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Fantastic Fest: Second Wave of programming announced!

08.13.2013by: Eric Walkuski

Fantastic Fest has just announced the second wave of programming for the ninth edition of Fantastic Fest, taking place September 19 - 26 at Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline in Austin, Texas. See below for descriptions of nineteen new World, North American & US premiere films at this year's festival. You can also click HERE for a look at the first wave of announced programming.

FIELD IN ENGLAND, A (England, 2013)

During the British Civil War, when magic was science, an alchemist forces a group of deserters to help him locate buried treasure, and sends them all straight into the mouth of madness.   

AFFLICTED (Canada, 2013)

Derek and Clif, best friends documenting their journey across the world, are in for an unexpected adventure when one of them comes down with a sinister sickness.   

ALMOST HUMAN (USA, 2013)

A man who disappeared under mysterious circumstances returns to wreak havoc upon a small town.

BLUE RUIN (USA, 2013)

A homeless man aims to avenge his dead parents when their killer is released from prison, triggering a chain of events that will only end in more blood.

COHERENCE (USA, 2013)

On the night a comet is passing near Earth, a dinner party takes an odd turn. When the power goes out, eight friends discover that the only house on the street left with power also holds many secrets.   

CONGRESS, THE (Israel, Germany, 2013)

Robin Wright (playing herself) receives the last offer she'll ever get from a Hollywood studio in Ari Folman's adaptation of Stanislaw Lem's classic scifi novel, and his follow-up to WALTZ WITH BASHIR.  

GOLDBERG AND EISENBERG (Israel, 2013)

A psychopath develops a dangerous obsession with a schlubby computer programmer. 

GRAND PIANO (Spain, 2013)

A renowned concert pianist (Elijah Wood) returns to the stage for one final performance, only to become the target of a sadistic cat-and-mouse game with a faceless sniper (John Cusack).   

HENTAI KAMEN: FORBIDDEN SUPER HERO (Japan, 2013)

A new hero has arisen in Japan: One with fishnet stockings, a mankini, and a pair of women's panties over his face. When conventional justice fails, make way for the Hentai Kamen.

MARUYAMA THE MIDDLE SCHOOLER (Japan, 2013)

A middle school student prone to wild daydreams devotes his waking hours to stretching and flexibility exercises with the ultimate goal of one day being able to lick his own penis.   

MIRAGE MEN (United Kingdom, 2013)

A mind-scrambling documentary that posits that popular myths about the existence of UFOs originated from a disinformation campaign by the U.S. government.   

O'APOSTOLO (Spain, 2013)

Gothic legends are brought to life by gorgeous stop-motion animation in this adult fantasy film from Spain.

OUR HEROES DIED TONIGHT (France, 2013)

Freshly returned home from a stint in the French Foreign Legion, Victor finds work as a reluctantly villainous masked wrestler in this marvelously crafted ode to film noir from first-time director David Perrault.   

PATRICK (Australia, 2013)

Nurse Kathy Jaquard didn't expect a lot of trouble on the coma ward but she gets more than she can handle when she meets the telekinetic Patrick in Mark Hartley's remake of the Ozsploitation classic.  

PROXY (USA, 2013)

American director Zack Parker delivers an unexpected, nasty little thriller about a woman whose life spins out of control following an attack on her unborn child.

SEPTIC MAN (Canada, 2013)

An erstwhile plumber undergoes a hideous transformation when trapped inside a septic tank and tormented by the bizarre residents of his town's sewage treatment plant.  

TALES FROM THE ORGAN TRADE (Canada, 2013)

David Cronenberg narrates this fascinating documentary about the secret world of international organ trafficking.   

WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL (Japan, 2013)

Things get insanely bloody when an inspiring film troupe known as The Fuck Bombers collide with a yakuza boss who wants to make a movie with his daughter, in Fantastic Fest veteran Sion Sono's (LOVE EXPOSURE; SUICIDE CLUB) latest.   

WITCHING & BITCHING (Spain, 2013)

Hit Spanish director Alex de la Iglesia (THE LAST CIRCUS) returns to Fantastic Fest with a hilarious and gory tale of thieves who find themselves in over their heads when faced with a coven of bloodthirsty witches.   

Look for more film & event programming announcements for Fantastic Fest in the weeks ahead. Click HERE to see the official site.

Extra Tidbit: The pic at the top of the article is from WITCHING AND BITCHING.

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