Fanastic Fest 2009: 10 must see movies

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Fantastic Fest unofficially kicks off tomorrow, the 23rd with a couple of screenings and parties. To prepare for this we decided to put together a list of the 10 movies you HAVE to see during Fantastic Fest. We avoided the obvious choice with Zombieland since alot of people have already seen this, and it will be opening the final day of Fantastic Fest. The rest are sure to blow your mind.

10. ‘Sweet Karma’

A sexy mute girl takes revenge on her sisters kidnappers…why the hell would you NOT see this movie?

09. ‘Hard Revenge Milly & Hard Revenge Milly: Bloody Battle’

Come on! The title of the film is “Hard Revenge” and its title also suggests its 2 films in 1. Enough said.

08. ‘Paranormal Activity’

I can promise you that this movie is going to scare the shit out of me, and hopefully cause some people to literally poop their pants. Here is the synopsis:

After a young, middle class couple moves into what seems like a typical suburban ‘starter’ tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be somehow demonic but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially when they sleep. Or try to.

Seriously though, the picture alone is making me check around the house to make sure no spirits are messing with me.

07. ‘Daybreakers’

‘Daybreakers’ is a vampire movie based in 2019 starring Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke and Sam Neill. Brace yourself though because this isnt ‘Twilight’ and these vampires dont glow in sunlight. Check out the synopsis below:

In the year 2019, a plague has transformed most every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher works with a covert band of vamps on a way to save humankind.

06. ‘Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl’

With a promo photo like the one above this movie BEGS to be watched and probably multiple times. I just hope I can make it once! If you dont believe me check out the trailer below:

05. ‘Trick ‘R Treat’

This is one movie that has been on my list of must see films since I heard about it in 2007. Check out this synopsis and you will know why, plus I dont think it has gotten a single negative review yet:

It is said that Halloween is the night when the dead rise to walk among us and other unspeakable things roam free. The rituals of All Hallows Eve were devised to protect us from their evil mischief, and one small town is about to be taught a terrifying lesson that some traditions are best not forgotten. Nothing is what it seems when a suburban couple learns the dangers of blowing out a Jack-o-Lantern before midnight; four women cross paths with a costumed stalker at a local festival; a group of pranksters goes too far and discovers the horrifying truth buried in a local legend; and a cantankerous old hermit is visited by a strange trick-or-treater with a few bones to pick. Costumes and candy, ghouls and goblins, monsters and mayhem… the tricks and treats of Halloween turn deadly as strange creatures of every variety-human and otherwise-try to survive the scariest night of the year.

See? Now tell me you don’t want to see this damn movie as well?!

04. ‘Rec 2′

Everyone freaked over ‘Rec’ so I assume this one is going to have a similar effect on the masses. Plus the above photo creeps me out. Here is the synopsis:

The action continues from [Rec], with the medical officer and a SWAT team outfitted with video cameras are sent into the sealed off apartment to control the situation.

03. ‘Anti-Christ’

Can any movie be more controversial than this film? This could be one of the most controversial films of the last 10 years! Which is definitely one of the reasons I have been dying to see it. Im a sucker for controversy.

02. ‘Ninja Assassin’

Does the above photo not give you enough of an explanation as to WHY we want to see this movie so bad? Well how about the fact that Edward Douglas said its “Sin City meets Kill Bill”? The answer is yes, it does give me a funny feeling “down there”.

01. ‘Gentleman Broncos’

Jared Hess is back with a vengeance and this time with the help of one half of the Conchords Jemaine Clement and one of my favorite young hollywood actors Michael Angarano. Here is the synopsis:

Benjamin (Angarano), home-schooled by his eccentric mother (Coolidge), is a loner whose passion for writing leads him on an journey as his story first gets ripped off by the legendary fantasy novelist, Ronald Chevalier (Clement) and then is adapted into a disastrous movie by the small town’s most prolific homespun filmmaker.

Broncos is kicking off the fest and should set the tone for a super crazy Fantastic Fest.

I started this site back in christmas of 2007, and it is what you currently see today. I am 26, Married to the very beautiful Quinn, with 2 awesome kids..I am a super geek of the largest proportions.


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  3. Nick

    September 26, 2009 at 1:50 am

    So, I have to get around to official reviews, but I've seen a handful of these films.

    Paranormal Activity scared the bejeezus out of me.

    Trick 'r Treat was a lot of fun. Light on scares, but really fun, like a not-so-gory Creepshow. Plus, werewolves.

    Antichrist is despair caught on celluloid. A brilliant film that will stick with you long after it's over. Beautiful cinematography. Emotionally devastating. It does to horror what Dancer In The Dark did to musicals. Not something that you are likely to watch more than once or twice, but you will not forget it.

    Ninja Assassin is one of the biggest piles of shit to ever schlep its way out of Hollywood's bowels. CGI garbage, ludicrous narrative. If you can dig on CGI blood, CGI fights, bullshit mythology and some of the worst editing and camera work ever committed to an action film, then this will float your proverbial boat.

  4. Ezequiel

    September 29, 2009 at 4:29 am

    El viernes pasado fue la fecha inaugural del Personal Fest 2009. Podés mirar toda la cobertura acá:


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  6. mt777

    June 19, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    i loved ninja assassin. thought it has a good story line besides Rain the hottie

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  8. Dong Taverner

    December 14, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Enjoy full films for totally free

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