Fantastic Fest

Fantastic Fest Fantastic Fest 2018: September 20-27 Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the United States and was dubbed "Geek Telluride" by Variety Magazine.
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12/09/2020
T-Shirt Invasion!

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12/07/2020

Get all wrapped up in our bold and beautiful letterpress inspired wrapping paper via The Press Room, available at mondoshop.com.

Now, you can choose expedited shipping at checkout so that all of your gifts (and gifting essentials) arrive at the perfect time.

Toast up those tootsies this winter in some cozy cool socks featuring your favorite pop culture icons like Divine, STAR ...
12/03/2020

Toast up those tootsies this winter in some cozy cool socks featuring your favorite pop culture icons like Divine, STAR WARS, GHOSTBUSTERS and more.

Shop all socks at https://bit.ly/2JykTTQ with deep discounts during our Invade the Alamo Basement sale. Free shipping on orders over $75.

Puzzle Party! Puzzle Party! Puzzle Party! Piece together the perfect holiday by picking up something from Mondo's Puzzle...
12/03/2020

Puzzle Party! Puzzle Party! Puzzle Party!

Piece together the perfect holiday by picking up something from Mondo's Puzzle Party collection.

Featuring designs inspired by some of your favorite movies like BEETLEJUICE, GREMLINS, and more.

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11/30/2020
It's the last day

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Sale ends at midnight.

We're teaming up with our cousins at Mondo to clean out our (theoretical) basement – a *one-time-only* holiday sale of c...
11/26/2020

We're teaming up with our cousins at Mondo to clean out our (theoretical) basement – a *one-time-only* holiday sale of curated or discounted Mondo / Alamo Drafthouse apparel, collectibles, toys, enamel pins (all $5), and so much more, including the biggest ever auction of Mondo poster art.

Invade the Alamo Basement starts now. For details: drafthouse.com/news/its-time-to-invade-the-alamo-basement

At the intersection of Terror Tuesday and Weird Wednesday there is Night Creatures, our new series celebrating the wild ...
11/23/2020

At the intersection of Terror Tuesday and Weird Wednesday there is Night Creatures, our new series celebrating the wild and woolly depths of genre film.

Tonight, join us for a Watch Party of PENITENTIARY, a gritty entry following a boxer forced to fight his way out of lockdown.

Plausible scenario? Of course not. Highly entertaining? Oh, hell yeah.

Tickets and info via Alamo On Demand:
ondemand.drafthouse.com/film/night-creatures-penitentiary-watch-party/

Join us for a one-night-only, sneak preview Power-Up Watch Party of INSERT COIN, a documentary about the games that made...
11/20/2020

Join us for a one-night-only, sneak preview Power-Up Watch Party of INSERT COIN, a documentary about the games that made the '90s.

Live Q&A with ESPN’s Arda Orcal; Director Josh Tsui; NBA Jam Co-Creators Mark Turmell & Sal DiVit

Monday, 11/23 at 7:30 pm CT

Tickets & info at ondemand.drafthouse.com/film/insert-coin-sneak-preview-power-up-watch-party-qanda.

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Are you ready to raid the vault?Our Invade the Alamo auction features 2,000 rare and highly sought after Mondo prints. F...
11/18/2020

Are you ready to raid the vault?

Our Invade the Alamo auction features 2,000 rare and highly sought after Mondo prints. From 11/29-12/13 bid on emovieposter.com and support a good cause.

100% of proceeds from the sale will go towards paying staff, debt and expenses accrued during the COVID closures.

Bids start at just $1.

Read more drafthouse.com/news/announcing-the-first-ever-mondo-archive-auction

Remember The Before Times? We miss them, too.That's why we're bringing TRIVIADOME back...virtually! Play along with us a...
11/17/2020

Remember The Before Times? We miss them, too.

That's why we're bringing TRIVIADOME back...virtually! Play along with us and your friends from the safety of home. This week, we've got special guest Cory Everett of Cinephile: A Card Game, who'll be coming with some special prizes, too.

Join us this Wednesday at 5:30pm PST. (We're not saying anything, but a little birdie told us you might want to bone up on auteur-helmed kids movies for his round.)

