MORE MOVIES FOR FANTASIA
Montreal?s Fantasia Film Festival (running July 17-August 9) should be announcing its schedule this weekend at www.fantasiafest.com, and there are several new titles added to the roster that Fango has learned about in advance, as well as a few special guests. Joining the previously announced movies are the kaiju films GODZILLA: GMK and GODZILLA VS. MEGAGUIRUS; France?s prison-set Lovecraftian chiller MALEFIQUE, directed by Eric Valette, who will be on hand; Norberto L??s tingly Spanish ghost story NOS MIRAN (pictured; a.k.a. THEY?RE WATCHING US); the Asian flicks THE EYE, SUICIDE CLUB and DOUBLE VISION; the new Santo epic INFRATERRESTRE, as well as the vintage SANTO VS. THE MARTIANS; a pair of DV productions, Scooter (SHATTER DEAD) McCrae?s SIXTEEN TONGUES and Steve Cuden?s fest favorite LUCKY; and Spanish retro screenings of PIECES and Alex de la Iglesia?s first film, the little-seen ACCION MUTANTE.
In addition, directors Eli (CABIN FEVER) Roth, Shusuke (GMK) Kaneko and Jorge (SANGRE ETERNA) Olgu?will be introducing their films at Fantasia in special presentations. In addition, for a change of pace, Richard (HARDWARE) Stanley will debut his British documentaries THE WHITE DARKNESS (about voodoo) and THE SECRET GLORY (Nazis and the occult).
This year, Fantasia will take place at two separate theaters within Concordia University (1455 de Maisonneuve West), the Hall Cinema and the Cinema J.A. de S?. ?We are screening over 90 films, a record for us,? Fantasia president Pierre Corbeil tells Fango. ?We have two years? worth of programming. For our seventh edition, Fantasia is bigger and better than ever.?
Courtesy of Fangoria