Five years in the making, the Fantasia Fest selection, ‘Sator,’ brings a quiet mental horror into stark realization in the California forest.
‘The Wretched,’ an official Fantasia 2019 selection, is an evocative film, unafraid to wave its witchiness in the viewer’s face.
‘Satanic Panic,’ an official selection of Fantasia 2019, is one of the best horror-comedy films of the last twenty years.
Fantasia Fest’s opening film, ‘Sadako,’ brings director Hideo Nakata back to the ‘Ringu’ franchise, but doesn’t provide much in the way of fright.
Sachin Hingoo and Jeffery X Martin run down the movies they’re most excited about from this year’s Fantasia International Film Festival.
Issa Lopez’s Tigers Are Not Afraid may be my favorite film of the year so far. Not only is it a beautifully shot and deeply emotional film, it also has a lot to say while being genuinely frightening.
The Fantasia 2018 selection, ‘Tigers Are Not Afraid,’ is a magical and tragic must-see film set against the violent backdrop of the Mexican drug wars.
With Hurt, Mallhi explores the idea that the masks we all wear, the masks of decency that we put on to hide our inner turmoil or trauma just to function in society, are always this close to slipping.
The Fantasia 2018 selection, ‘The Witch in the Window,’ demonstrates that movies revolving around family dynamics don’t have to be sappy, especially when they involve a disturbed spirit in the attic.
The Witch Part One: The Subversion,’ South Korean director Park Hoon-jung’s latest film, graces Fantasia 2018 with a hefty dose of violence, but doesn’t bring audiences much of anything new.
The Joko Anwar film, Satan’s Slaves, which had its Canadian premiere at Fantasia 2018, has a wonderfully lurid title which could lure in fans of Satanic cinema. But while there is mention of Satan, and there are most definitely slaves, this is not your typical devil movie.
The Fantasia 2018 selection, ‘Cold Skin,’ is a masterfully frightening and affecting film in which the main characters must combat monsters from both without and within.