Fantastic Fest Second Wave Of Programming Announced

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.