Each year the Fantasia International Film Festival descends upon Montreal, Quebec, Canada, providing genre fans with a copious amount of films, feature length and short films alike. This year Gruesome Magazine will be covering a number of the films being presented at the 2016 festival. Tonight, Thomas Mariani joins Doc Rotten to discuss one of those films, the body horror gore-fest from writer/director Danny Perez, ANTIBIRTH.
Interviewed this week is Derek Tatum, the director of Dragon*Con Horror Track. Taking place in Atlanta, Georgia over the holiday weekend of September 2 - 5, 2016, Dragon*Con is one of the largest and longest running conventions on the east coast. The convention which attracts attendance numbers in tens of thousands, is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Derek is championing horror at the fantasy and sci-fi heavy convention by leading the horror track more towards film and TV. He joins Doc and Thomas to share what the convention has planned to thrill horror fans this year.
Look out The Brood. Step aside It's Alive. Brundlefly has nothing on Natasha Lyonne as Lou in Danny Perez' phenomenal AntiBirth. The film is seedy, gritty, taking a dark, humorous, gory look into the life of an addict who gets into more trouble than she can handle. She is slipped an experimental drug which affects her in horrific, frightening ways. The ending contains scenes that are difficult to forget. Doc and Thomas dive into a unique offering from this years Fantasia International Film Festival.
Doc and Thomas sit down with Derek Tatum to discuss the upcoming Dragon*Con Horror Track. Derek provides the skinny on the convention and the history of how the horror track finally grew out of a variety of other tracks, eventually bringing in horror movies to accent the literary tone the convention has promoted for 30 years. Derek is striving to elevate the track by bringing in horror film discussions from modern films to influential films from the past decades of horror.