The biggest horror and science fiction surprises premiere at Fantasia Film Fest 2023

fantasy film festival, also known as Fantasia International Film Festival, has been held in Montreal since 1996. The best thing about Fantasia is that it focuses on low-budget, B-rated movies that could not show their work in other prestigious movies. festivals, such as the Tribeca Film Festival and the Cannes Film Festival. Also, Fantasia is known for focusing on many genres, but each year it highlights horror and science fiction, and usually shows the best films in the genre.

We have a lot to look forward to this year at Fantasia Film Fest, whether it be a soon-to-be-underrated horror masterpiece or a low-budget but well-crafted sci-fi flick. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at what this year’s second wave of Fantasia Films has in store for audiences after the first wave, which featured a number of intriguing films ranging from the speculative sci-fi flick aporia to a chilling thriller set in the 1970s.


red rooms

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red rooms will be featured as the coveted ‘opening film’ at Fantasia Film Fest, where it will open in North America. Québec filmmaker Pascal Plante (of the masterpiece Nadia, butterfly and the movie fake tattoos) directed this taut and stylish horror-thriller that feels like a mix of Silence of inocents and perfect blue.

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As the synopsis says: The high-profile case of serial killer Ludovic Chevalier (Maxwell McCabe-Lokos de stanleyville) has just gone to trial, and Kelly-Anne (Juliette Gariépy de Increase) is obsessed. When reality is confused with her morbid fantasies, she goes down a dark path to find the last piece of the puzzle of the case.

sympathy for the devil

Nicolas Cage in Sympathy for the Devil
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sympathy for the devil is a new movie directed by Yuval Adler (The secrets we keep) and starring Nicolas Cage (Ghost Rider). Seemingly creepy with a hint of emotion, the movie follows two different people: The Passenger, played by Nicolas Cage, and The Driver, played by Joel Kinnaman.

The former holds the latter at gunpoint, who seems perfectly willing to pull the trigger at any moment and for no apparent reason. The Driver is forced to play cat and mouse on the most important night of his life, and escaping with his life seems like a far-fetched outcome. sympathy for the devil will open in theaters on July 28, following its international premiere at this year’s Fantasia Film Festival.

tell me

Fantasy Film Festival 2023

We have all played spiritual games as children, creating a haunting atmosphere in our backyards or inhabiting an empty house in the woods. tell me is an upcoming film that explores a similar concept in which a group of friends discover a secret to conjuring spirits after discovering an embalmed hand.

Though they intend to play a prank on each other, one of them goes too far and unleashes the terrifying spirits outside. The film, which will premiere in Canada at Fantasia Film Fest, is sure to take viewers on an emotional roller coaster full of shocks.

stay online

Fantasy Film Festival 2023
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Eva Strelniko, who previously directed miniseries like A long road to happiness, Life lineand The companywill debut in the feature film with stay online. The film follows a Kiev volunteer who uses a donated laptop and comes into contact with a boy who owns it.

When she learns that he is desperate to find her parents, she decides to help him, putting her in a dangerous situation that could endanger the lives of those she loves. This gripping thriller from life on the Ukrainian screen will have you on the edge of your seat when it premieres at Fantasia Film Fest.

the converts

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the converts is a unique addition to this year’s movie releases because of its offbeat sci-fi theme. The movie is directed by Zach Clark who made the masterpiece white reindeer, and that he has not directed a feature film since 2016 Sisterwhich was screened in Fantasia. the converts will tell the story of two alien beings who swap bodies after landing on Earth and struggle to find their way back. It seems to be a black comedy, with a love story between these two aliens as the main theme.

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vincent must die

Fantasy Film Festival 2023
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vincent must die is a concept that arises when you use the “Nobody Likes Me” cheat code in the vice city game. In the movie, Vincent (Karim Leklou) is attacked by a group of strangers who have every intention of killing him.

With no idea what’s going on and things spiral out of control, he’s forced to run for his life, looking for a place where people won’t kill him on sight. This Stephan Castang film will deliver an adrenaline-pumping drama for moviegoers and newbies alike.

proper meat

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Perhaps the only thing missing from this year’s Fantasia Film Fest is an erotic horror film that scares and delights audiences at the same time. The film, directed by Joe Lynch (the creepy), follows the story of a psychiatrist named Elizabeth Derby (Heather Graham) who becomes obsessed with one of her new clients who possesses multiple personalities, putting herself in a life-threatening love situation. proper meat had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival and will be released in theaters on June 11, 2023.

Late night with the devil

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Late night with the devil is a new film written and directed by the Cairnes brothers, best known for their works fear campaign and 100 fucking acres. stars the suicide squadThe man with the moles, David Dastmalchian.

Stephen King, the author of the glow and the most recent adaptation, the bogeymanhe even described the image as “absolutely brilliant” when it was released on March 10. The story is set in 1977 when a live television broadcast goes horribly wrong, unleashing evil in the homes of all who see it.

Molli and Max in the future

Fantasy Film Festival 2023

Molli and Max in the future it previously won Best Feature Film at the Fantaspo International Film Festival, where it made its Canadian premiere. The film, written and directed by Michael Lukk Litwak (Unseen), depicts a sci-fi romance between a woman named Molli and a man named Max whose orbits frequently collide over a period of 12 years, four planets, three dimensions, and one space. . worship.

Several critics who saw the film on its release raved about its visual appeal and story, and more importantly, labeled it “the perfect date-night movie” as it brought a wildly endearing rom-com story to life. the big screen.