Fantastic Fest 2018 announces its first wave of programming —
August 12, 2020

Fantastic Fest 2018 announces its first wave of programming

Austin cinephiles have be waiting patiently (or not so patiently, according to Twitter) for Fantastic Fest 2018 to announce its first wave of programming for the upcoming genre film festival, and it’s finally here! This year will bring the “very best in mind-melting mayhem and madness from all corners of the globe, which also includes a cinematic trip back in time to South Korea, highlighting a period of filmmaking that was mad, bad and dangerous to know,” according to the fest organizers.

Fantastic Fest 2018

Highlights this year will include the world premier of the bone-chilling WWII horror-thriller “Overlord,” produced by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot, with director Julius Avery and stars Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Pilou Asbaek, John Magaro and Mathilde Ollivier in attendance.

Audiences can also expect “Apostle,” Gareth Evans’ (“The Raid”) take on the folk horror genre with Dan Stevens as a mysterious man infiltrating a sinister cult headed by Michael Sheen to rescue his sister with eye-gouging results. Then, Timo Tjahjanto pits Joe Taslim against Iko Uwais in “The Night Comes for Us,” an action thriller where the body count breaks new records in bone-crunching fights, venomous violence and dynamic destruction!

Check out the full list of the first wave programming at and to keep an eye out for further announcements and updates. Fantastic Fest 2018 runs Sept 20-27th, 2018. Badge information is available at

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