Report From Fantastic Fest Day Five!
September 27, 2016 | Meredith Borders

Report From Fantastic Fest Day Five!

Fantastic Arcade, The Feud, Nerd Rap, our super secret screening, Maltin & Bruce and lots more! 

photos by Jack Plunkett, Rick Kern and David Hill. 

Read the reports from Day One, Day Two, Day Three and Day Four

We're at Day Six, can you believe it? I hope you're pacing yourselves, because the next few days have so much tremendous joy squeezed into them that an incautious attendee might just collapse. Don't collapse! Also - we have some bad news about the RZA screening, and we're sorry about that. 

Let's recap Day Five! 

Yesterday was the first day of Fantastic Arcade, and the beloved gaming arm of our wacky and wonderful week kicked off with a huge amount of panels, games and highly spirited competition. 

We were also blessed by the presence of the man, the myth, the legend, Bruce Campbell himself. He and Starz brought us the second season of ASH VS. EVIL DEAD, and the screening was followed by a hilarious conversation with Jessie and Leonard Maltin. 

We also hosted what was probably Fantastic Fest's most secret Secret Screening of all time - the world premiere of M. Night Shyamalan's SPLIT, with the filmmaker, producer Jason Blum and star James McAvoy in attendance. 

We also had brilliant, sold out screenings and Q&As for the following films: GOKE: BODY SNATCHER FROM HELLSHIMAUMA and DOWN UNDER.

And we ended the evening with two of our most cherished events: Nerd Rap and Fantastic Feud. It was a raucous night! You can check out the entire hilarious, anarchic Fantastic Feud proceedings on Facebook Live. 

And our pals at Nerdist have cut together a sizzle video of Day 2: 

Be sure to follow us here on the blog, on Facebook (don't forget about Facebook Live!), Twitter and Instagram for all the fantastic news you can use. If you're Snapchatting from the fest, use our FF geofilter and follow DrafthouseSnaps. 


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