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.
An anonymous woman mysteriously arrives in a sleepy coastal town admired by an unnoticed onlooker. Driven by a tragic past and anxious to reach her destination, only time can prevent the ... See full summary »
Darren is a business man pushed to the limit at work. One night, after another long shift, driving home with his mind elsewhere things take a turn for the worse. 1 minute is all it takes for things to go very wrong.
Emulsion is a Psychological Noir about a man looking for his missing wife, set on the south coast of England. When ISABELLA mysteriously disappears from a car park her husband, RONNY, ... See full summary »
An intense and powerful drama, all shot in first person point of view. Laura has gathered everyone she knows for a special farewell party. The mood of awkwardness and unease is heavy in the... See full summary »
Matan, a soldier in the IDF, sets off for a week of patrolling in a remote base. Overwhelmed with homesickness, he becomes an easy target for the other soldiers who make it their business ... See full summary »
Merv Doody (James Heathcote) is a true horror aficionado. He's seen it all. That's when fate delivers an inept psycho killer to his doorstep. At first, Merv is interested in not getting killed, but then it becomes something more. He must transform this bumbling reject from the local asylum into the ultimate killing machine. Enlisting the aid of his best friend Onkey (Dan Palmer), they set about making the best slasher in the world. Forget Jason and Freddy. They're losers. The man with the spatula (that's right, I said spatula. You wanna make something of it, Sissy?) learns his lessons too well. It isn't long before the man with the hockey mask and orange jumper is carving a path of destruction through the sleepy town of Redwater Cove. Merv and Onkey find that they are the only two who can stop the murderous rampage of their own creation. The only question is how do you destroy an unstoppable machine of utter madness? Written by
Douglas A. Waltz; CULT-CUTS
The dialogue spoken by Onkey (Dan Palmer) to Merv (James Heathcote) during the Blair Witch Play is a direct lift of a Jurghen Prochnow's speech in Beverly Hills Cop II. See more »
But I'm not a serial killer.
Give me another chance, I'll try again. If you help me and I really put my mind to it I'm sure I could hack you to death, maim you, seriously deform you for life at least.
You've already messed up my hard-hitting schlockumentary. I wanted Freddy Krueger and you gave me Noel Coward.
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SPECIAL THANKS TO: David Cronenberg, John Carpenter, Jim Carrey and Larry Hagman. See more »
I saw this movie when it was screened at Oxford University yesterday, and I was pleasantly surprised. Freak Out kicks off with a black and white sequence of a kid being bullied at his primary school, who then swears he will return in 13 years are wreak his revenge... well, some unexpected events occur which prevent him from doing that, so when he turns up at Merv's house - Merv and his wacky friend Onkey decide to train him into a real serial killer using their incredible knowledge of horror movies.
This movie has some really funny moments, and there are times when you forget that it was made for only £30,000. Obviously, there are times when you don't, but if you go into this accepting that it was made by college students for college students, I think you'll enjoy it.
My favourite thing about Freak Out was all the movie references and quotes they spread through it. Overall Freak Out is a fun movie that could become a cult classic. I gave it 9/10.
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