Second List Of Films Announced For Fantasia 2013

Shield of Straw Directed by Takashi Miike

Shield of Straw Directed by Takashi Miike

Fantasia Film Festival runs from July 18 until August 6 this summer, that’s pretty much in two weeks from now and we have already announced the first short list of genre films that will be playing during the annual festival in Montreal.

If that didn’t get you excited enough, which we highly doubt since The Conjuring, Halley, Return to Nuke ‘Em High, Vol. One, Willow Creek are among the ones listed, and many more are confirmed, including world premieres from around the globe. This second wave of films, first reported by Fangoria, might just reassure you that festival lives up to previous years. Personally, I’ll always remember the day Manborg played last year, and I’m pretty sure one of the films listed below will have the same impact on me.

So here we go again!

Shield of Straw

Shield of Straw is a 2013 Japanese thriller film directed by Takashi Miike. It was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and will be released in the spring of 2013.

You’re Next

When a gang of animal masked murderers descend upon the Davison family reunion, the helpless victims seem trapped…until an unlikely guest of the family proves to be the most talented killer of all.

Hatchet III

A search and recovery team heads into the haunted swamp to pick up the pieces and Marybeth learns the secret to ending the voodoo curse that has left Victor Crowley haunting and terrorizing Honey Island Swamp for decades.


Antisocial begins on New Year’s Eve in the not so distant future. Five university friends gather at a house party to ring in the New Year. Unbeknownst to them, an epidemic has erupted outside, causing outbreaks around the world.

Bad Milo

A man discovers that his chronic stomach problems are due to the fact that he has a demon baby living in his colon.

The Dead Experiment

When a man comes home after being dead for 2 weeks, he must research the science behind why he’s alive while dealing with the impact on his loved ones.

Big Ass Spider

Big Ass Spider is a TREMORS-style creature feature about a towering mutant arachnid rampaging across Los Angeles and the two unlikely heros who try to stop it.

The Demon’s Rook

The Demon’s Rook is an independent fantasy-horror epic from Black Rider Productions.


The mid-70′s: a timid young New Yorker leads an uneventful life until he is fatefully exposed to the pulsating rhythms of a brand-new genre of music: disco. Unable to control his murderous impulses that stem from a traumatic childhood experience, Duane Lewis transforms into a dangerous serial killer exiled to Montreal.

More Films At Fantasia 2013

009 RE: Cyborg
I’ll give it my All… Tomorrow
The Broken Circle Breakdown
The Dirties
Hello, My Dolly Girlfriend
Uzumasa Jacopetti
Secretly Greatly
The Resurrection of a Bastard
Saving General Yang
Machi Action
How to use Guys with Secret Tips
Plus One

Schedule of screenings and events will be announced July 9 on the official Fantasia Film Festival website.

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