Fantastic Fest: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and Phantasm: Ravager join lineup
The Tim Burton-directed Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and long-awaited horror sequel Phantasm: Ravager will screen at this year’s Fantastic Fest, whose first wave of programming was announced Tuesday. Burton and Phantasm franchise overlord Don Coscarelli will both be attending the event, which takes place at Austin, Texas’ Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar cinema from Sept. 22 to Sept. 29.
Other films on the lineup include the documentary 24X36: A Movie About Movie Posters, the notoriously bizarre The Greasy Strangler, another doc called S is For Stanley about Stanley Kubrick’s longtime personal assistant, and a previously unreleased 1990 movie, Jungle Trap, which is described as a “decapitation-fueled shot-on-video horror masterpiece about a jungle hotel haunted by kill-crazy ghosts in loin cloths.”
This year’s Fantastic Fest will also showcase Indian cinema and feature a virtual reality experience, Mule, from the VR studio Dark Corner.
“We really wanted to challenge the edges of what ‘genre’ means this year,” Tim League, Fantastic Fest founder and Alamo Drafthouse CEO, said in a statement. “This world of cinema has evolved so dramatically since our first festival in 2005, and we want to be part of the change by exposing audiences to films, formats, and filmmakers that they may never otherwise see. I’m proud of the diversity of experiences we’ll be bringing to Austin this September.”
More details about the festival’s first wave of programming can be found at the Fantastic Fest website.