Dir. Larry Fessenden, Todd Rohal,…
ABCs of Death 2
In 2013 the craziest anthology ever created was released to an unsuspecting public. It immediately divided audiences. Some claimed it was a much-needed adrenaline shot to the heart of genre film, while others claimed it was reprehensible and the death knell of cinema as we know it.
In 2014 it’s happening again. This time with an all-new line-up of international directors. Twenty-six NEW directors. Twenty-six NEW ways to die.
Dir. Kaare Andrews, Ernesto Díaz…
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.
Dir. Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska
Disillusioned with her chosen profession and perpetually broke, medical student Mary Mason finds herself drawn into a shady world of underground surgery and body modification.
ASURA: THE CITY OF MADNESS
Corrupt police detective Han protects Mayor Park’s interests while he saves up to pay for his wife’s terminal cancer treatment. When intimidation of a witness goes wrong, they’re all thrown into a violent storm.
THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE
When a mysterious body turns up at a crime scene, the local sheriff turns to the coroner and his son to find the cause of death.
Fantastic Fest is proud to unleash the latest short from Fredrik Hana, who won last year’s Short Fuse competition with his film ANGST, PISS AND DRID. This time around, Hana fashions a Lovecraftian tale of a reclusive fisherman in service to an entity that inhabits the rolling mists of the sea.
It’s a quiet night on the beat for a mobile unit of Turkish police until they’re called out to support a squad encountering trouble in a remote building.
BELIEF: THE POSSESSION OF JANET MOSES
The true story of the Wainuiomata exorcism provides the basis for David Stubbs’ striking debut feature, a documentary exploring the tragic death of young Māori woman Janet Moses in an improvised exorcism ceremony.
Berberian Sound Studio
Strange things occur after a British audio technician is summoned to Italy to work on a gory giallo film.
Dir. Navot Papushado, Aharon Keshales
Big Bad Wolves
The directing team behind the 2010 cult smash RABIES return to Fantastic Fest with one of the best genre films of 2013.
A distinguished Chef stows himself away in the privacy of his own home to explore his dark culinary desires.
Kurt Russell stars in this character driven and at times horrific Western about a group of men (including Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox and Richard Jenkins) who set out to rescue a local woman and a young deputy who’ve been kidnapped by a tribe of cannibalistic troglodytes.
BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99
S. Craig Zahler (BONE TOMAHAWK) returns with his sophomore feature, BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99. An exhilarating exercise in analog violence, CELL BLOCK follows the brutal exploits of a former boxer who finds himself incarcerated after a drug deal goes wrong. Trapped in a maximum security facility, he must fight to stay alive and to protect those he loves.
A young Turkish woman living in Vienna feels increasingly lonely after she witnesses a murder and finds herself next on the killer's agenda in this smart and gritty thriller from the director of ANATOMY and the Oscar-winning THE COUNTERFEITERS.
DEATH SENTENCE (PEINE DE MORT)
A woman savagely brutalizes two men in the woods. What would drive a woman to commit such atrocities? A frank and disturbing film about vengeance.
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.
The future America is an irradiated waste land. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called "Judges" who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner.
Everybody In Our Family
A simple domestic dispute becomes an explosive examination of stress in this powerful and unsettling Romanian drama.