Montreal’s Fantasia Festival is gearing up for its first virtual edition and today the second wave of titles have been revealed, adding a big list of mouth-watering genre selections on top of an already impressive first wave.
Canada’s biggest genre film festival, Fantasia Festival, is heading online for its 2020 edition. Partnering with Festival Scope and Shift72, the festival will still offer things like Q&As and live panels, along with the impressive lineup the festival is known for.
The Wretched is a surprising delight, which doesn’t skimp on some great creature effects and fun, sometimes shocking moments that make this a memorable endeavor that I can easily recommend giving a look.
The premise alone for Extra Ordinary, a film about a timid driving instructor whose ability to communicate with the dead puts her in a position to save the life of a teenager who is about to be sacrificed by a one-hit-wonder musician in order to resurrect his career, should be enough to warrant the price of admission.
Tigers Are Not Afraid is an excellent piece of genre cinema that is, at times, as beautiful as it is horrific, presenting a new and wholly unique perspective of how pervasive the drug cartels are in Mexico and specifically how they can affect all those surrounding them.
Door Lock is a well shot and at times fiercely creepy thriller that almost acts as a companion piece to Sleep Tight, and while I wouldn’t say it reaches the same heights as the original, it deviates enough from the source material to feel like its own story.