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FrightFest 2015 Dispatch: BAIT, SOME KIND OF HATE, CONTRACTED: PHASE II And More

Film4 FrightFest has finally achieved the greatest accolade that can ever be conferred on a genre festival: it was picketed by politely determined Christian fundamentalists, concerned for the souls of all who entered the VUE, Leicester Square.. Here are some... More »
By Anton Bitel   
  

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   
  

The Many Faces Of Michael Ironside

This week, Turbo Kid arrives in cinemas, and it's a blast. A fun and gory throwback to the VHS-video hay-days of the eighties, it is the BMX-based low budget indie companion to Mad Max: Fury Road earlier this year, and... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

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 »
  

Frizzi 2 Fulci: From Mondo, Death Waltz, And Beyond Fest

Rejoice, Italian gore, horror, and giallo lovers!. The maestro of Italian genre soundtracks, Fabio Frizzi, is coming to the US to perform live! The weirdos over at Mondo and Death Waltz have come together to bring the maestro to Los... More »
  

MSG 2 Theatrical Trailer Will Make You Question Your Sanity

While watching Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan's autobiographical first film, MSG: The Messenger, my 10-year-old son made what is the most concise and cogent statement about this work of complete nonsense that I have seen thus far. He... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Watch ETHEREAL CHRYSALIS As It Melts Your Face Off

When Phil Anselmo claims "KICKS LOVECRAFTIAN/GIGER ASS!!!" of a film, it's a must-see. Not only did the Pantera/Down frontman fall in love with the film, but on further review, I found that Ethereal Chrysalis opened for Manborg at Toronto After Dark last... More »
  

Review: Z FOR ZACHARIAH, A Gem Of A Film

The premise is beautiful in its elegant simplicity - a woman is left alone in a world that has befallen a catastrophe. Her solitude is interrupted when a man appears, unsettling her life and making radical changes to her situation.... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Watch The Utterly Strange TAILYPO

This short film is hard to describe, creature feature fans will find a lot to love within Tailypo. A man and his dog are out hunting dinner in the woods, and he cuts off the tale of a very strange... More »
  

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 »
  

Review: QUEEN OF EARTH, Another Promising Effort By A Fearless Director

Alex Ross Perry is a more than promising young director. He courageously combines intimacy, humor and a sense for cinematic language and form. Nevertheless, his latest, Queen of Earth, is a step back for the young director in terms of maturity... More »
  

Forgotten Animated Classic BELLADONNA OF SADNESS Restored For Re-Release

Though many will likely never have heard of 1973 Japanese animated feature Belladonna Of Sadness this long overlooked classic is about to come back into the spotlight thanks to a gorgeous 4k digital restoration and planned re-release from CineLicious, SpectreVision... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE MUSK: First Teaser For US/Italy Slasher Gets The Music Right

The first teaser for The Musk dresses it up as a sci-fi picture from the 1950s, and adorns it with lovely, atmospheric synthesizer music, which may be the best way to sell a slasher movie about a mutant killer who... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

New Poster And Trailer For THE BOERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD

Richard Gregory has finally finished The Boers At The End Of The World, which has long been the most anticipated South African documentary on my horizon. To celebrate, we have a new poster and trailer for the feature!The Boers At The... More »
By Stuart Muller   
  

Giveaway: Win Blu-rays And DVDs Of THE DEAD LANDS And WHITE GOD From Magnet, Magnolia And TwitchFilm

TwitchFilm has partnered with Magnet Releasing and Magnolia Pictures to bring you a couple of wonderful films on Blu-ray and DVD. First up we have two copies of Toa Fraser's brutal New Zealand Maori action film The Dead Lands. A... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

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   
  

MSG 2 Trailer Is The Most Astonishing Thing You'll See Today

Meet Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan, one of India's most notorious "god men", a distinction reserved largely for religious charlatans. You may remember SGRRSJI as the man whose first film, MSG: Messenger of God, took down the entire Central... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Mamoru Oshii's GARM WARS: THE LAST DRUID Acquired By ARC Entertainment For North America

Arc Entertainment have acquired the North American rights for Mamoru Oshii's action sci-fi thriller Garm Wars: The Last Druid. They plan to release the film in cinemas and on VOD on October 2nd. The planet Annwn, inhabited by the Garm, is... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Hey Canada! TURBO KID Is Riding Into A Town Near You On August 28

Turbo Kid, the Canadian cult hit and festival circuit darling, is coming to a Canadian cinema near you.The shenanigans begin on Thursday, August 27th with Raven Banner and Cineplex's Sinister Cinema series. For one night only Turbo Kid will play... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Interview: James Ponsoldt On THE END OF THE TOUR And Why He Needed To Make It

In the cinematic universe, James Ponsoldt is the Johnny Storm of emerging directors -- he's on fire. (That is a nerdy -- and perhaps, awful -- comic book reference. If you don't read comic books, just ignore me and... More »
By Chase Whale   
  
 
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