Fantasia 2019: ‘Sator’ is Gorgeous, Affecting, and Quietly Frightening

Five years in the making, the Fantasia Fest selection, ‘Sator,’ brings a quiet mental horror into stark realization in the California forest.

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Fantasia 2019 Review: The Witch Next Door In ‘The Wretched’

‘The Wretched,’ an official Fantasia 2019 selection, is an evocative film, unafraid to wave its witchiness in the viewer’s face.

Fantasia 2019: ‘Satanic Panic’ Does Horror-Comedy Right

‘Satanic Panic,’ an official selection of Fantasia 2019, is one of the best horror-comedy films of the last twenty years.

Fantasia 2019: ‘Sadako’ Trips On Its Way Back to the Well

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.

Biff Bam Pop’s Staff Picks From The Fantasia International Film Festival!

Sachin Hingoo and Jeffery X Martin run down the movies they’re most excited about from this year’s Fantasia International Film Festival.

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Fantasia 2018: ‘The Witch in the Window’ Rewards Patience with Scares

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

Fantasia 2018: ‘The Witch Part One: The Subversion’ Almost Gets It Right

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.

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Fantasia 2018: ‘Satan’s Slaves’ Brings Visual Flair to a Horrific Tale

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.

Fantasia 2018: ‘Cold Skin’ is a Chilling Look at the Nature of Montrosity

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.