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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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.
The Lodge
The Lodge
A young woman and her reticent new stepchildren find themselves isolated in the family’s remote winter cabin, locked away to dredge up the mysteries of her dark past.
Daniel Isn’t Real
Daniel Isn’t Real
A troubled college freshman, Luke, suffers a violent family trauma and resurrects his childhood imaginary friend Daniel to help him cope.
Promare
Promare
A futuristic firefighting mecha service is created to protect the world.
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.
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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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A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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