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.
A team of professional ghost finders are trapped in an old village hall. The haunting they set out to investigate turns out to be far worse than they anticipated. Who will survive and what will be left of their souls?
A Nazi Luger Pistol from W.W.2 with dark and mystical powers re-emerges in modern day Bucharest and is taken to London. En-route it falls into the hands of a Media Mogul intent on using its... See full summary »
Inspired by a story that appeared in a 1950's newspaper, this short film plays out a year in the life of a young girl, Mouche. Deemed too skinny to make a living at the Moulin Rouge, Mouche... See full summary »
In 1947, noted Neo-Pagan Aleister Crowley dies. In Cambridge, 43 years later, with the help of a computer, Crowley's spirit takes over the body of Haddo, a mild-mannered, stuttering don. Over four days, as Crowley prepares for an occult extravaganza, bodies pile up, Crowley's elect engage in rites of passage, and Lia, a red-headed campus reporter, sniffs out a story that puts her in grave danger. Mathers, a scientist recently arrived from Cal Tech, may hold the key to her destiny. Written by
When Haddo/Crowley holds Victor's photo of the woman to the flame to create the burn mark, the burn mark appears twice. See more »
Why do you not take my laws seriously?
"Do what thou wilt. Love is the law, love under will."
Who is it you think you are?
Victor, who is it you think I am?
You are Oliver Haddo. H-A-D-D-O, Haddo.
Oh, Victor, would you deny me thrice before the cock grows?
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On the seventh day the king gave me a golden medal, bearing on one side the words ART IS THE PRIESTESS OF NATURE and on the other NATURE IS THE DAUGHTER OF TIME.
Hush Hush Here Comes the Bogey Man
Written by Lawton, Brown, Smith, Lang and Benson
Performed by Henry Hall and his Orchestra
Vocals by Gilbert Russell
Appears courtesy of Pavilion Records Ltd. See more »
The movie reminded me of Succubus XXX, except that it has slightly less boning and a more confusing plot. The story is that Aleister Crowley is reincarnated in the year 2000 and gets up to stuff, which involves urinating on students, crucifying cats and stealing other people's clothes. All of this is quite funny, if you know Crowley's actual work and biography, and Crowley himself would undoubtedly get a good laugh out of it. Simon Callow does a good job portraying the charismatic magician, even though his performance is over the top at times. The plot, however, is a mess. Crowley's goal in the movie is to perform a ritual called Chemical Wedding, but it is never made clear what exactly the ritual involves, or why Crowley needs it. The movie uses a lot of big words it obviously doesn't understand, probably in an attempt to impress viewers that are even more ignorant, but succeeds only at being an incomprehensible jumble of occult and scientific concepts. A jumble that contains quite a lot of boobs, however, so there is that. I suppose the first movie about Crowley could have done worse.
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