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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Wakey Wakey
Wakey Wakey
A nightmare anti-love story featuring blood and guts, the deep blue sea, tooth decay, and scary boyfriends.
Depraved
Depraved
A disillusioned field surgeon suffering from PTSD makes a man out of body parts and brings him to life in a Brooklyn loft.
Why Don't You Just Die
Why Don't You Just Die
A dark action comedy about a group of people brought together in the apartment of police detective Andrei: his resentful daughter, an angry thug and a cheated cop. Each one of them have a reason to want revenge.
Come To Daddy
Come To Daddy
After receiving a cryptic letter from his estranged father, Norval travels to his dad’s oceanfront home for what he hopes will be a positive experience. If only he’d known the dark truth about his old man beforehand.
Girl In The Hallway
Girl In The Hallway
A man remembers a little girl he used to see in the hallways of his apartment building.
Lili
Lili
Nothing is what it seems when an audition between a young woman and an older man turns into an unsettling cat and mouse game.
Maggie May
Maggie May
Two estranged sisters, Sam and Maggie, attempt to reconnect after the death of their mother. But Maggie isn't interested in anything and that could be Sam's worst nightmare.
Vaspy
Vaspy
A woman experiences unusual pregnancy cravings following an encounter with a wooden wasp.
Sometimes, I Think About Dying
Sometimes, I Think About Dying
Fran likes to think about dying. When she makes a guy in the office laugh, he wants more - a movie date, a slice of pie, a conversation. But if dating him means learning to live, she's pretty sure she can't do that.
The Original
The Original
A couple's love is tested by illness and the treatment that follows it.
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Fantasia International Film Festival Features

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

Fantasia International Film Festival News

Idol admired at Fantasia
Lee Su-jin's thriller takes top award
Sadako to open Fantasia
Hideo Nakata horror will launch 2019 festival
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