Austin’s annual Fantastic Fest is known for being a weird, raunchy, and shameless celebration of genre and horror movies, and this year’s lineup looks like it’ll continue that tradition. Festival organizers just announced the first wave of films slotted to play during the fest, several of which will be making their world or US premieres.
The lineup so far includes 1922, a movie based on Stephen King’s 2010 novella about a teenager who murders his mother; Takashi Miike’s Blade of the Immortal, an adaptation of the popular manga series; and a zombie holiday musical called Anna and the Apocalypse. Gerald’s Game, also based on a Stephen King book, will make its US premiere, as will Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Killing of a Sacred Deer, starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell.
Fantastic Fest will run from September 21st to 28th in Austin, Texas. For the first time ever, the festival will expand outside of Austin: Alamo Drafthouse locations in Brooklyn, Denver, and San Francisco will screen a few films the weekend of September 29th, according to IndieWire.
You can check out the current festival lineup here, with more likely to be announced in the coming weeks.