Fantasia Press July 7-11, 2011

July 7, 2011

Coco Montreal – Fantasia International Film Festival

“The Fantasia International Film Festival returns to celebrate its 15th edition. Already recognized as the most important genre-film festival in North America, this event is now considered a major and unique Canadian cultural institution.”

Dread Central – Uncle Creepy – Fantasia 2011: World Premiere of Short Film the Last Post

“This year’s Fantasia Film Festival is home to one of the longest lists of feature films we’ve seen in all our years of reporting on the fest. In addition they’ll be screening several short films. Info on one of them, Axelle Carolyn’s The Last Post, just landed in our inbox; and of course we have to share!”

Sound on Sight – Kyle Reese – Fantasia Film Festival 2011 – Four Wild Cards #4 ‘Love’

“The Fantasia Film Festival is celebrating its 15h anniversary, and they are doing it in style. Launched in 1996 with little financial backing, the festival has grown into one of the world’s largest genre film fest, fresh off a record year of 100,000 spectators in 2010. Fantasia has without a doubt become one of Montreal’s premiere events with four weeks of insanity, no sleep, heavy partying and dozens of great movies to watch.”

July 8, 2011

Arrow in the Head – Jake Dee – Even More New Stills have from Robin Hardy’s the Wicker Tree have Sprouted

“A week ago our man Pacheco shot at you a couple of new stills from Robin Hardy’s long-languishing THE WICKER TREE. Well, as the film nears its Fantasia Fest screening this month, an additional handful of photos have recently sprouted up. A lot of the same, frankly, but you can find them below if you so choose.”

The Gazette – Liz Ferguson –  Fantasia 2011: Something for everyone! Really…

“What could be more fun than sitting on a sunny balcony and reading the catalogue for the 2011 Fantasia Film Festival?”

“I can’t think of anything better right now.
But even though I can read quite quickly, I haven’t got beyond “D” yet – but it’s time to write something.”

July 9, 2011

The Gazette – T’Cha Dunlevy – Fantasia 2011: Pushing buttons and boundaries

“The 15th Fantasia International Film Festival celebrates gore, terror, action, sex, comedy and genre films of all kinds, screening 130 movies from Thursday through Aug. 7.”

Variety – John Anderson – Fantasia Fest set to open

“Brandishing its ever-outré sensibility and wielding an edgy/outrageous program of international horror, fantasy and gore, the 15th annual Fantasia Fest is poised to open Thursday with 130 features from around the world, its mission being not only discovery but rediscovery.”

July 10, 2011

When We Were Marks – Atom – Fantasia: Best Discoveries at the Fantasia Film Festival Part 2

“This list was inspired by Sound on Sight’s list from last year of the best films ever screened at the Fantasia Film Festival. As I mentioned in the first part, even more than most Festivals, Fantasia is an elephant and everyone experiences a different Fantasia Film Festival.”

io9 – Meredith Woerner – Watch a horrifying turtle monster-man copulate onscreen!

“The wonderful Fantasia Fest has announced the movie line-up for this year! And we’ve rounded up a few flicks that are new to us. Especially this one right here, Underwater Love by Shinji Imaoka, which tells the sordid story of the Kappa beast and its sexxxy mating habits.”

Radio -CKUT Latin Times Program – Jorge Gutman,09:00

July 11, 2011

Arrow in the Head – Chris Bumbray – Preview: Arrow in the Head does the 2011 Fantasia Film Festival

“Last year seemed to be a game-changer for Fantasia, as it included a bunch of high-profile early screenings for soon to be released genre films, including THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE, THE LAST EXORCISM, the complete MESRINE, and SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD. That’s in addition to some of the finest worldwide genre fare you’re ever likely to see…”

The Gazette – Liz Ferguson – Fantasia Film Festival 2011: Review of The Unjust

“The Unjust is a great Korean crime thriller that will only be shown once at the Fantasia Film Festival, so my advice is, buy tickets now.” – Staff – Red State to open Montreal’s Fantasia

“The latest film from writer-director Kevin Smith, Red State, has been selected to open the 2011 Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal.”

Ion Cinema – Jason Widgington – Fantasia Celebrates 15 Years with Killer Line-up

“Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival turns 15 years old this summer, and sandwiched between the official opening and closing films – Kevin Smith’s horror bow Red State and the Guillermo del Toro-scripted and -produced remake of 1973′s Don’t Be Afraid of The Dark, respectively – will be more than 120 features, 240 short films, 110 invited guests hosting screenings of their films, and numerous special events including the bestowing of lifetime achievement awards and round table discussions.”

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