Andrew Mack
Associate Editor, News; Toronto, Canada

Andrew has been writing for TwitchFilm from day one, many, many years ago. He is also a programmer for the Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival and uncle to two amazing nephews.

Frontières@Cannes: Announces Goes To Cannes Work-In-Progress Line-up

As the Frontières Global Domination Tour of 2016 carries on, having already conquered Brussels once again, market director Lindsay Peters and her team are preparing to invade Cannes in a couple weeks. Frontières recently announced a new partnership with the... More »
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The PUPPET MASTER Will Return With New Film THE LITTLEST REICH

Fans of killer puppets have reason to cheer this morning. This past weekend at Texas Frightmare a new Puppet Master film was announced. Di Bonaventura Pictures (1408, TRANSFORMERS) and Caliber Media (DARK WAS THE NIGHT, SOME KIND OF HATE) partnered up to... More »
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The Back Catalogue: Going Through The Filmography Of The Cast Of TERM LIFE

Peter Billingsly's Term Life opened in U.S. cinemas this past Friday. Vince Vaughan plays Nick Barrow, a guy wanted around town by various hit men who hopes to stay alive long enough for his life insurance policy to kick in... More »
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XLrator Media Picks Up Isaac Ezban's THE SIMILARS For U.S.

Isaac Ezban's love letter to sci-fi films and television shows influenced by the post-war and cold-war eras, The Similars, has been picked up by XLrator Media for U.S. distribution. On the rainy night of October 2, 1968, eight characters waiting... More »
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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 »
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CASH ONLY: Your First Look At The Trailer For The Indie Crime Thriller

Malik Bader’s gritty indie crime thriller Cash Only is hitting cinemas and VOD in the U.S. on May 13th through FilmBuff. TwitchFilm has your first look at the trailer for the flick which you will find below.   Elvis Martini... More »
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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 »
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POWER RANGERS: Here Is Elizabeth Banks As The New Rita Repulsa

People magazine had our first look at Elizabeth Banks as the villain RIta Repulsa in the upcoming Power Rangers reboot.  "I've never played a villain before," Banks tells PEOPLE in this week's issue, adding that she's looking forward to "world... More »
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THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN: Our First Look At Washington, Pratt and Co.

USA Today has our first look at Antoine Fuqua's remake of The Magnificent Seven.  You got your Denzel Washington going Full-Yul, all in black. As a fellow Man of the Beard I’m liking D’Onofrio’s look. And the film has added... More »
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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 »
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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 »
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Watch The First Trailer For French Horror Flick THERAPY

French filmmaker Nathan Ambrosioni created a bit of a stir when his debut feature film Hostile screened in Le Marché du Film at Cannes last year. You see, when the filmed screened at the Market the first time director was... More »
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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 »
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FAST 8: Iceland Is On Fire In BTS Pics!

Icelandic site Visir posted some behind the scenes shots from Fast 8 today. The film was shooting on a frozen lake yesterday and will move to Arkansas soon.  You got your Subaru, a decked out Charger, a Rally Fighter. And... More »
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We Have The Key Art Premiere For Mike Mendez's Thriller THE LAST HEIST

TwitchFilm has the key art premiere for Mike Mendez's (Big Ass Spider and Tales of Halloween) upcoming thriller The Last Heist. XLrator Media is releasing the flick in U.S. cinemas and on VOD and iTunes on June 17th. A bank... More »
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GREEN ROOM's Jeremy Saulnier To Direct Spy Thriller DEFECTION

The Tracking Board is reporting that Jeremy Saulnier, director of TwitchFilm faves Blue Ruin and Green Room, will be directing Defection for 20th Century Fox, from a screenplay by Ken Nolan. This marks the director's first foray into big studio... More »
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FRONTIÈRES@BRUSSELS: AMSTERDAM GOTHIC Strikes First Co-Production Deal Of The Market

As the Frontières Co-Production Market, Brussels Edition, wraps up tonight in Brussels the first co-production deal has been announced. Chris W. Mitchell, writer of Frankenstein's Army and the upcoming horror flick The Windmill Massacre, had a new project at the... More »
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THE FORTRESS: Universal Picks Up New Project From GOODNIGHT MOMMY Duo

THR is reporting that Universal have picked up The Fortress, a pitch from the Goodnight Mommy duo, Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz.    Plot particulars are being kept under wraps but the report says that, "the story centers on a... More »
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Unearthed Films Picks Up Giallo Flick FRANCESCA For North America

Unearthed Films has picked up the U.S. rights for the Argentinian Giallo film Francesca. The indie distributor has a history of picking up extreme horror films and also distributes horror books and metal music as well.  A quick scanover of... More »
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Check Out The Trailer And Poster For Horror Flick THE OFFERING

Kelvin Tong's horror flick The Offering will be out in U.S. cinemas and on VOD on May 6th via Momentum Pictures. A new poster and the trailer have been passed along to us. You can watch the trailer below.  When... More »
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