Fantastic Fest announces full lineup for 2011 plus JoBlo.com will be there!
I don't get to do a whole lot of festivals and frankly I'm not that upset about it. Chris Bumbray covers both Sundance and Toronto for us (in fact, he leaves for TIFF today) and he does a fantastic job. I cover SXSW and that's very much my speed. But I was looking to get back to Austin one more time in a year and I'm incredibly excited to add one more film festival to my repertoire. This year I'll be covering Fantastic Fest for the first time!
Billed as a "film festival with all the boring parts cut out," Fantastic Fest, and their lineup of horror, fantasy, sci-fi and action films, is right up my alley. After the first wave of films announced came the second wave of films and today we have the final lineup including the opening and closing night films!
Opening Fantastic Fest in grand fashion will be the World Premiere of THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2. And closing the fest will be Morgan Spurlock and Joss Whedon's Comic-Con documentary COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN'S HOPE. But what's in-between? Check out a few of the highlights below and for the full schedule, head over to the official Fantastic Fest website!
AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (1981)
Mondo Presents Special Screening
Director of special makeup effects Rick Baker and poster artist Olly Moss live in person!
Director: John Landis, USA, 97 minutes
"Keep to the roads." A simple warning, but one that is not heeded by two Americans backpacking across the Yorkshire Moors. Now, they must learn to follow a new warning, "Beware the moon.” World famous artist Olly Moss will unveil his Mondo poster for this very special event.
THE DAY (2011)
Producer Guy Danella and actor Dominic Monaghan live in person!
Director: Douglas Aarniokoski, USA, 90 minutes
A group of weary post-apocalyptic survivors find refuge in an abandoned farmhouse. The house, however, may not be as safe or abandoned as they first assumed.
Director and writer Steven John Kostanski, co-writer and actor Jeremy Gillespie and actor Andrea Karr live in person!
Director: Steven John Kostanski, Canada, 60 minutes
Part man, part robot, all killing machine! Only the awesome power of the MANBORG can drive the demon hordes back to hell!
TAKE SHELTER (2011)
Director: Jeff Nichols, USA, 120 minutes
Curtis LaForche is having apocalyptic nightmares which progressively get worse, blending reality with the dream world. As paranoia starts to take a toll, he decides to build a living quarters underground, risking his job security, marriage, and friends.
ZOMBIE ASS (2011)
Director Noboru Iguchi live in person!
Director: Noboru Iguchi, Japan, 85 minutes
A mad scientist conducts experiments on alien parasites and zombies in turn. Will karate save the day, or...fart power? Ass-obsessed madman Noboru Iguchi creates the most crap-tastic zombie movie ever to emerge from Japan's cinema sewer.