Get Out to Get Out

Get Out to Get Out

This weekend is a very important weekend for genre film.  Jordan Peele’s original Horror film GET OUT hits theaters nationwide.  I was lucky enough to get into the surprise screening of it at Sundance and it delivers on so many levels.  Beneath of all the tension and laughs lies some great subtext about liberal racism.

So, why is it important to see this film at the theater?  Here’s a list

All Systems are a GO! -- Other Worlds Austin Day Zero with Sybil Danning

All Systems are a GO! -- Other Worlds Austin Day Zero with Sybil Danning

With the gala screening of BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS, support for the Austin School of Film's free screenwriting workshop with writer Matt Lohr, an extra full day of programming, and SIX parties this year, the Other Worlds Austin team has fully launched into the maelstrom of bringing fabulous content and memorable experiences to our audience.

"Word To Your Mother!" A Tribute To Charlotte Grissom

"Word To Your Mother!" A Tribute To Charlotte Grissom

Through the years, horror movies have had their fair share of domineering mothers. From Mrs. Bates, Pamela Voorhees, the Xenomorph Queen, to well, Mama from 'Mama',  strong willed mothers haven't always gotten the best representation. Well, that has all changed with Charlotte Grissom, played with wit and grit by Annette O'Toole.

The Unseen Should be Seen

The Unseen Should be Seen

Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival 2016 will be premiering writer-director Geoff Redknap’s first feature length film, THE UNSEEN. Redknap has a lengthy resume working in special effects makeup for such TV shows as FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, THE FLASH, and even the X-FILES. Some of the films that he has done SFX makeup include WATCHMEN, DEADPOOL, CABIN IN THE WOODS, WARCRAFT, and STAR TREK BEYOND. It should go without saying that the caliber of make-up and special effects in this feature are up to snuff.

Never Forget Your First: Teenagers & The Apocalypse

Never Forget Your First: Teenagers & The Apocalypse

In THE TRIBE, director Roxy Shih (one of our 2016 Mary Shelley Award finalists) explores the "post-apocalyptic wasteland" setting with a new type of hero (antihero?): the teenage girl. 

BE MY CAT: A FILM FOR ANNE

BE MY CAT: A FILM FOR ANNE

It’s not hard to understand why we develop crushes on movie stars. They’re famous, beautiful, rich, talented (sometimes). They exist on our screens, and we know they’re real, but there’s always that disconnect. We’re unlikely to ever meet one, let alone develop any genuine relationship with one… but what if we did?
 

Real Hauntings Make for Realistic Horrors

Real Hauntings Make for Realistic Horrors

Haunted houses are a fright lover’s dream. People go out of their way to attend “haunted” house events every Halloween and there are some that even operate year-round.

OWA Netflix Recommendations: November 2016

OWA Netflix Recommendations: November 2016

What are you thankful for this year? We at OWA are thankful for the new additions to Netflix this month!

Mini Profile: Mike Saulters, Dan O'Bannon Filmmaker Award Juror

Mini Profile: Mike Saulters, Dan O'Bannon Filmmaker Award Juror

Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival is excited to announce that it will award a $1,500 grant for the production or post-production of a short film to an emerging Texas filmmaker who exhibits an equal passion for Science Fiction.

Mini Profile: Jean Anne Lauer, Dan O'Bannon Filmmaker Award Juror

Mini Profile: Jean Anne Lauer, Dan O'Bannon Filmmaker Award Juror

Jean Anne Lauer’s love of SciFi can be traced back to the book Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien, which was a prized RIF acquisition and which she read at least a million times. Also as a child, she regularly watched such classics as Fantastic Voyage (Dir. Fleischer), fell in love with Kurt Russell in The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (Dir. Butler), and never missed an opportunity to see The Absent Minded Professor (Dir. Stevenson).

Mini Profile: Tishuan Scott, Dan O'Bannon Filmmaker Award Juror

Mini Profile: Tishuan Scott, Dan O'Bannon Filmmaker Award Juror

The Other Worlds Austin Dan O'Bannon Filmmaker Award will be gifted to a filmmaker whose proposed short film follows our mission statement’s explanation of a phenomenal SciFi film: a great story that isn’t afraid to push the boundaries of the audience, thrilling them both visually and intellectually.

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