KOKO-DI KOKO-DA: Repeating Trauma, Performing Grief

This Scandinavian psychological horror examines grief with an unsettling plot about two parents attacked by a sideshow trio, over and over.

[Fantasia 2019] SONS OF DENMARK: The Extremes of Where We Are & Where We’re Headed

Ulaa Salim's film is a disturbing and shocking look at right-wing extremism— a necessary tale in 2019.

[Fantasia 2019] Michihito Fujii’s DAY AND NIGHT: Morality Under Capitalism

Michihito Fujii ruminates on how capitalism destroys good people, and whether revenge is just or simply salt in a perpetual wound.

[Fantasia 2019] Ironclad Women & Bourgeois Criminals in A GOOD WOMAN IS HARD TO FIND

Sarah Bolger gives a fierce performance that subverts the typically patriarchal revenge tale

[Fantasia 2019] Enter a Bermuda Love Triangle in HARPOON

Rob Grant's pitch black horror-comedy is an intelligent evisceration of friendship, betrayal, and the male ego.

[Fantasia 2019] SATOR’s Hereditary Hauntings

Graham's horror film is a perfectly dreadful view on the devastating hereditary legacy of mental illness.

Rural Magic Realism and Perpetual Adolescence in KNIVES AND SKIN

Jennifer Reeder uses magic realism to look at social dynamics and gender in a small town in the wake of tragedy

[Fantasia 2019] STARE Terrifies via Horror in Postmodern Folklore

Hirotaka Adachi digs in the J-horror claws with the help of modern folklore's terrifying power