We have some really good news if you’re attending Fantastic Fest 2018, David Gordon Green’s new “Halloween” installment with Jamie Lee Curtis will be screening at this year’s event, alongside a long list of thrillers and horror films. “Halloween” producers, Malek Akkad, Jason Blum and Bill Block will also be in attendance. As previously announced, Curtis is reprising her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers after four decades of torment.
Also showing at the festival is the U.S. Premiere of Jeremy Saulnier’s new psychological thriller “Hold the Dark” starring Westworld’s Jeffrey Wright. The film also features Alexander Skarsgård and Riley Keough.
Festival Creative Director Evrim Ersoy says, “2018 is proving to be a remarkable year for genre cinema. It is a constant delight to be able to discover both seasoned directors and newcomers pushing the boundaries of what genre can mean, using cinematic language to bring incisive, intelligent commentary on the current state of the world and still find enough ingenious methods to terrify, thrill and twist! This second wave represents the best genre filmmaking talent on the planet, and it is all crashing into Austin next month!”
The annual event will host the World Premiere of “The Boat,” “Girls with Balls,” the North American Premiere of Timo Tjahjanto’s “May the Devil Take You,” the World Premiere of French serial killer film “Savage,” and the U.S. Premiere of Venice Critics week opener “Tumbad”.
Winner of this year’s Un Certain Regard at Cannes Film Festival, “Border” is also coming to Fantastic Fest. There will be a singular, open-air screening experience of the film in an outdoor venue.
Fantastic Fest focuses on films in the horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and “just plain fantastic” genres. The festival has hosted the world premieres of films like “John Wick,” “Frankenweenie,” “There Will be Blood,” “Zombieland,” “Bone Tomahawk,” “Split,” and many more. Fantastic Fest is held each year at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, Texas.
For a full list of the events being offered and the films making their way to Fantastic Fest this year, you can check out the event’s official site at fantasticfest.com.