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Fantastic Fest Check-in 3: Hellraiser Among an International Crop
Tony Salvaggio of the Castle of Horror Podcast is on the ground in Austin, reporting on Fantastic Fest and chats with Castle of Horror host Jason on the third batch of new movies that Tony highly recommends Tony will be attending about 35 films for the Castle of Horror, so we'll be checking back with[...]
Fantastic Fest Check-In 2: Shocking, Funny, And Moving Horror
Tony Salvaggio of the Castle of Horror Podcast is on the ground in Austin, reporting on Fantastic Fest and chats with Castle of Horror host Jason on the second batch of new movies that Tony highly recommends Tony will be attending about 35 films for the Castle of Horror, so we'll be checking back with[...]
FantasticFest from Castle of Horror: Smile, Ultraman Standouts
Tony Salvaggio of the Castle of Horror Podcast is on the ground in Austin reporting on Fantastic Fest and chats with Castle of Horror host Jason on the first batch of new movies that Tony highly recommends– Smile, Blood Relatives, Venus and Shin Ultraman Tony will be attending about 35 movies for the Castle of[...]
Fantastic Fest Preview: Horror Fans Geek Out In Texas
Fantastic Fest takes over Austin, TX starting today and running through September 29th at the Alamo Drafthouse right in the heart of the city Featuring all sorts of world premieres and first looks at upcoming highly anticipated horror and genre films, this is the first time in three years that the festival is being held[...]
This is Gwar and Who Killed the KLF? Show the Spoils of Weirdness
This season's Fantastic Fest debuted two new music documentaries focusing on heavily mystique-driven bands: This is GWAR, directed by Scott Barber, and Who Killed the KLF? directed by Chris Atkins.  In this episode of Castle Talk, Jason chats with Deserts of Mars lead singer and comic creator Tony Salvaggio (Clockwerx, Psy-Comm) on the new docs. Castle Talk logo and This[...]
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In this episode of Castle Talk, manga author Tony Salvaggio (Psy-comm, Clockwerx) chats with Co-writer/director Eric McEver (directorial debut), Quinn Lord (Netflix's Firefly Lane, Trick' r Treat), Ronak Gandhi (You are Here, Age of Summer) and Christina Higa (Am I OK?) of the new film Iké Boys, which debuts at Fantastic Fest Sunday, September 26. Ike Boys[...]
harry knowles
I'm tired of dealing with this pic.twitter.com/lepcEDCtd8 — LA DIFÍCIL (@sick__66) September 23, 2017 Allegations against Knowles have come out as part of a larger scandal involving Fantastic Fest, the Austin genre film festival Knowles co-founded along with Alamo Drafthouse CEO Tim League Things started to go south for the festival a few weeks before it began[...]
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As the nonstop @#$% show of sexual assault and harassment allegations surrounding this year's Fantastic Fest continues, festival co-founder Harry Knowles has stepped away from the website he founded, Ain't It Cool News. Knowles's sister Dannie will take over running the site in Knowles absence, he announced on Twitter: Teaching my sister the ins and outs of[...]
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Another woman has made allegations of sexual harassment at Alamo Drafthouse and failure by management to take appropriate action to prevent it. Fantastic Fest has been embroiled in scandal this year, following a series of revelations about festival co-founder and Alamo Drafthouse owner Tim League, Ain't It Cool News founder and Fantastic Fest co-founder Harry Knowles, and former Alamo Drafthouse employee Devin Faraci. Faraci parted ways with[...]
Tim League Apologizes to "Women We Have Let Down" In Fantastic Fest Sexual Assault Scandals
The CEO of Alamo Drafthouse and co-founder of Fantastic Fest, has responded to the multiple claims of sexual assault and sexual harassment that have plagued this year's festival. Fantastic Fest has been embroiled in scandal this year, following a series of revelations about festival co-founder and Alamo Drafthouse owner Tim League, Ain't It Cool News founder and Fantastic Fest co-founder Harry Knowles, and former Alamo[...]
Violent Live Performance Stuns Crowd At Fantastic Fest Screening Of 'The Square'
Following earlier reports of a secret screening of Ed Wood's once-lost pornographic comedy Take It Out In Trade which disturbed viewers who say they weren't warned about the film's content beforehand, another screening at Fantastic Fest has once again disturbed its audience And this time, video was published on Fantastic Fest's own Facebook page. The Square[...]
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The fallout from the various scandals surrounding Fantastic Fest continues. Following allegations of sexual assault against Ain't It Cool News founder and Fantastic Fest co-founder Harry Knowles, longtime contributor Eric "Quint" Vespe has announced his departure from the site, along with fellow contributors Steve "Capone" Prokopy and "Horrorella." Vespe announced the news in a statement posted to[...]