Directed by: Nicolas Lopez
Written by: Nicolas Lopez, Eli Roth, Guillermo Amoedo
Featuring: Eli Roth, Andrea Osvart, Ariel Levy, Nicolas Martinez, Natasha Yarovenko
Aftershock is a Chilean product backed by Eli Roth, who any horror geek worth their salt knows. At Fantastic Fest, I chose this over a screening of the work-in-progress print of Paranormal Activity 4 since I generally like whatever Roth takes part in. Unfortunately, that cannot be said anymore because Aftershock is a mess, a film that's a mix of too many different genres and ideas where the result seems to be that no one said no to any concept, line or shot.
Directed by: Marcus Dunstan
Written by: Marcus Dunstan, Patrick Melton
Featuring: Josh Stewart, Emma Fitzpatrick, Randall Archer, Christopher McDonald
One of my more anticipated films of this year's Fantastic Fest was The Collection, sequel to the The Collector (2009). Filmmaking team Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton return for Dunstan's directorial debut, with actor Josh Stewart (most recently seen in The Dark Knight Rises) also returning in the lead role.
Written and Directed by: Brandon Cronenberg
Featuring: Caleb Landry Jones, Sarah Gadon, Douglas Smith, Malcolm McDowell, Joe Pingue
In Antiviral, director Brandon Cronenberg has created a world that's just left of reality. Though it's a world filled with technologies that don't exist (yet) and populated with people with desires that don't exist (yet), it's absolutely recognizable and totally believable. And that might be the most disturbing thing about this film.