The 25th Fantasia International Film Festival

Christmas has come early to Or rather, October has arrived ahead of schedule, if the slate of films that I have lined up to see at the 25th Fantasia International Film Festival is any indication.

Welcoming genre films from all over the globe, the nearly three week festival is mainly made up of foreign horror, martial arts, and crime movies that might wind up through no fault of their own getting totally passed over for major distribution here in the United States. Naturally, a gathering of something this good has to originate in Canada and I’m ever so grateful to my friends in the North for extending me an invite to virtually attend the festivities. I’ll be out of town for a week during Fantasia and I’ve had an early start on the films…so I can let you in on a little secret: the programming is top-notch. From shorts to full-length features and even a few documentaries thrown in for good measure, there’s something for every kind of fan of the genre and subgenres found in this area of the movie aisle.

Check out Fantasia’s website for all the details on how you can purchase individual screenings and a whole lot more.