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After protest, Fantastic Fest cancels feral hog hunt

1:13 pm Sep. 17, 2015

Alamo Drafthouse head cheese Tim League has cancelled the feral hog hunt from the lineup of forthcoming Fantastic Fest activities.

On Sept. 23, League was slated to host a helicopter hog hunt.

For $1540 per person, you

Kurt Russell, Turkish cinema in first wave of Fantastic Fest films

12:01 pm Jul. 30, 2015

Fantastic Fest announced the first wave programming lineup for its 11th annual festival of genre madness including the world première of Craig Zahler’s amazingly-named, festival-closing existential horror western “Bone Tomahawk”with Kurt Russell and Matthew Fox

Panel highlights: A conversation with John Ridley

10:21 am Oct. 28, 2014

John Ridley is not afraid to show vulnerability and gratitude. He did it at the Oscars, where he won for his adapted screenplay of “12 Years a Slave,” and exhibited both traits again when he presented “Jimi: All is By My Side” at South by Southwest in March.

The filmmaker and novelist appeared in conversation Sunday at the Austin Film Festival and began his talk by explaining that he’s been in

Electric Boogaloo

Fantastic Fest capsule review: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO

11:34 am Sep. 19, 2014

In the excellent new documentary “Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films,” there is a really great description of Cannon Films, the legendary low budget movie studio.

It comes from a music supervisor who