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Since 2005, Austin has played host every September to what might be the weirdest film festival in the country. Based at the Alamo Drafthouse movie theater’s South Lamar location, Fantastic Fest focuses on horror, fantasy, cult and otherwise fantastical films. The weirdness isn't just onscreen, though: The fest is known for its special events, like debates that turn into boxing matches.

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Fantastic Fest

Since 2005, Austin has played host every September to what might be the weirdest film festival in the country. Based at the Alamo Drafthouse movie theater’s South Lamar location, Fantastic Fest focuses on horror, fantasy, cult and otherwise fantastical films. The weirdness isn't just onscreen, though: The fest is known for its special events, like debates that turn into boxing matches.