‘ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE’ cast and filmmaker dish on the fun of their Christmas zombie musical

October 5th, 2018 | Fantastic Fest, Film Festivals, Interviews, Movie Interview | 0 Comment

Preston Barta // Features Editor AUSTIN – One of the most exciting films that premiered at Fantastic Fest 2017 was ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE, a hysterical Christmas zombie musical (yes, you read that correctly) about a teenager (Ella Hunt) and her friends (including Malcolm Cumming, Sarah Swire and Christopher Leveaux) who are visited not by Santa for Christmas but a zombie outbreak! The trailer released last month, which you can watch here or at the ...


The 5 biggest film moments from this year’s Fantastic Fest

September 29th, 2018 | Fantastic Fest, Film Festivals | 0 Comment

Preston Barta // Features Editor This year marked my fifth attending Austin’s Fantastic Fest (Sept. 20-27). It’s a genre film festival that I look forward to all year long, because the energy is infectious, the people are friendly and the films, for the most part, are pretty damn good. There were many highlights, but here are the top five biggest takeaways: Studio films didn’t wow Every year when I look over Fantastic Fest’s lineup, I naturally get ...


Fantastic Fest Review: ‘AN EVENING WITH BEVERLY LUFF LINN’ finds love amongst a sea of weirdos

September 28th, 2018 | Fantastic Fest, Film Festivals, Movie Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

James Cole Clay // Film Critic AN EVENING WITH BEVERLY LUFF LINN Rated R, 108 minutes. Director: Jim Hosking Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Craig Robinson, Jemaine Clement and Emile Hirsch If you’ve seen the acid-drenched John Water’s-esque 2016 movie THE GREASY STRANGLER, you may be intimidated to access the mind of Jim Hosking’s latest work, AN EVENING WITH BEVERLY LUFF LINN. THE GREASY STRANGLER operates in a weirdly whimsical atmosphere that’s part ...