Andrew Mack
Associate Editor, News; Toronto, Canada

Andrew has been writing for TwitchFilm from day one, many, many years ago. He is also a programmer for the Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival and uncle to two amazing nephews.

STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE: Mikkelsen, Tudyk And Yen Join Cast, And First Cast Photo

Jeez Louise, is the cast of Star Wars Rogue One rounding off to be an awesome one! Lucasfilm announced today that principal photography has begun on Gareth Edwards' anthology flick and some new names were added to the cast. Mads Mikkelsen.... More »
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STAR WARS: EPISODE IX: JURASSIC WORLD's Colin Trevorrow Confirmed To Direct

Variety is reporting that Jurassic World's Colin Trevorrow will direct Episode IX of the new Star Wars trilogy. The announcement was made at D23 in Anaheim today. "Colin is someone I've been interested in working with ever since I saw 'Safety... More »
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OUIJA 2: OCULUS' Mike Flanagan Continues Franchise With Annalise Basso In The Lead

There are fans of Mike Flanagan's work (Absentia and Oculus) here at Twitch so we anticipate anything new from the director, even if it is a budding new franchise like Ouija. THR reported earlier today that Flanagan has found himself attached... More »
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BRAVE MEN'S BLOOD: Oscilloscope Releases Icelandic Crime Thriller On September 1st

Oscillosclope Laboratories will release Olaf de Fleur's crime thriller Brave Men's Blood on VOD on September 1st. From  the  director  of  "City  State"  comes  BRAVE  MEN'S  BLOOD,  a crime  thriller  set against  the  background  of corruption,  drugs,  torture  and Icelandic gangsters.When a former criminal... More »
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Mayhem 2015: Jonathan Rigby To Narrate Long-Lost Dracula Script From Hammer Archive

Now this sounds like a real treat for those attending the Mayhem Film Festival in Nottingham this October. Actor and Historian Jonathan Rigby will be narrating a long-lost Dracula script written by Hammer writer/producer Anthony Hinds. He will be joined on... More »
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PARA ELISA: Dark Sky Films To Release Spanish Horror This September

Dark Sky Films will release Juanra Fernandez's debut horror film Para Elisa (For Elisa) on DVD and VOD on September 1st. Desperate for some post-graduation cash, party girl Ana (Ona Casamiquela, Eva) answers a babysitting ad. She arrives for an interview... More »
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REGRESSION: Alejandro Amenabar's Thriller To Open San Sebastian

The San Sebastian Film Festival announced this morning that Alejandro Amenabar's thriller Regression will open their 63rd edition. The festival runs from September 18th through 26th. Set in Minnesota in 1990, detective Bruce Kenner is investigating a strange case involving Angela,... More »
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Portland 2015: Festival Announces Lineup And The SonuvaZombiefilmmaker!

The third annual Portland Film Festival happens from September 1st through 7th this year. With a program featuring 80 narrative and documentary feature films and 134 short films the festival announced their feature film competition programs, opening and closing screenings, music... More »
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WRECKER: It Nearly Killer Her, In This Exclusive Theatrical Key Art

Michael Bafaro's action thriller Wrecker is coming to cinemas and on demand in November. TwitchFilm has your first look at the key art! It stars Anna Hutchison (The Cabin in the Woods) and Drea Whitburn.Best friends Emily and Lesley decide to take... More »
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Ithaca 2015: Another Year, Another Insanely Good Poster, And More

Every year the folks at the Ithaca International Fantastic Film Festival add to an impressive gallery of festival posters. This year's edition by Steve Ellis is not exception. While the festival is not prepared to unveil its lineup for this year's... More »
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Fantasia 2015: Twitch Wraps It Up With Our Reviews And Top Picks

As the 19th edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival came to a close on Thursday, and the awards handed out, the various ink-stained, alcohol-soaked and genre saturated writers lucky enough to be able to party in Montreal for a... More »
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PAY THE GHOST: RLJ Entertainment Inc. Acquires Nic Cage Thriller

Those of your looking to fulfill your regular intake of Nicolas Cage can look forward to the September 23rd release of the thriller Pay The Ghost. One year after his young son disappeared during a Halloween carnival, Mike Cole (Nicolas Cage)... More »
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FEAR INC. Is Open For Business, New Horror Comedy From Funny Or Die Duo

Production began today in Los Angeles on a new horror comedy called Fear Inc. The film is being written, directed and produced by Luke Barnett and Vincent Masciale from Funny or Die. They are making the film under their own... More »
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Fantasia 2015 Review: ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM, A Heartwarming Tale About Assassinating Your Alien Teacher

An extraterrestrial has destroyed most of the moon and will destroy the Earth at the end of the school year. To help wait it out the creature made a most outlandish suggestion. At Kunugigaoka Junior High School the flunkies of... More »
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Fantasia 2015: And The Awards Go To...

The 19th edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival concludes tonight with sold out repeat screenings of festival favorites Cop Car, Attack on Titan and Deathgasm. There are also screenings of Assassination Classroom and a repeat screening of A Christmas Horror Story. Team Twitch... More »
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BONE TOMAHAWK: RLJ Entertainment Inc. Acquires North American Rights

RLJ Entertainment Inc. has acquired the North American (US and Canadian) rights for S. Craig Zahler's upcoming western Bone Tomahawk. The film stars Kurt Russell along with Patrick Wilson (Insidious), Matthew Fox (Lost), Lili Simmons (Banshee), and Richard Jenkins (Cabin in... More »
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Frontières 2015: Lux Capta Films To Produce Canadian Crime Flick 'LUDE BEHAVIOR

More good news to come out the Frontières Co-production Market which happened the other weekend during the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal. Local gentleman Renaud Gauthier, director of festival hit Discopath, presented a new project, 'Lude Behavior, during the pitch sessions... More »
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BENDING STEEL: Watch This Exclusive Clip From Strongman Documentary

We have an exclusive clip to share with you from Dave Carroll's documentary Bending Steel. You may watch it and the trailer below.Overcome by an unwavering determination to become a professional Oldtime Strongman, Chris Schoeck trains out of his basement... More »
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Fantasia 2015 Review: Sono Sion's TAG, Sure There Are Lots Of Japanese Girls In It, But...

Sono Sion's Tag opens with two busloads of Japanese school girls on a trip. It's all soft focus sweetness and light until the buses are attacked by an unseen force - literally a killer wind - and shy teen Mitsuko... More »
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SECRET AGENT: Warner Bros. Backs Kim Jee-Woon's Period Drama

Warner Bros. has officially entered the movie making business in Korea becoming the second major U.S. studio to do so. According to the report at Variety Warner Bros. will finance and distribute its first ever Korean-language movie, Kim Jee-woon's Secret... More »
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