Latin Beat: DESASTRES NATURALES And ABZURDAH, Alternatives To Hollywood

Big-budget productions from major Hollywood studios dominate the mid-year movie season throughout most of the world, but local, independently-produced films are still alive and well, even if they're a bit more challenging to discover. Here are a couple of suggestions.... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: REDEEMER, Creative Beyond The Visceral Fight Scenes

Ernesto Diaz Espinoza has long been a favorite director in the Twitch world. His impressive ability to keep the action flowing while dabbling in different subgenres has always been commendable. In Mirageman, Diaz Espinsoza married lo-fi action with the tropes... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Review: THE STRANGER, A Vampire Film That Doesn't Scream About It

Directed by Guillermo Amoedo and executive produced by Eli Roth and Nicolas Lopez (who collaborated on Aftershock, The Green Inferno, and home invasion thriller Knock, Knock with Keanu Reeves), The Stranger is a vampire film that doesn't scream that it's... More »
  

DOWNHILL: Image From Chilean Survival Thriller And What Is Next For Its Director

Chilean director Patricio Valladares (Hidden in the Woods) passed along this still from his survival horror Downhill before he heads over to Turkey to shoot his next film. More on that in a moment. Filming of Downhill wrapped up last week in... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Trapero's EL CLAN Trailer Shows A Master At His Peak

A long time favorite here at Twitch, Pablo Trapero returns with his real life crime film El Clan and everything you need to know about the man - and the film - are encapsulated in the first shot of the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fantaspoa 2015 Dispatch: Award Winners Include STUNG And THE INCIDENT

After more than two weeks full of a great variety of activities - including film screenings, concerts, parties and several Q&A with the filmmakers - the eleventh edition of Fantaspoa came to an end on Sunday May 31 with the... More »
  

Win The Entire Artsploitation Films DVD Back Catalogue, Only At TwitchFilm

Philedelphia based film distributor Artsploitation Films has been hibernating for the past 15 months, however, this June they come roaring back with brand new DVD and Blu-ray releases of festival favorites Horsehead, Der Samurai, and The House of 1,000 Eyes.In... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Fantaspoa 2015 Interview: REDEEMER Director Ernesto Díaz Espinoza

Redeemer marks the fourth collaboration between director Ernesto Díaz Espinoza and martial artist Marko Zaror, and is considered by the director himself as his most serious movie, since it accompanies its carefully choreographed and violent as hell fights with a... More »
  

UPTAKE FEAR: Trailer Premiere For Dark Brazilian Thriller

It was just last year that the Fantaspoa Festival in Brazil took their first step in to not just screening films but producing them as well with their debut producing effort Jorge And Alberto Versus The Neoliberal Demons and with... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fantaspoa 2015 Dispatch: Frizzi 2 Fulci Live Concert

Fantaspoa's homage to Fabio Frizzi, the main composer for the legendary Italian horror filmmaker Lucio Fulci, came to an end on Sunday evening (May 24) with an intimate yet extraordinary concert by Frizzi himself at the Centro Santander Cultural. Around... More »
  

Latin Beat: PERLA And Pablo Larraín's EL CLUB, Watch Trailers For Upcoming Chilean Releases

Two local films will be opening in theaters in Chile over the next couple of weeks, according to Jaime Grijalba Gomez, our Santiago-based correspondent. Are they worthy of your time and attention? Let's take a closer look. ... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: DESAPARECER, A Jungle-Set Thriller That Raises The Bar

Desaparecer is Dorian Fernández-Moris' third film in two years. Moving away from the found footage horror format of his previous pictures, Cementerio General and Secreto Matusita, the director is now trying his hand at an action thriller, and despite some... More »
  

First Teaser For David Pablos' THE CHOSEN ONES: Female Trafficking As A Tradition

After being recognized for his short film La Canción de los Niños Muertos (2008) and his debut feature length feature The Life After (2013) - dramas about guilt and forgiveness, which narrate fraternal confrontations from the mother's absence and a... More »
  

Fantaspoa Reveals Full 2015 Lineup

Fantaspoa, the largest genre cinema celebration in Latin America, revealed the (amazing) full lineup for its upcoming eleventh edition, to be celebrated in the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil from May 15 to 31. Fantaspoa's main competition, the international one,... More »
  

EL ESLABON PODRIDO (THE ROTTEN LINK): Watch The Trailer For Diment's Next Now

Argentina's Valentin Javier Diment won himself a lot of love in these pages with his La Memoria Del Muerto (Memory of the Dead), his deliriously strange 2011 effort that played like the bastard love child of Sam Raimi and Dario... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE STRANGER: New Trailer, Poster, US Release Date

"A vampire film that doesn't scream that it's a vampire film," is how our own Michele "Izzy" Galgana began her review of The Stranger, which screened at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, last fall. Poised for release by IFC Midnight... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Blood Window Galas Announced For Cannes 2015

Now entering their second year, the selections of the 2015 Blood Window Galas have been selected for the Cannes Marche Du Film.For the uninitiated, no, this is not a sidebar to the Cannes Film Festival as such but a distinct... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fantaspoa 2015: First Wave Of Films Includes SCHERZO DIABOLICO, TURBO KID And More!

Brazil's Fantaspoa festival revealed the first wave of films for its upcoming eleventh edition (May 15 to 31), prior next weekend's announcement of the full lineup (which will consist in more than 100 movies). 14 titles were confirmed, aside of... More »
  

Latin Beat: Spotlight On Peru - ASU MARE 2 Breaks Out, LUSERS Waits In The Wings

In this edition of Latin Beat, we have news from Peru about Asu Mare 2 which, despite the protests of critics, has broken out with the public, causing some theaters to run short of soft drinks and popcorn! Also, we... More »
  

Tribeca 2015: TwitchFilm Raises The Curtain With 10 Must-See Films

The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, which runs through April 26, kicked off with its opening night presentation at the Beacon Theater of Live From New York!, Bao Nguyen's documentary on Saturday Night Live, that venerable 40-year old comedy institution. The... More »
  
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