If you've been reading the site for any amount of time, you've probably heard us talk about Fantastic Fest. This genre film festival has been going on for the last 5 years right here in Austin, Texas and quite frankly, it's better than Christmas. This year was no slouch with films like Antichrist, Trick 'R Treat, and House of the Devil reminding us why we love the last week of September. Smaller films like Hard Revenge Milly and Merantau can play alongside bigger budget theatrically released films like Zombieland and Daybreakers and no one bats an eye. It's without doubt the greatest week of the year, and I can't wait for it to roll around again.
As much as we love it, some of the films inevitably fall by the wayside. In an effort to combat this, I've gone through all 58 announced feature films from last year, as well as the 5 secret screenings to find out where they are in terms of distribution and home video availability. I didn't include the repertory screenings, save one, the purportedly insane Japanese film Hausu, because of the buzz surrounding that particularly title and it's impending release. I broke the list in half and have created two separate posts, each with the 32 of the 64 total titles covered. Part 2 is right here.