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Fantastic Fest 2015: Awards Go To GREEN ROOM, DER BUNKER, DEMON And More

Fantastic Fest ends with its usual crazy bang tonight in Austin, and with it comes the awards announcement. Some great titles have been honoured; I know, I've seen many of them (if you'll allow me to say a personal congratulations... More »

Fantastic Fest 2015: CAMINO Stomps On Humanity's Dark Pedal

Josh Waller's Camino premiered this past Saturday to a packed theatre --- or actually, three of them simultaneously. Starring Zoe Bell, Nacho Vigalondo, and Francisco Barriero, Camino posits Bell as an award-winning photojournalist who gets pulled into a job in Colombia photographing... More »

CAMINO: Check Out Jay Shaw's Poster Art For The Zoe Bell Starring Action Flick

Fresh from its world premiere at Fantastic Fest yesterday Twitch is happy to present the (typically) fantastic Jay Shaw created poster art for Josh Waller's Camino, with Zoe Bell and Nacho Vigalondo. Here's how I pitched the film in the... More »
By Todd Brown   

Fantastic Fest 2015 Day One: Canfield Talks FEBRUARY With Writer/Director Osgood Perkins

Hello from Fantastic Fest! Yesterday I had the chance to have an amazing conversation with Osgood Perkins the writer/director of the extraordinary horror drama February. Fans of deep psychological or spiritual insight, take note. Perkins manages genre convention with a deftness... More »
By Dave Canfield   

Fantastic Fest 2015: Nicolas Winding Refn's THE ACT OF SEEING On View

"The cycle jungle of hot steel and raw flesh!""Lovers caught in a dark tide of sinister TERROR!""Everything you might imagine is shown in this motion picture!"Loglines such as these recall the mostly lowbrow films of wildly varying quality which played... More »

Dominic Purcell Kicks Ass In First Clip From GRIDLOCKED

Dominic Purcell anchors the cast of Allan Ungar's indie action film Gridlocked and with the film set to have its world premiere at Fantastic Fest later today the first clip is freshly arrived online.David Hendrix (Dominic Purcell) has got it... More »
By Todd Brown   

World Premiere Poster For Marko Zaror Actioner THE GREEN GHOST

Marko Zaror has been a Fantastic Fest staple for a number of years, but there were a few people wondering just why Marko is here this year when he doesn't have a film in the fest. Now we know. Michael... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

ZINZANA (RATTLE THE CAGE) Trailer is Malicious Fun

As I mentioned in our Fantastic Fest 2015 World Premiere Preview post, I'm eager to see Zinzana (Rattle The Cage), among other films. The feature gives off a decidedly Tarantino-esque vibe full of malice, violence, and black humor. The terrific... More »

Have A Taste Of WHAT WE BECOME In The First Trailer For The Danish Horror Film

Due to have it's world premiere at the upcoming Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX the first trailer has arrived online for Bo Mikkelsen's Danish horror film What We Become. And while the trailer will no doubt trigger the requisite 'are... More »
By Todd Brown   

Fantastic Fest 2015: It's A Classic Horror Grab Bag In THE BABYSITTER MURDERS Trailer

Ahead of its big screening at Fantastic Fest down in Austin, director Ryan Spindell and the fine folks at Trapdoor Picturess have offered up a fresh trailer of their award winning short film The Babysitter Murders. While you may at... More »
By Ben Umstead   

Fantastic Fest 2015: DARLING Poster and Trailer Are Old School

Oh hey there, Glass Eye Pix, nice to see you again! The poster and trailer for their latest production, Darling, is here. Now that I've seen both, I'm really looking forward to the film's promised descent into insanity. The world premiere... More »

THE SIMILARS (LOS PARECIDOS): Check Out This Gorgeous Poster For Isaac Ezban's Sci-fi Thriller

Isaac Ezban's sci-fi thriller, The Similars (Los Paracidos), will have its world premiere at Fantastic Fest on September 25th, before it moves on to Sitges in early October. Today, our friends at the Morbido Film Festival unveiled this stunning poster... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Fantastic Fest 2015 Exclusive: DER BUNKER U.S. Trailer And Poster Bring The Weirdness

Fantastic Fest 2015 is nearly upon us, and so begins the flood of amazing oddities into the world of film fanatics. Among the oddest we've yet seen is the eccentric German export Der Bunker. TwitchFilm is proud to bring you the... More »
By J Hurtado   

THE GLORIOUS WORKS OF G.F. ZWAEN: Watch The Trailer For PLAN C Director's Latest

Dutch writer-director Max Porcelijn has become a great favorite here at Twitch, his blend of dark humor, rich characters and sly subversion of genre principles inviting comparison to the likes of the Coen Brothers. His debut feature, Plan C, won... More »
By Todd Brown   

Fantastic Fest 2015: The Final Wave Of Films Hit

The final wave of films for the 2015 Fantastic Fest has come crashing down on the collective heads of cinephelia with a raucous fervor. Or something of such extreme ilk...Anyway, more treats are in store for those headed to the... More »
By Ben Umstead   

Fantastic Fest 2015: Behold, The Short Film Lineup!

Any regular reader knows that Fantastic Fest is boatloads of fun, chock full of great films. And many of those films are short films.Last year, I had such a blast with the slew of shorts programming I attended I can't... More »
By Ben Umstead   

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 »

BONE TOMAHAWK: RLJ Entertainment Inc. Acquires North American Rights

RLJ Entertainment Inc. has acquired the North American (US and Canadian) rights for S. Craig Zahler's upcoming western Bone Tomahawk. The film stars Kurt Russell along with Patrick Wilson (Insidious), Matthew Fox (Lost), Lili Simmons (Banshee), and Richard Jenkins (Cabin in... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Fantasia 2015 Exclusive: THEY LOOK LIKE PEOPLE Trailer Terrifies

Fantasia is a big place, with some of the biggest genre movies of 2015 screening across its marathon four weeks.But as we know, films come in all shapes and sizes. And it is sometimes the smaller pictures, the intimate, low-budget... More »
By Ben Umstead   

Hey, Latin Filmmakers, Submit Your Work To Fantasic Market!

If you have a fresh film pitch you are dying to get off your chest, or a work-in-progress that needs some intelligent eyes on it, then you may be in luck. Submissions to the 2015 Fantastic Market at Fantastic Fest... More »
By Ben Umstead   
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