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.
When a successful country lawyer captures and attempts to "civilize" the last remaining member of a violent clan that has roamed the Northeast coast for decades, he puts the lives of his family in jeopardy.
Brandon Gerald Fuller,
Lauren Ashley Carter
Hanging out at some campgrounds one nice summer day, 19-year-old Ray Pye decides to murder two young women. His friends, Jen and Tim, witness the murder and help him cover it up. Four years... See full summary »
In 1965, after provoking a fire in a forest, the rebel teenager Heather Fasulo is sent to the boarding school Falburn Academy in the middle of the woods by her estranged mother Alice Fasulo and her neglected father Joe Fasulo. The dean Ms. Traverse accepts Heather in spite of the bad financial condition of her father. The displaced Heather becomes close friend of he weird Marcy Turner, while they are maltreated by the abusive mate Samantha Wise. During the nights, Heather has nightmares and listens to voices from the woods, and along the days she believes that the school is a coven of witches. When some students, including Marcy, simply vanish, Heather believes she will be the next one. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The teachers all have names that are Northern Lower Peninsula Michigan towns - Charlevoix, Mackinac, (Glen) Arbor, Traverse. See more »
Samantha trows a glass of milk at Marcy's face. After that, Heather punches Samantha and the girls quickly get in a brutal fist fight. In the next shot that shows Marcy, her face and chest are completely dry and clean, with no traces of milk whatsoever. See more »
[Ms. Mackinaw brings Heather into the office]
What is this?
Miss Fasulo attacked Miss Wise in the dining hall.
[Her head twitches]
Is that so?
[she twitches intentionally]
... attack anyone. I was just trying to defend myself.
[Ms. Mackinaw looks embarrassed and upset that Heather made fun of her twitch]
I'm sorry. I didn't meant to...
[Ms. Mackinaw twitches again and leaves angrily]
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If you are looking for a bloody slasher flick, then look elsewhere, as this film is a spooky thriller along the lines of Dario Argento.
Agnes Bruckner, a superb young actress, plays a troubled teen whose mother puts her in a boarding school. It just so happens that she has special talents the headmistress (Patricia Clarkson - The Station Agent, The Green Mile, Pieces of April) and the other teachers are looking for.
Despite warnings from sexy Rachel Nichols, she is trapped and part of their diabolical scheme.
The suspense is tense throughout and it only gets bloody at the end. The acting is great and the tree effects are spectacular.
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