And so that time of year has come again, the time for the best festival in the world, I’m talking about FANTASTIC FEST in Austin, Texas. If you’re a poor unfortunate who still doesn’t know what Fantastic Fest is, for one week every year, a single location, The Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar, becomes ground zero for the weirdest and coolest genre films to see in the world. Sci-fi, horror, mystery, martial arts, and just plain odd all make the rounds here, carefully chosen by the Alamo owner Tim League and his team of experts.
As has been the tradition since pretty much year two of the festival, and this is year ten, Christopher and Brian are lost amidst the madness of the movies, carousing, dangerously heavy drinking, and such, but their heads popped up for a moment, long enough to record this first look at a few of the movies they’ve seen, namely “Dead Snow 2”, “VHS Viral”, and “ABC’s of Death 2”.
Take a look at some of the films you’ll be hearing reviews on soon that showed at Fantastic Fest:
Keanu Reeves is a grieving widower whose world is even more shattered when gangster thugs follow him home and steal his car, wreck his house and kill his dogs. But you should probably feel sorry for the gangsters. As one person puts it, John isn’t the Boogeyman, he’s the guy you call when you want to kill the Boogeyman…
Kevin Smith gets weird as his film “Tusk” features Justin Long as a shock-podcaster who runs into the WRONG dude to interview; Michael Parks. I don’t want to say too much here, but somebody becomes a walrus.
TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA
The director of “Grave of the Fireflys” and Studio Ghibli bring you a heart-warming and bittersweet animated tale of the little girl from the moon who was adopted by a poor bamboo cutter and grew up to become a princess, even if all she wanted to do was be in love and play in the fields. The Ghibli label means gorgeous and intelligent animation and this is no exception.
and lots, lots, LOTS more.