I’m crossing my fingers I’ll be able to attend Fantastic Fest this year, because it’s one of the most exciting film festivals around. We previously reported that this year’s opening night flick would be the stop-motion animated adaptation of Frankenweenie, and now the full line-up is starting to be announced. Fantastic Fest usually announces its line-up in waves, and wave one has already got some big highlights for genre fans. There’s the hard R-rated Dredd, Quentin Dupieux‘s hilariously bizarre Wrong, and the excellent documentary Room 237, which is about The Shining. Oh, and they’ll also be showing The Shining (a movie that doesn’t need a prequel). Room 237 and The Shining would be a kick-ass double-feature, and I hope those movies will be played together (although I’m not sure which one I would choose to go first; probably Room 237 since it would cause the audience to start combing through the screening of The Shining).
Hit the jump for the first wave of announcements. Fantastic Fest 2012 runs from September 20 – 27th.