Although Fantastic Fest is only in its second year, the Austin sf/horror/fantasy film festival is picking up some great premieres. Last month, the festival announced that its closing-night film will be The Fountain. The latest additions to the lineup include the U.S. premiere of William Friedkin's film Bug, which I'm not sure is classified as horror, suspense, or just plain creepy. In addition, Lucky McKee will attend festival screenings of The Woods (pictured), which he directed and which is finally getting a DVD release this fall, and Roman, in which he plays the title role. (I am embarrassed to admit I am the kind of person who knows The Woods only as "a film with Bruce Campbell in it.")

But wait, there's more: filmmaker William Dear will be on hand for screenings of the 1974 biker film Northville Cemetery Massacre and his latest film, Simon Says, a horror film that stars Crispin Glover. And Fantastic Fest's opening-night film hasn't even been announced yet. Anyone want to join me in Austin in late September?
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