Fantasia 2019: Sadako

Hideo Nakata returns to direct the latest entry of the Ringu series with Sadako. Mayu Akikawa (Elaiza Ikeda) is a young doctor in a hospital, who develops an attachment with a mysterious young girl (Himeka Himejima), who is admitted into her ward. Meanwhile, Mayu’s video blogger brother Kazuma (Hiroya Shimizu) decides to make his latest […]

Fantasia 2019: Phantom of Winnipeg

The unexpected cult success of Phantom of the Paradise in Winnipeg is explored in Phantom of Winnipeg. In 1974, Brian De Palma released his rock opera Phantom of the Paradise, starring William Finley, Jessica Harper, and Paul Williams, which was an undisputed box office bomb. However, this fact was lost on the population of Winnipeg, […]

Review: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Quentin Tarantino brings us back to 1969 Los Angeles in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. In February 1969, fading 1950s television star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) is struggling to find work for himself and his stuntman best friend Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt), other than the various villain of the week roles on TV pilots. […]

Fantasia 2019: Extreme Job

An undercover narcotics team begins a sting operation inside a fried chicken restaurant in Extreme Job. Captain Ko (Ryu Seung-ryong) is the leader of a small ragtag team of narcotics detectives assigned to stakeout and take down a local drug kingpin. The perfect cover for the team arises when a nearby fried chicken restaurant goes […]

Fantasia 2019: Master Z: Ip Man Legacy

A disgraced martial arts expert becomes entangled with Hong Kong’s criminal underwork in Master Z: Ip Man Legacy. Wing Chun expert, Cheung Tin Chi (Max Zhang) seeks to keep a low profile after being defeated by Ip Man. However, Cheung crosses paths with opium dealer Tso Sai Kit (Kevin Cheng), who continues to peddle drugs, […]

Fantasia 2019: The Wrath

A wealthy Korean family is tormented by a vengeful spirit in The Wrath. The heirs of the family of Madame Shin are being killed off on their wedding way by the vengeful spirit of a woman. Ok-bun is a young beggar, who is married off to Shin’s youngest son, in a last-ditch effort to break […]

Fantasia 2019: Culture Shock

A Mexican immigrant finds herself in an idealistic town that’s too good to be true in Culture Shock. Marisol (Martha Higareda) is a pregnant Mexican woman, who desires to immigrate to a better life in America. Marisol makes arrangements with Coyote (Sal Lopez) to be snuck over the border and is joined on her trip […]

Fantasia 2019: Lake Michigan Monster

An eccentric sea captain seeks revenge against a sea monster occupying Lake Michigan in Lake Michigan Monster. Captain Seafield (Ryland Brickson Cole Tews) wants revenge against the monster that killed his father, which occupies Lake Michigan, one fathom from the coast of Lighthouse Island. Seafield assembles his team of weapons expert Sean Shaughnessy (Erick West), […]

Fantasia 2019: Jade’s Asylum

A group at a mansion in Costa Rica are attacked by a group of forest-dwelling beings in Jade’s Asylum. While on a drug-fueled trip to a mansion in Costa Rica, Jade Williams (Morgan Kohan) leaves her boyfriend Toby in a jealous fit and is prepared to walk back to the airport. All the while, Jade […]

Fantasia 2019: Sator

A man encounters a malevolent force in the woods in Sator. Adam (Gabe Nicholson) is a man who lives an isolated existence in a cabin in the woods, though he is occasionally visited by his brother Pete (Michael Daniel). The two men’s grandmother Nani (June Petersom) keeps talking about a being named Sator who gets […]