NY! Hot new horror plus Cronenberg, Miike etc. at November’s Ithaca Fantastic Film Festival


The best place for New York Staters to find post-Halloween screen frights will be the Ithaca International Fantastic Film Festival, running November 11-15. The first wave of programming has just been announced.

Among the new features showing at IIFFF will be Karyn Kusama’s standout THE INVITATION (reviewed here); Mickey Keating and Glass Eye Pix’s psychological chiller DARLING (see story here); Christopher Phelps and Maxim Van Scoy’s superior ’80s slasher homage LAKE NOWHERE (reviewed here), paired in a midnight double feature with Nicolas Charlet and Bruno Lavaine’s IN SEARCH OF THE ULTRA SEX, Perry Blackshear’s much-praised paranoid thriller THEY LOOK LIKE PEOPLE; Julien Seri’s Paris-set suspense shocker NIGHT FARE (pictured above); and more. Other attractions include a screening of Jean Epstein’s THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER, co-written by Luis Buñuel and presented with live musical accompaniment by internationally renowned artist Anna Coogan; an Organic Horror: Obsession With Body Alterations retrospective series including George Franju’s EYES WITHOUT A FACE, a 40th-anniversary restoration of David Cronenberg’s SHIVERS, Takashi Miike’s AUDITION, Andrzej Zulawski’s POSSESSION and Shinya Tsukamoto’s TETSUO; and an art exhibition by Chet Zar, plus a screening of the documentary I LIKE TO PAINT MONSTERS!

There are still more movies to be announced, so head over to the IIFFF’s official website for further details and updates.


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