The 23rd edition of the Montreal genre film festival has lots of treats in store, with premières of new horror, science fiction, fantasy and animé films from around the globe. It will open with Hideo Nakata's hotly anticipated return to the Ring series, simply titled Sadako. and include a special tribute to First Blood director Ted Kotcheff.

The festival runs from 11 July to 1 August.

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We Are Little Zombies
We Are Little Zombies
Their parents are dead. They should be sad, but they can't cry. So they form a kick-ass band. This is the story of four 13-year-olds in search of their emotions.
House Of Hummingbird
House Of Hummingbird
She roams the neighbourhood with her best friend, attempts to fall in love, is sent to the hospital with an unclear diagnosis. Untethered from the wider world, 14-year-old Eun-hee floats through Seoul.
Judy And Punch
Judy And Punch
Puppeteers Judy and Punch are trying to resurrect their marionette show. The show is a hit due to Judy's superior puppeteering but Punch's driving ambition and penchant for whisky lead to a inevitable tragedy that Judy must avenge.
The Wretched
The Wretched
A defiant teenage boy, struggling with his parent's imminent divorce, faces off with a thousand year-old witch, who is living beneath the skin of and posing as the woman next door.
1BR
1BR
Terror in an apartment complex.
Dreamland
Dreamland
On the night of the strangest wedding in cinema history, a grotesque gang boss hires a stone cold killer to bring him the finger of a fading, drug-addicted jazz legend.
Vivarium
Vivarium
In search of a starter home, a young couple follow a mysterious estate agent and get trapped in a strange housing development.
Swallow
Swallow
Hunter, a newly pregnant housewife, finds herself increasingly compelled to consume dangerous objects. As her husband and his family tighten their control over her life, she must confront the dark secret behind her new obsession.
Blood On Her Name
Blood On Her Name
A woman's panicked decision to cover up an accidental killing spins out of control when her conscience demands she return the dead man's body to his family.
Jessica Forever
Jessica Forever
A group of orphan rebels are fortified in a villa with heavy arms to brace for a drone war with a faceless enemy in a dystopian future.
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Fantasia International Film Festival Features

Secret appetites
Carlo Mirabella-Davis on telling the stories of people who go unseen in Swallow
Adapt to survive
David Marmor on locations, violence, rental nightmares and 1BR
Against the odds
David Marmor on how neither fire not disappearing actors could stop him making 1BR
Forbidden fruit
Keola Racela on wholesomeness, horror and comedy in Porno
Messing about in boats
Rob Grant on superstition, Harpoon and the art of keeping still
Thinking big
Zach Lipovsky and Adam B Stein on Freaks, Bruce Dern and telling big stories with small budgets
A tale of the unexpected
Zach Lipovsky and Adam B Stein on keeping viewers guessing, working with children, and Freaks
Different for girls
Jennifer Reeder on teenage lives, adult epiphanies, #MeToo and Knives And Skin
A woman's story
Pollyanna McIntosh on Darlin’ and the wildness in all of us
Five to look forward to at Fantasia
Our pick of what's coming up in Montreal
Orbital dynamics
Shelagh McLeod on working with Richard Dreyfuss, space, nursing homes and Astronaut
Capturing a life behind the camera
Kim Longinotto and Ollie Huddleston on Shooting The Mafia
Feeling the character
Alessandro Nivola on The Art Of Self-Defense and The Red Sea Diving Resort

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Hideo Nakata horror will launch 2019 festival
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