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Fantastic Fest Memories

The Great Movie Experiences of Fantastic Fest

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We asked friends from around the Fantastic Fest community to share their favorite screening memories.

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In ‘Alien’ Horror Comes In The Form of Labor Exploitation

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In space, no one can hear you scream. But, in space, can anyone hear you work? Ridley Scott’s sci-fi masterpiece asks that question.

Ikarie Xb

‘Ikarie XB-1’ is the Forgotten Czech Film That Inspired ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’

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Jindřich Polák’s communist space drama anticipated now-iconic ’60s sci-fi.

Ff Anticipated

The Movies We Can’t Wait to See at Fantastic Fest 2019

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As Fantastic Fest kicks off its 15th year, we break down the movies we can’t wait to see this year in Austin.

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20 TV Episodes To Watch Before the 2019 Emmys

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Binge! Binge like your life and Emmy prediction bragging rights depend on it!

It Chapter

What’s Next for the ‘IT: Chapter Two’ Cast?

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Pennywise and The Losers’ Club will be appearing in these movies and TV shows.

Lucy In The Sky

What We’re Watching Before the 2019 Toronto Film Festival

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Want to feel prepared for your next favorite film? We’ve got you covered.

Midsommar

The ‘Midsommar’ Communal Scream and the Value of Feeling Held

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Some inner demons can’t be exorcized alone. Try wailing in unison with some Swedish cult members.

The Babadook

How ‘The Babadook’ Inspired The Perfect Political Meme

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In this low-budget psychological horror film, a fraught relationship between a mother and her son unexpectedly became the perfect metaphor for today’s political climate.