Christmas is upon us as Fantastic Fest kicks off its fifteenth year of being the best film festival on this rock we call Earth. I once had a friend tell me that my life would change when I went to the festival and I can say on year four he was right as it’s the most wonderful time of the year. With so many great movies playing it was shard to make this list, but here are the ten films I am looking forward to the most.
The Cleansing Hour
Reverend Max and his friend Drew have a web show that is quite and allows them to make a pretty good living faking exorcisms to thousands of adoring fans. Good things end though when a real demon takes over and terrorizes the crew.
Color Out of Space
Nicolas Cage plays a man whose family befalls unimaginable terrors after a meteorite lands in their front yard in this H.P. Lovecraft short story.
Rian Johnson leaves a galaxy far far away and returns with this fresh and modern take on a “whodunnit” mystery .
Bong Joon-ho comes back with a story about an unemployed Korean family conning their way out of their basement apartment- in this roller coaster ride of a film that might just be perfection.
After storm at sea leaves her standard on a deserted island, a woman tries to find a way to survive, but when nights comes, she discovers she might not be alone afterall.
Two paramedics get their world torn apart when they start encountering deaths linked to the otherworldly effects on a new drug called Sychronic.
This retro comedy, which was shot entirely on VHS and Beta, takes us back when 12 year old Ralph, over one week, mistakenly records home videos and his favorite late night shows over his parents wedding video.
We Summon The Darkness
When a group of girls meet a group of fun-loving dudes in the parking lot of a heavy metal concert, they decide to have an after-party, but it isn’t long before the group finds themselves fighting for their lives.
Frank, who is a bored corporate lawyer, decides to shake it up with a wild night out. In the process, he takes a mysterious drug that launches him into a mind-bending time travel adventure.
The line between man and beast dissolves when a buffalo escapes a slaughter house in a sleep Indian village, leaving a trail of chaos and explosive machismo in its wake. It’s a landlocked Jaws, a bestial 2001, and a contemporary Mad Max, Fury Road all rolled into one