Register as a single player or team here:
www.eventbrite.com/e/128554577201

Join us and our friends  at AGFA this Friday for the F13 Fan Film Mixtape Watch Party, – an awe-inspiring compilation of...
11/11/2020

Join us and our friends at AGFA this Friday for the F13 Fan Film Mixtape Watch Party, – an awe-inspiring compilation of the best-of-the-best in DIY Voorhees tributes from Jason’s biggest fans.

ondemand.drafthouse.com/film/night-creatures-f13-fan-film-mixtape-watch-party/

11/08/2020

Celebrate with us today at our Watch Party of ACTION USA via Alamo On Demand at 5:30pm CT

Join the director, daredevil-turned-filmmaker, John Stewart, for an action-packed rowdy night.

We'll also pick one viewer to win a Mondo poster giveaway.

Get tix: ondemand.drafthouse.com/film/night-creatures-action-usa-watch-party-qanda/

Missing your TERROR TUESDAY and WEIRD WEDNESDAY? Introducing NIGHT CREATURES, our new series of in-theater and online sc...
11/03/2020

Missing your TERROR TUESDAY and WEIRD WEDNESDAY? Introducing NIGHT CREATURES, our new series of in-theater and online screenings celebrating the weird and the wonderful.

Up first: the super 'splodey spectacle ACTION USA, fresh off of its Fantastic Fest preview.

For showtimes near you: drafthouse.com/movies/night-creatures

To join the Watch Party featuring director Q&A: ondemand.drafthouse.com/film/night-creatures-presents-action-usa-watch-party-qanda/

Ack! Ack! Now it's your turn to address Washington! From the highest office in the nation to local measures that impact ...
11/03/2020

Ack! Ack! Now it's your turn to address Washington!

From the highest office in the nation to local measures that impact your community, your voice matters. Get out there, get involved, and join your fellow Americans in the ultimate expression of our democratic freedoms.

Need info? Check out vote411.org.

Halloween might be over, but the spooky fun doesn't have to end just yet. We've got a little hint for tonight's Dismemem...
11/01/2020

Halloween might be over, but the spooky fun doesn't have to end just yet.

We've got a little hint for tonight's Dismemembering Watch Party (with a special musical surprise to boot).

Grab your tickets now and join us tonight at 7:30pm CT at the Virtual Scener Theater.

https://bit.ly/3kIqDro

10/30/2020
DRAG Watch Party with Louisiana Purchase!

Calling all of you spooky queens and kings! Enter the twisted dimension of our virtual drag-o-sphere via Alamo On Demand.

Tonight, take a TRIP TO HELL with us and Louisianna Purchase for a Drag Show + Watch Party of SATANIS.

The film is a wild glimpse into the witches, black masses, and kinks that built San Francisco’s most infamous cult, presented in a new 2K restoration.

ondemand.drafthouse.com/film/a-trip-to-hell-with-louisiana-purchase-satanis-watch-party-and-drag-show/

Didn't get enough of 100 BEST KILLS?Join Pig the Cat (oh, and Zack Carlson too) for another serving of collected carnage...
10/29/2020

Didn't get enough of 100 BEST KILLS?

Join Pig the Cat (oh, and Zack Carlson too) for another serving of collected carnage, this time featuring our favorite vehi-kills.

More info at ondemand.drafthouse.com/film/100-best-kills-vehi-kills-live-watch-party/

No plans for Halloween? Not on our watch, honey! Calling all of our devilish queens and kings to join us in celebrating ...
10/28/2020

No plans for Halloween? Not on our watch, honey!

Calling all of our devilish queens and kings to join us in celebrating spooky season this Friday with a very special Drag Watch Party of SATANIS, featuring none other than Louisianna Purchase and a lovingly restored print of the 1970 film from American Genre Film Archive.

To quote Anton Lavey, founder of the Church of Satan, “There is a beast in man that should be exercised, not exorcised!"

Get your tix now via ondemand.drafthouse.com/film/a-trip-to-hell-with-louisiana-purchase-satanis-watch-party-and-drag-show/

Join us for a Watch Party edition of SUSPIRIA via Alamo On Demand and Scener. Master Pancake brings you an all-new MST3K...
10/22/2020

Join us for a Watch Party edition of SUSPIRIA via Alamo On Demand and Scener. Master Pancake brings you an all-new MST3K-style riff of the Dario Argento horror classic.

Your ticket gets you admission to the live stream AND your very own copy of the riffed movie to keep.

ondemand.drafthouse.com/film/live-master-pancake-suspiria-watch-party/

The perfect romance...but is there more than meets the eye? Join us for the final of our Amazon Prime Video Watch Partie...
10/18/2020

The perfect romance...but is there more than meets the eye? Join us for the final of our Amazon Prime Video Watch Parties with our friends at Fangoria and Blumhouse.

