The 12 Best Films at Fantastic Fest 2015

Fantastic Fest 2015

This year marked my first time attending the the Austin-based Fantastic Fest, and I’m glad I went. How good is the festival? Well, the first film I saw, which is no. 1 on this list, blew my socks off. The movies I saw after that grand introduction, for the most part, didn’t make for a downhill slope. After the jump, read about the 12 best films at Fantastic Fest 2015.

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Crimson Peak trailer

We’re a week and a half away from the opening of Guillermo del Toro‘s Crimson PeakThe buzz is strong for the director’s horror-romance, but it’s still a financial gamble. Del Toro’s film is an original, R-rated period piece, which are never a sure thing at the box-office. Then again, there’s nothing else quite like Crimson Peak coming out anytime soon, so maybe that’ll be enough to draw general audiences in. It’s a very good, beautifully directed movie — and a Crimson Peak clip, a handful of features and TV spots highlight the beauty of del Toro’s latest. Check them out after the jump.

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Guillermo del Toro (Pacific Rim)

This hasn’t been a terrible week for Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth). A few days ago he had his newest picture, Crimson Peak, warmly received at Fantastic Fest, and, apparently, he’s currently hard at work on another film at the moment. Little is known about project, but we think we have an idea for what this del Toro indie might be. Read more about it after the jump.

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Crimson Peak clip

Crimson Peak, the new film from Guillermo del Toro, is the writer/director’s take on a gothic haunted house movie, with Tom Hiddleston and Jessica Chastain as sibling residents of an old mansion who welcome Hiddleston’s bride, played by Mia Wasikowska, into their midst.

Actually, “welcome” isn’t the word to use at all, as this new Crimson Peak clip shows. While the first couple trailers for the film have been all atmosphere and effects, this one is mostly drama, as Chastain thoroughly denies any warm welcome to her brother’s new bride. Read More »

Scott C's Pacific Rim

This Friday night, Gallery 1988 (West) is presenting In Service of Monsters, a group art show in tribute to the films of Guillermo Del Toro‘s films: Cronos, Mimic, The Devil’s Backbone, Blade II. Hellboy, Pan’s Labrinth, Hellboy II, Pacific Rim, and Crimson Peak. The art show is curated by Chogrin and Gary Deocampo, and will feature work by dozens of artists reinterpreting del Toro’s films in their own unique styles. Hit the jump to see a sample of preview images from the show, and get more information on when, where and how you can attend or buy artwork online.

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Fall 2015 Movie Preview

We’re well past the midpoint of the year, and we’ve already delivered our list of the Top 10 Films of 2015 So Far. And as we reach the end of the summer, the movie business starts slowing down, giving a little calm before the storm that is awards season. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t still tons of movies to look forward to before the end of the year.

That’s why we’ve collected a list of 30 Movies to Be Excited for Before the End of 2015. And since there are so many great movies coming up before the end of the year, this is the Blockbuster and Studio Edition of the list, and next week we’ll deliver a completely different list for independent movies. But until then, here’s a list of movies we think you won’t want to miss over the next four months. Read More »

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Crimson Peak trailer

Guillermo del Toro‘s Crimson Peak features an all-star cast and a twisty plot, but one of its biggest draws is the setting — a huge, creaky, creepy Victorian mansion full of rooms that mustn’t be visited, secrets in every nook and cranny, and spirits that creep up from behind. And this fall, audience will get the chance to visit Crimson Peak for themselves, in the form of a new maze at Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights. Watch Guillermo del Toro announce the Crimson Peak Horror Nights after jump.   Read More »

Crimson Peak Mondo Posters

Legendary opened the Comic Con preview night by hosting a little talk with Warcraft director Duncan Jones in the studio’s booth (we’ll have that up shortly) but Legendary is also here to promote Guillermo del Toro‘s upcoming film Crimson Peak. On that front, Legendary released two poster designs created by Mondo. One is a sheet by Daniel Danger, printed in two different colorways; the other is by Guy Davis. Check out both Crimson Peak Mondo posters below. Read More »

Crimson Peak Poster Mia

Universal is launching four new posters today for Guillermo del Toro‘s film Crimson Peak, and we’ve got the one-sheet featuring Mia Wasikowska as Edith Cushing. The red and blue light on this image gives it a great Suspiria vibe, and the use of butterfly wing imagery is both strange and beautiful. Check out the full poster below. Read More »