With wastelands, zombies, killer sushi and robots, this year’s festival, which takes place September 20-27, is already bursting at the seams with irresistibly weird and wonderful films sure to satisfy your cinematic desires.
Not only will the festival host a hefty handful of national and regional movie premieres like Tim Burton's Frankenweenie, it will also be home to the red carpet world premiere of Dredd 3D, a futuristic neo-noir action film.
Set in the future violent and lawless America, Dredd 3D follows sexy uber-hunk Karl Urban’s fight to take back a drug-ridden metropolis with his big guns and a growly voice like Batman's. Awesome. Lionsgate will release the film in theaters nationwide on Sept. 21.
A few other stand-outs include the long-awaited U.S. premiere of Cockneys vs. Zombies, another one of those balls-out, irreverent British horror-comedies that we can’t get enough of lately, and the U.S. premiere of the gut-wrenching sci-fi thriller, Errors of a Human Body.
Like every year, Fantastic Fest will take over the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar as the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi and action movies from around the world. Since its founding in 2005, the festival has been home to the world premieres of There Will Be Blood, Apacolypto, Zombieland, The Human Centipede 2 and Red, and has welcomed an out-of-this-world list of celebrity attendees.
There are a variety of affordable badge options available for the general public ranging from I’m-just-curious to total-film-geek, giving you exclusive access to one of the most talked about film festivals in the world.
But even if you don’t get your hands on a badge, head over the Alamo Drafthouse (because you already go there once a week anyway) and soak in the excitement from afar. There will be plenty of high-fiving and spilled zombie blood to go around.