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.
"Force of Execution" is the story about a crime lord torn between his legacy and his desire to get out of the life of crime that has built his empire, when a new player to the scene tries ... See full summary »
A soldier who has been fighting a long war is driven mad because he no longer believes in any purpose or righteous truth behind the killing. He comes home to a surreal world looking for his... See full summary »
After earth is taken over by an army of robots, the small number of humans left are forced into hiding. In the nuclear winter, only droids walk the face of the earth, in fear of the rumored... See full summary »
It has been 73 years since Alex failed and the Humans lost the Cyborg Wars. Since then, the Humans have been enslaved. Scientists have developed a new DNA strain, which could signal the end... See full summary »
A young woman wakes up in a room she assumes is a police interrogation room. A detective tells her she is the only survivor of a mass killing that evening. As the Detective has the woman ... See full summary »
Saw a very early, possibly the first, cut screening of this film back in March. It was still needing CG work and the sound was rough. What I gleamed from the version I saw, was the film is set several centuries after the Van Damme Cyborg film. No, there's no Van Damme and no "FENDERRRRR". So its not really a sequel, prequel or whatever other form these tenuous connections take on. What it is, is a very complicated and complex take on the whole messiah as hero trope. The film really spins the entire Joseph Campbell hero's journey on its ear. The film asks and explores what if you were both the savior and the destroyer, hero and villain rolled into one. There were several "Scene Missing" cards so it was a disjointed, but the core of the film's thematic track was apparent. Joi Fulco plays these messiah / Lucifer hybrid. She's interesting but it was hard to tell how her acting is. As in all Albert Pyun films, there's a lot of imaginative visuals and an unorthodox style to everything. I think he might have jumped the gun on screening the cut as it needed work but the ideas rang through impressively. It's not derivative or stuck in genre conventions. It's as if Cyborg was remade with the style of 2001 or Tree of Life. Its that metaphysical in design. I am curious to see the final version.
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