Recommended Reading: ‘A Star is Born,’ ‘Nanette,’ and Fantastic Fest

Modern online media is all about the signal boost, so every Friday here at Flavorwire, we take a moment to spotlight some of the best stuff we’ve read online this week. Today, two smart looks at the peripherals of the new ‘A Star is Born,’ a check-in with the women with films at a festival […]

‘Terrified’ Review: Meet the Argentinian Horror Film That Will Make You Sleep With the Lights On [Fantastic Fest]

“Is there anything we can do?” His words tremble as officer Funes stands bleeding, quickly losing his grasp on reality in front of a paranormal investigator. As quickly as the word “no” escapes her lips, a monstrous hand violently reaches out from the wall and breaks her neck. It’s this kind of hopelessness, fear, and […]

‘Deadwax’ Review: A Sinister Series with Killer Sound [Fantastic Fest]

“If there is no one there to hear the falling rain in the garden, what sound does it make?”  “If there’s nothing, it could be anything.”  This is Etta’s response to a philosophical question pertaining to the manipulation and dangers experienced from sound– a concept that is deviantly explored in Shudder’s upcoming series, Deadwax. Inspired […]

‘Suspiria’ Review: Luca Guadagnino’s Adaptation Casts a Seductive Cinematic Spell [Fantastic Fest]

In order to properly understand the overall tone and style of writer/director Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria, one must first address its setting: 1977 Berlin, during which a series of violent events occurred that became known as “The German Autumn.” An insurgent group called the Red Army Faction partook in a series of bombings, kidnappings, assassinations, bank […]

Fantastic Fest Day 4: ‘Suspiria’ Joins the Pantheon of Great Horror Remakes, ‘The Night Comes For Us’ is the Most Violent Action Movie Ever Made, and ‘Deadly Games’ is a Holiday Horror Classic

(Welcome to The Fantastic Fest Diaries, where we will be chronicling every single movie we see at the United States’ largest genre film festival.) Welcome to Fantastic Fest, day four. In this diary entry: one of the best horror remakes ever, the most violent action movie I’ve ever seen, and a long-lost cult classic in the […]

‘Starfish’ Review: Mixtapes and Monsters Make for Ethereal, Alluring Post-Apocalyptic Horror [Fantastic Fest]

Al White’s directorial debut is an enticing journey into the dark chambers of grief accompanied by a safety net of melodic guidance. No stranger to the music industry, White is commonly known as the lead singer of UK indie band Ghostlight, who impressingly provides the score and soundtrack to the entire film. The emotional gravity […]

‘You Might Be the Killer’ Review: The Meta Slasher is Splattery and Wildly Witty [Fantastic Fest]

Brett Simmons’ You Might Be The Killer is not Cabin In The Woods 2.0, but that doesn’t stop stay-up-late genre manipulation from scoring uptempo playground thrills. Remember Fran Kranz? Drew Goddard’s lovable cabin stoner with an extendable, collapsing bong? Travel seven years into our future (from the 2011 release), and he’s lambasting horror norms once […]

Fantastic Fest Day 2: ‘Border’ is a Beautifully Executed Bad Idea, ‘Apostle’ Delivers Vicious Thrills, and ‘One Cut of the Dead’ is the Best Zombie Comedy in Years

(Welcome to The Fantastic Fest Diaries, where we will be chronicling every single movie we see at the United States’ largest genre film festival.) Welcome to Fantastic Fest, day two. In this diary entry: a deranged stop-motion allegory, an unpredictable thriller from the writer of Let the Right One In, a new horror movie from The […]

Michael Giacchino Directed a Short Film Starring Patton Oswalt and Ben Schwartz That is Playing at Fantastic Fest

Michael Giacchino has made a name for himself as one of Hollywood’s hardest working film composers, and maybe he can add hardest-working director to his resume. The Oscar-winning composer of Up will finally make his directorial debut with a short film that will be playing at this month’s Fantastic Fest in Austin. Giacchino’s first short film, Monster […]

Laverne Cox Tells OZY Fest: ‘Eff the Backlash. We Have to Move Forward’

The reality on the silver screen hasn’t always reflected the realities of society. Let’s be honest: It rarely has. But even Hollywood has to move forward, little by little. Recent megahits like Black Panther, Moonlight and Get Out are paving the way for a big change in the movie business, even as national politics have […]