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Tag Archives: Fantastic Fest

“Paranormal Activity 3” secret screening and new trailer hit

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The second Secret Screening at Fantastic Fest in Austin last night was an early viewing of Paramount’s “Paranormal Activity 3.” The “secret” was out, to be honest, with several high-profile Fest attendees guessing “Paranormal” on Twitter prior to the midnight screening. And while reviews for the third[...]

“You’re Next,” “Bullhead” win big at Fantastic Fest

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: “You’re Next,” Adam Wingard’s horror thriller about a family terrorized my masked intruders, on the Best Picture award at this year’s Fantastic Fest, which hosted thousands of genre-film fans in Austin, Texas. The year’s fest opened with a screening of Tom Six’s “Human Centipede” sequel, and featured[...]

Tilda Swinton’s “Kevin” added to Fantastic Fest – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Lynne Ramsay’s harrowing “We Need to Talk About Kevin,” which was just confirmed as a Marquee screening at this year’s Austin Film Festival, also has been added to the schedule of this year’s Fantastic Fest … giving the blistering drama two key Austin screenings in the span[...]

Fantastic Fest adds Comic-Con doc, “Human Centipede” sequel

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Only the folks at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin would try and use the words “Fantastic” and “Human Centipede” in the same sentence. Yet it’s that unique taste in spectacular genre cinema that keeps thousands flocking to Fantastic Fest in Austin each fall, and this year’s slate[...]

Fantastic Fest reveals first wave of programming

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The annual Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas has become a must-attend for film fanatics hoping to catch up on an array of cult, international, genre and geek cinema that may or may not make it to a multiplex near you. Heading into its seventh year, the fest[...]

“Hobo With a Shotgun” part of SXSW “Midnighters” programming

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Jason Eisener’s bum-sploitation film “Hobo With a Shotgun,” which stars Rutger Hauer as a hobo wielding a shotgun, is one of many intriguing features announced as part of SXSW’s “Midnighters” schedule. This year’s Festival runs March 11-19 in Austin, Texas. ”Our midnight programs are the bloody,[...]

Steve-O sets his head on fire in celebration of “Jackass 3D”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Sometimes a publicist sends you a link, and it’s so bizarre, it’s like they’re just daring you not to post it. This is one of those links. Steve-O, the impossibly still-living member of Team “Jackass,” hosted a secret screening of “Jackass 3D” at Fantastic Fest in Austin and,[...]

“Let Me In” director Matt Reeves opens up, explains why he remade “Let the Right One In”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: From the minute it was announced that Hollywood planned a remake of Tomas Alfredson’s beloved vampire drama “Let the Right One In,” there has been backlash. More people complained once it was revealed that Matt Reeves, director of the shaky-cam gimmick thriller “Cloverfield,” would be at the[...]

Fantastic Fest announces its Closing Night film

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Fresh off killer turns in Venice and Toronto, Takashi Miike’s “13 Assassins” has just been selected as the Closing Night films for Fantastic Fest. Here’s the film’s plot: The noble samurai Shinzaemon Shimada is secretly commissioned to assassinate the evil Lord Naritsugu after his bloody rise to power.[...]

Roger Corman getting Lifetime Achievement award at Fantastic Fest

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Roger and Julie Corman will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 6th annual Fantastic Fest, it was announced today. The fest is scheduled for Sept. 23-30, in Austin, Texas. The award coincides with the world premiere of the Corman’s new Syfy movie “Sharktopus,” starring Eric Roberts and[...]
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