Dir. Greg McLeod, Myles McLeod
365 - One Year, One Film, One Second a Day
The latest maniacal exercise from the BAFTA-winning Brothers McLeod is a schizophrenic overload of id-beasts and hilarious non-sequiturs, assembled from 365 one-second animations they made each day over the course of a year.
AS SEEN BY THE REST (Ulidavaru Kandante)
Mystery abounds in this fractured gangster story from Karnataka, India. Shades of SCARFACE, PULP FICTION and RASHOMON color Rakshit Shetty's entrancing story of good, evil and something else...
Superstar Rajinikanth plays a rickshaw driver with a history of violence in this genre-defining musical gangster romance epic from the director of AALAVANDHAN.
THE BAD BATCH
Ana Lily Amirpour follows up her alt-cult sensation A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE with her highly anticipated dystopian cannibal desert trip.
From Park Chan-wook’s idol comes a twisted tale of lecherous lords and murderous mistresses. Presented outside of Korea for only the second time, Kim Ki-young’s masterpiece BAN GEUM-RYEON is a lush smorgasbord from Korea’s most demented cinematic mind.
BROKEN FACE (SALE GUEULE)
We return to the whipping waves of the sea for our program’s closing film, a lighthouse terror tale performed by marionettes and infused with that wistful melancholia that only the Old Ones and ancient mariners understand.
This funky animated/stop-motion/documentary hybrid utilizes over 10,000 crayon drawings to recount the true story of a heroic 1970s high school teacher who takes on an army of bikers single-handedly when they crash the school dance.
It’s World War II and there’s nothing Hitler won’t do to take over the world! Dinosaur men! Love potions! Giant robots! And all that stands in his way are the intrepid forces of the DANGER 5!
THE DEATHLESS DEVIL
The mysterious Dr. Satan’s nefarious plans threaten the future of everyone on the planet, and the only men who can stop him are the brilliant Copperhead and his assistant Sherlock Holmes!
Dir. Adam Brooks, Matt Kennedy
A one-handed film editor finds himself the prime suspect after a series of violent murders start happening around him in this knowing tribute to giallo from the crazy minds at Astron-6!
AN EVENING WITH BEVERLY LUFF LINN
Fantastic Fest alumni director Jim Hosking (THE GREASY STRANGLER; RENEGADES) is back with a second feature as absurd, crazy, and funny as his first. Follow Lulu Danger’s very own revolution in a Lynch-meets-Waters run-down version of America.
Winner of the Stranger with My Face Horror Film Festival’s annual scriptwriting contest, writer/director/producer Heidi Lee Douglas’ gothic period piece is set in the wilds of 19th century Van Diemen’s Land, where the inhabitants of a brutal women’s prison are occasionally plucked from the system by a mysterious benefactor who allegedly engages them as servants. Anxious to get out of jail, a feisty young prisoner volunteers herself as his next employee, not realizing that her new master has a dark secret.
In Machete Kills, Danny Trejo returns as ex-Federale agent Machete, who is recruited by the President of the United States for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man - he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war and anarchy across the planet.
THE MAN WHO SAVES THE WORLD (AKA TURKISH STAR WARS)
There has never been and will never be another film like THE MAN WHO SAVES THE WORLD, and your only chance to discover why is at this special Fantastic Fest screening!
Dir. Y.K. Kim, Park Sang-Woo
The legendary long-lost '80s thunder-rager! Martial arts rock band Dragon Sound throw down in the ultimate conflict against an army of cocaine-powered motorcycyle ninjas. The BEST unseen movie in HISTORY!
Dir. Flip van der Kuil, Steffen Haars
New Kids Nitro
In 2011, NEW KIDS TURBO rocked Fantastic Fest audiences with its potent brand of Dutch gross-out humor. Now, Fantastic Fest is proud to present the highly anticipated—and very offensive—sequel: NEW KIDS NITRO.
QUIT YOUR LIFE
Presented in English for the first time, actor-director Park Nou-sik balances the scales of justice as he stalks around Korea with his noose of judgment in the relentless revenge drama QUIT YOUR LIFE.
REMAKE, REMIX, RIP-OFF
Welcome to Turkey. It’s home to Yesilcam, the Turkish Hollywood where, in the late ‘70s, dreams were built on nothing more than a dime. Both a loving tribute to the burgeoning cinema of this young country and a trip into history, REMAKE, REMIX, RIP-OFF brings you the most outlandish story you’ve never heard: filmmaking so dangerous you need a safety harness just to watch.