10 Films I’ll be Seeing at Fantasia 2012

10 Films I’ll be Seeing at Fantasia 2012

So the schedule for the 2012 Fantasia Film Festival is out and, at 1 PM today, the tickets went on sale.

I got mine less than an hour ago so thought I’d share what I’ll be seeing:


The Tall Man – July 19

Directed by Pascal Laugier (Martyrs), this one stars Jessica Biel who is on the hunt for her young son who, like numerous children in this small town, has been taken by the titular Tall Man of local legend.

The Tall Man at Fantasia

Inbred – July 27

This one looks like the modern UK answer to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, except that, if the trailer is to be believed, our protagonists will be dealing with an entire town of crazies in this one. I posted the trailer a few days ago. Read my review


V/H/S – July 28

This one’s gotten a little more press than the rest—at least on genre sites. It’s an anthology film featuring the work of several directors, including Ti West (The Innkeepers) and David Bruckner (The Signal). Some low-lives are hired to find one VHS tape among many and, as they begin to scan through the tapes, they witness some pretty messed up stuff.

V/H/S at Fantasia 2012

Under the Bed – July 29

I know very little about this one, except that it features two brothers, now grown-up, who come together to defeat some creature they first encountered when still children.


Replicas – August 2

Starring Selma Blair, a young couple are terrorized by a family bent on stealing their identity.


Dead Bite – August 3

I can’t even describe this one. Killer mermaids, bikini models, zombies—it just looks nuts.

Dead Bite at Fantasia 2012

Grabbers – August 4

To me, looks like Tremors meets Hot Fuzz. That’s all I need to know.

Grabbers at Fantasia 2012

Excision – August 4

A coming of age story that includes visions of bloody sex and vampirism (or cannibalism—not sure). Check the trailer here.


Boneboys – August 4

Written by Kim Henkel, this one was actually first written as a possible sequel to the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre—except this time around the killing takes place in a city.


Sleep Tight – August 9

A doorman stalks and kills tenants in his building.

Sleep Tight atFantasia 2012

There were many more movies I hoped to see, but could only fit in ten this time ’round. Other films that look worth checking out are Toad Road, Citadel, and Resolution.

Those films I see that qualify as Slashers I’ll review ASAP on this site. For those films that don’t meet my definition of a Slasher, I’ll review or discuss on my other site.

Will you be in Montreal for Fantasia? D’you plan to see any of the above?