My experience at Fantastic Fest marked the rare occasion where reality topped the lofty expectations I built the trip up to. What blows be away is despite taking in fifteen films over the course of four days I only viewed one quarter of the total program. After experiencing the text and talk free environment of the Alamo Drafthouse, where salted caramel milkshakes are delivered right to one's seat, going back to the confines of our local AMC with its overpriced stale popcorn and glare of white screens emitting from every third seat is going to be a tough pill to swallow.
Between our site and two others I did my best to provide the best coverage I could. I know that I haven't written this much in such a condensed period of time since the days before my daughter's birth. There should be one to two more pieces coming in the next day or so, but for the time being, here's all our Fantastic Coverage in one spot.
All Things Horror
- ABC's of Death
- American Mary
- Berberian Sound Studio
- Here Comes The Devil
- My Amityville Horror
- The American Scream
Bloody Good Horror (recaps)
- Day One (Doomsday Book, Antiviral, American Mary)
- Day Two (Here Comes The Devil, Combat Girls, Short Fuse program)
- Day Three (Besties, Berberian Sound Studio, My Amityville Horror, ABCs of Death)
- Day Four (No Rest For The Wicked, I Declare War, The American Scream, Cockney vs Zombies, The Final Member)
One quick word: while it's the chance to get an early look at the horror films that have cluttered my Twitter feed and Google Reader for ages that provided the most allure, I found that three of my favorite films had nothing to do with horror. It's something we've talked about around these parts before: are we limiting ourselves and our coverage. A pebble of an idea has been tipped down the mountainside, with our hope that it turns into a swift moving boulder of amazing in the coming months. Stay tuned.