Fantastic Fest review: THE MIND’S EYE

Mind's eye

2013’s ALMOST HUMAN showcased not only the talents of director Joe Begos, actor/editor Josh Ethier and actor Graham Skipper, but a genuine love for all things John Carpenter and David Cronenberg. The gory body invasion film caught people off guard during its festival run and when released, it quickly became a film that genre lovers […]

Screen Media Acquires Mickey Keating’s DARLING at Fantastic Fest!


This news makes me one happy camper. Quite easily my favorite film of this year’s Fantastic Fest, Mickey Keating’s head turning, descent into madness film DARLING (review) has been acquired by Screen Media for worldwide distribution, aiming for a 2016 theatrical release. It’s a unique film that is definitely one to get on board and […]

Fantastic Fest review: DARLING


There’s a feeling that comes along once in a while, where you witness a film that just changes things. Those types of films, the ones that not only entertain you, but instantly leave you feeling like you’ve just sat through an absolute masterpiece of technique and style, of directing, acting and of form…they don’t come […]

Fantastic Fest review: FEBRUARY


Kicking this year’s Fantastic Fest off, is director Osgood Perkins’ feature debut, FEBRUARY, a film that refuses to play today’s rules, instead opting to tell a slow burn and somewhat very non-linear tale of a young woman slowly becoming subject to the devil himself. Focusing on Kat (Mad Men‘s Kiernan Shipka), a fragile young girl […]

Mickey Keating’s DARLING Set to Bring ‘Terror Beyond Comprehension’ To FANTASTIC FEST


While speaking to director Mickey Keating earlier this year, the prolific filmmaker mentioned his upcoming film DARLING and how his goal was to make a film that was like a really bad drug trip, an homage to films like REPULSION, ERASERHEAD and TROUBLE EVERY DAY (interview here). Fast forward to this week, when in celebration of the […]


Some kind of hate 2

Bullying has been an absolute virus, steadily grown throughout our nation’s schools within the last decade. Whether it be over the way a kid looks, the type of music he listens to, or hell, just because he exists, the fact is that it’s grown to astronomical proportions, and it’s only a matter of time before […]

Fantastic Fest 2015 FINAL WAVE OF Programming Announced; THE DEVIL’S CANDY, CAMINO and the return of the Fantastic Debates!


As if the previously announced first and second waves of programming for the 2015 Fantastic Fest film Festival (running from September 24th-October 1st) in Austin, TX weren’t enough to make your heads explode (Kurt Russell, Refn, THE INVITATION..I could go on and on), the fest’s final wave of film and event programming has officially hit, […]

Second Wave of FANTASTIC FEST Programming Arrives; GREEN ROOM, HIGH RISE, THE MIND’S EYE and More!!


We previously reported on the first wave (here) of films that will grace this year’s Fantastic Fest Film Festival (September 24th-October 1st)in Austin, TX, and well,…prepare to get your minds blown. Today, the second wave of films have been announced and feature films such as Jeremy Saulnier’s THE GREEN ROOM, Ben Wheatley’s adaption of JG […]