A Town Called Panic Trailer: Insanity Reigns!


At Fantastic Fest this year in Austin, one meme crept out of the woodwork (and the mind of unofficial Alamo Drafthouse mascot Nacho Vigalondo) and has been taking Hollywood by storm. It is the tagline of the third act of Lars von Trier’s film Antichrist, “Chaos Reigns!” However, while Antichrist provided this year’s edition of “I drink your milkshake,” a fact upon which Fantastic Fest can hang its hat, perhaps one of the most memorable films from this year’s selection was the Belgian stop-motion animated pile of insanity A Town Called Panic, from directors Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar.

In his Fantastic Fest review, Dr. Cole Abaius called A Town Called Panic “pure spectacle that has the power to transport you to the younger, joyful mindset of the sandbox.” It is a healthy mix of insanity, children’s toys and humor that is wildly inappropriate. In a sense, just the kind of movie that anyone who reads FSR would absolutely love. It was one of our best-reviewed films of Fantastic Fest, as well as the festival’s Audience Award winner. And as any Fantastic Fest attendee can tell you, this is a very serious thing — as its a very serious, movie-loving audience.

Have a look at the trailer below, courtesy of Apple and Zeitgeist Films. A Town Called Panic gets a limited release starting December 16, 2009.

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet. As of yet, no one has stopped him.

Read More from Neil Miller
Get Film School Rejects in your email. All the cool kids are doing it:
Previous Article
Next Article
Reject Nation
Leave a comment
Comment Policy: No hate speech allowed. If you must argue, please debate intelligently. Comments containing selected keywords or outbound links will be put into moderation to help prevent spam. Film School Rejects reserves the right to delete comments and ban anyone who doesn't follow the rules. We also reserve the right to modify any curse words in your comments and make you look like an idiot. Thank You!