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.
Janet Taylor and a group of college students take a road trip to Mexico for Spring Break. While en route they stumbled upon a roadblock that forces them to take a detour, which leads down a dangerous path of kidnapping and murder.
Lakisha R. Lemons
Purge: To put to death, eliminate what is undesirable. The serial killer known as Purge lived and died by this code. But is he dead? Driving home from a road trip, ERIC and SHELLY take a ... See full summary »
Sledge hits you from the beginning with humor and originality. Opening with Assly's True American Horror television program, the action kicks off instantly with skull crushing deaths from ... See full summary »
John B Sovie II,
An ex-soldier and his wife witness a brutal murder during their camping holiday, and find themselves hunted by the killers. However, the former soldier has plans of his own... As darkness ... See full summary »
After returning home from the launch of his book about the occult, Daniel Shergold's house is broken into by thugs, who beat his wife to death ad leave him paralyzed. A depressed agoraphobic in his secluded country cottage, Daniel mourns the death of his wife while being cared for by home nurse, Fiona. He is unable to accept the lack of success the police have in finding his wife's killers. Daniel accepts a visit from a mysterious stranger who insists he can help him reap revenge. He agrees and is thrown into a strange and horrific transition into darkness. With renewed strength, Daniel sets out to avenge his wife's murder, but at what cost? Written by
I saw this film at CineQuest film festival in San Jose last week. Not a fan of the vampire genre, I wanted to see what was coming out of the indie scene.
I was pleasantly surprised by the production values, and the story line. Part Faustian tale, part 'detective' drama - a really compelling story with some superb acting. *Spoiler* I liked the use of video as a catalyst for the corruption. A theme that came up in several of the horror flicks at this festival.
The ending was satisfying - but still left enough questions unanswered to serve as interesting after show talk.
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