OJUJU: Watch The Trailer For The Nigerian Zombie Film

Despite being made with virtually no budget and minimal resources in extremely trying conditions, writer-director CJ Obasi's Ojuju emerged from the recent African International Film Festival in Calabar with the Best Nigerian Film prize ahead of many much higher budgeted... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Cinema One 2014 Review: Dodo Dayao's VIOLATOR Is A Masterful Exercise In Mounting Dread

A storm is coming and its bringing with it to Manila a rapidly escalating sense of dread. There would be panic, perhaps, were there any outlet for such an emotion but with the city on lockdown as water levels rise... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch: Lovecraftian Short Film ETHEREAL CHRYSALIS

The Lovecraftian inspired short film Ethereal Chrysalis by Montreal based filmmaker Syl Disjonk is now available online for everyone who needs a little something to fuel their nightmares. Ethereal Chrysalis enjoyed lengthy run on the international film festival circuit. I first saw... More »
  

Morbido Fest 2014 Review: FEED THE LIGHT, Beware The Sparkling Dust

Never separate a mother from her child. Sara is torn away from her daughter Jenny in the opening minutes of Feed the Light, a new film by Swedish director Henrik Möller that teeters between bad dreams and outright nightmares. Still... More »
  

Crowdfund This! Mister BABADOOK Pop-Up Book

Jennifer Kent's psychological horror film, The Babadook, tore up the festival circuit around the world in 2014 with its tale of a sinister and persistent ghost named Mister Babadook. The top-hatted spectre leaps out of the pages of a childrens... More »
  

AFRIFF 2014 Review: OJUJU Is A Promising Effort From An Obvious Talent

Winner of the Best Nigerian Film at the just completed Africa International Film Festival in Calabar - a prize it won over vastly higher budgeted major players from within the established Nigerian industry - CJ 'Fiery' Obasi's Ojuju is an... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Hey London! The Miskatonic Institute Opens Next Month! Horror for All!

Horror film fans tend to be more interested in the how and why of their films, and now fans in London can take advantage of even more knowledge coming their way. The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies, founded first in... More »
  

Book Review: Miyazaki Hayao's PRINCESS MONONOKE: THE FIRST STORY

This year, the legendary animation director Miyazaki Hayao got an honorary Academy Award for his stellar work in film. For the past thirty years he has been responsible for a string of films which range from very great to awesome,... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Final Trailer For CS Amudhan's RENDAVATHU PADAM Sets The Scene For Insanity

This may be one of the longest gaps between a teaser being posted and a final trailer in the history of Twitch.Back in 2011 we posted the teaser for CS Amudhan's Rendavathu Padam. The literal English translation for Rendavathu Padam... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

SAIFF 2014 Review: DUKHTAR Exposes The Deadly Binds That Tie Together Tribal Pakistan

South Asian cinema has come to the point at which the international community has begun to take closer notice. Films, the vast majority of which hail from India's burgeoning Hindi independent cinema, are appearing on international film festival rosters at... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Johnnie To Is BOUNDLESS In Trailer For New Documentary

Hong Kong action maestro Johnnie To has long been a great favorite in these pages and now the director finds himself on the other side of the camera as the subject of Ferris Lin's upcoming documentary Boundless.As Hong Kong's foremost... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Brazil's Urban Legends Come To Life With THE FOSTERING (O DIABO MORA AQUI)

We first came across Brazilian directing duo Dante Vescio and Rodrigo Gasparini in these parts when the talented pair submitted their short M Is For Mailbox as part of the ABCs Of Death 2 26th director contest. And now there... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

I Swear, E.L. Katz. YOU'LL BE THE DEATH OF ME!

See what I did there? Clever. E.L. Katz, director of the breakout hit Cheap Thrills, will direct a comedy thriller You'll Be The Death Of Me for Lionsgate. According to a report at THR Katz will direct a script written by... More »
  

Don't Move When LANDMINE GOES CLICK

Coming soon from Georgian director Levan Bakhia (247F) is Landmine Goes Click, an English language thriller starring Spencer Locke and Sterling Night along with a distressingly plausible premise. Imagine you're a tourist in an unknown and formerly war torn land.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Things Get Heavy In The Trailer For DEATH METAL ANGOLA

Christopher Bourne first brought Death Metal Angola to our attention in his coverage of DOC NYC 2013. Following its successful festival run, the film is currently in consideration for a Best Documentary Oscar nomination, and will be unleashed in the... More »
  

Karel Roden Kisses Asses in New Trailer for THE PHOTOGRAPH

Czech actor Karel Roden - who can be seen as Grigori Rasputin in del Toro´s Hellboy or as Viktor in Frankenstein´s Army - becomes infamous Czech photographer Jan Saudek in a film inspired by his life, The Photograph. Saudek´s... More »
  

Anthony Scott Burns Lands Debut Film, Sci-fi Thriller ALPHA.

To say that we are fans of Canadian filmmaker Anthony Scott Burns is a gross understatement. We have been championing this man's work for some time now. From the opening titles he helped create for Styleframes NYC, his tribute to sci-fi... More »
  

Interview: Director Braden Croft Talks FEED THE GODS

Braden Croft's sophomore effort Feed The Gods, will be available on VOD on November 25th followed by a DVD release in the new year on January 27th. I spoke with the Canadian writer/director about his Bigfoot film.Twitch - Where did... More »
  

THE SHAMER'S DAUGHTER: Watch The First Trailer For Danish Young Adult Fantasy

Much anticipated throughout Scandinavia thanks to the enormous popularity of Lene Kaaberbol's series of novels, the Anders Thomas Jensen scripted adaptation of young adult fantasy series The Shamer's Daughter has arrived online.The Shamer's daughter, Dina, has unwillingly inherited her mother's... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

MELBOURNE, THE BOY AND THE WORLD Win at Cairo 2014

The Iranian film Melbourne was awarded the Golden Pyramid for Best Picture at the Cairo International Film Festival this past Tuesday. I was lucky enough to attend the festival for this first time this year; besides having an excellent programming... More »
  
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