Fantastic Fest is pulling out all the stops for its upcoming 10th anniversary celebration this month. With a selection of 80 films, including 22 world premieres, 43 North American premiere screenings and 38 short films, Fantastic Fest 2014 will include the biggest slate of screenings yet for the decade old event. To cap it off, the final wave of programming for the festival was officially announced this morning and includes Alexandre Aja’s “Horns,” starring Daniel Radcliffe, and the world premieres of David Yarovesky’s “The Hive” and Joe Lynch’s “Everly.”
Additionally, David Robert Mitchell’s “It Follows” will have its U.S. premiere while Nacho Vigalondo’s Spanish thriller “Open Windows” and Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s serial killer mystery “The Town That Dreaded The Sun” fill out the remaining “Special Screenings” slots. “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn will moderate the red carpet world premiere of “The Hive.”
“We promised that our tenth anniversary was going to be the most deranged yet and I’m proud to say we’ve delivered on that promise,” said festival founder Tim League. “Not only have we compiled our biggest slate of exceptional genre films but the chaos we’ve embraced for our events is going to knock people out.”
Previously announced entries include the uncut version of Lars Von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac” and nationwide satellite screenings of festival opener “Tusk” and “ABC’s Of Death 2” at Alamo Drafthouse theaters across the country. The festival runs September 18-25 at the newly reopened Alamo South Lamar and Highball. Check out the Fantastic Fest 2014 website for more information on all of the festival’s exciting showcases.