Ithaca Fantastik

Fantastik Fridays

2017 Series


Friday, October 20th 9:30pm
USA | 91 min. | Trailer

The screeching strings, the plunging knife, the slow zoom out from a lifeless eyeball: in 1960, Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho changed film history forever with its taboo-shattering shower scene. With 78 camera set-ups and 52 edits over the course of 3 minutes, Psycho redefined screen violence, set the stage for decades of slasher films to come, and introduced a new element of danger to the moviegoing experience. Aided by a roster of filmmakers, critics, and fans, director Alexandre O. Philippe pulls back the curtain on the making and influence of this cinematic game changer, breaking it down frame by frame and unpacking Hitchcock’s dense web of allusions and double meanings. The result is an enthralling piece of cinematic detective work that’s nirvana for film buffs.

Welcome To Willits

Friday, October 13th 9:30pm
USA | 82 min. | Trailer

Deep in the Northern California woods, in the heart of the notorious Emerald Triangle, lies a remote cabin. The residents struggle to fight off the repeated attacks and abductions by mysterious creatures that have plagued them for years. When a local pot farmer is caught up with a wayward group of campers the situation quickly escalates into total carnage.

The Villainess

Friday, October 6th 9:30pm
South Korea | 129 min. | Trailer

Sook-hee is a trained assassin who was born to kill. She was just a little girl when the training started in Yanbian, China. After the death of her mentor, when the chance of starting a new life was given to her, she came to South Korea as a government agent. They promised her that she will be free after ten years of service. So she begins her new life as a theatre actress. But soon two men Joong-sang and Hyun-soo appear in her new life. And she started to find deep dark secrets about her past. Eventually she take matters into her own hands.

A Life In Waves
Special Event!

Saturday, September 23rd 4:30pm
USA | 74 min. | Trailer

If you watched TV, went to the movies, or listened to the radio in the 80s and 90s, you probably heard Suzanne Ciani's work, whether you knew it or not. Suzanne is a five-time Grammy nominated composer, electronic music pioneer, and neo-classical recording artist whose work has been featured in countless commercials, video games, and feature films. "A Life in Waves" explores Suzanne's life and innovations through her own eyes, offering a feminine glimpse into the world of electronic music.

Panel discussion following the film feat. Suzanne Ciani (via Skype), Steve Moore, Anna Coogin, Trevor Pinch, and Sarah Hennies.

68 Kill

Friday, August 18th 9:30pm
USA | 93 min. | Trailer

It started with a couple dead bodies and $68,000 in stolen cash. Chip Taylor's girlfriend Liza had the perfect plan to rip off her rich sugar daddy. It should have been an easy in and out kind of deal. Nobody would get hurt and they would come out of it with enough loot to solve their problems. But things started going wrong as soon as they were inside the rich man's house, and for Chip it was only the beginning of the longest, most terrifying ride of his life.

Donnie Darko 4k Remaster

Friday, June 16th 9:30pm
USA | 113 min. | Trailer

Remastered in spectacular 4k by Arrow. A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident.

Hounds of Love

Friday, May 12th 9:30pm
Australia | 108 min. | Trailer

Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted from a suburban street by a disturbed couple. As she observes the dynamic between her captors she quickly realises she must drive a wedge between them if she is to survive.

Chloe Okuno's short film SLUT showed prior to the screening.

The Void

Friday, April 7th 9:30pm
Canada | 90 min. | Trailer

Officer Daniel Carter happens upon a blood-soaked figure limping down a deserted stretch of road. He rushes the young man to a nearby hospital staffed by a skeleton crew, only to discover that patients and personnel are transforming into something inhuman.

Don't Kill It

Friday, March 17th 9:30pm
USA | 93 min. | Trailer

When an ancient demon is accidentally unleashed in a sparsely populated Mississippi town, their only hope of survival lies in the hands of a grizzled old demon hunter.

The Girl With All The Gifts

Friday, February 24th 9:30pm
UK / USA | 111 min. | Trailer

A scientist and a teacher living in a dystopian future embark on a journey of survival with a special young girl named Melanie.

We Are The Flesh

Friday, January 27th 9:30pm
Mexico / France | 79 min. | Trailer

After wandering a ruined city for years in search of food and shelter, two siblings find their way into one of the last remaining buildings. Inside, they find a man who will make them a dangerous offer to survive the outside world.


2016 Series


The Greasy Strangler

Friday, September 23rd 9:30pm
USA | 93 min. | Trailer

Ronnie runs a Disco walking tour with his son, Brayden. When a sexy woman takes the tour, it begins a competition between father and son for her love. It also signals the arrival of an oily strangler who stalks the streets at night.


Lady Snowblood

Friday, June 17th 9:30pm
Japan | 97 min. | Trailer

A young woman (Meiko Kaji), trained from childhood as an assassin and hell-bent on revenge for the murders of her father and brother and the rape of her mother, hacks and slashes her way to gory satisfaction in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Japan. Rampant with inventive violence and spectacularly choreographed swordplay, Toshiya Fujita’s Lady Snowblood is a bloody, beautiful extravaganzas composed of one elegant widescreen composition after another.

Belladonna of Sadness

Belladonna of Sadness

Friday, May 20th 9:30pm
Japan | 84 min. | Trailer

One of the great lost masterpieces of Japanese animation, never before officially released in the U.S., BELLADONNA OF SADNESS is a mad, swirling, psychedelic light-show of medieval tarot-card imagery with horned demons, haunted forests and La Belle Dame Sans Merci, equal parts J.R.R. Tolkien and gorgeous, explicit Gustav Klimt-influenced eroticism.

The Interior

The Interior

Friday, April 22th 9:30pm
Canada | 80 min. | Trailer

A listless young man, upon learning he is ill, leaves his job, girlfriend and city behind, and ventures alone into the British Columbia interior, bringing his fears and anxieties with him.



Friday, March 25th 9:30pm
Turkey | 97 min. | Trailer

A squad of unsuspecting cops go through a trapdoor to Hell when they stumble upon a Black Mass in an abandoned building, in the tour-de-force feature debut from ferociously talented director Can Evrenol.



Friday, February 12th 9:30pm
USA | 89 min. | Trailer

Five interlocking tales of terror follow the fates of a group of weary travellers who confront their worst nightmares - and darkest secrets - over one long night on a desolate stretch of desert highway.