Fantasia 2021 Was Another Great Film Festival

Another year, another great Fantasia Film Festival. In the past, this festival has given us some amazing films like The Dark and the Wicked, Ready or Not, and Tigers Are Not Afraid, and 2021 was no different. We’ve seen vampires, ghosts, and zombies, and we’ve experienced the full gamut of human emotions from fear to sadness to elation. Alix and I were super excited to cover this festival, and I speak for both of us when I say that we were not disappointed.

Fantasia 2021 has given us some of the best horror movies of the year, so we can’t wait for you guys to get a chance to see them too. We already know that Hellbender, The Last Thing Mary Saw, and Martyrs Lane are going to hit Shudder in the coming months, the eco-horror film The Feast will be hitting theaters and VOD in November, and the possession film Agnes is going to be released in theaters and VOD in December. It’s only a matter of time before we start hearing that some other festival standouts have been picked up by other distributors as well.

In the meantime, you can check out our coverage of the films we saw at Fantasia. We’ve done reviews and filmmaker interviews, and if any of these movies pique your interest, be on the lookout for more news about their wider releases. In particular, we recommend keeping an especially close eye on All the Moons, On the 3rd Day, We’re All Going to the World’s Fair, and The Righteous. Those are our favorite Fantasia films that haven’t been picked up by distributors yet, but we’re confident that they’ll be coming your way sooner rather than later.

So without further ado, here’s a handy guide to all of our Fantasia 2021 coverage:


On the 3rd Day: A mysterious story about a woman searching for her son, but she doesn’t remember how she lost him.
Frank and Zed: Two monsters try to survive in a town that’s fallen under a curse.
Paul Dood’s Deadly Lunch Break: A man goes out for revenge against the people who made him miss his audition for a national talent show.
Kratt: Some teenagers summon a demon so they don’t have to do their chores.
Coming Home in the Dark: A pair of ruthless drifters take a family on a road trip from hell.
The Last Thing Mary Saw: A religious village in the 1800s brutally punishes people who they believe are committing unspeakable sins, and soon a malevolent force rears its ugly head as well.
When I Consume You: A man is out for revenge against the mysterious stranger who’s been causing his family trouble for years.
Martyrs Lane: A young girl is repeatedly visited by a ghostly child who reveals some startling secrets.
The Sadness: A mutated virus turns people into brutal zombies.
All the Moons: After a young girl becomes a vampire, she just wants to be accepted and loved.
The Righteous: A man and his wife are visited by a mysterious stranger who turns their world upside down.
We’re All Going to the World’s Fair: A girl gets caught up in an online challenge with horrific consequences.
Hellbender: A teenage girl discovers her family’s supernatural powers.
Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes: A café owner begins to get messages from two minutes into the future


Edoardo Vitaletti, writer/director of The Last Thing Mary Saw
Director and cast of When I Consume You
Ruth Platt, writer/director of Martyrs Lane
The Adams family, the creators of Hellbender
Mark O’Brien, writer/director of The Righteous

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Written by JP Nunez

JP Nunez is a lifelong horror fan. From a very early age, he learned to love monsters, ghosts, and all things spooky, and it's still his favorite genre today.

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