Yahoo has premiered a wave of posters from this weekend’s Fantastic Fest genre film festival in Austin, Texas. Mondo Tees, a branch of the Alamo Drafthouse theater chain that makes badass posters and t-shirts, will be releasing the posters sometime this week. Besides the event poster by Mike Saputo, there are six other posters from various movies and events.
LET ME IN — Art by Olly Moss
Let Me In is the opening night film at Fantastic Fest on Thursday, September 23 and an adaptation of John Lindqvist’s novel Let the Right One In, about a 12-year-old boy who strikes a friendship with a young vampire. The novel had previously been adapted as the Sweedish film of the same name.
RUBBER — Art by Olly Moss
Rubber is the tale of Robert, a disgruntled psychokinetic automobile tire that embarks on a killing spree — exploding the heads of birds, beasts and humans.
ROGER CORMAN — Art by Zach Hobbs
Legendary producer Roger Corman will be honored along side his wife Julie Corman with a Lifetime Achievement Award at Fantastic Fest. Corman is responsible for such cult classics as It Conquered the World, Death Race 2000 and The Little Shop of Horrors. Fantastic Fest will host a double feature screening including the Corman-produced film, Sharktopus, about a hybrid shark/octopus that goes in a killing rampage and Machete Maidens Unleashed! a documentary from the director of Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation, featuring the even wilder world of Philippine-made exploitation movies.
RED WHITE & BLUE — Art by Sawdust
A film that caused a bit of a stir at this year’s South by Southwest Film Festival, Red, White & Blue is one of four films being released nationwide via the movies-on-demand platform by IFC Midnight, the new genre label of IFC Films. Those unable to attend Fantastic Fest this year will have the chance to catch Red White & Blue, Heartless, Primal and High Lane. In Red White & Blue, Erica is a tough, troubled nymphomaniac with wounds across her soul. For Erica, sleeping with multiple men forms the core of her life, until she meets the mysterious Iraq vet Nate. Despite his air of danger, Nate’s the only guy who doesn’t immediately want to sleep with her, and the two form a hesitant bond. But in a shocking twist, one of Erica’s earlier sexual encounters with wannabe rock star Franki will have unexpected – and devastating – consequences on both of their lives.
NEVERMORE — Art by Alan Hynes
Jeffrey Combs (Reanimator, The Frighteners) will be performing his one man show Nevermore … An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe at Fantastic Fest this year. The play uses a compilation of historical accounts, actual monologues, articles, letters and Poe’s own words to construct the definitive portrait of America’s most famous macabre poet. The play ran for months in Los Angeles and received unanimously glowing reviews. Jeffrey Combs and director Stuart Gordon will also attend special repertory screenings of their cult horror classics Reanimator & From Beyond during the festival.
X: THE MAN WITH THE X-RAY EYES — Art by Rob Jones
Fantastic Fest will also pay tribute to Roger Corman at the festival with a repertory screening of a film he directed called X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes. Fantastic Fest is put together by programming gurus behind the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Alamo Drafthouse CEO and Fantastic Fest co-founder Tim League credits Roger and Julie Corman as the single greatest inspiration in the development of the renowned theater.
There is no word yet on poster size, edition count, price or availability. Inside Pulse writers Robert Saucedo and Jenny Rushing will be on hand at Fantastic Fest to provide festival coverage. Stay tuned this weekend for reviews and news straight from Fantastic Fest.
Tags: Alamo Drafthouse, Death Race 2000, Fantastic Fest, Jeffrey Combs, Let Me In, Let the Right One In, Mondo Tees, Roger Corman, Sharktopus, South by Southwest, Tim League