The 30th Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival has come and gone. Unlike my good colleague, dear friend & horror movie blood brother Aaron Christensen, I didn’t feel the urge to watch and review every single film shown at this year’s edition of the BIFFF (he’s quite the completist when it comes to these things and you can go read all about his Brussels adventures, including the many movie reviews, over at his Horror 101 blog). Instead, I opted to watch various movies on a comfortable schedule as I went along. Just to be able to present you an overview consisting of 30 movies, watched over the course of the 13-days-long festival. And what a fun ride it was.
Before I forget, a big shout-out to this year’s amazingly enthusiastic & perfectly skilled BIFFF press team. The festival simply wouldn’t have been the same without all of you. I’m talking about head honcho Jonathan Lenaerts and his lovely ladies with their distinct talents, utterly loveable personalities and various nationalities. Here’s a photo of them taken during the night of the festival’s notorious Vampire Ball, a night of partying, a lot of make-up & costumes, dancing, chit-chatting and an abundance of Cuvée des Trolls…
From left to right: Roxane (Italian/Belgian), Sophie (Swiss), Laura (Belgian/Flemish), Alexandra (Belgian/Wallonian), Elli (Greek/Belgian). Photo by Vlad VDK.
And here’s Dungeon Master Jonathan, showing us what it takes to run a press team…
Enough with the smoochies and on with the movies. You’ll find the reviews below, linked to 6 pages, simply listed chronologically, viewed as they screened during the festival…
Click on the posters to enlarge them (that goes for all photos). Click on the numbered pages to go read the movie reviews.
The Raven, Sennentuntschi, The Sorcerer And The White Snake, The Divide, The Butterfly Room
Lockout, Truth Or Dare, As Luck Would Have It, The Woman, The Sandman
The Whistleblower, Kotoko, Tormented, Eliminate: Archie Cookson, Father’s Day
One Way Trip, Game Of Werewolves, Bloodwork, Letters To Angel, Juan Of The Dead
Extraterrestrial, Poongsan, Retreat, Iron Sky, Elevator
Panic Button, The Awakening, Paranormal Xperience, Beast, The Cabin In The Woods