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.
This year’s Fantasia Festival looks like a garden of devilish delights for horror fans, and while there’s something for everyone, Jeffery X Martin has put together his Fantasia dream list of fright flicks.