium, 2021
World Premiere, 103 min
Director – Alex van Warmerdam

A stranger whispers the word “kamaihí” into stage actor Günter’s ear and disappears. Günter was found abandoned in a forest as a child and never wondered about his birth parents… until now. Will his quest to unravel the mystery of his past provide peace or further plunge him into chaos?

Saloum
Senegal, 2021
US Premiere, 80 min
Director – Jean-Luc Herbulot

A trio of mercenaries find themselves navigating a mysterious region of Senegal in Jean-Luc Herbulot’s cool and kinetic genre-shifting thriller.

Samuel’s Travels
Latvia, 2021
World Premiere, 85 min
Director – Aik Karapetian

Samuel travels to Eastern Europe to look for the father he’s never met. When he accidentally hits a piglet with his car, he ends up enslaved at the owner’s farm.

Silent Night
United Kingdom, 2021
US Premiere, 90 min
Director – Camille Griffin

Family and friends come together to celebrate Christmas. The gathering quickly escalates into arguments and the rehashing of old issues, but there may be a very simple reason for the rapidly rising implosion.

Slumber Party Massacre
South Africa, 2021
World Premiere, 86 min
Director – Danishka Esterhazy

From the brilliant mind of Fantastic Fest alum Danishka Esterhazy (Level 16) comes a surprising, delightful, and bloody reimagining of ‘80s slasher classic Slumber Party Massacre.

Some Like it Rare
France, 2021
North American Premiere, 87 min
Director – Fabrice Eboué

Vincent’s butcher shop is not doing well. After he intentionally runs over a vegan activist who has vandalized his store, he uses his skills to dispose of the body… to the delight of his clueless customers.

Sweetie, You Won’t Believe It
Kazakhstan, 2020
Texas Premiere, 85 min
Director – Yernar Nurgaliev

What begins as a fishing trip with the boys quickly spirals out of control when they witness a mob hit in the forest, and that’s just the beginning of this insane, violent, hilarious misadventure from Kazakhstan.

The Taking
USA, 2021
World Premiere, 76 min
Director – Alexandre O. Philippe

In his sublime new documentary, Alexandre O. Philippe analyzes the myth of Monument Valley, its symbolism in westerns (including John Ford’s), and its significance during the conquest of the West and in American history.

There’s Someone Inside Your House
USA, 2021
World Premiere, 96 min
Director – Patrick Brice

Makani Young and the graduating class at Osborne High are being targeted by a masked killer intent on exposing their darkest secrets to the world.

Till We Meet Again
Taiwan, 2021
North American Premiere, 128 min
Director – Giddens KO

After being struck by lightning, Alan wakes to find himself in a bureaucratic underworld. Facing the prospect of being reincarnated as a snail, he opts instead to train as a love god.

The Timekeepers of Eternity
Greece, 2021
World Premiere, 64 min
Director – Aristotelis Maragkos

In this mesmerizing experimental film, a Stephen King television movie is compressed and transformed through hypnotic black and white collage animation that meticulously reconstructs and reshapes its supernatural drama to an eerie and profound effect.

The United States of Insanity
USA, 2021
World Premiere, 99 min
Directors – Tom Putnam & Brenna Sanchez

Get to know the men behind the makeup in this illuminating doc about the Insane Clown Posse as they fight for their fans’ right to enjoy their music, free from government harassment.

V/H/S/94
USA, Indonesia, 2021
World Premiere, 100 min
Directors – Chloe Okuno, Simon Barrett, Timo Tjahjanto, Ryan Prows & Jennifer Reeder

Chloe Okuno, Jennifer Reeder, and Ryan Prows join franchise alumni Simon Barrett and Timo Tjahjanto in this fourth installment of the blood-soaked found footage horror omnibus series.

Who Killed the KLF?
United Kingdom, 2021
World Premiere, 88 min
Director – Chris Atkins

They came to spread chaos and to make you dance. When the dancing stopped, the chaos was all that remained. One way or another, Who Killed the KLF? is gonna rock you.

Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror
USA, 2021
US In-Theater Premiere, 192 min
Director – Kier-La K. Janisse Dracula III

The world’s most passionate and knowledgeable genre film expert, Kier-La Janisse, takes you on a global tour of folk horror that will simultaneously rock your world and will change your life forever.

