Our favorite time of year is approaching: Fantastic Fest is about to descend on Austin, Texas once again, rolling out September 20th – 27th at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar. Last year, Shock attended this incredible film festival and we plan to do it again.
This morning, the organizers have revealed the first wave of film titles on the programming slate.
It was previously revealed that Frankenweenie would be making its premiere – sure, a nice slice of kiddie fare, no doubt. On the other end of the spectrum, however, FF will be holding the premiere for Dredd 3D which is set to open September 21st nation-wide.
The festival is also pleased to announce the House of Psychotic Women sidebar, hosted by author and former Drafthouse programmer Kier-la Janisse. Kier-la will be introducing each show and signing copies of her book afterwards. House of Psychotic Women is an autobiographical exploration of female neurosis in horror and exploitation films. Anecdotes and memories interweave with film history, criticism, trivia and confrontational imagery to create a reflective personal history and examination of female madness, both onscreen and off.
Head inside for initial lineup of films at this year’s festival…