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Full lineup announced for 2017 Ithaca Fantastik film festival!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | Events, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

For its sixth annual installment, the Ithaca Fantastik festival in upstate New York is running a full 10 days and showcasing a wide variety of frightening and fantastical features (including Graham Skipper’s SEQUENCE BREAK, pictured) and shorts. The complete rundown of films has now been revealed.

Ithaca Fantastik 2017 takes place November 3-12 in Ithaca, NY, and will also include an art show called The Strange Colors of Gilles Vranckx, featuring the art of the Belgian illustrator who created posters for AMER, THE STRANGE COLOR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS, LET THE CORPSES TAN and others. Vranckx will be on hand for the exhibit’s opening reception on Thursday, November 9. The features to be shown are:

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

THE ENDLESS (Ithaca Premiere)
Aaron Moorhead & Justin Benson, U.S.

THE CRESCENT (Ithaca Premiere)
Seth A. Smith, Canada

I REMEMBER YOU (Ithaca Premiere)
Óskar Thór Axelsson, Iceland

PIN CUSHION (East Coast Premiere)
Deborah Haywood, UK

VAMPYR VIDAR (East Coast Premiere)
Thomas Aske Berg & Fredrik Waldeland, Norway

FREDDY/EDDY (East Coast Premiere)
Tini Tüllmann, Germany

FRIENDLY BEAST (U.S. Premiere)
Gabriela Amaral, Brazil

LES AFFAMÉS (East Coast Premiere)
Robin Aubert, Canada

SNOWFLAKE (East Coast Premiere) With producer Eric Sonnenburg in attendance!
Adolfo J. Kolmerer, Germany

OPENING & CLOSING

TRAGEDY GIRLS (Ithaca Premiere)
Tyler McIntyre, U.S.

A DAY (East Coast Premiere)
Sun-Ho Cho, South Korea

CINEMA PUR

HAGAZUSSA: A HEATHEN’S CURSE (Ithaca Premiere)
Lukas Feigelfeld, Germany

INFLAME (East Coast Premiere)
Ceylan Özgün Özçelik, Turkey

LET THE CORPSES TAN (East Coast Premiere)
Bruno Forzani/Hélène Cattet, Belgium

NOVEMBER (Ithaca Premiere)
Rainer Sarnet, Iceland/Estonia

TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID (East Coast Premiere)
Issa López, Mexico

TOP KNOT DETECTIVE (Ithaca Premiere)
Aaron McCann & Dominic Pearce, Australia/Japan

Fantastik Documentary: FOREVER LOVE!

BIGHT OF THE TWIN (Ithaca Premiere)
Hazel Hill McCarthy III, U.S.

LOVE AND SAUCERS (East Coast Premiere)
Brad Abrahams, U.S.

MIDNIGHTERS

BRAVESTORM (North American Premiere)
Junya Okabe, Japan

SAMURAI RAUNI (North American Premiere)
Mika Rättö, Finland

ZOMBIOLOGY (Ithaca Premiere)
Alan Lo, Hong Kong

FESTIVAL FAVORITE

KALEIDOSCOPE (East Coast Premiere)
Rupert Jones, UK

JAILBREAK (East Coast Premiere)
Jimmy Henderson, Cambodia

LOWLIFE (East Coast Premiere)
Ryan Prows, U.S.

SEQUENCE BREAK (Ithaca Premiere) With director Graham Skipper in attendance!
Graham Skipper, U.S.

MY FRIEND DAHMER (Ithaca Premiere)
Marc Meyers, U.S.

BLUE UNDERGROUND PRESENTS with Bill Lustig in attendance!

DEATH LINE (Ithaca Premiere) With director Gary Sherman in attendance!
Gary Sherman, UK (1972)

DEAD OF NIGHT 4K Restoration (North American Premiere)
Bob Clark, (1974)

SHUDDER PRESENTS

MON MON MON MONSTER (New York Premiere)
Giddens Ko, Taiwan

ITALIANO PSICHEDELIKO: Retrospective

AUTOPSY
Armando Crispino, 1975

BABA YAGA
Corrado Farina, 1973

DEADLY SWEET
Tinto Brass, 1967

LE ORME
Luigi Bazzoni, Mario Fanelli 1975

SUSPIRIA
Dario Argento, 1977

BLOW UP
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1966

DANGER: DIABOLIK
Mario Bava, 1968

For more info, head over to the fest’s official 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.