FANTASIA 2016 Announces Final Films



Montreal genre fest announces final 2016 titles.

Montreal’s massive and massively awesome genre film festival Fantasia has just announced the final titles of its 2016 lineup. And they’re a pair of heavy hitter horrorshows.

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For the grand finale of Fantasia’s 20th anniversary edition, the fest will present the Canadian Premiere of co-writer/director Fede Alvarez’s terrifying new film DON’T BREATHE, in which a trio of friends break into the house of a wealthy blind man, thinking they’ll get away with the perfect heist. They’re wrong. Screening will be hosted by Alvarez himself. Like Alvarez’s US debut EVIL DEAD,  DON’T BREATHE is produced by Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert along with Alvarez. Sony Pictures will release the film in North America on August 26, 2016.

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Hot off its premiere at Cannes, the powerhouse Mel Gibson thriller BLOOD FATHER, directed by Jean-François Richet (MESRINE, ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13), will be having its first North American screening at Fantasia as both part of the festival’s closing night events and the official closing film of the Action! section. BLOOD FATHER’s impressive cast also features Erin Moriarty, Elisabeth Röhm, William H. Macy, Diego Luna, Dale Dickey, Thomas Mann, and Michael Parks.

See you at Fantasia!