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Luke's Fantastic Fest Snapshots


  • The Alamo Drafthouse, night one, ready for Frankenweenie.

  • Under "normal" circumstances, pre-ordered tickets come out of this guy.

  • The theater lobby looked like this most of the week.

  • Zach Passero, director, "Mi Burro" animated shorts.

  • Angela Bettis, co-director, The ABCs of Death.

  • Austin, Texas, viewed from the Alamo's parking lot.

  • Infused liquors at the Highball bar next door.

  • The Fantastic Arcade showcased independently made games in hand-made arcade cabinets.

  • Doug Benson, star, The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled. Also a juror in the "Gut-Busters" comedy category.

  • Somebody must have warned them Doug Benson was coming...

  • Rian Johnson, director, Looper.

  • The extreme sushi challenge preceding Dead Sushi featured bull genitalia and duck fetus.

  • Actor Zlatko Buric (all three original Pusher movies and its new remake) borrowed Luke's hat for karaoke.

  • A horror maze in honor of The American Scream featured this guy...and free beer at the end.

  • Rian Johnson and Aaron Hillis do a karaoke duet of "Weird Al" Yankovic's "Yoda."

  • El Grande Rojo, Harry Knowles, star of the Nerdist Channel's Ain't It Cool with Harry Knowles.

  • LA Weekly Film Editor Karina Longworth belts out some Breeders to close out the karaoke evening.