Films: Kitsch

  • BAASHA
    Superstar Rajinikanth plays a rickshaw driver with a history of violence in this genre-defining musical gangster romance epic from the director of AALAVANDHAN.
  • BAT PUSSY - PRESENTED BY AGFA AND SOMETHING WEIRD
    AGFA and Something Weird present a brand new 2K transfer of the world's first X-rated parody.
  • Danger 5
    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!
  • Danger 5 - Series 2
    When Adolf Hitler surfaces posing as a 1980s high school student, there can be only one response! The crack team of Danger 5 are pressed back into service to eliminate the Nazi threat once and for all!
  • The Last Video Store
    The crew behind Edmonton’s DEDFest and cult video store The Lobby bring you this histrionic tidal wave of VHS nostalgia, featuring robots, evil corporations, a killer theme song and guest-FX by Astron-6’s Steve Kostanski. Director Tim Rutherford LIVE in attendance!
  • 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!
  • Maruyama the Middle Schooler
    A middle school student prone to wild daydreams devotes his waking hours to stretching and flexibility exercises with the ultimate goal of one day being able to lick his own penis.
  • Munchausen
    A clingy mother (Bonnie Bedelia of THE STRANGE VENGEANCE OF ROSALIE and DIE HARD) goes to extreme lengths to prevent her son from going off to college. The latest from the prolific director of the disturbing THE STRANGE THING ABOUT THE JOHNSONS. Writer/Director Ari Aster LIVE in attendance!
  • ORIGINAL COPY
    In the heart of Mumbai, behind the screen of one of the last Hindi Film cinemas, lives Sheik Rahman, the city’s last painter of film posters. This is his story.
  • PHANTASM: RAVAGER
    The fifth and final film in the classic Phantasm film series, Phantasm Ravager follows our intrepid everyman hero Reggie on his quest across dark dimensions as he struggles to confront and vanquish the sinister Tall Man
  • 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.
  • Retrocognition
    A brilliant and disturbing pastiche of melodramatic 1940s radio dramas, former Texan Eric Patrick’s distorted domestic characters - with their cracked faces and murderous longings - offer an uncanny underside to the idyllic nuclear family.
  • SADAKO VS KAYAKO
    The showdown of the century is about to begin and no one in Tokyo will be spared: Ring’s Sadako vs The Grudge’s Kayako in a fight to determine the future of humanity.
  • SALYUT-7
    Based on a true story, SALYUT-7 is the little-known mission to dock with an unmanned space station in order to stop it from crashing into Earth, a feat never before attempted in space history.
  • SHIMAUMA
    Dora is a lowlife con man who runs a marriage scam with his associates. But a badly timed encounter with a yakuza will plunge Dora into a new, deep world of darkness, both ugly and enticing!
  • THE SIMILARS
    On a dark and stormy night, eight strangers are stuck in a small bus station waiting for a bus to Mexico City. When strange things start happening, they find themselves trapped in a struggle for sanity and survival.
  • TARKAN VS THE VIKING
    Based on one of the most popular comic strips in Turkey. this rip-roaring adventure sees Tarkan and his trusty wolf companion Kurt take on the despicable Viking invaders after they leave him for dead!
  • Tokyo Tribe
    Festival favorite Sion Sono returns with an exercise in brash, colorful chaos pitting street gangs against one another in a bold hip hop musical.