“Gerald’s Game,” “Billboards” Topline Fantastic Fest

The annual Austin, Texas-based Fantastic Fest has announced this year’s line-up with several notable major features screening this year.

The big surprise is Netflix and “Hush” director Mike Flanagan’s highly anticipated adaptation of Stephen King’s novel “Gerald’s Game” will be making its debut and the first photo has been made available (see above).

Carla Gugino stars as a woman left alone, handcuffed to a bed in an isolated cabin after a romantic tryst with her husband (Bruce Greenwood) goes horribly wrong.

There’s also the U.S. premiere of “In Bruges” director Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” starring Frances McDormand, “Bone Tomahawk” director S. Craig Zahler’s new prison drama “Brawl in Cell Block 99” with Vince Vaughn, and “Spring” directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s sci-fi cult escapees drama “The Endless”.

This year’s festival runs September 21st-28th at the Alamo Drafthouse.

World Premieres
“1922” (USA, Dir: Zak Hilditch)
“Anna and the Apocalypse” (Scotland, Dir: John McPhail)
“Hagazussa: A Heathen’s Curse” (Germany, Dir: Lukas Feigelfeld)
“Juvenile” (USA, Dir: Bradley Buecker)
“MAUS” (Spain, Dir: Yayo Herrero)

U.S. Premieres
“Blade of the Immortal” (Japan, Dir: Takashi Miike)
“Brawl in Cell Block 99” (USA, Dir: S. Craig Zahler)
“Cold Hell” (Germany, Dir: Stefan Ruzowitzsky)
“Dan Dream” (Denmark, Dir: Jesper Rofelt)
“Generation B” (Belgium, Dir: Pieter Van Hees)
“Gerald’s Game” (USA, Dir: Mike Flanagan)
“Jailbreak” (Cambodia, Dir: Jimmy Henderson)
“The Killing of a Sacred Deer” (Ireland, Dir: Yorgos Lanthimos)
“King Cohen” (USA, Dir: Steve Mitchell)
“The Originals” (Egypt, Dir: Marwan Hamed)
“Ron Goossens: Low-Budget Stuntman” (Netherlands: Dir: S. Haars & F. Kuil)
“The Square” (Sweden, Dir: Ruben Ostlund)​​​
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (USA, Dir: Martin McDonagh)
“Tiger Girl” (Germany, Dir: Jakob Lass)
“Top Knot Detective” (Australia, Dir: Aaron McCann & Dominic Pearce)

“78/52” (USA, Dir: Alexandre O. Philippe)
“ANYAB” (Egypt, Dir: Mohammed Shebl)
“The Endless” (USA, Dir: Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead)
“My Friend Dahmer” (USA, Dir: Marc Meyers)
“Super Dark Times” (USA, Dir: Kevin Phillips)