Austin’s 7th annual Fantastic Fest is just around the corner, and the second wave of programming has just been announced. Lars von Trier’s Melancholia is on the docket as well as a slew of martial arts flicks and international horror. Fantastic Fest 2011 celebrates the best in sci-fi, horror, supernatural and fantasy films from around the world, and it will descend on Austin on Sept. 22-29.
This year’s second wave of filming has been announced, with some exciting premieres and screenings, including controversial director von Trier’s Melancholia. There will be plenty of Hong Kong actioners, a bizarre pedophilic horror pic called Michael, and an old-school horror that we covered when it screened at SXSW, The Innkeepers.
With a tagline of “a film festival with all the boring parts cut out,” Fantastic Fest is a whirlwind of everything from the cinematically bizarre to cutting edge supernatural to old-school horror. It’s the largest genre film fest in the U.S, and takes place at Austin’s own Alamo Drafthouse Theater, a local (and now national) institution that offers movies, food, and film-themed special events.
Check out the full list of films announced so far at Fantastic Fest’s official site. Check back here for updates as we get closer.