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Fest faves “LUZ,” “CAM” and more join the Ithaca Fantastik lineup

Thursday, October 11, 2018 | Events, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

The final wave of features and other programming has been announced for this year’s Ithaca Fantastik festival, and it includes a number of can’t-miss fright films.

Ithaca Fantastik, which takes place October 26-November 4 in the upstate New York city, will showcase a number of 2018 festival favorites, including Tilman Singer’s LUZ (pictured, and reviewed here), Daniel Goldhaber and Isa Mazzei’s CAM (reviewed here), and Shinichiro Ueda’s ONE CUT OF THE DEAD, along with Olivier Afonso’s GIRLS WITH BALLS, Perry Blackshear’s THE RUSALKA and A.T. White’s STARFISH, the latter two with the directors in attendance. Horror veteran Frank Henenlotter will also be on hand with his documentary BOILED ANGELS: THE TRIAL OF MIKE DIANA (Diana and producer Mike Hunchback will appear as well), and there will be a special screening of William Castle’s classic THE TINGLER with in-theater gimmicks. Then there will be an evil-kid retrospective showcasing WHO CAN KILL A CHILD?, THE BAD SEED and BLOODY BIRTHDAY, numerous horror shorts, a half-dozen VR experiences (including Alexandre Aja’s CAMPFIRE CREEPERS) and lots more. For further info, head over to the Ithaca Fantastik website.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.