Zalava
Iran, 2021
US Premiere, 93 min
Director – Arsalan Amiri

Investigating reports of demonic possessions in a remote village, a skeptical military officer finds his beliefs tested by an enigmatic exorcist.

You can see the first wave of films announced by Fantastic Fest for 2021 below and/or by following the link.

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AFTER BLUE (DIRTY PARADISE)
France, 2021
US Premiere, 130 min
Director – Bertrand Mandico

On a mysterious new planet populated entirely by women, teenager Roxy and her mother undergo a fantastical journey in pursuit of a murderous criminal.

AGNES
USA, 2021
Texas Premiere, 93 min
Director – Mickey Reece

Fantastic Fest favorite Mickey Reece is back with his most ambitious production yet, the story of a headstrong young nun accused of possession and her best friend who’s left to grapple with the aftermath.

ALONE WITH YOU
USA, 2021
World Premiere, 83 min
Directors – Emily Bennett & Justin Brooks

As a young woman painstakingly prepares a romantic homecoming for her girlfriend, their apartment begins to feel more like a tomb when voices, shadows, and hallucinations reveal a truth she has been unwilling to face.

BARBARIANS
United Kingdom, 2021
World Premiere, 90 min
Director – Charles Dorfman

An alpha male social media influencer and his beta brother meet for an explosive dinner with their significant others – one where secrets are revealed, lives are ruined, and chaos reigns (fox included).

THE BETA TEST
USA, 2021
Texas Premiere, 93 min
Directors – Jim Cummings & PJ McCabe

Jim Cummings is back as co-director and star in this pitch black film biz satire. Cummings revels in the full spectrum of bad behavior, leaving you laughing and gasping in equal measure.

BEYOND THE INFINITE 2 MINUTES
Japan, 2021
North American Premiere, 70 min
Director – Junta Yamaguchi

Kato is a cafe owner in Kyoto who suddenly finds his bedroom computer screen linked to the one in his cafe, showing him exactly what’s going on downstairs – two minutes in the future. Things get really absurd when his friends find out and devise a way to go … BEYOND THE INFINITE 2 MINUTES.

BINGO HELL
USA, 2021
World Premiere, 85 min
Director – Gigi Saul Guerrero

The big, steel-toed boot of gentrification won’t stop one determined locally-grown advocate as a new building owner offers Bingo as a portal to financial prosperity – but the price is something far more sinister and much less liberating.

CANNON ARM AND THE ARCADE QUEST
Denmark, 2021
US Premiere, 97 min
Director – Mads Hedegaard

Kim Cannon Arm sets out to shatter records by playing Gyruss for 100 hours straight on a single coin and he can’t do it on his own in this funny and philosophical documentary about the importance of friends and community.

DANCE OF DEATH
Taiwan, Hong Kong, 1976
Repertory Screening, 90 min
Director – Chi-Hwa Chen

At the nexus point where Jackie Chan’s star began to rise and Angela Mao’s (ENTER THE DRAGON) was waning, they collaborated on this wild, rarely seen gem. Channeling Chan’s own acrobatic style, Mao avenges the defeat of her teachers using a powerful “dancing girl” kung fu style inspired by the gyrations of brothel attendants.

DEAD & BEAUTIFUL
The Netherlands, Taiwan, 2021
North American Premiere, 98 min
Director – David Verbeek

Five wealthy, fashionable friends wake up from a wild night in Taipei to find they’ve become vampires in David Verbeek’s aesthetically gorgeous thriller.

DYNASTY
Taiwan, Hong Kong, 1977
Repertory Screening, 92 min
Director – Chang Mei-chung

Now! DYNASTY! On the surface it looks like just another indie kung fu flick from Taiwan, but within minutes this crazy train has picked up a full head of steam and is on its way to a Never Never Land of wild weapons, mass mutilation, and major mayhem … all in 3-D!!!

THE EXORCISM OF GOD
USA, Mexico, Venezuela, 2021
World Premiere, 98 min
Director – Alejandro Hidalgo

When children in a small Mexican town start dying of demonic possession, the inhabitants seek the help of Father Peter Williams, a priest haunted by a past exorcism gone sinfully wrong. What follows is an epic battle between good and evil.

