Film Festival News - Lineups, Announcements

Frontières@Brussels: Submissions For Annual Co-Production Market Are Open

What was one of my best kept secrets, for about a year and half, was that if there was any weekend to attend the Fantasia International Film Festival it was the second weekend during the Frontières Co-Production Market. But like all... More »
By Andrew Mack   

THE HEXECUTIONERS: Trailer And Stills From Canadian Occult Horror

The Hexecutioners marks the second direct collaboration between director Jesse Thomas Cook (Monster Brawl and Septic Man) and Canada's nefarious scribe Tony Burgess (Pontypool and Hellmouth). Cook produced two more of Burgess' screenplays Hellmouth and Ejecta, so yeah, they are pretty comfortable around each other. Their latest... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Film4 FrightFest Announces Their Halloween Event Lineup!

Hey London genre freaks! Do you need a jump start to the week leading up to Halloween? Well boy howdy do the folks at Film4 FrightFest have an event for you. The Film4 FrightFest Halloween Event happens on Friday, October 24th... More »
By Andrew Mack   

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 »

Exclusive: Directors & Producers Are All Lowlifes, Says The Trailer For Uchida Eiji's LOWLIFE LOVE

Directors & Producers Are All Lowlifes! Or so says director Eiji Uchida in the tagline of his latest black comedy, Lowlife Love. We've been big fans of the director here at Twitch since his deliciously dark comedy Greatful Dead broke out... 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   

Ithaca 2015 First Wave Promises A Freakish Mix Of Classic And New Weird

Coming up in November, the Ithaca International Fantastic Film Festival 2015 edition is set to rock the upstate NY college town with some inspirational freakiness. The festival has teamed up with new horror streaming provider Shudder to present the retrospective... More »

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 »

DEMON Director Marcin Wrona: 1973 - 2015

Marcin Wrona, director of the Polish horror film Demon, which just had its world premiere here in Toronto, has passed away suddenly back home in Poland. Below is a statement released by a personal friend of Marcin's, Jim Dobson, on... More »
By Andrew Mack   

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   

Aruba International Film Fest Announces 2015 Lineup

Anyone ready for a little fun in the sun with some great movies as well? If so the Aruba International Film Fest might be right up your alley. Taking place October 7-11, 2015, the AIFF lineup is no slouch. Highlights... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

Toronto 2015: PORTAL TO HELL!!! One Last Taste of Roddy Piper's Greatness

Jack would like to read his book in peace. The trouble is, he is the superintendent of a low-rent building with inhabitants that require too much of his time. Toilets get clogged. Bulbs burn out. Toasters no longer toast. Then... More »
By Andrew Mack   
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