EVIL EYE begins at 5:30pm PST, followed by an exclusive Q&A on our Youtube.

More info on our blog. RSVP for the Facebook event to be entered to win one of 20 Mondo prints.
drafthouse.com/news/welcome-to-the-blumhouse-at-alamo-drafthouse

Tonight, join us for a truly dark composition. NOCTURNE follows an ambitious and overlooked music student as she succumb...
10/17/2020

Tonight, join us for a truly dark composition. NOCTURNE follows an ambitious and overlooked music student as she succumbs to sinister temptations.

We'll be settling in for an Amazon Watch Party at 5:30pm PT with our friends at Blumhouse and Fangoria.

More info and Watch Party links on our blog. RSVP to the Facebook events before Sunday for your chance to win one of 20 exclusive Mondo prints! drafthouse.com/news/welcome-to-the-blumhouse-at-alamo-drafthouse

This weekend, join us for Watch Parties celebrating a final pair of chilling new films from our friends at Blumhouse via...
10/16/2020

This weekend, join us for Watch Parties celebrating a final pair of chilling new films from our friends at Blumhouse via Amazon Prime Video.

Win exclusive Mondo art prints by RSVPing to the Facebook events. 20 winners will be chosen after the final film on Sunday.

Visit our blog for more info on how to RSVP and join us at the Watch Party links on Saturday & Sunday.
drafthouse.com/news/welcome-to-the-blumhouse-at-alamo-drafthouse

This weekend, we're teaming up with our friends at Fangoria for another set of Watch Parties for Welcome to the Blumhous...
10/15/2020
Welcome to the Blumhouse Watch Parties Presented by Fantastic Fest and Fangoria | National News | Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

This weekend, we're teaming up with our friends at Fangoria for another set of Watch Parties for Welcome to the Blumhouse via Prime Video.

Read on for why we love this week's films, and then head to the link below for more info + Watch Party links.

Q&As to follow on our YouTube channel post Watch Party.

How far would you go to be a star? A truly dark composition allows a timid music student to outshine her twin sister in NOCTURNE, playing Saturday.

Beware the EVIL EYE with us this Sunday. A perfect romance twists into something more sinister as a mother discovers her daughter's new boyfriend night have a connection to her own past.

https://bit.ly/3j3lAAj

Exclusive free Watch Party events for four unique, unsettling genre thrillers from Blumhouse Television and Amazon Prime Video.

Get ready for night two of our Welcome to the Blumhouse Watch Parties. Watch BLACK BOX with us beginning 5:30pm PT/7:30p...
10/11/2020

Get ready for night two of our Welcome to the Blumhouse Watch Parties.

Watch BLACK BOX with us beginning 5:30pm PT/7:30pm CT followed by a Q&A with director Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour.

Join the party here:
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Today we kick off the very first of our Welcome to the Blumhouse Watch Parties. Join us at 5:30pm PST for THE LIE featur...
10/10/2020

Today we kick off the very first of our Welcome to the Blumhouse Watch Parties.

Join us at 5:30pm PST for THE LIE featuring Q&A with director Veena Sud in conversation with Karyn Kusama.

Watch party link:
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More info on all of the watch parties here:
drafthouse.com/news/welcome-to-the-blumhouse-at-alamo-drafthouse

This weekend! Join us for two Amazon Watch Parties celebrating the films of Welcome to the Blumhouse, starting at 5:30pm...
10/09/2020
Welcome to the Blumhouse Watch Parties Presented by Fantastic Fest and Fangoria | National News | Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

This weekend! Join us for two Amazon Watch Parties celebrating the films of Welcome to the Blumhouse, starting at 5:30pm PT.

With edge of your seat twists you'll want to experience together, RSVP now via the blog link below. All RSVPs are also entered to win an art poster via our friends at @mondonews.

Plus! Exclusive Q&A content accompanies each film, starting with THE LIE director Veena Sud in conversation with filmmaker Karyn Kusama on Saturday.

On Sunday, join us at 4:30pm PT on Instagram Live for a chat with Fantastic Fest programmer Lisa Dyer and BLACK BOX director Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour.

RSVP & more info here: drafthouse.com/news/welcome-to-the-blumhouse-at-alamo-drafthouse

Exclusive watch parties for four unique, unsettling genre thrillers from Blumhouse Television and Amazon Prime Video.

This Saturday and Sunday join us for live watch parties at 6:30pm CT featuring two exciting new films part of Welcome to...
10/07/2020

This Saturday and Sunday join us for live watch parties at 6:30pm CT featuring two exciting new films part of Welcome to the Blumhouse via Prime Video.

