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Fantastic Fest First Weekend

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This weekend in Austin was the first weekend of the 2015 Fantastic Fest, the largest genre film festival in the US.  Fantastic Fest shows a slew of upcoming and classic horror, sci-fi, and action movies, and there have been some truly bizarre and great movies shown.  World premieres at Fantastic Fest have included ZombielandThere Will Be BloodApocalypto, and a ton of others.

After the first weekend, here are trailers for some of the most talked about entries:

Lazer Team

A funny looking sci-fi movie by local production company Rooster Teeth (of Red vs. Blue fame) this movie got great reviews, even being compared to Spielberg by Nerdist.com.

The Witch

All of the buzz Sunday night was about this movie, which looks like a properly gory English horror movie.  It’s been getting rave reviews since showing at Sundance, garnering even more comparisons (which people seem fond of doing) to Wicker Man or The Shining.

Crimson Peak

Probably the highest profile movie to screen this weekend, Guillermo del Toro’s (HellboyPan’s Labyrinth, Pacific Rim) new film is getting great almost-reviews, as critics agreed not to write too much about it until closer to it’s wide release.  From the sound of this recap, it should be a good one!

 

Article written by Kalan Kucera

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