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Pet Sematary Bloodlines

‘Pet Sematary: Bloodlines’ Is Probably a Little Better Than You’re Expecting


But you’re still better off just sticking with the 1989 movie.

One Percenter

‘One Percenter’ Lets Tak Sakaguchi Have Fun Before Bringing the Pain


An action film about action films.

When Evil Lurks

‘When Evil Lurks’ Delivers Gory, Dread-Filled Perfection


Beware, children at play…

Mickey Reece Country Gold

“Rip it off the best you can.” Mickey Reece Steals From Classics for ‘Country Gold’


We chat with the director about his country music satire and why he sought the aesthetics of movies like ‘The Last Picture Show’ and ‘Paper Moon.’

Mister Organ

Good vs. Gaslighting in David Farrier’s ‘Mister Organ’


We chat with the ‘Tickled’ director about his new documentary descent into madness.

Fantastic Fest 2022 Winners

Best of the Fest: The Biggest Winners of Fantastic Fest 2022

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Fully recovered from the event, we name 2022’s Fantastic Fest winners. These are the best of the fest, the weirdo gems like no other.

Art the clown in Terrifier 2

‘Terrifier 2’ Ramps Up the Running Time and the Carnage


Your body may not be ready for what happens to bodies here…

The Menu Mark Mylod Betsy Koch Fantastic Fest

Mark Mylod’s ‘The Menu’ Weighs the High Price of Sophistication


At Fantastic Fest, we chat with the director Mark Mylod and producing partner Besty Koch about their new thriller, ‘The Menu,’ and how fine dining spoils food culture for the rest of us.

Kids Vs Aliens

Jason Eisener Reveals How Stuart Gordon Inspired ‘Kids vs. Aliens’


We chat with the director about his new kiddies-in-peril movie and how an often-forgotten motion-simulator ride influenced its brisk runtime.