Nov/2019

Fantastic Fest Film Review: ‘Murder Me, Monster’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 24th, 2018

Murder Me, Monster is a horror film out of Argentina that turned out to be absolutely bonkers. In the remote regions of Argentina, a woman’s body is found with no head. Cruz, an officer assigned to the crime, begins to investigate what is going on. While Cruz is looking into the death, he is also having an affair with a married woman. The woman’s husband is named David and he has gone missing again and Cruz sets off to find him. Cruz finds David in an abandoned village in the mountains.

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Fantastic Fest Film Review: ‘Suspiria’ 2018!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 24th, 2018

Fantastic Fest’s Secret Screening this year was the remake of Suspiria starring Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton. Everyone in the theater loved it and the buzz in the Drafthouse afterward was fever pitch. Every review I have seen so far has praised it up and down. Unfortunately, this is not going to be one of those reviews. I recently rewatched the original Suspiria because to say this movie is very hyped in the horror community would be an understatement so I was prepared to see it next month. As the festival got closer and Suspiria wasn’t announced as an opening or closing film it slowly became the odds-on favorite for the secret screening. As I sat down to watch, I was truly excited.

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Fantastic Fest Film Review: ‘Halloween’ 2018!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 21st, 2018

The original Halloween is barred none the best of the slasher genre. It is a simple story, a young boy kills his sister and is put in a mental institution, 16 years later he breaks out and goes on a rampage murdering people on Halloween. Michael Myers is terrifying in a way that Jason or Freddy isn’t. He feels more “realistic” in his behaviors in the first movie. Michael is just an unstoppable force of death who Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) runs in to. All of the sequels to Halloween try too hard to explain things or add significance. Sure, there are some fun entries that with the right amount of inebriation are quick fun. But ultimately they all abandon what was so great about the first, its simplicity. Halloween, 2018, erases all of the sequels in just 3-4 lines of dialogue and goes right back to the roots of what made the original such a groundbreaking horror film.

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Fantastic Fest is one of the events that is pure bliss for any fan of genre cinema. If you love horror, sci-fi, foreign, action, and even adult-oriented movies from the 1970s, then Fantastic Fest is the place to let that freak flag fly high and be with like-minded individuals that truly appreciate the art of movies. All of the madness and fun will take place in Austin, TX starting on September 20th and run for 10 days at the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar St. This year, which is the 14th annual festival of Fantastic-ness, captures the essence of the Korean movie scene with a ton of cool films being showcased from Korea, both new and old. This is something you won’t want to miss.

The second wave of movies (1st wave can be seen here) –  has been announced, including the US Premiere of the upcoming sequel ‘HALLOWEEN‘ from director David Gordon Green, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, who reprises her iconic role as Laurie Strode. In addition to that, Jeremy Saulnier‘s new film ‘HOLD THE DARK‘, will have its US Premiere at the festival. Also, Gaspar Noe’s newest movie ‘CLIMAX‘, will be shown too. This is shaping up to be an amazing festival. Below is the complete list of the second wave.

 

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Fantastic Fest is one of the events that is pure bliss for any fan of genre cinema. If you love horror, sci-fi, foreign, action, and even adult-oriented movies from the 1970s, then Fantastic Fest is the place to let that freak flag fly high and be with like-minded individuals that truly appreciate the art of movies. All of the madness and fun will take place in Austin, TX starting on September 20th and run for 10 days at the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar St. This year, which is the 14th annual festival of Fantastic-ness, captures the essence of the Korean movie scene with a ton of cool films being showcased from Korea, both new and old. This is something you won’t want to miss.

 

 

The first wave of movies has been announced, including the World Premiere of the WWII horror movie called ‘OVERLORD‘ from J.J. Abrams. In addition to that film, Fantastic Fest will host Gareth Evans‘ horror movie ‘APOSTLE‘. Gareth gave us the amazing films ‘THE RAID‘ AND ‘THE RAID 2‘, so you can expect some insane fight scenes and horrific imagery. Alos, a film called ‘THE NIGHT COMES FOR US‘, which stars the badass from those ‘RAID‘ movies will be shown, meaning Iko Uwais will stun us once again with his amazing physical skills. If you were a fan of ‘THE GREASY STRANGLER‘, the director of that movie Jim Hosking has a new film called ‘AN EVENING WITH BEVERLY LUFF LINN‘, which is being described as a David Lynch meets John Waters type of movie. You had me at Greasy Strangler.

