Pretty Packaging: Arrow's BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR Presents The Terrifying Side Of Marriage

Arrow UK has a rather prominent place in the Pretty Packaging series of articles, as they are currently one of the frontrunners in the art of disc-pimping worldwide. Their releases tend to be low on trinkets but high on (cardboard)... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Have Your Say: Who Would You Cast In A Live-action KILL LA KILL Film?

Plenty of words have been written and said about the ongoing disgruntlement with Scarlett Johansson being in the live-action Ghost in the Shell film. So when a Facebook friend of mine posed the fun question of who we'd cast in... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

BLACK MOUNTAIN SIDE: Available Now In Its Native Canada, Watch The New Trailer

Our friends at Raven Banner Entertainment are releasing Nick Szostakiwskyj's Canadian horror flick Black Mountain Side this week. We have a new trailer and the release cover art to share with you. "Canada's remote wilderness becomes a chilly catalyst for... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: THE DRIFTLESS AREA, A Metaphysical Marvel

We humans often like to think of ourselves as creatures of habit. It helps to compartmentalize our world, making order out of chaos. As someone who operates quite often from his head, habits are important. Writing movie reviews, attempting to... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

GIVEAWAY: Canada, Win One Of Five iTunes Codes For AMERICAN HERO

Eh, Canada, Nick Love’s twisted superhero flick American Hero is now available on iTunes on our side of the 49th. TwitchFilm has five download codes for five lucky Canadian readers. AMERICAN HERO stars Stephen Dorff as Melvin, a reluctant hero... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

LA Happenings: RAW Film Festival Gets Fresh With Shorts

From late night restaurants to bookstores and galleries hidden within parks, train stations and other public spaces, Pop-up culture seems to be both a remedy for and proponent of our digital age. It would only be a matter of time... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Full BUPPHA RATREE: HAUNTING IN JAPAN Trailer Strikes A Darker - And Weirder - Pose.

You can never quite be sure what you're going to get from a Yuthlert Sippapak film - the fiercely talented and independently minded director constantly bouncing off in new directions from project to project and, indeed, often within the same... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Have Your Say: What Is The Best Fight Scene Ever?

This weekend I was visiting the Imagine Film Festival in Amsterdam, and one of the films I saw was Oshii Mamoru's Nowhere Girl. I chose that one not only because I'm a big Oshii fan, but also because James Marsh... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

APOCALYPSIS (THEOSIS): Watch The Trailer For Eric Leiser's LAtest Stop Motion Oddity

Independent animator Eric Leiser has turned up in these pages a handful of times over the years, delighting fans of experimental animation with his fiercely independent work. Leiser's films blend live action photography and stop motion techniques in a way... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

CLOWN: Horror Flick From COP CAR's Jon Watt In Cinemas This June

The Eli Roth-produced horror flick Clown is coming to U.S. cinemas and on demand at Starz Digital on June 17. Clown is a story of a loving father who dons a clown outfit and makeup to perform at his son's... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Prepare Yourself For ROB GOOSSENS: LOW-BUDGET STUNTMAN

Earlier today, Dutch directors Steffen Haars and Flip van der Kuil announced they are currently working on two new films, one of which they will start shooting this May already: Rob Goossens: Low-budget Stuntman. Steffen and Flip became international stars... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Review: 13 CAMERAS Sees Into Your Nightmares

Formally called Slumlord when it played festivals like Fantasia and FrightFest last year, the weird indie film now known as 13 Cameras will be out on VOD and theatrically on play April 15th. It's the directorial debut of Victor Zarcoff; while the film... More »
  

Stranger With My Face 2016: Festival Announces New Mentoring Initiative THE ATTIC LAB

Tremendous things happen in the world of fantastic/genre cinema. Not only do the weird and wonderful, the frightening and inspiring, and the sick and depraved co-exist but I do not believe that any other film genre (grouping all of this... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

NSFW: Bulimia, Body Image And Brilliance In Japanese Animated Short SUMMER'S PUKE IS WINTER'S DELIGHT

Back in 2014, Twitch featured an animated short film entitled Ketsujiru Juke (Anal Juke - Anal Juice) from a young Japanese animator named Kabuki Sawako. The film was decorated for its "Artistic Contribution" at the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival.... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Trailer: Boyapati Sreenu's SARRAINODU Makes Slo-Mo Violence Look Fun

No one in India makes crazier, more violent movies than Tollywood director Boyapati Sreenu. He burst onto the scene in 2010 with the ultraviolent multigenerational masala film Simha starring Balakrishna that features what is inarguably the greatest onscreen decapitation of... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

WTF Is This? Turkey Goes Bollywood In BIR BABA HINDU

In my years following the cinema of India, from big budget blockbusters to no-budget crapfests, I've seen some weird shit. However, nothing from India has come close to preparing me for the mind-bending collision that is Turkey's Bollywood-style musical comedy... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Watch Now: THE INVITATION TO ARMAGEDDON Is A Jovial, Retro Romp

I'm not up on my steampunk web series just now, but there's one --- The League of S.T.E.A.M. --- that's been entertaining viewers for three seasons. They've got a healthy YouTube following, but I've never seen any of their adventures until... More »
  

NYC Happenings: THE FINAL GIRLS Kill At Midnight!

Todd Strauss-Schulson's The Final Girls was a big hit outta SXSW 2015, where it quickly garnered praise as both a glowing love letter to and hardcore deconstruction of 80s slashers. The flick kept building momentum along the festival circuit throughout... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Watch Now: THEY'RE CLOSING IN Will Creep You Out

Really cool short horror films are finding their way not just through the festival circuit, but lately, they're also finding homes online via web shows like FEAR HAUS and Crypt.TV. It's no wonder that with all the need for constant... More »
  

Cannes And Fantasia's Frontières Join Forces Again. For Good, Possibly Evil

Our friends at the Frontières Int'l Co-production Market have just come off of a successful Spring market in Brussels and the good news just keeps on coming. Variety reported this morning that the Co-production market that started at the Fantasia... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  
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