Films: Surprise Ending

  • A House, A Home
    Bearing the fantastical shades of Joe Massot’s WONDERWALL, Daniel Fickle’s music video for Alialujah Choir’s “A House, A Home” explores the secret lives of two adolescents who live in small, antiquated rooms connected by underground tunnels. Inspired by a heartbreaking true story.
  • The ABC’s Of Death
    Twenty-six directors. Twenty-six ways to die. Co-produced by Drafthouse Films, and finally ready to be unleashed—see what happens when you give more than two dozen of the most brilliant filmmakers from around the world free reign to indulge their creative impulses and black humor. From A to Z, it’s got something for every genre fan and is like nothing you’ve ever seen before.
  • All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
    All the boys love Mandy Lane and all the girls want to be her. There’s at least one person, though, that wants Mandy and her friends dead.
  • BAD GUY #2
    This outrageously gory Austin-based crime comedy follows a struggling hitman whose upward mobility lands him at the dreaded position of Bad Guy #2–a prominent but ultimately expendable character in the bad guy pantheon–leaving him no choice but to up his game or die violently at the hands of his emotionally erratic boss. Full of over-the-top practical FX and dazzling comedic performances.
  • Come Out And Play
    While on vacation, Beth and Francis visit a remote island that turns out to be almost solely inhabited by children. Unfortunately for them, these kids are far from well behaved.
  • 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.
  • THE GREASY STRANGLER
    Brayden fears his first love affair is turning his father into a bloodthirsty monster who’s covered in grease and has an 18-inch penis that looks like a dead chicken.
  • HELMUT BERGER, ACTOR
    Filmmaker Andreas Horvath (EARTH’S GOLDEN PLAYGROUND) offers a deeply personal and unblinking portrait of Helmut Berger, the Austrian film star of the ‘60s and ‘70s best known for his work with director Luchino Visconti.
  • Henge + The Big Gun
    A double shot from Japanese up-and-comer Hajime Ohata. Blending elements of Kiyoshi Kurosawa and Shinya Tsukamoto with just the right amount of kaiju monster battles, Ohata is quickly building a reputation as one of Japan’s brightest new talents.
  • Jacky in the Kingdom of Women (Jacky Au Royaume Des Femmes)
    Women hold the power while men cower in this scathing dystopian satire starring Charlotte Gainsbourg.
  • JUNGLE TRAP : Presented By Bleeding Skull
    Exploitation demigod James Bryan’s massively entertaining, decapitation-fueled shot-on-video horror masterpiece about a jungle hotel haunted by kill-crazy ghosts in loin cloths, shot in 1990 and unreleased until THIS VERY MOMENT.
  • Mirage Men
    A mind-scrambling documentary that posits that popular myths about the existence of UFOs originated from a disinformation campaign by the U.S. government.
  • Monsoon Shootout
    When a rookie cop corners a suspected murderer, he must make a choice with far-reaching effects in this violent Indian thriller.
  • OFFICE
    OFFICE is the story of Kim, the salaryman who one day brutally murders his entire family with a hammer, and Lee, the put-upon intern at his workplace. This dark-as-night corporate satire hides behind a slasher veneer with scares so well timed, you’ll jump out of your seat non-stop.
  • Open Windows
    Nacho Vigalondo’s latest is a completely unique and endlessly creative thriller for the internet age, taking place entirely on a single computer desktop.
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    Dir. Hitoshi Matsumoto
  • R100
    The mad genius behind BIG MAN JAPAN returns to Fantastic Fest with his most crazed work yet, a brain-unraveling comic tale of male self-destruction.
  • RABID DOGS
    Four violent criminals escaping a robbery take a man, an ailing child and a young woman on a nightmarish road trip in this remake of Mario Bava’s near-lost Euro-crime nasty.  
  • SENSORIA
    Caroline Menard is a woman in her thirties who has lost everything. As she moves into a new apartment searching for a new start, she’s unaware that something ancient is waiting for her.