Austin's freakishly fun genre film festival, Fantastic Fest 2013, is a mere two weeks away. Running from September 19-26, Fantastic Fest will showcase the newest and most cutting edge, genre-bending indie films of the year, including Randall Moore's take on the nightmarish side of family fun in Escape from Tomorrow.
Fantastic Fest completed its full film line-up with the release of the final wave of programming today. Some interesting entries from among the gloriously bizarre, horrific, supernatural, and just plain strange pics are Terry Gilliam's new movie The Zero Theorem. Those familiar with Gilliam's Brazil will know to expect a bizarre but compelling picture of love in a dystopian future.
Escape from Tomorrow is one to watch for, as it deals with the lurking horror in the happiest place on earth. There's also the film that is sure to be most controversial (and no, there's not a Human Centipede 3 this year). Detective Downs is a film out of Norway that features a sly sleuth who also happens to have Down Syndrome. Ouch.
Whether controversial, intriguing, grotesque, or just plain weird, Fantastic Fest 2013 is sure to have something for everyone. This year will see a setting change-up, as the Alamo Drafthouse (always host and force behind Fantastic Fest) at Lamar is closed for renovations. Not to worry, the brand new Alamo Drafthouse at Lakeline will be open and ready to host Fantastic Fest, and those living in northeast Austin will certainly appreciate the new location.