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Held online with a smattering of live events happening where pandemic precautions permitted, 2021's Fantasia celebrated a very special occasion: its 25th birthday. It did so with a fantastic line-up of films, and was preceded by a special screening of James Gunn's The Suicide Squad live in Montreal. It closed with the latest work by Takashii Miike.
As well as films, there were talks on transgression, final girls, the rise of indigenous horror, and more, with special guests and the opportunity for audience members to ask questions.
The festival ran from 5 to 25 August.
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In the late Nineties, a video archivist unearths a series of sinister pirate broadcasts and becomes obsessed with uncovering the dark conspiracy behind them.
A fertilizer used in a rich gated community becomes the source of a genetic mutation that transforms its residents into zombies. Can a teenager and his baby sister break free from the quarantined island before turning into grass?
A filmmaker asks how we make sense of things when we collapse the infinite fidelity of information down into pithy sentences laid over ominous imagery.
A trans sculptor experiences a lesbian awakening when one of her creations comes to life.
Herbert Von Krantz, a nuclear scientist, has discovered the Canceler, a device capable of neutralising any kind of atomic bomb - but then his daughter and his assistant are kidnapped by different factions after the secret.
A man's life starts to fracture after he receives an unusual invitation.
An actor buys capsule monsters online to defeat Covid-19.
A woman and her brother seek revenge against a mysterious stalker.
Rumours of demonic possession at a religious convent prompts a church investigation into the strange goings-on among its nuns. A disaffected priest and his neophyte are confronted with temptation, bloodshed and a crisis of faith.
A documentarian who has noticed unexpected activity on her webcam embarks on a series of video calls to find out why.
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