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.
Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods. The evil presence possesses them until only one is left to fight for survival.
A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.
The twenty-one year-old Timothy "Tim" Allen Russell is discharged from a mental institution by his psychiatric Dr. Shawn Graham completely healed from a childhood trauma. His sister Kaylie welcomes him in the parking area and brings him home. Then she tells that they need to destroy an ancient mirror that she has just bought in an auction. The reluctant Tim follows his sister and has fragmented recollections from his childhood, when his mother Marie buys a mirror for the home office of his father Alan. Kaylie and Tim see a woman with their father in his office and the behaviors of Alan and Marie change, ending in a family tragedy. Kaylie blames the mirror and now she wants to destroy it with Tim. Will they succeed? Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Oculus is...trippy. I can't say it's horrifying, not in my opinion at least, because I like the oldies horrors (think Wes Craven, Steven King). This movie messes with your mind. Not to say it wasn't good, it had jump scares, and did get me several times. It's between time periods, but only tells you once that it was in the past...so after that you're left guessing past or present, which is why some people may not like it- it can get confusing. It doesn't have massive amounts of graphic effects- I liked it none the less though, it didn't need them to carry itself. In all, I liked the movie and do recommend it to people who like movies that are psychological like this, that can mess with your mind a little and be a little scary as well.
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