Directed by: Charles de Lauzirika
Written by: Charles de Lauzirika, Robert Lawton
Featuring: Josh Lawson, Emma Lung, Ron Perlman, Edward Furlong
Self-perception is a tenuous thing. Everybody wants to think of themself as a good person, even when they do bad things. And especially if they do these bad things for good reasons. This is the slippery conceit explored in Crave, the darkly comic first feature from director Charles de Lauzirika.
Directed by: Jonah Bekhor and Zach Math
Featuring: Sigurdur Hjartarson, Páll Arason, Tom (the American)
Known as the "penis documentary" to pretty much all Fantastic Fest attendees, I have to admit The Final Member wasn't exactly first-choice viewing for me. Though I freely admit to loving documentaries — especially quirky ones — I wasn't sure if this was something I wanted in front of me on my FF plate, as it were.
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.
Directed by: Michael Stephenson
Featuring: Victor Bariteau, Matthew Brodeur, Manny Souza, Richard Brodeur
Let's get one universal truth out of the way up front: When you're a kid, Halloween is the best night of the year. Yeah, Christmas runs a close second, but Halloween is like Christmas with monsters and nothing beats that.
Written and Directed by: Jen and Sylvia Soska
Featuring: Katharine Isabelle, Antonio Cupo, Tristan Risk, Paula Lindberg, Twan Holliday
When directing team Jen and Sylvia Soska first emerged from the Canadian tundra (well, metropolitan Vancouver, anyway) bearing a bunch of talent and a bedraggled little low-budget feature called Dead Hooker in a Trunk, they were an unknown entity. My, how times have changed.