Fantastic Fest is the Alamo Drafthouse's annual genre film festival featuring the horror, science fiction, fantasy, action, Asian, and cult films from around the world.
The fest, September 24-October 1, also features many themed parties, outings, food/film "feasts," the Fantastic Arcade and other events that are signature hallmarks curated by Tim League.
Feature highlights from 2015:
ANOMALISA Charlie Kaufman's newest story, a revolutionary and emotional stop-motion animation, follows an unhappy customer service guru looking for an escape from the monotony of his life.
THE ASSASSIN After failing to dispatch a corrupt government official, an assassin is disciplined by her master with a mission to murder her cousin in order to steal her heart against sentimentality.
BONE TOMAHAWK Kurt Russell stars in this character driven and at times horrific Western about a group of men (including Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox and Richard Jenkins) who set out to rescue a local woman and a young deputy whove been kidnapped by a tribe of cannibalistic troglodytes.
THE DEVIL'S CANDY A struggling painter, his wife and his young daughter move into their dream house in rural Austin, Texas, but soon find themselves targeted by both satanic forces and the houses previous occupants.
FOLLOW When he blacks out after receiving a strange Christmas gift from his girlfriend, Quinn wakes the next morning to find his whole world crumbling around him.
TALE OF TALES Monsters, magic and mayhem abound in the incredible stories of three royal families from nearby kingdoms in this ambitious fairy tale epic from acclaimed Italian auteur Matteo Garrone.
Fantastic Fest September 24 - October 1, 2015 fantasticfest.com