FantasticFest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and action movies from all around the world. Here's a list of some of our favorite movies at FantasticFest.
The restorer Stefano is hired by the Mayor Solmi of a small village nearby Ferrara to restore a painting of St. Sebastian, made by the mentally disturbed painter Buono Legnani in the local ... See full summary »
Stefano, a young journalist, buys a used typewriter and accidentally sees that some text is still readable on the ribbon. He manages to reconstruct the story of a scientist, Paolo Zeder, ... See full summary »
"The Hideout" is a mystery-thriller about an Italian woman who moves to Davenport to open a restaurant. After her husband commits suicide, she spends fifteen years recovering at a Minnesota... See full summary »
A seminary student, Giacomo Vigetti, is convicted by the Papal State of seducing a young girl. He is forced to flee and takes refuge with an excommunicated priest. Unfortunately, the priest... See full summary »
After thirty years in the big corporation, Ugo Fantozzi retires. Suddenly, he needs things to do in everyday life and he tries a number of activities: helping Pina shopping; babysitting ... See full summary »
Fracchia is desperate: he has to sell a house within three days, or otherwise his boss will fire him. Mister Filini comes to him, but he asks the impossible, a house with at least five ... See full summary »
Those who expect this Italian horror/thriller to be in the tradition of the late great Lucio Fulci's gorefests and only accept Italian horror cinema like this will surely be disappointed by this extremely subtle film. There is not one single gore effect in the whole movie - but it doesn't need any. This film tells the story about a young man who returns to the house where he grew up - just after the death of his father, whose reputation got destroyed by the suicide of a young woman he had an affair with. The young man soon gets obsessed by the house and the past of his dad... "Dove Comincia la Notte" is a film in the tradition of overtly subtle horror films like the beautiful "Un Sussurro nel Buio" from 1976, where no manifestation of the supernatural ever happens, yet the main characters are so haunted by a past event that they won't be able to escape in the end. An uncanny film, even though sometimes almost too subtle: 7 out of 10.
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