In merely two days, the Monty Python's Holy Grail Ale will be flowing, film nerd debates will divide friends and help others conquer the trivia game, and the most exciting genre movies from around the world will screen in Austin, TX, to packed crowds. Which can all only mean one thing: It's once again time for Fantastic Fest, the week-long celebration of all things horror, sci-fi, thriller, and action, put on by the good folks behind Austin's Alamo Drafthouse.
And, finally, the Complex Pop Culture will team will make its debut at the festival, seeing as many flicks as possible and reviewing as many as can be handled around all of the drinking, eating, and partying. Now, the tough questions of prioritizing come into play: To see another crazy piece of inventive cinema or take part in the Nerd Rap Throw Down, where film lovers sip on stiff beverages and battle each other with original rhymes that wouldn't even threaten the most lyrically deficient mixtape rapper?
If you're going to be anywhere near the Austin area this weekend, do yourself a favor and head over to the Drafthouse and experience the madness firsthand. And use this list of our 15 Most Anticipated Movies At Fantastic Fest 2012 as a guidebook of sorts. Unless, of course, you're too busy jotting down nerdy, battle-ready bars.
Written by Matt Barone (@MBarone)