The 21st edition of Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival has just concluded, and award-winners from among its amazing lineup of genre movies from all over the world have been announced.The many prize categories reflect the great diversity of features and shorts that played Fantasia this year, from the latest work by established masters to the first films by exciting newcomers. The fest attracted nearly 100,000 viewers and over 700 international guests, including more than 400 industry
Starring Matthew Gray Gubler, AnnaLynne McCord and Alisha BoeWritten and directed by Trent HaagaIFC FilmsAdapted from the novel of the same name by Bryan Smith, 68 KILL (which made its Canadian premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival and hits select theaters and VOD tomorrow as an IFC Midnight release) is a ballistic Southern Gothic heist shocker. Produced by Snowfort Pictures and directed by Trent Haaga (scripter of CHEAP THRILLS and DEADGIRL among others), it reunites Matthew Gray
Starring Levi Miller, Olivia DeJonge and Ed OxenbouldDirected by Chris PeckoverWritten by Zack Kahn and Chris PeckoverWell Go USAYou BETTER WATCH OUT, all right, because Chris Peckover’s holiday anti-cheer horror film, which just played Montreal’s Fantasia festival ahead of its U.S. theatrical/digital debut October 6, will surprise and scare you for the entirety of its running time. This is no simplistic SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT-style slasher flick, but a very clever and consistently
Fantasia/Frontières Exclusive: NSFW concept video and comments for Glass Eye Pix’s THE RESTORATION AT GRAYSON MANOR
Of the 20 feature-film pitches presented during a lengthy session at the Frontières International Co-Production Market at Montreal’s current Fantasia festival, one was especially attention-grabbing. Glass Eye Pix topper Larry Fessenden, director Glenn McQuaid and screenwriter Clay McLeod Chapman offered a vivid combination of animation and live action to sell potential financiers on their project THE RESTORATION AT GRAYSON MANOR, and the latter teaser (which is extremely NSFW) can be seen here
Fantasia ’17 Exclusive: Synapse Films’ Don May Jr. talks the 4K restoration of Dario Argento’s SUSPIRIA
In the midst of the many new international genre features being screened at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival, one of the most significant and anticipated premieres is that of a 40-year-old horror landmark—as it has never been seen before. Synapse Films’ new 4K restoration of Dario Argento’s SUSPIRIA screens this Wednesday night, August 2 (details here), and RUE MORGUE got an exclusive chat with the company’s Don May Jr. about the details of this long-in-the-works project.