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Fantasia Fest 2007 recap

Jul. 24, 2007by: The Arrow



Today marks the end of Montreal's FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL and it was overall a pretty good freaking time. The film selection was primo this year, I got to hang with the groovy Dread Central team and the usual horror loving madmen of Fantasia. Lots of watching movies, talking about movies and drinking while doing both went down. All good to me!

I had many highlights on this run with kool dude David Arquette joining me and the Dread Central crew at my pad to chill out after a had night of drinking being one of them. You should've seen my face the next morning when I woke up and looked around. I kept asking myself "Was David Arquette sitting in my chair or did I imagine that?" Freaking surreal!


Fantasia's Mitch Davis doing his thing!

At the same time, I was also attending the Festival as a... well I don't feel comfortable calling myself a filmmaker just yet (let me direct something, then we'll talk) so I'll say; as a dude who had two films he was involved in playing there. Yup I'm talking DEADEN and RECON 2022. Both screenings went very well and the films were overall well received by the audience. Always a good thing. You can read my three cents on that jive HERE and HERE and director of both movies Christian Viel's 4 cents HERE and HERE. Now lets recap, the Fantasia films that were covered by AITH this year:

FANTASIA FILMS I REVIEWED:



THE BACK WOODS - DEAD IN 3 DAYS - END OF THE LINE - HATCHET - PERFECT CREATURE - RIGHT AT YOUR DOOR - THE SIGNAL - THE TRIPPER

REVIEWED BY AITH STAFFERS:



THE REDSIN TOWER - SILK - MULBERRY STREET

WILL BE REVIEWED SOON:



GIRL NEXT DOOR - SPIRAL - POSTAL - RISE OF THE GHOST

I'M BUMMED THAT I MISSED:

THE LAST WINTER - WIZARD OF GORE - THE RAGE
(Send me screeners filmmakers!)

Here are a series of pics from my 2007 Fantasia experience:


Presenting Deaden with Director Christian Viel and some of the cast and crew.


JoBlo and I at the Deaden after-party i.e. a bunch of peeps getting wasted at a Pub. Thanks for the continuous support buddy!


The day after the Deaden screening; nursing that hangover in Mother Nature's lap. Ahhh...reality....


The Dread Central crew ready, willing and able to see some f*cking horror!


Director Robert Kurtzman talking The Rage!


Director Christian Viel and cie (me included - I'm Santa in the back) talking Recon 2022 at the screening.


The boys of Recon 2022!


Maurice Deveraux (End of the Line) answering questions from fans.


Uwe Boll going Postal about Postal!


Me, JaneBlo, JoBlo and actor Deke Richards after the Recon 2022 screening.


PAT!!!!!!!! Thx for acting as my photographer on this one bra! Your rock!


Director Karim Hussain (La Belle Bete) and Viel chumming around!


This very potent drink is for you Fantasia! Thanks for everything and see ya next year! Cheers!

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