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Here Comes the Devil Sweeps Horror Categories at Fantastic Fest

Fantastic Fest has announced this year’s Fantastic Fest Award winners.  And in the horror category, Adrian Garcia Bogliano’s Here Comes the Devil took a range of awards.  

The supernatural thriller from Argentina and the director of Penumbra and Cold Sweat not only landed some kudos, but it was picked up by Magnet Releasing at the fest.

Barreiro and Caro are parents whose preteen son and daughter inexplicably reappear after being lost overnight on a desolate, cave-riddled mountainside after a casual hike became every parent’s nightmare. The good luck and good fortune of their return soon changes, as the children’s behavior suggests ominous and unspeakable events the night the children were lost that continue even now. As a loving couple – and loving parents – try to care for and protect their children, the ancient and half-whispered legends around the caves and the mountain and those who have gone there before become too strange to believe … and too dangerous, no matter how insane, to ignore.

Head inside for a breakdown of the winners!

AUDIENCE AWARD (Presented by Maxwell Locke & Ritter)

I Declare War (dir. Robert Wilson & Jason Lapeyre)

AMD “NEXT WAVE” SPOTLIGHT COMPETITION

Best Picture: Flicker (dir. Patrik Eklund)

Best Director: Charles de Lauzirika (Crave) 

Best Screenplay: Max Porcelijn (Plan C)

Best Actor: Michael Eklund (Errors of the Human Body)

Best Actress: Alina Levshin (Combat Girls)

FANTASTIC FEATURES

Best Picture: Vanishing Waves (dir. Kristina Buozyte)

Best Director: Kristina Buozyte (Vanishing Waves)

Best Screenplay: Bruno Samper, Kristina Buozyte (Vanishing Waves)

Best Actor: Rene Bitorajac (Vegetarian Cannibal)

Best Actress: Jurga Jutaite (Vanishing Waves)

HORROR FEATURES

Best Picture: Here Comes the Devil (dir. Adrián García Bogliano)

Best Screenplay: Adrián García Bogliano (Here Comes the Devil)

Best Director: Adrián García Bogliano (Here Comes the Devil)

Special mention: Hajime Ohata (Henge)

Best Actor: Francisco Barreiro (Here Comes the Devil)

Best Actress: Laura Caro (Here Comes the Devil)

Special Mention: Katherine Isabel (American Mary)

GUTBUSTER COMEDY FEATURES

Best Picture: New Kids Nitro (dir. Steffen Haars & Flip Van der Kuil)

Best Director: Dario Russo (Danger 5)

Best Screenplay: John Mitchell (The History of Future Folk)

Best Actor: Chapman To (Vulgaria)

Best Actress: Rina Takeda (Dead Sushi)

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

Best Picture: The American Scream (dir. Michael Stephenson)

Best Director: Rodney Ascher (Room 237) 

SHORT FUSE: HORROR SHORTS

Winner: At The Formal (Andrew Kavanagh, Australia)

Runner-up: The Sleepover (Chris Cullari, USA)

FANTASTIC SHORTS

Winner: Record/Play (Jesse Atlas, USA)

Runner-up: Love (Kaveh Nabatian, Canada)

DRAWN AND QUARTERED: ANIMATED SHORTS

Winner: Bendito Machine IV – (Jossie Malis, Spain)

Runner-up: Tram – (Michaela Pavlátová, Czech Republic)


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