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Our 19 Most Anticipated films for the 2012 Fantastic Fest

Fantastic Fest is our favorite time of the year because you get to see movies that will shock, disgust, surprise and more than anything, blow you away. You have no idea what to expect and nothing is off limits, which is why we love it so much. This no holds barred film festival attracts movies of all genres from the world over. These are our most anticipated films of the 2012 edition.

Note, the films below are in no particular order because of laziness, but mostly because we are just so damn excited to choose numbers. Myself, Brandon Marcus and Jacob Knight put our lists together and this is what we came out with:

THE AMERICAN SCREAM

Synopsis:

In a small Massachusetts community, three Halloween-obsessed households transform into neighbor-terrifying supernatural wonderlands in this surprisingly touching documentary from the director of BEST WORST MOVIE.

Trailer: None yet.

TOWER BLOCK

Synopsis:

The last remaining tenants of a deteriorating, soon-to-be-demolished tower block must band together to survive when a killer with a high-powered sniper rifle starts picking them off through the windows of their flats.

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THE ABC’S OF DEATH

Synopsis: Twenty-six directors. Twenty-six ways to die. Co-produced by Drafthouse Films, and finally ready to be unleashed—see what happens when you give more than two dozen of the most brilliant filmmakers from around the world free reign to indulge their creative impulses and black humor. From A to Z, it’s got something for every genre fan and is like nothing you’ve ever seen before.

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THE CONSPIRACY

Synopsis:

Two young documentary filmmakers are drawn into a shadowy world of secret societies when the subject of their film simply disappears. Have his investigations led to his demise?

Trailer: None yet

DOOMSDAY BOOK

Synopsis:

Innovative Korean genre directors Kim Ji-Woon (A TALE OF TWO SISTERS, A BITTERSWEET LIFE, THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE WEIRD, I SAW THE DEVIL) and Yim Pil-Sung (HANSEL & GRETEL) turn their imaginations to apocalyptic sci-fi with this three-part omnibus film which outlines three possible ways in which the world goes kaput.

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I DECLARE WAR

Synopsis:

A group of exceptionally creative teens gets sucked into their own private Lord of the Flies scenario when an after-school game of “war” turns into a test of loyalty, strategy and friendship.

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MIAMI CONNECTION

Synopsis:

The legendary long-lost ’80s thunder-rager! Martial arts rock band Dragon Sound throw down in the ultimate conflict against an army of cocaine-powered motorcycyle ninjas. The BEST unseen movie in HISTORY!

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MY AMITYVILLE HORROR

Synopsis:

You’ve seen the movie, now hear the story of the Amityville haunting from someone who lived it. Regardless of the source, it’s clear there was darkness in that Long Island house.

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NEW KIDS NITRO

Synopsis:

In 2011, NEW KIDS TURBO rocked Fantastic Fest audiences with its potent brand of Dutch gross-out humor. Now, Fantastic Fest is proud to present the highly anticipated—and very offensive—sequel: NEW KIDS NITRO.

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OUTRAGE BEYOND

Synopsis:

As Japanese police launch a full-scale crackdown on organized crime, it ignites a national yakuza struggle between the Sanno of the East and Hanabishi of the West. What started as internal strife in director Takeshi Kitano’s OUTRAGE, has now become a nationwide war in his latest film OUTRAGE BEYOND.

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BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO

Synopsis:

Strange things occur after a British audio technician is summoned to Italy to work on a gory giallo film.

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ROOM 237

Synopsis:

Rodney Ascher’s ROOM 237 is a fascinating documentary that explores bizarre theories about the subtext and symbolism underlying Stanley Kubrick’s landmark film THE SHINING.

Trailer: None Yet

ANTIVIRAL

Synopsis:

Syd March makes people sick, infecting them with viruses harvested to order from celebrities, but gets more than he bargained for when his most famous source dies from a virus Syd has just infected himself with.

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COME OUT AND PLAY

Synopsis:

While on vacation, Beth and Francis visit a remote island that turns out to be almost solely inhabited by children. Unfortunately for them, these kids are far from well behaved.

Trailer: None Yet

THE EXORCIST IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Synopsis:

Norwegian documentarian Fredrik Horn Akselsen examines the work of Father Jose Antonio Fortea – an actual, Vatican-approved exorcist – in this balanced look at a largely hidden world within the Catholic church.

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THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER ROLLED

Synopsis:

Two Comedians, Doug Benson and Graham Elwood. decide to make a movie detailing their lives on the road.

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HOLY MOTORS

Synopsis:

While following a day in the life of Mr. Oscar as he attends several appointments, things quickly unravel and spiral out of control, abandoning all sense of logic or sanity. Fans of Carax’s ‘Merde’ segment of Fantastic Fest 2008 hit TOKYO! will be right back at home.

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THE WARPED FOREST

Synopsis:

Shunichiro Miki delivers a shot of utter madness. Penis guns! Nipple monsters! A giant girl running a very small shop! This quasi-sequel to THE FUNKY FOREST more than lives up to the weird factor of its predecessor.

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