In less that TWO days, The Fantasia International Film Festival, one of the coolest places to be if you are a film lover (As we know you are) will begin its 2018 edition, and while we might not be there in person, there are several films that got us excited since they were announced.
Here a list of SOME of the films that either we would love to see or we have seen and recommend you to watch:
(please note that the main synopsis is taken from the official Fantasia International Film Festival)
Is no secret that I love Isaac Ezban’s films, both “The Incident” and “The Similars”. The guy is a big fan of science fiction, and has no problems pushing the envelope when telling a story. I am really hyped to see his first film in English with an international cast.
Synopsis: A group of young tech developers, Josh (Marc O?Brien), Carmen (Alyssa Diaz), Lena (Georgia King), Devin (Aml Ameen) and Noel (Martin Wallström), struggle to strike partnerships with possible business investors. After receiving some bad news, the group returns to their rental house to strategize, but their brainstorming session is cut short when they discover a portal to a multiverse hidden in their attic. World-hopping through a supernatural gateway, they quickly begin to gather knowledge between dimensions for their benefit, both professional and interpersonal. Some capitalize by stealing time from elsewhere, others moonlight in foreign dimensions gathering credit for stolen work. This illusory time-warp chronicle has marshalled the protagonists? dissatisfied self-images by looking to differing times and spaces to in order to conjure personal change. But as the characters ambitiously double and substitute as they please, seemingly innocent “Groundhog Day-ing” turns to playing with fire. In efforts to improve their lives, terrible consequences quickly begin to outweigh the good in tragic and disturbing ways.
One of the sequels that fans have been waiting for years is finally here. The original “Tales From The Hood” had a smart social commentary mixed with very cool stories that eerily enough, presented situations that we can relate with TODAY on the real world. (And no, I am not talking about the story about the domestic abuse). I was sad to see that the original film didn’t get the love and success that deserved when it was released, but as time passed, the film has become a cult favorite. I am very excited to see where the segments will take us this time.
Synopsis: Horror is back in the hood! The sequel to the groundbreaking original film TALES FROM THE HOOD reunites executive producer Spike Lee (Honorary Academy Award® winner) and writers/directors/producers Rusty Cundieff and Darin Scott for an all-new gripping, horrifying and oftentimes devilishly comical anthology. Keith David stars as a contemporary Mr. Simms to tell bloodcurdling stories about lust, greed, pride and politics through tales with demonic dolls, possessed psychics, vengeful vixens and historical ghosts. Mr. Simms’s haunting stories will make you laugh… while you scream.