Creature Designers: The Frankenstein Complex - Gilles Penso and Alexandre Poncet, France (Canadian Premiere)
One thing that makes this documentary about movie monster designers a must watch is that one of the subjects Guillermo del Toro will be in attendance at the screening and give one of his infamous master classes.
Terraformars - Takashi Miike, Japan (North American Premiere)
As the Gods Will - Takashi Miike, Japan (Canadian Premiere)
Takashi Miike will be receiving a lifetime achievement award at this year's Fantasia and will in attendance for the screening of two new films playing opening weekend.
In a Valley of Violence - Ti West (International Premiere)
For his latest film, Ti West switches to the western genre for this film sporting an all-star cast that includes Ethan Hawke and John Travolta.
The Wailing - Na Hong-jin, South Korea (Montreal Premiere)
I missed The Wailing during its brief Toronto theatrical run, so I look forward to catching up with this supernatural thriller at Fantasia.
Lights Out - David F. Sandberg, USA (Special Screening)
A few days before its theatrical wide release, this new supernatural horror film produced by James Wan will play at a special Fantasia screening.
Let Me Make You a Martyr - Corey Asraf and John Swab, USA (World Premiere)
Marilyn Manson stars in this small town crime thriller.
Yoga Hosers - Kevin Smith, USA (Canadian Premiere)
Kevin Smith continues his "True North" trilogy with this horror-comedy starring Smith's teenage daughter Harley Quinn.
That wraps up my selected highlights of Fantasia 2016. I will see you at the festival in a couple days!