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Toronto 2015: DER NACHTMAHR German Trailer, A Creature And A Teenage Girl

Set to make its North American premiere as part of the Vanguard program at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival, Der Nachtmahr looks to be a loud, disturbing picture about a creature that may (or may not) be haunting a... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

FrightFest 2015 Dispatch: FRANKENSTEIN, ROAD GAMES, SCHERZO DIABOLICO, And More

Four days in, and FrightFest has entered that bleary-eyed state of exhaustion where everything, on or off screen, seems hallucinatory, and conversations outside the cinema take on a rambling, incoherent trajectory. Everyone is starting to assume the muttered drawl and... More »
By Anton Bitel   
  

FrightFest 2015 Review: A FAVOR Engenders Favour

One of our own, the incorrigibly wicked Izzy Lee, is back with another macabrely mirthsome short film - A Favor - which just screened at no less a "dark heart of cinema" than FrightFest. Though I have only seen Lee's most... More »
By Stuart Muller   
  

FrightFest 2015 Dispatch: CHERRY TREE, THE UNFOLDING, NEVER LET GO, And More

So here we go again. FrightFest 2015 will present 76 features (and sundry shorts and special events) spread over six screens in four and a half days. It's the very best - and some of the worst - that (mostly... More »
By Anton Bitel   
  

Sidewalk Film Fest 2015 Review: THREE FINGERS, A Powerful Engagement With Trauma

While the average person in the United States might be familiar with the illness known as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its prevalence among war veterans, it is arguably an 'invisible' illness (unlike the loss of a limb, for example)... More »
  

Interview: Michael Ironside Talks TURBO KID, TOP GUN, Cronenberg And More

With his gruff voice and bald pate, Michael Ironside has been a stalwart character actor over many decades. With roles ranging from blockbusters to indies, he's managed to instill his brand of gravitas into many a project. From Cronenberg's... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

BASKIN: Watch The Deeply Disturbing Trailer For Can Evrenol's Feature Debut

Turkish helmer Can Evrenol feels very much like one of our own here at Twitch. We've been covering his work since back in 2009 when he first came to our attention with his sophomore short film The Chest, and we've... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fantastic Fest 2015 Reveals A World Of Weird With Second Wave

Any genre fan attending Fantastic Fest 2015 is going to lose their collective minds. The international madness (in addition to the first wave I reported on last month) that is going to descend upon Austin is jaw dropping.  Opening night... More »
  

Busan 2015: BIFF Goes The Distance With Jam-Packed 20th Edition

For its 20th edition, the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) has cooked up something pretty special, as it is set to deliver a jam-packed lineup sure to satisfy viewers of all tastes, and then some. Opening with the vivid Indian... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

Toronto 2015: Meghna Gulzar's TALVAR Trailer Opens Old Wounds

Among the films listed in the Special Presentations section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival is Meghna Gulzar's third directorial effort, Talvar (Guilty is the English title, though not a translation). This film explores one of India's most notorious... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Interview: Bobcat Goldthwait Talks CALL ME LUCKY And His Animated Friendships With Robin Williams And Barry Crimmins

"I wouldn't have made the movie if it wasn't for Robin's encouragement."-- Director Bobcat Goldthwait on Call Me Lucky.The first time I interviewed actor-turned-director Bobcat Goldthwait, it was for the weird and wonderful World's Greatest Dad, starring the late, irreplaceable Robin... More »
By Chase Whale   
  

First Ridiculously Visceral Trailer For THE WITCH

A24 was wise to snap up one of the most creepy and badass movies of the year when they bought Robert Eggers's The Witch at Sundance. Today they've released an incredibly visceral trailer for the film well ahead of its... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Erik Matti, Alex Van Warmerdam, Sono Sion And Cesc Gay And More Added To TIFF With Contemporary World Cinema Announcement

Filipino helmer Erik Matti's latest crime thriller Honor Thy Father (pictured above), Sono's arthouse scifi offering The Whispering Star, Cesc Gay's Truman,  and Alex Van Warmerdam's dark hitman comedy Schneider Vs Bax are among the latest additions to the Toronto... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

L'Etrange 2015 Announces Their Massive Lineup!

Heads up, French genre film fans! The L'Etrange Festival have announced their massive 2015 lineup and - true to typical form - it is chock full of goodness. And badness. And weirdness. Twitch is, once again, a media sponsor for... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Locarno 2015: Golden Leopard Goes To Hong Sangsoo

The 68th Locarno International Film Festival wound to a close yesterday and offered its top prize to a Korean film for the first time, in what was a strong night overall for Asian features. Two years after picking up the... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

Locarno 2015 Review: RIGHT NOW, WRONG THEN, Stars Shine In Classic Hong Sangsoo

Following Hong Sangsoo's career guarantees for viewers, at the very least, one thing - developing a keen eye for detail. The auteur's films are remarkably similar to one another, from their lecherous male director/professor characters and conversations over bottles of... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

Marcin Wrona's DEMON Trailer Taps Into The Eerie

There has been a surge in high end, boundary blurring, artistic horror out of Europe in recent years with pictures like Let The Right One In representing the beginning of a wave that has carried through in the intervening years... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

PORTAL TO HELL: Roddy Piper Battles Cthulhu In Teaser For Wrestling Icon's Final Film

The Great Old One is being summoned into the basement of a disused apartment building and the only man who can stop Cthulhu's arrival is wrestling great Rowdy Roddy Piper. That's the basic hook on Portal To Hell!!! (yes, the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Spielberg's BRIDGE OF SPIES Leads The 2015 New York Film Festival's Main Slate

The 53rd New York Film Festival starts September 25 - October 11 at the Film Society Of Lincoln Center, and boy are they packing a punch this year.Their Main Slate was announced today, leading with the world premiere of Steven... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

MY BIG NIGHT: Watch The Trailer For De La Iglesia's Latest!

Spain's manic cinematic master, Alex de la Iglesia, returns with what promises to be an anarchic, madcap comedy in My Big Night (Mi Gran Noche) and with the film freshly announced to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
 
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