Ithaca Fantastik (November 9-13): Full lineup for 5th annual horror/sci-fi/fantasy film festival


The fifth annual Ithaca Fantastik film festival will be getting underway starting November 9th and running through the 13th. The festival specializes in horror, sci fi, fantasy, thrillers, and general genre weirdness.

Over the long weekend in Ithaca, New York, 28 new genre films will be screened, including the Iko Uwais martial arts movie Headshot, indie creature feature The Master Cleanse, an animated zombie movie from Train to Busan director Yeon Sang-ho, and a bonkers-looking Tamil-language zombie movie from India called Miruthan. There will also be retrospective screenings of An American Werewolf in London, Altered States, and Aliens.

Flixist won’t be up in Ithaca in person, but we will review some of the films screening at the festival. Keep an eye out for our coverage during that long weekend.

The list of films being screened is included below, as well as a handful of trailers to give a feel for the festival’s programming. For tickets and move information, visit the official Ithica Fantastik website.

24x36: A Movie About Movie Poster – Kevin Burke, Canada

Alipato: A Very Brief Life of Ember – Khavn, Philippines/Germany

Aloys – Tobias Nölle, France/Switzerland

Another Evil – Carson D Mell, US

ALIPATO: The Very Brief Life Of An Ember | this is not a film by khavn | trailer

Autohead – Rohit Mittal, India

The Autopsy of Jane Doe – André Orvedal, UK

Belief: The Possession Of Janet Moses – David Stubbs, New Zeland

Creature Designers: The Frankenstein Complex – Gilles Penso & Alexandre Poncet, US

Dearest Sister – Mattie Do, Laos

The Autopsy of Jane Doe | 2016 | Red Band Trailer HD | Emile Hirsch, Brian Cox, Ophelia Lovibond

Headshot – Kimo Stamboel & Timo Tjahjanto, Indonesia

Here Alone – Rod Blackhurst, US

I, Olga Hepnarova – Petr Kazda &Thomas Weinreb, Czech Republic/Poland/Slovakia/France

Kiyamachi Daruma – Hideo Sakaki, Japan

K-Shop – Dan Pringle, UK

Film Trailer: Já, Olga Hepnarová / I, Olga Hepnarova

The Love Witch – Anna Biller, US

Master Cleanse – Bobby Miller, US

Miruthan – Shakti Soundar Rajan, India

My Father Die – Sean Brosnam, US

Miruthan - Official Trailer | Jayam Ravi, Lakshmi Menon | D. Imman | Shakti Soundar Rajan

Nova Seed – Nick DiLiberto, Canada

The Open – Marc Lahore, France

Pet – Carles Torrens, USA/Spain

Return of MIZUNO – Hikaru Tsukuda, Japan

S is for Stanley – Alex Infascelli, Italy

NOVA SEED - Official Trailer 02/ Gorgon Pictures Inc.

Sadako vs. Kayako – Koji Shiraishi, Japan

Safe Neighbourhood – Chris Peckover, Australia/USA

Seoul Station – Yeon Sang-ho, South Korea

She’s Allergic to Cats – Michael Reich, US

Terror 5 – Sebastian Rotstein & Federico Rotstein, Argentina

Terror 5 [Trailer]

Retrospective: Werewolf ’81

Wolfen – Michael Wadleigh, US (1981)

American Werewolf in London – John Landis, US (1981)

Retrospective: The Known Unknowns

The Naked Prey – Cornel Wilde, US (1965)

Deliverance – John Boorman, US (1972)

Long Weekend – Colin Eggleston, AUS (1978)

Altered States – Ken Russell, US (1980)

Aliens – James Cameron, US (1981)

Altered States Trailer (1980) Ken Russell Movie

Hubert Vigilla
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