Read more about why we love this weekend's films below, and head to our blog for more info. https://bit.ly/34zTPKj

Saturday: With a twist so thrilling you'll want to talk about it immediately, THE LIE is the perfect way to kick off your watch party weekend. Two desperate parents struggle to cover up their child's brutal crime, only to descend further and further into a dark web of deception.

Sunday: Who are any of us, really? After losing his wife and memory in an accident, BLACK BOX finds a single father undergoing an agonizing experimental treatment that causes him to question who he truly is.
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10/06/2020
Jim Cummings | THE WOLF OF SNOW HOLLOW

THUNDER ROAD writer/director/star Jim Cummings would like to invite you to his new film, THE WOLF OF SNOW HOLLOW, premiering this Thursday with a Fantastic Fest Q&A screening exclusively at Alamo Drafthouse locations.

(But werewolves not invited. Because they're not real. Right? Right?)

drafthouse.com/show/fantastic-fest-presents-the-wolf-of-snow-hollowTHUNDER

We're teaming up with our friends at FANGORIA to bring you exclusive watch parties for WELCOME TO THE BLUMHOUSE via Amaz...
10/05/2020

We're teaming up with our friends at FANGORIA to bring you exclusive watch parties for WELCOME TO THE BLUMHOUSE via Amazon Prime Video.

Join us as we celebrate four unique, unsettling genre thrillers over four nights.

More info and how to watch here:
drafthouse.com/news/welcome-to-the-blumhouse-at-alamo-drafthouse

It's Closing Night and we've got a SHORT FUSE plus a BLOODTHIRSTY final feature. Check out tonight's offerings below.Inf...
10/01/2020

It's Closing Night and we've got a SHORT FUSE plus a BLOODTHIRSTY final feature. Check out tonight's offerings below.

Info and RSVP at Fantasticfest.com

A finely tuned body horror, BLOODTHIRSTY follows an indie singer on a mission to write her next killer album. A collab with a mysterious producer proves to be both fruitful and dangerous.

From "boo!" To "eww!" SHORT FUSE is a parade of short-form horror in all of its permutations.

Secrets refused to stay buried in THE QUEEN OF BLACK MAGIC. A trio of childhood friends take their families on a road tr...
09/30/2020

Secrets refused to stay buried in THE QUEEN OF BLACK MAGIC.

A trio of childhood friends take their families on a road trip to the orphanage they grew up in to pay homage to the man who raised them.

Streaming tonight at 10pm CT.

fantasticfest.com/films/the-queen-of-black-magic

09/30/2020
MICKEY REECE Social Video

We're celebrating the extraordinary films of Mickey Reece all month long.

From now until October 31st, head to Alamo On Demand for 50% off of a curated Reece six-pack including his feature ALIEN. Plus, you can access his Fantastic Fest premiering short BELLE ÎLE for FREE.

Don't miss your chance to explore the prolific, previously unreleased filmography of the “Flyover Fassbinder.”

ondemand.drafthouse.com/page/select-films-of-mickey-reece/

Today, we're running SHORTS WITH LEGS, tips on HOW TO DETER A ROBBER, and a digital dystopia BOWLING NIGHT. Details belo...
09/29/2020

Today, we're running SHORTS WITH LEGS, tips on HOW TO DETER A ROBBER, and a digital dystopia BOWLING NIGHT.

Details below, more info and RSVP at fantasticfest.com

Two teens play amateur detective in HOW TO DETER A ROBBER and get more than they bargained for when they investigate the wrong cabin in this darkly comedic romp.

Our SHORTS WITH LEGS collection features experimental and esoteric boundary pushing shorts.

Bordering the aesthetic real estate of ROCKY HORROR and TWIN PEAKS is the Lusty Crest, a love hotel atop a treacherous mountain, which plays host to the promiscuous, both living and beyond.

An inexperienced mediator attempts to restore a disintegrating relationship in a shopping mall parking lot. DÜSSELDORF is a lo-fi experiment in anxious comic escalation.

Instructional EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN videos on how to survive an active shooter send a parnoid man into a self-fulfilling spiral.

When an accident befalls HIPOLITA, her unusual ward finally has a chance at freedom

An anxiety-inducing tutorial on HOW TO RE-CAULK YOUR TUB that recognizes the fine line between home renovation and self-love.

