Aidan Gillen Takes The Lead In Impressive SciFi Short AMBITION

Game of Thrones baddie (but aren't they all on GoT?) Aidan Gillen stars opposite Aisling Franciosi in Ambition, an ambitious (cough) science fiction project from Poland's acclaimed Platige Image and award winning director Tomek Baginski. Slated to premiere as part... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Crime Flick CITY STATE 2: BRAVE MEN'S BLOOD Gets A New Trailer

I can count on one hand the number of sequels Icelandic movies have gotten. In the 80s, a comedy series got two, and in the late 90s, an 80s comedy got one, and I think that's it. In the last few... More »
By Swarez   
  

Toronto After Dark 2014: HOUSEBOUND, WYRMWOOD And LATE PHASES Among Second Wave Of TItles

With just over two weeks to go until the ninth annual Toronto After Dark Film Festival begins on October 16, it is time to reveal the final batch of films to make up this year's lineup. We will start here at... More »
  

Hey Dallas! Win Tickets To See DEAD SNOW 2: RED VS. DEAD!

The only thing better than a zombie is, of course, a Nazi zombie movie, and the only thing better than a Nazi zombie movie is a Nazi zombie movie sequel. As the only sequel to a Nazi zombie movie that... More »
  

Contest: These FRANKENSTEIN'S ARMY Limited Prints Can Be Yours!

Hi everyone (and we do mean everyone, as this contest is worldwide). In the past, we've several times heralded Dutch director Richard Raaphorst's drawing skills. Especially the designs he made for the abandoned Worst Case Scenario project and the not-abandoned... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Watch The Fabulous Teaser For Indie Animation URBANCE And Help Bring It To Life!

Heads up animation fans, director Joel Dos Reis Viegas' indie effort Urbance may just be your new favorite thing and he's looking for your help to bring it to life."In a post-modern city torn by street violence, sex is prohibited... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Nine Oscar Contenders And More At The Filmfest Hamburg

Among a growing group of European film festivals showcasing movies that premiered earlier during the year, the Hamburg Filmfest is surely one of the most unbent and well-programmed events. This year, it will take place from September 25 to October... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2014: Awards Go To IT FOLLOWS, THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA, ALLELUIA, And More

Not to wax too nostalgic, but the awards show for Fantastic Fest 2014 is quite a bit different from the first one I attended back in 2006 for the festival's second edition. For one thing, it's much more elaborate. For another,... More »
  

Blowouts, Subconscious Beats: An Interview With HARDKOR DISKO Director Krzysztof Skonieczny

Back in March I had a chance to talk with Krzysztof Skonieczny about his experimental, thrilling debut Hardkor Disko. I did not know a lot about him back then besides the fact that he's always busy; working on sets, shooting... More »
  

New HORSEHEAD (FIEVRE) Clip Suggests Terrible Things To Come

Here's an ominous new clip from the Fantastic Fest selection Horsehead (Fievre), Romain Basset's art-horror tale of family secrets and lucid dreams. Or rather, lucid nightmares, if this clip and the previously released trailer are any indication. In this scene, a girl... More »
  

Watch Gorgeous SciFi Short SIMILO

It was almost exactly a year ago that we first ran the teaser for Miguel de Olaso and Bruno Zacarias' - collectively known as Zac&Mac - gorgeous looking scifi short film Similo. And while they've made us wait a bit... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fantastic Fest 2014: CUB, A Campfire Story That Fizzles Out

Cub is another of those genre films that has a terrific premise, some really nice moments, but overall comes across as pretty flat and uninteresting. The story begins when a group of cub scouts are led out into the... More »
  

INDEX ZERO: Watch The Teaser Trailers For A Humanist Sci-Fi Film

Italian filmmaker Lorenzo Sportiello is making his feature film debut with a character driven science fiction film called Index Zero. Sportiello released a second teaser the other day. We have a bit of catching up to do so we have... More »
  

L'Etrange 2014: THE VOICES Speaks To Voters At Festival's End

One of the great fantastic film festivals came to a close last night. Paris' l'Etrange Festival closed out its 20th edition by honoring Marjane Satrapi's The Voices with not one, but two big prizes. The Franco-Persian director, best known for the... More »
By Ben Croll   
  

Darkly Elegant Trailer For Venice And Toronto Selected Gangster Drama BLACK SOULS (ANIME NERE)

Italian director Francesco Munzi pulled off the difficult feat of being selected at both the Venice and Toronto film festivals - one of only a handful to do so this year - with his latest offering Black Souls (Anime Nere)... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Crowdfund This: THE ONE & THE MANY Documents A Prison Theater Troupe In Italy

While rehabilitation programs in prisons is nothing new it is the more creative ones that catch your eye. The rehabilitation program at the maximum security prison Volterra in Italy is one program that caught the eye of filmmaker Inaya Yusuf.... More »
  

ECHOES OF A RONIN: Watch The Impressive Danish Martial Arts Short

Late last year, we got a taste of the Danish martial arts short Echoes of a Ronin, in the form of a gallery of images. Now, the film is finished, and you can watch it in its entirety here, with... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Nothing Is What It Seems In The Trailer For Post-WWII Thriller PHOENIX

For the past 14 years German director Christian Petzold has been steadily building up a reputation as a post-renuifciation master, subverting genre plots and tropes into fascinating and haunting meditations on modern (and the largely still fractured) Germany. But with... More »
  

Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival Brings Terror And Joy With Seventh Edition

What foul beast, its hour come round at last, slouches towards Strasbourg to be born?Why, the Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival of course, which begins this Friday, Sept. 12th and runs through the 21st.To celebrate seven years as one of... More »
By Ben Croll   
  

Giveaway: IDA - Win 1 Of 5 Codes To Download Critically-Acclaimed Film

(Note: the giveaway is now closed.) Pawel Pawlikowski's movie about a young nun in the 1960s who makes a shocking discovery that changes her life, Ida has won near-unanimous praise from critics and audiences alike, and we have a chance... More »
  
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