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QUIZ: Win Your Way to Fantastic Fest 2018

Every week day we go through a round of questioning with Deb for a little game we like to call "Does Deb Know Stuff?" If you guess her answers correctly, you win cool stuff.

We're taking the game off air for a week and putting you in the hot spot for the chance to win a pair of fan badges to Fantastic Fest 2018.  This will guarantee you and your guest a seat at all screening rounds during the entire 8-day festival  (just not necessarily your first choice of film in each round). Most films screen more than once so you should be able to see everything you want, with the exception of films like secret screenings and opening/closing films. The Fan Badges also include access to all of the Fantastic Fest parties, including the opening and closing night parties.

To win, the rules are simple: read the questions, created by Producer Nick, below then send in your answers to We'll pick the winner that comes closest to the correct answers.

Can you guess what indie movies Nick is describing?

  1. A modern-day hitman practices follows the way of the samurai while working for a mafia crime family.
  2. Two engineers fall victim to greed and betrayal after inventing time travel in their garage.
  3. A car tire comes to life and goes on a killing spree using its psychokinetic powers.
  4. A miner's solitary life on the moon is shattered after he discovers the true nature of his job.
  5. A trouble teenager travels through time, or something, after meeting a rabbit named Frank.


Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world.  The festivial also features world, national and regional premieres of new, up-and-coming genre films.  In years past the festival has been home to world premieres of BONE TOMAHAWK, JOHN WICK, FRANKENWEENIE, MACHETE KILLS, RED DAWN, THERE WILL BE BLOOD, APOCALYPTO, ZOMBIELAND, RED and SPLIT, while the guest roster has included such talent as Tim Burton, Nicolas Winding-Refn, Lilly and Lana Wachowski, Robert Rodriguez, Rian Johnson, Bill Murray, Keanu Reeves, Martin Landau, Winona Ryder, Edward Norton, Ryan Reynolds, and more. Fantastic Fest is held each year at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, Texas. Alamo Drafthouse has been named the best theater in the country by Entertainment Weekly, Wired and TIME. Variety included Fantastic Fest in a list of "10 Film Festivals We Love," and was also named one of the "25 coolest film festivals" by Moviemaker Magazine. Badges to the festival are still available right now. Make your purchase here.



Artwork by Chris Bilheimer


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