Fantastic Fest is taking over Austin, Texas from September 23 to 30. This year’s festival features an all-star lineup and one of the busiest schedules ever. Luckily, our crack team of gimlet-eyed reporters is headed to the front with the solemn duty to get the story. We made them sign blood oaths before we sent them off to the
The annual film festival is put on by the Alamo Drafthouse and features horror, fantasy, sci-fi and action movies from around the world. We’ve been following the programming announcements closely, have our itinerary set, and hope to spot Ed Norton on the red carpet premiere of Stone. While Fantastic Fest badges are sold out, check in on IFC.com for the latest news, the biggest hits, and all the star sightings at Fantastic Fest 2010.
While the film fest goes through the 30th, Fantastic Arcade, the video game portion of the festival, is only open until Sunday. The Arcade, which takes place at The Highball, gives gamers a chance to play a variety of indie video games and meet the creators of their favorites. The idea is to highlight novice video game makers who create and provide their content free on the Internet. Fantastic Arcade will be showing off more than 25 indie games, including the awesomely haunting “Limbo,” the hilarious “Enviro-Bear 2000” and the controversial “Super Columbine Massacre RPG.” Another potential favorite is “Left 4 Dead 2”, which transforms some very familiar Austin landmarks (namely, The Highball and the Alamo Drafthouse) into zombie stomping territory. Watch the clip here:
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