THE FOUND FOOTAGE PHENOMENON
United Kingdom, 2021
US Premiere, 102 min
Directors – Sarah Appleton & Phillip Escott

Whip out your phone cams and prepare to get immersive: Sarah Appleton and Phillip Escott’s THE FOUND FOOTAGE PHENOMENON is a documentary-shaped crash course on the wobbliest horror films out there.

HELLBENDER
USA, 2021
US Premiere, 82 min
Directors – Toby Poser, Zelda Adams & John Adams

Fantastic Fest favorite filmmaking family Toby Poser, John Adams, and Zelda Adams return with their newest creative endeavor HELLBENDER, a witchy, heavy metal coming-of-age thriller.

IKÉ BOYS
USA, 2021
World Premiere, 88 min
Director – Eric McEver

Two self-proclaimed geeks and a live-in Japanese foreign exchange student procure a long-lost anime classic that inadvertently turns them into superheroes … just in time for a Y2K-era Kaiju face-off!

KING CAR
Brazil, 2021
US Premiere, 97 min
Director – Renata Pinheiro

A young man’s ability to surreally “be one” with cars sparks a revolution that could save transport in his community. When his invention inadvertently accelerates the underlying problems, our hero’s quest must grow bigger than his own personal ambitions.

KNOCKING
Sweden, 2021
Texas Premiere, 78 min
Director – Frida Kempff

Molly seems to be the only one who hears strange knocking day and night in her apartment. But she won’t be deterred by unbelievers until she’s discovered the cause of the noises tormenting her.

LAMB
Iceland, Sweden, Poland, 2021
US Premiere, 107 min
Director – Valdimar Jóhannsson

On a remote farm in Iceland, a couple that experienced recent loss is caring for their flock of sheep. One day, one of their sheep gives birth to a very peculiar lamb that will change their lives forever.

LAST OF THE WOLVES
Japan, 2021
Texas Premiere, 139 min
Director – Kazuya Shiraishi

A hard-won truce between rival yakuza gangs threatens to erupt into bloody violence when a psychopathic hoodlum is released from prison and vows to avenge the death of his boss.

LET THE WRONG ONE IN
Ireland, 2021
World Premiere, 97 min
Director – Conor McMahon

Sibling rivalry takes on a whole new meaning when one brother is turned into a vampire and has to rely on his younger brother to protect him. Will brotherly love win out or is someone getting staked?

LIMBO
Hong Kong, 2021
Texas Premiere, 118 min
Director – Soi Cheang

A burnt-out cop and a by-the-book young detective team up to catch a vicious serial killer lurking in the garbage-filled alleys of Hong Kong in Soi Cheang’s grimy monochrome masterpiece.

MAD GOD
USA, 2021
US Premiere, 83 min
Director – Phil Tippett

An adventurer descends into a pit reaching the bowels of the Earth, searching for a spot on a crumbling map. On his journey in an apocalyptic world, he meets and fights monsters and creatures out of your worst nightmares in this passion project from stop-motion legend Phil Tippett.

THE MARCO EFFECT
Denmark, 2021
North American Premiere, 125 min
Director – Martin Zandlivet

When Marco, a Romani kid without papers, is caught at the Danish border with the passport of a man who went missing, Detective Carl Mørck from Department Q unknowingly opens Pandora’s Box on what was supposedly a simple case.

MASTER OF THE FLYING GUILLOTINE 
Presented by 36 Cinema
Taiwan, Hong Kong, 1975
Repertory Screening, 93 min
Director – Jimmy Wang Yu

A blind assassin armed with a vicious flying guillotine is out to kill the legendary one-armed boxer (martial arts superstar Jimmy Wang Yu). 36 Cinema presents MASTER OF THE FLYING GUILLOTINE with live commentary by RZA!

MIDNIGHT
South Korea, 2021
Texas Premiere, 103 min
Director – KWON Oh-seung

Discover the twisted nighttime alleys of Seoul in the tense and thrilling MIDNIGHT, the gripping tale of a Deaf woman and the serial killer who has underestimated his opponent.

MOTHER SCHMUCKERS
Belgium, 2021
Texas Premiere, 70 min
Director – Lenny Guit & Harpo Guit

Issachar and Zabulon are two not-so-bright brothers who never manage to do anything right. When they lose Jacques-Janvier, their mom’s beloved dog, she gives them a day to find him … or else. And of course nothing goes smoothly.

