It has been known for a few days with which film the Fantasy Film Festival, which will take place in seven German cities this year, will start. If on September 7th, 2022 in Berlin & Munich, on September 14th in Hamburg, Cologne & Stuttgart or on September 21st in Frankfurt & Nuremberg there is genre cinema for a good week on the big screen, then it has opened “Don’t Worry Darling” (see article picture) the dance.
You can see Olivia Wilde’s new film, which stars Florence Pugh, Harry Styles and Chris Pine, among others, ahead of its regular theatrical release on September 22nd.
We can also announce other highlights for the upcoming festival exclusively in advance, including the closing film, the centerpiece that is eagerly awaited every year and some special exclusive screenings such as a classic to celebrate Stephen King’s 75th birthday. It’s probably a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see some of these titles on the big screen.
Like the opening film, the closing film is also a very important calling card for a festival. Here, this year’s Fantasy Filmfest offers a disaster action drama. In “Emergency Declaration” an emergency occurs on board an aircraft. The situation is gradually escalating…
There is a real show of South Korean stars – above all two of the country’s biggest actors are there: Song Kang-Ho, known from “Parasite” and “A Taxi Driver”, and Lee Byung-hun (“I Saw The Devil ‘, ‘Squid Game’).
The centerpiece of the Fantasy Filmfest is always eagerly awaited. Here it is this time with “Speak No Evil” a horror thriller that, since its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, has had a reputation for being downright, downright nasty.
It starts when a Danish family meets another family from Holland while on holiday. They get along well and so the Danes then visit their new friends in the country. And then they gradually realize how little they know about their hosts…
Two special screenings are also part of the Fantasy Filmfest this year. Exclusively in Berlin you can once again get the indie insider tip “The Endless” by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead on the big screen. The special screening takes place in cooperation with the Berlin Planetarium Foundation under the motto “Science Fiction Questions” in the Zeiss Planetarium. Afterwards there will also be a panel discussion with the social scientist Prof. Dr. Dierk Spreen and Dr. Jürgen Rienow from the production management of the Planetarium Berlin Foundation.
As we were able to announce some time ago, run with us “Something In The Dirt” also the new film by Benson and Moorhead at this year’s Fantasy Film Festival.
In Hamburg, Cologne and Stuttgart you get the chance to see a true classic of horror cinema on the big screen: “Carrie” runs to celebrate Stephen King’s 75th birthday.
A few more titles have now been announced that will run regularly in the programs of all cities:
“alienoid” offers sci-fi and fantasy action from Korea, when in the present day aliens use the earth as a prison and in the 14th century a warrior searches for a powerful sword until a portal connects time and space.
In “next exit” life after death was proved. Marvel star Karen Gillan as mysterious doctor Dr. Stevenson offers people a painless suicide in order to begin this supposedly better life after death. Katie Parker and Haunted Bly Manor star Rahul Kohli play two strangers who rent a car on their way to their appointment with Dr. Stevenson and as they travel across the country they discover that maybe there is something else for them in this life too…
Promises a lot of excitement “Raven’s Hollow” Starring ‘The Royals’ and ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ star William Moseley as a young Edgar Allen Poe who, while a cadet, joins a group of comrades in making a haunting discovery.
Also in “Watcher” Horror fans should get their money’s worth. With a serial killer on the loose in town, it’s not the best time to suspect a mysterious stranger is watching you all the time. That’s what it’s like for It Follows star Maika Monroe as the lead in Chloe Okuno’s horror drama.
It also runs exclusively in Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt and Nuremberg “The Seed”, in which a bunch of girlfriends go on a desert adventure to boost their social media channels. But that becomes a struggle for survival when there is an alien invasion.
This means that the complete program for Germany’s popular genre festival is complete. And soon it will start. The Fantasy Filmfest takes place in September this year as an eight-day event in seven German cities. Here are the exact dates:
- September 7th to 14th in Berlin & Munich
- September 14th to 21st in Hamburg, Cologne & Stuttgart
- 21 to 28 September in Frankfurt & Nuremberg
On the Fantasy Filmfest homepage you can still secure the coveted festival passes, i.e. season tickets for the entire program. Important: The deadline for season tickets is August 24, 2022!
» Season tickets for FANTASY FILMFEST 2022 are available here
There you will also find out which other films have already been announced – including the science fiction drama “After Yang” with Colin Farrell, which some already rank among the best films of 2022, and “Megalomaniac”, which has already won the cult – Shocker “Martyrs” is compared…