 

 

Lastly, there are some vintage films coming through from AGFA (American Genre Film Archive), one of which has peaked my interest from the title alone – ‘MARY JANE’S NOT A VIRGIN ANYMORE‘. I have high hopes for this one. Below is the list of films with cast and crew info, along with a brief synopsis. Enjoy and hope to see you all there.

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Hi everyone, Bryan here….

Here’s a SPECIAL EDITION episode of the MULTI-MEDIA MEN where we discuss the wonderful film festival in Austin, TX called Fantastic Fest. Who’s we? Well, that is Preston Barta from FreshFictionTV and James Cole Clay from FreshFictionTV and we had a ball, discussing all the movies and events we took part in at Fantastic Fest this year. From zombie Christmas musicals to suicide by fireworks all the way to haunted tortured houses, Gilbert Gottfried, The Monster Squad, and even a hilarious Canadian TV show – – we cover it all. Oh yeah, and there’s BATPUSSY!

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Wade D., here….

Here we are, back for part 2 of my 3 part series on Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX!  Don’t be surprised if there isn’t some additional bonus material thrown in after the 3rd part because: 1. There are just too many things to talk about, and; 2 You deserve it!  In this review, we are going to dive into my favorite part of Fantastic Fest, the attendees and the community that support the festival.

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Wade D., here….

Hey y’all, greetings from Austin, Texas! Home of the University of Texas, a really cool food and bar scene, keeping it “weird”, and most importantly: FANTASTIC FEST!!! Fantastic Fest is a film festival that I have heard about for years, but never had the chance to attend. Over the next few posts, not only am I going to give you my take on some really cool movies, but I am going to try and give you the inside scoop on all the details about Fantastic Fest and whether or not you should make the trip.

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Hey guys, Jana here, 

From director Joachim Trier (Louder Than Bombs, Reprise), and writers Trier and Eskil Vogt, comes the supernatural thriller THELMA. The cast includes Eili Harboe, Okay Kaya, Henrik Rafaelsen, and Ellen Dorrit Petersen is set to make its debut at Toronto International Film Festival. The Orchard will open the film in theaters on November 10, and it has just been announced that THELMA is Norway’s official Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film. Following its TIFF premiere, the film will be shown at Fantastic Fest and New York Film Festival.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse is THE place to be for the avid film-lover. We’ve got  the final wave of programming for Fantastic Fest which also includes world premieres of WHEELMAN and WORLD OF TOMORROW EPISODE TWO: THE BURDEN OF OTHER PEOPLE’S THOUGHTS, screenings of THOROUGHBRED, JUPITER’S MOON and PROFESSOR MARSTON & THE WONDER WOMEN, and the 10-year anniversary of the infamous Fantastic Debates… plus much more!

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Hi everyone, Bryan here…

 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, it’s not Christmas, but rather movie-lover Christmas, because the best film festival of all time – FANTASTIC FEST is up on us. We have the first wave of programming to get you all excited and up in arms about attending this year. If you love films more than life itself, then FANTASTIC FEST is the festival for you. It has everything you could possible want, including horror, sci-fi, action, foreign, documentary, and even adult movies. I’m looking at you X-Rated Supermarket. This year is looks incredible with some excellent films on the block right now. Below is the official press release.

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Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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We have an amazing 15th episode of the newest podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘Media-Ocrity‘, where the show is just – okay. Here on the show, we focus strictly on horror/sci-fi, comic books, and video games – basically all the fun stuff that tickles your fancy. In our fifteenth episode, titled ‘I Went To Fantastic Fest and took on Bruce Campbell and Andre Gower‘, we discuss all of the amazing films at Fantastic Fest, Cult Films, Bruce Campbell, re-mastered video games coming out in October, and more. This episode is guaranteed to thrill you, chill you, and fulfill you. I am joined pop-culture wizard Jonathan Atterbury and comic book artist Jeremy Megert.

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Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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I had the pleasure to sit down with superstar actor and filmmaker Andre Gower at Fantastic Fest 2016. Gower was ‘The Wizard‘, ‘Mr. President‘, and ‘Valerie’s Family: The Hogans‘ amongst a ton other projects. However, he is most known for playing the lead in ‘Monster Squad‘ as Sean, who is responsible for leading the Monster Squad to victory.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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We’ve got the third and final wave of programming for Fantastic Fest 2016. The Alamo Drafthouse is hosting their annual film festival this month and the films slated to appear is insane! Check out the previous announcements for the full roster of films. You can find phase one here, and phase two here, then continue reading this post for the final wave of titles.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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We’ve been waiting for the announcement of this next wave of programming for the one – the only, Fantastic Fest!!! It’s coming our way September 22-29 at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX.

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