In MICKEY REECE’S BELLE ÎLE, against a collage of excerpts that span thirty-four films, a filmmaker reflects on the community he has built over more then a decade of low-budget movie making in Oklahoma City.

In this experimental and viscous drama, a kiss is drunk, stolen, and shared over the course of a surreal gathering. Watch out, THEY SALIVATE.

A male stripper finds himself party to soirée of ghostly dancing girlbosses with UNFINISHED BUSINESS in a roadside motel room.

From our Immersive Showcase, join some friends for a digital dystopia BOWLING NIGHT, all for the entertainment of a sentient computer.

Have you experienced our Immersive Showcase yet? Check out titles like BOWLING NIGHT, a social party game played via Zoo...
09/28/2020

Have you experienced our Immersive Showcase yet? Check out titles like BOWLING NIGHT, a social party game played via Zoom.

In the dystopian future, on an isolationist Earth whose germaphobic citizens never meet, human contestants play a future-sport called B.O.W.L.I.N.G. for the entertainment of a maniacal computer.

Visit Fantasticfest.com/events for more info.

Another day, another fantastic lineup. Here's what's playing today. RSVP and more info at FantasticFest.com Léane Labrèc...
09/28/2020

Another day, another fantastic lineup. Here's what's playing today. RSVP and more info at FantasticFest.com

Léane Labrèche-Dor gives an unforgettable performance as a woman who struggles with survivor guilt following a civil war in Quebec in Martin Laroche’s terrific LAUGHTER.

DRAWN AND QUARTERED is an eccentric collection of animated shorts. The set features masterful style paired with doses of humor, horror, and hope in good measure.

Our friends at AGFA bring you TRIPLE FISHER: THE LETHAL LOLITAS OF LONG ISLAND. Drew Barrymore, Alyssa Milano, and Noelle Parker are Amy Fisher in this meta-melodramatic mashup of three TV movies that would make Brian De Palma proud.

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Fantasy and Horror are two of my personal favorite genres and it's amazing to see a festival built around them, especially during the Halloween season. I've been trying to find more indie horror films recently and happened to come across a film called The Preening Swan on Film Festival Flix. The film is a tasteful parody of classic 70's horror films that emulates the works of Wes Craven and other horror icons. I was incredibly lucky to come across Film Festival Flix, a streaming service home to hundreds of independent films with the sole goal of sharing the works of small filmmakers across the globe. The service is meant to support these small indie filmmakers and to help their films reach an audience outside of just one region locked film festival. The site is a great way to see films I've never heard of and bring some great filmmakers into the light. I'm excited to see the future films coming to the site and the creativity of filmmakers around the world.
Fantastic Fest is killing it this year. Everyone needs to get The Old Man: The Movie on their radar. If you like early South Park, Evil Dead-era Sam Raimi, and Peter Jackson when he was making insanity like Meet The Feebles, well, this should be right up your alley.
Is Girl ever going to be available to watch, it still says Not Yet Available in my list? It's been over 12 hours since it supposedly premiered.
We will be reaching out to all badge holders and filmmakers in the coming days for refunds, but wanted to share the update that sadly this year's festival is officially canceled. The 16th annual Fantastic Fest will be back in 2021, and while there's really no way to have a "virtual film festival" that matches the insanity of our live event, we're still planning on a "Celebration of Fantastic Fest" online event for this September. More to come on that.
Help Austin secure our fair share of resources to support infrastructure for events like Fantastic Fest! Currently Austin response rate is only around 50%! Thanks!
'THE HOUSE CALL' IS COMING FOR YOU, FANTASTIC FEST 😈
I’m hoping all this is blown over by September.. I’ve felt some great solidarity with y’all through this though! Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy.
And the Oscar goes to the FF programming team. Thanks for crushing it. Can’t wait till this year.
The most shifted swiss festival is almost there and the shorts international competition entries is open. So, don't wait more longer and send us your movies ! You'll find the entry form and the participation regulation in our website : https://cm.2300plan9.com/index.php?id=1&cultureKey=en 2300 plan 9 " Les Etranges Nuits du Cinéma" is 21 years of a festival of fantastic, gore, crazy, beers and absinths.
Fantastic Fest in Top 3 Genre Film Festivals at the latest update!
I will be in Texas for a few days from the 10th to the 13th. Can anyone recommend an indie theater that would be willing to screen a horror comedy at a low cost other than a Drafthouse (due to cost) No idea if anyone would be interested or show up but why not try. Could be in Austin or within a few hours of there. Thanks very much. I appreciate any help.
Enjoying some crazy flicks with my film pals