Watch The Trailer For HOUSEBOUND Smash It In The Face

All set to have its Canadian premiere at Fantasia in Montreal on August 3, the Kiwi comedy horror Housebound will debut in U.S. cinemas and on VOD and iTunes on October 17. A new trailer is available, which you can... More »
  

SXSW 2014 Review: HOUSEBOUND, A Deadpan, Diabolical, Haunted Thriller

If looks could kill, Kylie would be on death row. In Gerard Johnstone's deadpan, diabolical, and haunted thriller Housebound, Kylie (Morgana O'Reilly) is an angry, insolent young woman, full of piss and vinegar, so when she's convicted of a crime... More »
  

SXSW 2014 Review: STAGE FRIGHT Sings, Dances, And Slashes Its Way Into Hearts

In the fall of 2010, everyone at Fantastic Fest was talking about The Legend of Beaver Dam, a short film that looked like a spooky horror flick until it burst into a musical. The short captured the disparate moods required... More »
  

Dark New Zealand Comedy HOUSEBOUND Visits The Loo In First Clip

Though I'm not at SXSW myself there are a small handful of titles that I'm particularly eager to see reactions from the fest going crowd on and topping that list is Gerard Johnstone's dark Kiwi comedy Housebound.Kylie Bucknell is forced... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

SXSW 2014 Exclusive: First Look at Nature Docu YAKONA

We mentioned it in our 22 Can't Miss SXSW Titles yesterday, and now we have an exclusive first look clip for you of the SXSW Visions-premiering nature docu Yakona. Directed by Anlo Sepulveda and Paul Collins, Yakona looks like it... More »
  

SXSW 2014: Have A Creepy Look At Nicholas McCarthy's HOME

Hot on the heels of a trio of images from Nicholas McCarthy's upcoming horror flick Home, comes our first look at his sophomore effort. In this scene Ashley Rickards plays the mysterious girl who goes to a young couple's house... More »
  

SXSW 2014: HONEYMOON Teaser Creeps With The Terror Of Being Newlywed

Leigh Janiak's romantic horror Honeymoon is set to have its world premiere this Friday, March 7th, down in dear ol' Austin, TX. So with that we have today a nice little tease of the film.Young newlyweds Paul (Harry Treadaway) and... More »
  

Greatness. STAGE FRIGHT Trailer Mixes Music, Mirth, And Bloody Madness

Nothing in life is guaranteed, but from the first trailer for Jerome Sable's Stage Fright, I am willing to predict that he has absolutely nailed a great horror-comedy musical. Sable made the short The Legend of Beaver Dam several years... More »
  

SXSW 2014: Watch The Teaser For Midnighter STARRY EYES

All set to have its world premiere in less than a week at SXSW, midnighter horror film Starry Eyes is looking to wow audiences next Saturday in Austin. In anticipation of its debut, a teaser trailer has dropped to give... More »
  

Exclusive OTHER MONTHS Clip: The Rabbit in the Basement

Set to make its world premiere at SXSW this coming weekend, Nick Singer's Other Months tackles a familiar subject, but promises to shake things up a bit. Here's the description by the festival: Nash spends a year drawing into himself,... More »
  

OPEN WINDOWS: Black Leather, New Poster For Nacho Vigalondo Thriller

I had the opportunity to see Nacho Vigalondo's third feature Open Windows at the European Film Market in Berlin earlier this month. And while I can't tell you any details, I can say that it was pretty incredible: intelligent, innovative, brilliantly... More »
  

SXSW 2014: Trailer Debut for Suicide Dramedy SEQUOIA

One of the standout titles on the SXSW Narrative Spotlight lineup is Andy Landen's feature debut Sequoia. Starring Aly Michalka and Dustin Milligan alongside Todd Lowe, Demetri Martin, Sophi Bairley, and Joey Lauren Adams, Sequoia is the story of a... More »
  

Crowdfund This! Get THE HEART MACHINE to SXSW

One of the must-sees on our SXSW 2014 forecast is Zachary Wigon's The Heart Machine. Starring John Gallagher Jr. and Kate Lyn Sheil, this romantic mystery/thriller looks like a tense exploration of modern love. But with the Austin premiere looming,... More »
  

Magnet Gets U.S. Rights For SXSW Midnighter STAGE FRIGHT For A Song

I feel a certain kinship with Jerome Sable's horror musical short The Legend of Beaver Dam. Apart from being made by a fellow Canadian, I was part of the jury that awarded his terrific short film with Best Horror Short... More »
  

SXSW 2014: Watch THE INFINITE MAN Trailer, Aussie Time Travel Rom-Com

The Australian time travel rom-com The Infinite Man will have its World Premiere at SXSW next month in Austin, Texas. It marks the feature film debut of Hugh Sullivan, who also wrote the flick. The film was produced by Kate Croser,... More »
  

PREMATURE Trailer Promises GROUNDHOG DAY With Orgasms

Announced yesterday as a selection of the SXSW film festival, Dan Beers' Premature is built on a very simple - and very funny - premise: It's Groundhog Day, in high school, with orgasms. Here's how the festival describes it:Rob is... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Trailer & Release Date for Wonderful SXSW Docu MAIDENTRIP

Sometimes it just warms your heart to see a film finally getting the attention it deserves. It has just been announced that the wonderful SXSW Audience Award-winning documentary Maidentrip will be setting sail from First Run Features in New York... More »
  

Watch The First Trailer For SXSW Winner SHORT TERM 12

Destin Daniel Cretton's naturalistic drama Short Term 12 premiered at this year's SXSW to the buzziest of buzz and then went on to win both the Grand Jury and Audience prize there. The film continues on the festival circuit this... More »
  

WASTELANDER PANDA Is Coming For You. New Series Teasers Begin

Last year we found out about a strange new hybrid of awesome, a webseries about a Max Rockatansky-style panda wandering the blasted post-apocalyptic landscape. A prologue for this series, Wastelander Panda, was launched online, and after an overwhelming vote of... More »
  

SXSW 2013 Review: SNAP Rattles Nerves as a Mind Unhinges

It's always the quiet ones. Jim (Jake Hoffman) is a quiet, unassuming, hesitant, and incredibly shy young man. He escapes into music, whaling blasts of noise and harsh beats that he shapes into accompaniment for daily news footage, and posts... More »
  
 
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