Fantastic Fest 2010 is only fifteen days away. I can't believe I just typed those words.
If the number of posts around Cinematical and the Squad Sites concerning America's largest genre film festival has yet to tip you off, we kind of love Fantastic Fest around here. It's like a religious mecca for many of us and we can't help but just spread its gospel. We've shared all of the previous programming announcements (if you missed any just browse our Fantastic Fest category to catch up) and now it is our pleasure to bring you the third wave of titles that will be playing in Austin, TX from September 23 to October 1st.
The complete third wave film list can be found below, but the premiere highlights are: Agnosia, a new film from the producers of Pan's Labyrinth and The Orphanage and director Eugenio Mira; Bunraku, whose plot description and cast sounds almost too good to be true; Mother's Day, Darren Lynn Bousman's remake of the '80s horror flick of the same name starring none other than Rebecca De Mornay; and RED, Robert Schwentke's adaptation of D.C. Comics' graphic novel series starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren.
That's not all, of course. FF is as much about cultivating a can't-get-it-anywhere-else experience as it is the films, and to that end they're also bringing in Bill Pullman to participate in a very, very special Master Pancake of Independence Day. Don't know what Master Pancake is? Think of it as a live-action Mystery Science Theater. Yep, that's right. Bill Pullman will be making fun of his own movie. Live. In a movie theater that serves hard liquor. Only at Fantastic Fest can something that awesome happen.