Fantasia 2024 Second Wave of Programming Includes Opening Film ‘Bookworm’ Starring Elijah Wood

The Fantasia International Film Festival returns with its 28th edition from July 18 through August 4, 2024, returning to the Concordia Hall and J.A. de Sève cinemas, with additional screens and events at Montreal’s Cinémathèque québécoise and Cinéma du Musée. The second wave of programming has been unveiled, adding even more genre premieres to an already […]

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Fantasia 2024 First Wave of Programming Includes Found Footage ‘Shelby Oaks,’ ‘Witchboard’ Remake, and More

The Fantasia International Film Festival will be celebrating its 28th edition with another densely packed slate of events and programming running from July 18 through August 4, 2024, returning yet again at the Concordia Hall and J.A. de Sève cinemas, with additional screens and events at Montreal’s Cinémathèque québécoise and Cinéma du Musée. The festival’s full […]

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‘New Life’ Fantasia Review – A Genre-Blending Thriller That Emotionally Devastates

Writer/Director John Rosman’s feature debut, New Life, introduces an emotionally charged thriller that bides its time setting up the personal stakes behind the central cat-and-mouse pursuit. Prolonging answers behind the motives of the chase instills overarching mystery as it focuses on parallel journeys for two women desperately searching for a better hand than they’ve been dealt. It’s not […]

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‘Devils’ – Acclaimed Body-Swap Thriller in the Vein of ‘Face/Off’ Heading to SCREAMBOX! [Fantasia]

Huge announcement out of the Fantasia Film Festival where Cineverse and Bloody Disgusting have acquired all North American rights to the body-swap psychological thriller Devils, the film nominated for the New Flesh Competition for Best First Feature! The film will be released this fall as a SCREAMBOX Original. Deadline first reported the news. The gripping […]

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‘#Manhole’ Fantasia Review – An Exciting New Twist on the Confined Single Location Thriller

It takes a great deal of careful plotting to make a good confined single location thriller. Films such as Buried (2010), The Pool (2018), and 4×4 (2019) rely on a variety of complications to maintain tension without becoming repetitive or overstaying their welcome. It’s a delicate balance, but when it’s done well, the results can […]

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‘Blackout’ Filmmaker Larry Fessenden Previews Unique Werewolf Movie and Teases Potential Monster Mashup [Interview]

Filmmaker and horror stalwart Larry Fessenden has dedicated an extensive career to independent horror. Fessenden continues to deliver unique interpretations of familiar movie monsters, from the vampiric Habit to a modern Frankenstein retelling with 2019’s Depraved. His latest, Blackout, brings a contemporary horror drama centered around a Wolfman.  Blackout, which just debuted at Fantasia International Film Festival (our review), follows small […]

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‘The Sacrifice Game’ Fantasia Review – A Devilishly Fun New Entry In Holiday Horror

Director/Producer Jenn Wexler’s sophomore feature, The Sacrifice Game, continues her streak for unpredictable narratives centered around teen girls. Unlike the anarchic ’80s punk rock spirit of her feature directorial debut, The Ranger, The Sacrifice Game shifts gears in tone and era to examine friendship amidst a demonically charged home invasion over Christmas break. Its narrative turns, characters that challenge perceptions, and […]

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‘Blackout’ Review – Larry Fessenden’s Werewolf Tale Offers a Slice-of-Life Movie With a Horror Twist

In 2019, indie horror filmmaker Larry Fessenden reimagined Frankenstein with a contemporary lens in Depraved. His follow-up, Blackout, takes his exploration of classic movie monsters further with a unique take on the Wolf Man. Alcoholism and lycanthropy afflict an artist in Blackout, the title’s dual meaning apparent, but Fessenden takes it a step further by exploring the volatile nature of a community […]

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‘Booger’ Exclusive Images Previews Genre-Bending Metamorphosis Thriller

Writer/Director Mary Dauterman’s feature directorial debut, Booger, promises to take audiences on a grossly sweet journey. Ahead of its world premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival, Bloody Disgusting can exclusively reveal first look images that teases an unpredictable ride ahead for the genre-bending metamorphosis thriller. In the film: “After Booger, her dead friend’s cat […]

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‘The Becomers’ – An Alien’s Cover Gets Blown in New Trailer for Genre-Bending Comedy

Body-snatching aliens attempt to navigate love in the modern world in The Becomers, a genre-bending comedy set to make its premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival. A new trailer and poster reveal below gives a glimpse at the weird, funny, grotesque blend of genres in the latestby writer/director Zach Clark (Little Sister). The Becomers […]

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‘Aporia’ – New Trailer for Judy Greer Starring Sci-fi Thriller Explores Time-Bending Morality

The chance to undo a tragedy leads to time-bending sci-fi thrills in Aporia, and a new trailer unveiled today gives a glimpse of the emotional stakes and haunting morality choices made. Aporia stars Judy Greer (Halloween Kills, “Archer”) as a widow grappling with impossible choices when presented with a time machine. The dramatic sci-fi thriller […]

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Fantasia Film Festival Second Wave Announces Serial Killer ‘Red Rooms’ As Opening Film, ‘Talk to Me,’ and More

The 27th edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival is set to commence from July 20 through August 9, 2023, taking place at the Concordia Hall Cinema, with additional screens at the Cinémathèque québécoise and Cinéma du Musée. The festival’s second wave of programming is here, bringing with it announcements of the opening film, serial […]

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Fantasia Film Festival – First Wave Includes ‘Blackout’, ‘Where the Devil Roams’, and ‘The Sacrifice Game’ [Photos]

The Fantasia International Film Festival will be celebrating its 27th edition with a whiplashing program of screenings, workshops, and launch events running from July 20 through August 9, 2023, taking place at the Concordia Hall Cinema, with additional screens at the Cinémathèque québécoise and Cinéma du Musée. The festival’s full lineup will be announced in […]

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‘Dark Glasses’ Review – Dario Argento’s Return Is a Bloody and Sentimental Throwback [Fantasia]

Dario Argento’s latest film Dark Glasses finds the Master of Horror back on (somewhat) solid ground. While Dark Glasses has several classic Giallo elements, in reality, the Italian director has unexpectedly delivered a throwback to the “disabled woman in peril” subgenre that was popular back in the 80s and 90s. Dark Glasses begins in traditional Argento […]

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‘The Breach’ Review – A Lovecraftian and Vague House of Horrors [Fantasia]

Beginning with the stomach-churning body horror novel The Troop, author Craig Davidson quickly established himself as a horror author to watch under the pen name Nick Cutter. Adapting the boundary-pushing, gruesome, and often cosmic horror found on Cutter’s pages makes for a tricky and daunting task. Rue Morgue president Rodrigo Gudiño‘s second feature takes on Cutter’s latest, an Audible original […]

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