Fantastic Fest Capsule Reviews: Spring, Necrophobia 3D, It Follows, Shrew’s…

Fantastic Fest was a promising haven for horror this year. The good definitely outweighed the, shall we say, “disappointing,” that’s for sure. I’ve been filing all of my coverage and reviews to date in one convenient spot at our Fantastic Fest hub. You can check out some lengthier reviews of a handful of films there. But now, as I play catch up, I wanted to provide you with some capsule reviews for other titles that I viewed while in Austin.

Fantastic Fest Favorite ‘Spring’ Picked Up By Drafthouse

One of the films I absolutely loved at Fantastic Fest and was introduced to over the weekend was Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s Spring. Think of it as Before Sunrise with an injection of H.P. Lovecraft. My review is coming this week, but know that today Drafthouse Films and FilmBuff announced they have acquired the film.
Shot in coastal Italy, the film was written by Benson and stars Lou Taylor Pucci (Evil Dead) and introduces Nadia Hilker.

The First Trailer for Spring from the Directors of Resolution

A trailer has arrived for Spring, the latest film from directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. I’m very eager to check this one out at Fantastic Fest this month as I greatly enjoyed their previous effort Resolution (now on Netflix Instant).
Lou Taylor Pucci of Evil Dead and Carriers stars. He plays a man who relocates from Southern California to Italy. While there, he meets a young woman

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Fantastic Fest: The Second Wave of Films Revealed!

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Fantastic Fest is excited to announce the second wave of events, special guests and film programming.

Fantastic Fest 2014 takes place September 18-25th in Austin, Texas at the newly reopened Alamo South Lamar and Highball.

Fantastic Fest is going all out with celebratory events and special programming, including: Fantastic Debates will pack a serious punch this year. Fantastic Fest’s long-running showcase of verbal/physical combat is being amped up by a call to battle from Matt Mason Chief Content Officer for BitTorrent, Inc. Mason is placing an open call to all fighters to tackle the debate of whether BitTorrent.com is a valuable tool for creative artists or a playground for theft. In addition to the torrent debate, there will be a full undercard settling a range of topics with right hooks and sharp tongues alike.

5 Pics from Spring, the New Film from the Makers of Resolution

It was announced today that Spring would be joining the Toronto International Film Festival’s Vanguard programming. I wanted to draw a bit more attention to this title because it’s the latest film from the guys who brought us last year’s Resolution, a film that made my top of 2013 list: Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead.
Beyond these two talented fellas, Spring also attracted some on-screen talent I dig: Lou Taylor Pucci of Evil Dead and Carriers. He plays a man who relocates from Southern California to Italy. While there, he meets a young woman

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TIFF Announces Its 2014 Midnight Madness, Vanguard Slates

The Midnight Madness and Vanguard slates at the Toronto International Film Festival were revealed this morning and they feature quite a crop of promising films. Per the official site, this program offers “The wild side: midnight screenings of the best in action, horror, shock and fantasy cinema.”
Kevin Smith’s Tusk leads the pack. The film stars Justin Long and Michael Parks and concerns a podcast who meets an eccentric old man who intends to turn him into a walrus. We spoke to Smith about the film at Comic-Con – read that interview here.

Things Are Getting Grisly In This New Photo from Spring

Blood is beginning to flow on the latest film from the directors of this year’s offering, Resolution. In Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s Spring, Evil Dead star Lou Taylor Pucci plays a man who relocates from Southern California to Italy. While there, he meets a young woman – played by Nadia Hilker – with a dark secret.

Based on the new image, featuring a blood-stained bathroom, that dark secret is beginning to present itself on the film’s set.

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First Look at Lou Taylor Pucci in Spring

Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead are hard at work on a new feature called Spring. Production is underway in Italy with Evil Dead’s Lou Taylor Pucci and actress Nadia Hilker.

Pucci plays a man who opts to leave Southern California for Italy due to some personal troubles. In Italy, he strikes up a relationship with a woman who harbors a dark secret.

Resolution Directors Nab Evil Dead Co-Star for Spring

Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead have cast Lou Taylor Pucci for their upcoming horror film Spring, reports Variety.

Benson and Moorhead landed on the genre scene this year with the indie (you should be checking out) called Resolution.

Spring is going to be getting a push at the American Film Market over the next week from XYZ Films in anticipation of the film’s shooting start later this month in Italy.