The Fantastic Fest Death Squad Awards

The 2012 Fantastic Fest Death Squad Awards

Just as Fantastic Fest gives out a number of film awards, we wanted to take a moment to give out our own accolades by category. For this part of our festival recap, we each chose a winner in the following categories:

  • Best Fantastic Feature: Comprising the dramas, action films and otherwise uncategorizable.
  • Best Horror Feature: This one seems rather self-explanatory.
  • Best Gutbuster Comedy Feature: From the Fantastic Fest comedy category.
  • Best Documentary Feature: Otherwise known as the Christopher Campbell Award.
  • Best Scene We Saw at Fantastic Fest: From any film that played during the festival.
  • Best Short We Saw at Fantastic Fest: Shorts played before films, as part of three well-curated programs, so we pick our favorite one.
  • Audience Award: The film we found to be the most talked-about film around the fest.

Some of the writers even threw in their own special categories. You can find picks from the entire team below:

Rob Hunter

  • Best Fantastic Feature: Blackout
  • Best Horror Feature: …category should be canceled this year
  • Best Gutbuster Comedy Feature: Vulgaria
  • Best Documentary Feature: The American Scream
  • Best Next Wave Award: Crave
  • Best Scene We Saw at Fantastic Fest: The 12-minute anime “trailer” in Lee’s Adventure
  • Best Short We Saw at Fantastic Fest: Crush the Skull
  • Audience Award: Holy Motors (haven’t seen it yet but people would not shut up about it)

Brian Salisbury

  • Best Fantastic Feature:  Antiviral
  • Best Horror Feature: Come Out and Play
  • Best Gutbuster Comedy Feature: The History of Future Folk
  • Best Documentary Feature: The American Scream
  • Best Scene We Saw at Fantastic Fest: The diner confrontation between old Bruce and young Bruce in Looper
  • Best Short We Saw at Fantastic Fest: Crush the Skull
  • Audience Award: I Declare War
  • Most Offensive Closing Night Party Costume: Tim League as Kim Jong-il

Luke Mullen

  • Best Fantastic Feature: Vanishing Waves
  • Best Horror Feature: Come Out and Play
  • Best Gutbuster Comedy Feature: The History of Future Folk
  • Best Documentary Feature: The American Scream
  • Best Scene We Saw at Fantastic Fest: The accordion interlude from Holy Motors
  • Best Short We Saw at Fantastic Fest: Bobby Yeah
  • Audience Award: The History of Future Folk
  • Best Next Wave Film: Flicker (Flimmer)

Michael Treveloni

  • Best Fantastic Feature: I Declare War
  • Best Horror Feature: American Mary
  • Best Gutbuster Comedy Feature: Hellfjord
  • Best Documentary Feature: The American Scream
  • Best Scene We Saw at Fantastic Fest: The animated action sequence in Lee’s Adventure
  • Best Short We Saw at Fantastic Fest: Advantageous
  • Audience Award: Here Comes the Devil and The Conspiracy (tie)
  • Best Next Wave Film: Crave

Adam Charles

  • Best Fantastic Feature: Lee’s Adventure
  • Best Horror Feature: Berberian Sound Studio
  • Best Gutbuster Comedy Feature: Blackout
  • Best Next Wave Film: Combat Girls

Neil Miller

  • Best Fantastic Feature: Blackout
  • Best Horror Feature: American Mary
  • Best Gutbuster Comedy Feature: The History of Future Folk
  • Best Documentary Feature: The American Scream
  • Best Scene We Saw at Fantastic Fest: The “farm house incident” in Looper
  • Best Short We Saw at Fantastic Fest: Le Lac Noir
  • Audience Award: I Declare War
  • Best Next Wave Film: Combat Girls

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