In one week, Blumhouse.com is headed to Montreal, Canada for Fantasia Film Festival International. This annual fest has become known for showing some of the world’s best upcoming horror, fantasy, and science fictions films. Keep checking Blumhouse.com for all our festival coverage next week. Here are ten of the Fantasia Fest features we can’t wait to check out!
SUPER DARK TIMES
Director: Kevin Phillips
Set in 1990s suburbia, the film explores the social systems of a “normal” high school and how an accident slashes the characters’ adolescence apart.
Director: Trent Haaga
Most horror fans know Trent Haaga as an actor, but he is also a very talented writer and director. 68 KILL stars Matthew Gray Gubler in a heist that not only goes wrong, it spirals into total insanity.
Director: Sebastien Diaz
I’m a sucker for anthology films, and this Canadian horror anthology packs in eight separate tales of terror, all of which seem great.
KODOKU MEATBALL MACHINE
Director: Yoshihiro Nishimura
For years, I have been a huge fan of Japan’s ultra-gory splatstick sub-genre which includes the original MEATBALL MACHINE film from 2005. Now, over a decade later, the Necroborgs are returning in what will no doubt be a fast-action carnage-filled sequel.
Director: Aaron Moorhead, Justin Benson
After SPRING and RESOLUTION, we are excited to see what Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson have created next. In THE ENDLESS, the directing duo also are the stars, playing two brothers who flee from a cult, but begin to believe some of the cult’s outlandish beliefs may be true.
HOUSE OF THE DISAPPEARED
Director: Lim Dae-woong
Country: South Korean
I absolutely loved the 2013 Venezuelan film THE HOUSE AT THE END OF TIME, a time-warping tale about a mother fighting to prove her innocence in the death of her husband and disappearance of her son. This South Korean adaption of the movie is sure to demonstrate how story and atmosphere can surpass any cultural boundaries.
Director: Nacho Vigalondo
Country: USA/ Spain
Anne Hathaway stars as a woman who leaves New York City to returns to her childhood home in Middle America. Upon seeing a news report about a giant creature attacking Seoul, South Korea, she realizes she may somehow be mentally linked with the monster. The premise sounds bat-shit crazy, but knowing Nacho’s work, the execution will likely be a richly layered mix of cleverly presented themes.
MON MON MON MONSTERS
Director: Giddens Ko
Packed with a much larger statement on bullying and lack of compassion, a group of youths are sentenced to deliver meals to the elderly, but encounter real monsters along the way. The movie looks brutal as hell, and knowing the director’s prior work, I’m betting there will be some dark humor infused as well.
GAME OF DEATH
Director: Sebatien Landry, Laurence Baz Morais
Country: France/ Canada
A group of reckless teens discovers a vintage game and decide to give it a whirl. A countdown on the game begins, and at the end someone dies, and the round begins again. The teens have no choice but to play along in the game’s twisted rule of kill or be killed. This trailer looks wild!
MAYHEM (Cover Photo)
Director: Joe Lynch
Joe Lynch is a master of gore-soaked horror comedies, so I can’t wait to see his take on corporate culture and the government in this tale of a stuffy law office which becomes infected with a virus causing people to act entirely on impulse.
For more information on these and the other films playing at Fantasia Film Festival, please check out their website here.