July 14th marks to commencement of the 20th annual Fantasia Festival. Taking place in Montreal the festival hosts a brilliant blend of indies and genre films. During its lifetime the event has hosted films such as Shaun of the Dead, Inglourious Basterds and V/H/S. This being the festival’s twentieth year, the organisers have gone all out and have selected over 130 diverse features and shorts. We’ve had a look through the schedule and know that attendees are in for a treat no matter what movies they decide to consume. But just in case you’re a really indecisive film viewer here are our picks of what to check out.
Director: Fede Alvarez
Cast: Jane Levy, Dylan Minette, Stephen Lang
Synopsis: A trio of friends break into the house of a wealthy blind man, thinking they’ll get away with the perfect heist. They’re wrong…
Why We Want to Watch It: Don’t Breathe looks to be one of those films that puts the viewer in a moral quandary. The teens have broken into the house so technically Lang’s blind man is the victim, but once he starts killing them does he morph into the villain? Alvarez previously directed the remake of Evil Dead and that was pretty darn good. You also have Sam Raimi on producing duties and we know that Stephen Lang makes a compelling villain.