Video: 2012

  • Fantastic Fest 2012 Recap
    Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world. In years past we have presented the world premieres of THERE WILL BE BLOOD, APOCALYPTO, CITY OF EMBER, ZOMBIELAND, and GENTLEMEN BRONCOS, while our guest roster has included such talent as Mel Gibson, Bill Murray, Dolph Lundgren, Jemaine Clement, Paul Rudd, Bill Pullman, Paul Thomas Anderson, Kevin Smith, Jon Favreau, George Romero, Darren Aronofsky and Mike Judge. We also feature world, national and regional premieres of new, up-and-coming genre films.
  • Secret Screening of CLOUD ATLAS with surprise guests the Wachowskis
    Wednesday we hosted our second secret screening, the absolutely extraordinary CLOUD ATLAS, with co-directors Lana Wachowski and Andy Wachowski in attendance! The film was a remarkable success with our audience, and Wachowski Starship gave one of the best Q&As we've ever seen.
  • Fantastic Fest 2012 Closing Night Party: Wolverines!
    Fantastic Fest will transform the Austin American Legion into a maximum-security prison for the ultimate Red Dawn shindig. Prisoners will experience mandatory enjoyment from delousing stations as well as free prison tattoos and head-shaves. Executive Chef John Bullington will be doling out wild-game bulgogi, kimchi and piping-hot shots of deer blood while the uniformed detainees enjoy the musical stylings of festival favorite Future Folk.
  • Fantastic Fest 2012 PUSHER Zlatko Buric visits Austin with Tim League
    A small time drug dealer gets in way over his head when a big deal goes bad in Luis Prieto's British remake of Nicolas Winding Refn's debut feature film, Pusher.
  • Fantastic Fest 2012 Fantastic Feud
    The Fantastic Feud, brainchild of FearNet's own Scott Weinberg, pits the greatest American horror scholars against the feeble competition from foreign lands. Much drinking and feats of mental agility ensue.
  • Fantastic Fest 2012 Fully Automatic Field Trip
    Fantastic Fest visiting filmmakers are offered the opportunity to shoot fully automatic weapons in the Texan countryside.
  • Fantastic Fest 2012 RED DAWN World Premeire Red Carpet
    In RED DAWN, a city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky -- shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves prisoners and their town under enemy occupation. Determined to fight back, a group of young patriots seek refuge in the surrounding woods, training and reorganizing themselves into a guerilla group of fighters. Taking inspiration from their high school mascot, they call themselves the Wolverines, banding together to protect one another, liberate their town from its captors, and take back their freedom.
  • Fantastic Fest 2012 Fully Automatic Field Trip
    Fantastic Fest visiting filmmakers are offered the opportunity to shoot fully automatic weapons in the Texan countryside.
  • Fantastic Fest 2012 Welcome to HELLFJORD Norwegian Party
    From the twisted, frost-bitten minds behind COLD PREY, DEAD SNOW along with Fantastic Fest favorite and YOU SAID WHAT? comes the distinctive -- and distinctly odd -- world of HELLFJORD, a seven-part Norwegian miniseries that will celebrate its world premiere at this year's Fantastic Fest. In honor of this magnificent gift from our friends of the North, we are holding the Norwegian rager to end all Norwegian ragers at The Highball, with plenty of Jarlsberg, Akvavit and all the rakfisk you can eat (and we can put away the rakfisk). We'll also be featuring surprise musical guests doling out face-shredding Norwegian-style black metal for your listening pleasure. Stop by for a cold one and enjoy a complimentary corpsepainting makeover!
  • Fantastic Fest 2012 PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 Screening
    Work in progress screening with actor Katie Featherston and director Henry Joost in attendance.
  • Fantastic Fest: Data Pop
    Austin's premiere celebration of 8-Bit music and culture, this pulse-pounding concert features six of the world's leading musicians and two top visualists all employing a plethora of low-res technology. Come dance the night away to music made by everything from classic Amigas to original Nintendo Gameboys.
  • Fantastic Fest 2012: AFTERSHOCK Red Carpet
    Chile has it all: gorgeous landscapes, smokin'- hot women, cool dudes, great wine, and the wildest parties. For a hapless American tourist, nicknamed Gringo (Eli Roth) by his two Chilean pals Ariel (Ariel Levy) and Pollo (Nicolás Martínez), the trip has been heaven on earth — except that he just can't hook up with the ladies. Gringo's luck seems to change when the group meets a trio of babes — Russian model Irina (Natasha Yarovenko), non-stop party girl Kylie (Lorenza Izzo) and her serious sister Monica (Andrea Osvárt) — who agree to accompany them on a trip to the coastal town of Valparaíso. The new friends are having the best of times whooping it up in a dance club, until a violent earthquake brings the entire city down around them. With this one- time paradise now a landscape of death and destruction that's seething with terror and panic, our unlucky heroes must run for their lives from looters, escaped convicts, and the inevitable aftershocks.