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Fantastic Fest announces final titles

Staff Writer
Austin 360

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Fantastic Fest has released the final lineup for its 10th anniversary, with world premieres of David Yarovesky’s “The Hive,” as well as screenings of “Horns,” “The Town That Dreaded Sundown,” “It Follows,” “Everly” and “Open Windows.”

Also announced Wednesday were several high-profile guests, including Joe Lynch, Liv Corfixen, Nicolas Winding Refn, Edgar Wright, Ti West, Nacho Vigalondo, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon and David Robert Mitchell.

James Gunn, director of “Guardians of the Galaxy,” will moderate the red carpet for “The Hive.” Corfixen, whose new documentary “My Life” explores the making on Refn’s “Only God Forgives,” will attend, and Refn will host a special screening of “The Astrologer,” a long-lost exploitation film that has been restored by the local nonprofit American Genre Film Archive.

Special events will include a white-knuckle battle between Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League and indie provocateur Ti West.

As reported earlier, “Tusk” and “The ABCs of Death 2” will open the festival Sept. 18, but the Alamo announced that it would be doing satellite screenings that night in its theaters around the nation.

Films in the final lineup include:

“Automata,” a post-apocalyptic tale about robots and insurance agents, directed by Gabe Ibanez.

“Cub,” a Belgian film from director Jonas Govaerts, focusing on a scouting trip that goes very wrong.

“Darkness by Day,” from Argentina’s Martin Desalvo.

“Duke of Burgundy,” a dark melodrama from director Peter Strickland.

“Everly,” with Salma Hayek starring as a woman facing a bunch of assassins, directed by Joe Lynch.

“From the Dark,” an Irish horror film from director Conor McMahon.

“Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD,” from director Paul Goodwin.

“The Guest,” an action thriller from Adam Wingard.

“Haemdo,” a maritime thriller from South Korea’s Sung Bo Shim.

“Hardkor Disco,” a Polish film about a misanthropic young man who strikes up a relationship with a young woman whose parents he plans to kill.

“The Hive,” about a man who must dig deep into mind to remember who he is before a virus that has infected him takes over.

“Horns,” with Daniel Radcliffe starring as a man who is accused of murdering his girlfriend and discovers one morning that horns are growing out of his head. Directed by Alexandre Aja.

“Housebound,” a New Zealand thriller from director Gerard Johnstone.

“Hyena,” with a crooked cop battling machete-wielding Albanians.

“I Am a Knife With Legs,” about a man who has to deal with a fatwa, directed by Bennett Jones.

“It Follows,” about the stalking of a teenager, from director David Robert Mitchell.

“Let Us Prey,” from Ireland’s Brian O’Malley.

“Lost Soul – The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau,” a documentary from David Gregory.

“No Man’s Land,” a Chinese thriller from Ning Hao.

“Nymphomaniac – Extended Directors Cut,” the controversial sex epic from Lars Von Trier.

“Open Windows,” with Elijah Wood starring in a thriller from Nacho Vigalondo.

“Shrew’s Nest,” a Spanish horror film from Juanfer Andres and Esteban Roel.

“The Stranger,” focusing a bizarre chain of events after a man returns to his Chilean home after 16 years.

“The Town That Dreaded Sundown,” based on a true story about a serial killer who terrorized Texarkana, from Alfonso Gomez-Rejon.

“The Tribe,” a Ukrainian film that was hailed at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. It’s about a deaf student who heads down a path of crime and love.

“Waste Land,” a Belgian feature about a cop who’s investigating the murder of a Congolese man. Pieter Van Hess directs.

“When Animals Dream,” a strange coming-of-age tale from Jonas Alexander Arnby.

“The World of Kanako,” with Tetsuya Nakashima directing a thriller.

For more details on the festival, visit www.fanasticfest.com.