Final Wave of Action Films Announced for Fantastic Fest 2019


Following up the first and second waves, we know have a final list of recommended action movies for Fantastic Fest ’19

So, along with a world premiere of Knives Out, this year’s Fantastic Fest is looking pretty solid for action. The festival – which is celebrating its 15th year – has seen the likes of world premieres for recent modern action hits like John Wick, Machete Kills, Red Dawn, Zombieland and Bad Times at the El Royale.

Pulling from a diverse group of international filmmakers, here are the final wave (mostly) action films. If you’re interested in attending the festival in Austin, Texas, tickets can be purchased here.


France, 2019
US Premiere, 82 min
Director – Jérémy Clapin
A severed hand escapes from a laboratory and sets off on a series of adventures across Paris, determined to find its owner.


India, 2019
US Premiere, 91 min
Director – Lijo Jose Pellissery
The line between man and beast dissolves when a buffalo escapes slaughter in a sleepy South Indian village, leaving a trail of chaos and explosive machismo in its wake. It’s a landlocked JAWS, a bestial 2001, and a contemporary MAD MAX: FURY ROAD all rolled into one.


USA, 2019
World Premiere, 82 min
Directors – Meghan Leon & Bradford Baruh
When Russell picks up an enigmatic young woman through a ride-share app, his boring evening perks up. But all bets are off after they hit a guy with the car in this charming comedy of errors.


Canada, 2019
World Premiere, 80 min
Director – Jay Baruchel
A comic book writer visits the town where a serial killer previously wreaked havoc, only to encounter a new series of murders that strangely mirror the deaths he created in his comics.


USA, 2019
World Premiere, 90 min
Director – Marc Meyers
When Val, Beverly, and Alexis meet a group of fun-loving dudes in the parking lot of a heavy metal concert, they all decide to have an after-party, but it isn’t long before the group finds themselves fighting for their lives.