Austin’s Fantastic Fest Announces Its First Wave of Genre Films

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Not be outdone by today’s Film Society of Lincoln Center announcement of the Main Slate for their 55th New York Film Festival, the popular Austin genre festival, Fantastic Fest, has announced the first wave of their own slate.

Movies premiering at Toronto and other festivals, such as Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and S. Craig Zahler’s Brawl in Cell Block 99, starring Vince Vaughn, will also screen at , but some of the World Premieres are far more interesting.

Two Stephen King adaptations will play at the fest including the World Premiere of Zak Hilditch’s 1922, based on Stephen King’s story about a man confessing to his wife’s murder, and the US Premiere of Mike Flanagan’s Gerald’s Game, about a woman who gets handcuffed to a bed and stranded while roleplaying with her husband.

So far, Gerald’s Game hasn’t been announced for other festivals, so it’s interesting to see it listed as a U.S. Premiere, meaning it may be a late addition to Toronto’s Midnight Madness line-up. Previous Mike Flanagan film, Oculus, played at the Canadian festival.

This year’s  line-up includes a number of movies that played at Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival last month, as well as Tribeca in April and Cannes in May.

This year’s festival runs from September 21 through September 28 at Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar in Austin.

There are many other intriguing offerings with the full list of announced titles below:

1922
USA, 2017
Director – Zak Hilditch (World Premiere)

78/52
USA, 2017
Director – Alexandre O. Philippe (Regional Premiere)

ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE
Scotland, 2017
Director – John McPhail (World Premiere)

ANYAB
Egypt, 1981
Director – Mohammed Shebl (Repertory)

BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL
Japan, 2017
Director – Takashi Miike (US Premiere)

BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99
USA, 2017
US Premiere
Director – S. Craig Zahler (US Premiere)

COLD HELL
Germany, 2017
US Premiere
Director – Stefan Ruzowitzsky (US Premiere)

DAN DREAM
Denmark, 2017
Director – Jesper Rofelt (US Premiere)

THE ENDLESS
USA, 2017
Directors – Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead (Texas Premiere)

GENERATION B (GENERATIE B)
Belgium, 2017
Director – Pieter Van Hees  (North American and World Premiere)

GERALD’S GAME
USA, 2017
Director – Mike Flanagan (US Premiere)

HAGAZUSSA – A HEATHEN’S CURSE
Germany, 2017
Director – Lukas Feigelfeld (World Premiere)

JAILBREAK
Cambodia, 2017
Director – Jimmy Henderson (US Premiere)

JUVENILE
USA, 2017
Director – Bradley Buecker (World Premiere)

THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER
Ireland / United Kingdom, 2017
Director – Yorgos Lanthimos (US Premiere)

KING COHEN
USA, 2017
Director – Steve Mitchell (US Premiere)

MAUS
Spain, 2017
Director – Yayo Herrero (World Premiere)

MY FRIEND DAHMER
USA, 2017
Director – Marc Meyers (Texas Premiere)

THE ORIGINALS
Egypt, 2017
Director – Marwan Hamed (International Premiere)

RON GOOSSENS: LOW-BUDGET STUNTMAN
The Netherlands, 2017
Directors – Steffen Haars & Flip van der Kuil (North American Premiere)

THE SQUARE
Sweden, 2017
Director – Ruben Östlund (US Premiere)

SUPER DARK TIMES
USA, 2017
Director – Kevin Phillips (Regional Premiere)

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
USA, 2017
Director – Martin McDonagh (US Premiere)

TIGER GIRL
Germany, 2017
Director – Jakob Lass (US Premiere)

TOP KNOT DETECTIVE
Australia, 2016
Directors – Aaron McCann & Dominic Pearce (North American Premiere)

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