NAME ABOVE TITLE
Portugal, 2020
North American Premiere, 59 min
Director – Carlos Conceição

A serial killer is propelled into fame after he kisses a dying woman who has just thrown herself off a balcony. Viewed by the world as an act of kindness, that gesture may well be hiding something far more sinister.

ONCE UPON A TIME IN UGANDA
USA, Uganda, 2021
World Premiere, 94 min
Director – Cathryne Czubek & Hugo Perez

Documenting the rise of Uganda’s Tarantino and his complex relationship with a middle-aged white dude from New York, ONCE UPON A TIME IN UGANDA tells the amazing story of a micro-film industry making $200 action films that have traveled the world, and how it happened almost by accident.

POSSESSION
France, Germany, 1981
US Premiere of 4K Restoration, 124 min
Director – Andrzej Zulawski

It took 30 years for people to catch up to POSSESSION’s bizarre, gelatinous majesty, and now it graces the Fantastic Fest screen in a breathtaking 4K restoration.

POUPELLE OF CHIMNEY TOWN
Japan, 2020
US Premiere, 100 min
Director – Yusuke Hirota

In this animated adventure, a young chimney sweep meets a sentient pile of junkyard scrap one Halloween night, raising questions about the world outside the isolated, walled-off community the boy has known his entire life.

PREMAN
Indonesia, 2021
Texas Premiere, 91 min
Director – Randolph Zaini

After Pandu witnesses a murder by a local gang – the unsavory mini-mob that his father works for – Deaf criminal Sandi has to turn against his own crew and flee town to protect him. Unfortunately, his boss Guru is not about to let go so easily.

THE SADNESS
Taiwan, 2021
US Premiere, 99 min
Director – Rob Jabbaz

As Taiwan succumbs to a viral pandemic that transforms ordinary peaceful citizens into sadistic, bloodthirsty maniacs, a young couple must battle to be reunited before they too become infected in this gleefully gory, morally reprehensible late-night splatterfest.

SHE WILL
United Kingdom, 2021
North American Premiere, 95 min
Director – Charlotte Colbert

After a double mastectomy, actress Veronica Ghent travels to a remote place in Scotland in order to recuperate. However, the land around the retreat radiates with a dark power that will ultimately help liberate her from a traumatic past.

SNAKES
USA, 1974
Repertory Screening, 83 min
Director – Art Names

An exceedingly odd rural snake revenge movie — made on a zilch budget and scored by electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani — that will make you question your relationship with reality, relativity, and reptiles.

THIS IS GWAR
USA, 2021
World Premiere, 110 min
Director – Scott Barber

GWAR is the galaxy’s greatest rock ‘n roll band, an intergalactic troupe of marauders who crash-landed in Antarctica and are committed to rocking your face off. But they’re also a bunch of amazing artists from Virginia determined to put on the wildest, bloodiest show you’ve ever seen. This is how.

TITANE
France, Belgium, 2021
US Premiere, 108 min
Director – Julia Ducournau

A car accident irreparably changes the course of one woman’s life, sending her down a bizarre, twisted path in the search for love and acceptance.

Related Article: Julia Ducournau Is The Second Woman To Win The Palme d’Or For Scary Shocker TITANE!

THE TRIP
Norway, 2021
International Premiere, 113 min
Director – Tommy Wirkola

A married couple travels to their isolated cabin in the woods for some peace and quiet, with the husband planning to murder his wife. Of course, nothing goes as planned, and things only get worse from there ….

THE VISITOR
Italy, USA, 1979
Repertory Screening, 108 min
Director – Michael J. Paradise

This Italian-made horror/soap-opera/psychedelic light show was made to scoop up any stray dollars that THE OMEN and THE EXORCIST may have left on the table. Featuring an amazing will-work-for-food cast that includes John Huston as a kind of cosmic child pimp for the lord, Shelley Winters, Lance Henriksen, Sam Peckinpah (!!!), and of course Franco Nero as Jesus Christ.

YELLOW DRAGON’S VILLAGE
Japan, 2021
International Premiere, 67 min
Director – Hugo Sakamoto

And now for something completely different: Cannibal cultists and vengeful martial artists lead the way as found footage horror gets a cult film makeover courtesy of Hugo Sakamoto’s inventive and spirited debut.

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