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19 Good, Great, or Simply Insane Genre Films That Played Fantasia 2015

19 Good, Great, or Simply Insane Genre Films That Played Fantasia 2015

Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival is, without question, one of the most highly-regarded genre festivals in North America. (Nay, the world!) And while I didn’t actually attend the event this year, I have seen a nice chunk of their selections, and I really like the Fantasia team, so here’s a (hopefully) handy collection of titles for you to seek out once they’re available.

1. Ant-Man — Yep! Ant-Man played Fantasia. A big-time Marvel movie amidst a sea of independent and international genre films. I think that’s pretty cool. (My review.)

2. Bite — A young woman gets bitten by a mysterious Costa Rican fish creature, only to return home with a horrific infection. (My review.)

3. Bunny the Killer Thing — A bizarre, gory, raunchy import from Finland about a man-sized rabbit mutant on the hunt for one very specific female body part. Never watch this film with your parents.

4. Cub — Terror strikes a young scout troop in this darkly funny and impressively creepy Belgian import. (My review.)

5. The Dark Below — A simple, straightforward, and virtually dialogue-free thriller about a man who tries to kill his wife. And fails. Many times.

6. Deathgasm — Two hard rockin’ Kiwi pals awaken an evil demon and must work together to destroy the damned thing. Also it’s a comedy. (My review.)

7. Director’s Commentary: Terror of Frankenstein — The director and writer of 1977’s Terror of Frankenstein reunite to record a truly disturbing (and darkly amusing) audio commentary. (My review.)

8. The Editor — The creators of Father’s Day and Manborg are back, and this time they’ve set their satirical sights on the world of goofball giallo horror flicks. (My review.)

9.  Goodnight Mommy — Two creepy young twins become convinced that their bandaged-covered mama is actually a dangerous impostor in this fascinating, freaky thriller from Austria.

10. He Never Died — Henry Rollins stars as a seemingly immortal man whose past has come back to haunt him. (My review.)

11. The Invitation — A man slowly comes to realize that a dinner party may in fact be a recruitment program for a devious cult in this crafty, creepy thriller.

12. Monty Python: The Meaning of Live — A behind-the-scenes look at Monty Python’s recent reunion tour. Old-school Python fans will dig this documentary. (My review.)

13. Nina Forever — A young man is forced to contend with an ex-girlfriend who pops up at the worst moments — and is also deceased. (My review.)

14. Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made — The creators of the most elaborate fan film of all time reunite to finish their dream project. Or at least try to. (My review.)

15. Roar — A stunning 1981 obscurity about a family that lives with dozens of lions. Or at least tries to. You’ve never seen anything like this movie. (My review.)

16. Some Kind of Hate — A haven for troubled teens becomes sort of a bloodbath when a forgotten victim returns to wreak holy hell. Smart, dark, insightful indie horror.

17. Tag — The director of Cold Fish and Tokyo Tribe is back — with maybe his most aggressively insane film to date. It’s about a trio of young women forced to contend with horrific phenomena that (almost) defy explanation.

18. Turbo Kid — The early-’80s post-apocalyptic action flick takes a square kick in the pants in this highly energetic and consistently amusing New Zealand export. (My review.)

19. We Are Still Here — Two couples spend some time at an isolated cabin before all sorts of occult-related madness breaks out. Fun stuff. (My review.)

Which movies sound the most interesting to you? Let us know in the comments below!

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