A DARK SONG
Sophia is a determined young woman who hires a weird occultist to perform a ritual which will risk not only their lives and souls, but also the very essence of their being.
Japanese splatter action comedy is on the menu when director Noboru Iguchi and karate girl Rina Takeda join forces to take on flying killer sushi monsters in DEAD SUSHI!
Ken Russell's fearless tale of the sexual repression and religious oppression inherent in 17th century British Christianity, THE DEVILS remains one of the most infamous films of all time. Fantastic Fest is proud to screen Russell’s rarely seen masterpiece in conjunction with Ben Wheatley’s A FIELD IN ENGLAND, selected by Mr. Wheatley as an influence on his new film.
Dom - A Russian Family
A Russian mobster returns to his ancestral home for a family reunion after years of living in the criminal underworld. Unbeknownst to him, his ruthless enemies follow close behind.
Paul Verhoeven’s debut in French cinema highlights an incredible Isabelle Huppert in a dramedy that first subverts then transgresses the rape-revenge narrative.
Errors of the Human Body
Plagued by the memory of the infant son he could not save, geneticist Geoff Burton plunges into a web of intrigue, jealousy and lies in this icily precise thriller.
Dir. Lucile Hadzihalilovic
Lucile Hadzihalilovic (INNOCENCE; ENTER THE VOID) returns to directing with a surreal tale of a young boy on a remote island who develops a mysterious illness and is subjected to sinister medical treatments.
Director Léa Mysius turns a grim premise into an utterly adorable film debut with this story of an insolent tomboy living in the French countryside who finds an unlikely playmate in the dead body she drags out of the local swamp.
After burning out in Paris, Constance returns to her home town only to find herself in lethal competition with a younger girl for her old job.
A young artist loses herself in an unpredictable alter ego while attempting to cope with past trauma in this gripping sophomore effort from the creator of TOAD ROAD.
A Field in England
During the British Civil War, when magic was science, an alchemist forces a group of deserters to help him locate buried treasure, and sends them all straight into the mouth of madness.
Provocative Latvian director Aik Karapetian returns to Fantastic Fest with a new thriller that explores how far a meek architect will go to protect his dignity in the eyes of his wife in the aftermath of an attack.
Dir. David Robert Mitchell
After an innocent sexual encounter with her boyfriend, a teenager is stalked by an increasingly evil force in the year’s smartest and scariest horror film.
The generation gap has never been wider than it is in Pieter Van Hees' deliriously absurd satire, pitting old generation money against Millennial apathy — and the occasional naked anarchist — following Belgium's economic collapse.
Dir. Jörg Buttgereit, Michal…
German directors Buttgereit, Kosakowski and Marschall unleash this brutal assault on the senses, a surreal three-part horror anthology touching on love and hate and everything in between.
THE GLORIOUS WORKS OF G.F. ZWAEN
A struggling writer turns to his accountant for help and instead discovers a trio of corpses and a bag of money. Could this be help of a different sort, or just a whole new world of trouble?
A young woman participates in her humorless girlfriend’s black magic ritual in a bid to win her affection, but realizes she’s got tough competition in the form of a terrifying she-demon. An immensely satisfying Satanic short filled with all the boobs, blood and black metal you expect from the genre.
When a driver for a powerful congressman picks up his and his boss’s daughter from school, he's annoyed to find himself being pulled over. But this alleged cop, far from an officer of the law, sets in motion a downward spiral of kidnapping, murder, deceit and deep depravity.