Review: BLUE RUIN, Or, Revenge Is A Pain In The Ass

Besides the fact that I doubt we'll see a more deft, thrilling genre film this year, I'm very pleased that Jeremy Saulnier's Blue Ruin addresses a number of issues that revenge films have been overlooking for decades. For example, after... More »
  

Blu-ray Review: BETTIE PAGE REVEALS ALL, A Pin-Up Girl As Feminist Icon

How is it possible that an American figure model who ended her career more than 50 years ago continues to be so influential upon today's popular culture? Mark Mori's Bettie Page Reveals All makes the case that the subject of... More »
  

Tribeca 2014 Review: Slinging Potatoes And Pills BENEATH THE HARVEST SKY

People have been trying to escape small towns since the existence of small towns. In fact, you could argue that The Garden of Eden, as perfect as it was, was the first small town, and Adam and Eve subconsciously wanted... More »
  

Crowdfund This! BRAINGASM And ASMR

Who doesn't want a pleasurable tingling sensation to light up their brain?  The term "autonomous sensory meridian response" (ASMR) is marked by a pleasurable tingling sensation - a micro-platonic-orgasm - often felt in the head. This can be triggered by... More »
  

Check Out A Clip From Christopher Denham's PRESERVATION

Fresh from the world premiere of Christopher Denham's Preservation at Tribeca a new clip from the survival horror picture has arrived online. Here's how the festival describes the film:Actor Christopher Denham takes his second turn in the director's chair with... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Vampire Lothario In Bushwick! Check The Poster And Trailer For Quirky Tribeca Selected Horror Comedy SUMMER OF BLOOD

Something very odd is headed to Tribeca with Onur Tukel's Summer Of Blood. Imagine, if you will, Woody Allen as a child of the mumblecore movement making a vampire film. You are now in the correct neighborhood, at least, for... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE SAND STORM, A New Sci-fi Short Starring Chinese Artist And Political Activist Ai Wei Wei

Ai Wei Wei is China's most influential contemporary artist, active in numerous fields (sculpture, installation, architecture, photography, and more...), as well as a major political activist for democracy and human rights, making him one of the leading critical voices against... More »
By Uri Aviv   
  

MPI And Spectrevision Team To Bring Swedish Indie SciFi LFO To US Audiences

For the past couple years at Fantastic Fest I have taken to getting international directors drunk and making them review their own films. One such director to succumb to my boozie entreaties at the 2013 edition of the festival was... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

COLD IN JULY: Watch The Gritty US Trailer For Jim Mickle's Latest

Yeah, we've got a thing for Jim Mickle around these parts. That's because he's very, very good with a filmography that dives deep into the seedy underbelly of Americana. that Mickle hasn't really broken through to a mass audience yet... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: PROXY Dwells On The Dark Side Of Parenthood

Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome is a relatively rare form of child abuse that involves the exaggeration or fabrication of illnesses or symptoms by a primary caregiver. The central idea around which everything swirls in Zack Parker's Proxy is as brilliant... More »
  

Review: 13 SINS, An Ambitious, Gruesome Thriller

Nicely-demented, Daniel Stamm's 13 Sins functions best as a gruesome thriller with a sense of humor. The deck is stacked quite heavily against Elliot (Mark Webber), a salesman who's preparing to marry his pregnant girlfriend Shelby (Rutina Wesley, from True... More »
  

Watch Tex-Mex Action Short KISS OF VENGEANCE Now!

We've been keeping an eye on Fernando Berreda Luna's short film project Kiss Of Vengeance for some time now, the Mexploitation inspired short being designed to introduce the characters from a much larger world with the hopes of building it... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

DVD Review: Don't Send Your Kids To CAMP DREAD

Eric Roberts plays Julian Barrett, director of a fictional 80s horror trilogy "Summer Camp". Barrett is hoping to reignite his career by rebooting the franchise as a reality television show. He auditions at-risk young adults, who, for various reasons, are... More »
  

Crowdfund This! Nathan Silver's Black Comedy STINKING HEAVEN

We've no doubt covered a lot of ground when sharing the good word on film projects that need a little love, but I don't think we've yet to spotlight a project quite like Nathan Silver's Stinking Heaven. The logline for... More »
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks THE RAID 2, OCULUS and DRAFT DAY

A couple genre gems this week - the first, Gareth Evan's epic sequel to The Raid: Redemption (the film that made me write for Twitch in the first place!), The Raid 2 is as ambitious as it is impactful.Oculus from TIFF... More »
  

Trailer for CRUEL SUMMER Shows Some Pretty Cruel Teenagers

Teenagers can be quite nasty, especially to those they perceive as weak or whom they think they can attack without fear of retribution. Such is the case in the new film Cruel Summer. Shot in South Wales during the incredible... More »
  

Behold The Asylum's ASIAN SCHOOL GIRLS

It seems inevitable that this would happen, really. Having witnessed export oriented cult film imprints such as Sushi Typhoon cater to western audiences hungry for fetishized versions of 'Asian' culture with their deliberately cult offerings the madmen at The Asylum... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Tribeca 2014: Watch The Trailer For The Greatest (And Only) INTRAMURAL Sports Story.

Ah, intramural sports. Where even the doughiest of students can participate in not-quite-world-calls athletics and live the dream of being Lebron, Crosby or Manning. Andrew Disney's sports comedy Intramural will have its world premiere at Tribeca and we have a... More »
  

Watch The First Ten Minutes Of STAGE FRIGHT

Stage Fright, the debut feature from Canadian filmmaker Jerome Sable is now available on iTunes and On Demand in the US and will open in cinemas on May 9. If you still need convincing that you must see this musical horror... More »
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks CAPTAIN AMERICA 2, UNKNOWN KNOWN, JODO'S DUNE & MORE

A slew of indie releases this week, some solid TIFF 2013 titles finally making their way to regular screens. Errol Morris' The Unknown Known puts Rumsfeld in the spotlight, while Jodorowski's Dune takes us on a journey into a great... More »
  
 
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